NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:17:56 GMT <![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: September 17, 2015

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 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Wildflower Meadow Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: September 17, 2015

Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria Park— the Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. We’ll walk and talk about plants that are blooming, including fragrant and pollinator-friendly species. We’ll also observe up-close the diversity of pollinators and other insects that dine in the meadow.

All ages are welcome and no fee is required! We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

To RSVP for large groups (>10 people) or request more information: melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de278176cbf.JPG Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 17, 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 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 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[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/nature-exploration Date: September 17, 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 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/learn-to-draw Date: September 17, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Beginners Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: September 17, 2015

Students will learn the basics of crochet: proper crochet technique, reading patterns, how to measure gauge, selection of yarn & hooks, abbreviations for crochet terms, and make swatches using the stitches learned).

Students bring own materials (#H crochet hook, #4 light color worsted weight yarn:no stripes, polka dots or multiple colors. This is a class for those with serious interest in learning.

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 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 17, 2015

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport.

All levels welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af12017152.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 17, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the Upper Terrace.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146278e5ec2.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Picture Show Extension: Pride and Prejudice (Rain Date)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-picture-show-extension-rain-date-pride-and-prejudice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-picture-show-extension-rain-date-pride-and-prejudice Date: September 17, 2015

Bring a blanket and come over to the lawn for free films brought to you by The Chatsworth on 72nd Street.

Tonight's film is Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen's classic tale of love and values unfolds in the class-conscious, 18th-century England. The movie was filmed in 2005 and features Keira Knightly and Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, the largest privately held country house in England.

Ground seating only at this event and seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. Up to the minute cancelation information will be posted on the Summer on the Hudson's twitter account at @summeronhudson, and if the event is canceled this event listing will be updated to reflect that (about 2 hours before the event). No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity, management reserves the right to close.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.78228759765625000, -73.98698425292969000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Maleficent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/maleficent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/maleficent Date: September 17, 2015

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

In a kind of prequel of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent tells the story of the title character, played by Angelina Jolie, who engages in a life-changing battle. As ruler of her land, she fights the king who rules the neighboring land, and meets and falls in love with his son, Stefan. When Stefan grows up, he turns on Maleficent, causing her to vengefully kidnap his first child, Sleeping Beauty. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1800

Location: Claremont Park

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.84030151367187500, -73.90732574462890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3e579df3b5.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/photoville Date: September 18, 2015

Returning again to Pier 5, NYC's premiere outdoor photography event takes place in a pop-up venue of repurposed shipping containers. Photoville features photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE will present the work of talented photographers from around the world.

Presented by United Photo Industries.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 6:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 18, 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 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmers Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/farmers-market-friday Date: September 18, 2015

Get fresh produce from the two local farms and Queens Botanical Garden's own urban farm at the farmers' market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-09-18 2015-09-18 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: September 18, 2015

Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Landmarks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon, Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Verdi Square, Bryant Park and Eastern and Ocean Parkway.

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/childrens-story-time-art Date: September 18, 2015

Enjoy interactive story time with songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and poems for toddlers and preschoolers. Children will create a work of art inspired by the stories to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/annual-plant-sale Date: September 18, 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 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 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[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: September 18, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

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 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 18, 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 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 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[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/nature-exploration Date: September 18, 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 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/goal-ball Date: September 18, 2015

Goal ball is a paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside. The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight.

All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c15786ae5f.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 18, 2015

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/seasonal-crafts Date: September 18, 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 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 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/2015/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 18, 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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2015-09-18 2015-09-18 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[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew Date: September 18, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157dce3dcb4.png Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: 42]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/movies-in-the-parks-42 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/movies-in-the-parks-42 Date: September 18, 2015

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

42 is the story of Jackie Robinson and the strenuous path he took becoming the first African-American Major League Baseball star. Rated PG-13.

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: (212) 360-1310

Location: Bellevue South Park

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M263 Bellevue South Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74000167846680000, -73.97799682617188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a50c20aa3cd.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/photoville Date: September 19, 2015

Returning again to Pier 5, NYC's premiere outdoor photography event takes place in a pop-up venue of repurposed shipping containers. Photoville features photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE will present the work of talented photographers from around the world.

Presented by United Photo Industries.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 6:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/esl-class Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bird-walks Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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[International Coastal Cleanup: Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/international-coastal-cleanup-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/international-coastal-cleanup-kaiser-park Date: September 19, 2015

Help clean up the coastline of Coney Island Creek and Gravesend Bay at Kaiser Park! Join the event led by John Dewey High School, the New York Aquarium, and the American Littoral Society. Trash bags, gloves, and other tools will be provided. Light snacks and water will also be provided. After the cleanup, take part in fun and free marine biology workshops throughout the park. Enjoy a great day for you, your family, and friends!

