NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:27:44 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: July 24, 2014

Come sweat and take your workout to the next level in this exciting outdoor workout! This high intensity class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training to increase cardiovascular health and build muscle endurance.

This class is appropriate for various skill levels and offers modifications for intense movements.

Bring water, a towel, wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, and a smile!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare's "Two Gentleman of Verona"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/shakespeares-two-gentleman-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/shakespeares-two-gentleman-of-verona Date: July 24, 2014

The Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents a slapstick comedy about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness and a young dog. Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart until he lays eyes on his best friend's love.

This is a zany tale of romantic rivals with lightening changes in affection, a maiden in disguise bandits, and one of Shakespeare's funniest clowns.

Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Pasofino]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/pasofino http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/pasofino Date: July 24, 2014

Journey across all the borders of the Latin music genres.

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014: DooWop with The Devotions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: July 24, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc., presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of doowoop music with "The Devotions."

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a5cc789baa.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 24, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 24, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie Date: July 24, 2014

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

In The LEGO Movie, an ordinary LEGO minifigure is mistakenly placed on a team whose quest is to save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5911d3b63.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 24, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Kings of Leon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-kings-of-leon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-kings-of-leon Date: July 25, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

See rock band Kings of Leon perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/farmers-market-fridays Date: July 25, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 25, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Me and My Bean Yoga By Yogi Beans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/me-and-my-bean-yoga-by-yogi-beans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/me-and-my-bean-yoga-by-yogi-beans Date: July 25, 2014

Support the Friends of St. Catherine Park as they present an engaging Yogi Beans class that introduces the most basic yoga postures to your bean in a fun, playful way. This program is designed for youth ages 12 months to 4 years old. Join the Friends of St. Catherine Park and help facilitate free park programming for families and children!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 642-6384

Location: St. Catherine's Park

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M079 St. Catherine's Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7652, -73.9587 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/english-reading-for-adults Date: July 25, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: July 25, 2014

Kids can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They will start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-sports-experience-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-sports-experience-pelham-bay-park Date: July 25, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8662, -73.7948 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 25, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361145645aee.jpeg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: MindFlip Duo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summerstage-kids-presents-renaissance-league-juggling-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summerstage-kids-presents-renaissance-league-juggling-music Date: July 25, 2014

Mix Kid Ace's extraordinary magic with Paris the Hip-Hop Juggler's amazing stunts, and what do you have? MindFlip Duo: the hottest tandem to hit the scene! Mixing hip juggling with mind-blowing magical feats and comedy, MindFlip Duo, formerly known as The Renaissance League, create one fresh, exciting full-length show with signature material that they've performed throughout the nation and abroad. Be careful not to blink. You might miss something!

Paris, given the