Please register here.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-9126

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57770156860400000, -73.99759674072300000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/grownyc-greenmarket Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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[International Coastal Cleanup: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-at-soundview-park Date: September 19, 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 Soundview and Bronx River Alliance at Soundview Park at their International Coastal Cleanup! Meet like-minded people while giving back and exploring some of the city’s most scenic green spaces.

Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8126

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81712862101700000, -73.87354510194500000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup: Plumb Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/international-coastal-cleanup-plumb-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/international-coastal-cleanup-plumb-beach Date: September 19, 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 NYC H2O at Plumb Beach for their International Coastal Cleanup! Meet like minded people while giving back and exploring some of the city’s most scenic green spaces. Projects vary and include enivornmental education activities. Optional transportation from Union Square available through registration.

Please register here.

Rain Date: September 20, 9:00 a.m to noon.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8126

Location: Plumb Beach

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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58332061767578000, -73.92095947265625000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup: Lemon Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/international-coastal-cleanup-lemon-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/international-coastal-cleanup-lemon-creek Date: September 19, 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 Natural Resources Protective Association at Lemon Creek Park for their International Coastal Cleanup! Meet like minded people while giving back and exploring some of the city’s most scenic green spaces.

Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8126

Location: Seguine Avenue & Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.51260757446289000, -74.19711303710938000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/artscraftsgame-day Date: September 19, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/esl-advanced Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bryant-park-moves Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga1 Date: September 19, 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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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga3 Date: September 19, 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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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga4 Date: September 19, 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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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga5 Date: September 19, 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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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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[The Buzz About Bees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-buzz-about-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-buzz-about-bees Date: September 19, 2015

Visit the beehives in The Battery and learn about the ways in which bees live, work, and play. Then, in the spirit of our pollinating friends’ favorite flora, we’ll make everlasting paper flower crowns to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/green-team Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Help the Garden Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/help-the-garden-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/help-the-garden-day Date: September 19, 2015

Pitch in and volunteer with seasonal garden maintenance projects.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Caterpillar Sock Puppets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/family-art-project-caterpillar-sock-puppets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/family-art-project-caterpillar-sock-puppets Date: September 19, 2015

Legend has it that the size of the colored sections of the woolly bear caterpillar can help forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair, and button eyes to create your own cuddly teddy-bear caterpillar pal—and make your own weather predictions!

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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50804ed518.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 19, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conover Street and Beard Street

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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67601646780000000, -74.01660919190000000 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike NY Pedal Stops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bike-ny-pedal-stops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bike-ny-pedal-stops Date: September 19, 2015

Join Bike NY for Pedal Stops, a station with rider assistance, snacks, and information on cycling.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/annual-plant-sale Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 19, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: September 19, 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 19th, Jim May will share the Haitian story "Owl" and Peter Stevenson will share the Welsh story "The Ointment".

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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/movement-invention-lab-with-gallim-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/movement-invention-lab-with-gallim-dance Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: September 19, 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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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/wave-hill-history-walk Date: September 19, 2015

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about those who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

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

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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50a2aa25f2.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: September 19, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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[Bike Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bike-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bike-bonanza Date: September 19, 2015

Bike Bonanza in Highbridge Park is offered in partnership between Bike New York, the NYC Department of Transportation, and Recycle-A-Bicycle. The event features free, fun activities for the whole family!

The event includes:

  • Learn to Ride class for kids
  • Distribution of bike safety materials
  • Free helmets and helmet fittings for children and adults
  • Kids Bike Swap

This event is part of the Season of the High Bridge!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunken Playground (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 2:30 pm 40.8377, -73.9361 Wed, 06 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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[Kite Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/kite-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/kite-festival Date: September 19, 2015

Watch your kite soar above the Manhattan skyline! Kites will be available for purchase or you can bring your own.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/esl-intermediate Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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/2015/09/19/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bronx-river-ramble Date: September 19, 2015

Join the Bronx River's volunteer historians as they explore three of the borough's waterways: the Bronx River, Pugsley Creek, and Westchester Creek.

This event is free. No registration is required for this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Rosedale and Lacombe Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81449890136719000, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55918c8455da5.JPG Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: College Essay Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bryant-park-reading-room-college-essay-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bryant-park-reading-room-college-essay-writing Date: September 19, 2015

Make essay writing easy. This workshop is intended for teen and 'tweens who need to brush up on their skills.

Presented in partnership with Writopia Lab

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: September 19, 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. Vigours hikes are long distance with hills and rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magical Georgie Porgie at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-magical-georgie-porgie-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-magical-georgie-porgie-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 19, 2015

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

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3d1cb510b9.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[2015 Annual Summer Street Theater Tour: Teach It Right, or Right to Teach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/2015-annual-summer-street-theater-tour-teach-it-right-or-right-to-teach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/2015-annual-summer-street-theater-tour-teach-it-right-or-right-to-teach Date: September 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.63807227694900000, -74.11781501770000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55db837e60ad1.JPG Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 19, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 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[Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: September 19, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[The Art of a Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-art-of-a-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-art-of-a-story Date: September 19, 2015

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling and art-making! A storyteller from Elders Share the Arts touring troupe of elder storytellers, the Pearls of Wisdom, will be performing at 2pm. The performance will be followed by a visual arts workshop led by one of ESTA’s professional Teaching Artists, demonstrating how we can transform our stories into art. The event is free and all are welcome. Come listen to stories and create art outdoors at the Garden of Hope!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Exhibitions Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/fall-exhibitions-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/fall-exhibitions-reception Date: September 19, 2015

Please join us to meet the artists featured in Wave Hill’s fall exhibitions. Field Notes brings together Matthew Friday, David McQueen and Michelle Stuart, whose projects in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds will encourage visitors to discover connections of their own. In the Sunroom Project Space, two site-specific installations open, both by the 2016 Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows: Julian Chams has created tactile, photo-based assemblages of memories, feelings and experiences, seeking to soften our information-laden world; Beatrice Glow’s installation converts the Sun Porch into a retelling of trans-Pacific histories, using sights and scents that reference the spice trade.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50c68d58e8.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magical Georgie Porgie at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-magical-georgie-porgie-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-magical-georgie-porgie-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 19, 2015

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

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3d347e7800.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 19, 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 19, 2015

Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South.

Wear comfortable shoes. Featured choreographers will be listed here in early August. The safari covers one mile of walking.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55008f717263d.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/family-camping-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/family-camping-at-prospect-park Date: September 19, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 9th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/washington-square-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/washington-square-dances Date: September 19, 2015

Using the power of dance to create community, Dances For A Variable Population will present Washington Square Dances 2015 at Garibaldi Plaza, Washington Square Park at 6:00pm. This performance will highlight Dances For A Variable Population’s mission to promote strong and creative movements among adults of all age and abilities, and will feature seniors from the free Movement Speaks® programs, professional dancers, and the Red Silk Dancers. Choreography will be by DVP’s founder and Artistic Director Naomi Goldberg Haas and Sandra Genter, Alice Teirstein, Bruce Heath, Margaret Yuen and Tian Lu. This performance is free and open to the public.

Support for Washington Square Dances is from the NYU Community Fund and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-683-2691

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d6154957683.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew Date: September 19, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157dce3dcb4.png Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/nocturnal-wildlife Date: September 19, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. As the sun sets, parks continue to be alive with energy. Get set to learn about bats, raccoons, skunks and other common nocturnal animals.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky: Constellation Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-night-sky-constellation-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/the-night-sky-constellation-stories Date: September 19, 2015

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City Parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky program 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: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 173 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84280014038086000, -73.93479919433594000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/movies-in-the-parks-the-wiz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/movies-in-the-parks-the-wiz Date: September 19, 2015

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

The Wiz re-tells the story of The Wizard of Oz, but is a classic in its own right. The movie stars a young, African-American kindergarten teacher named Dorothy who has "never been below 125th Street". After chasing her dog in a snowstorm, she finds herself in Oz, a place that looks just like 1970's NYC. Imagine that! Follow her as she struggles to find her way back home. 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 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.69010162353515600, -73.94650268554688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5164bda26e.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/photoville Date: September 20, 2015

Returning again to Pier 5, NYC's premiere outdoor photography event takes place in a pop-up venue of repurposed shipping containers. Photoville features photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE will present the work of talented photographers from around the world.

Presented by United Photo Industries.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 6:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 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/2015/09/20/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Caterpillar Sock Puppets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/family-art-project-caterpillar-sock-puppets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/family-art-project-caterpillar-sock-puppets Date: September 20, 2015

Legend has it that the size of the colored sections of the woolly bear caterpillar can help forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair and button eyes to create your own cuddly teddy-bear caterpillar pal—and make your own weather predictions!

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c50d5c54a4d.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 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/2015/09/20/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 20, 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT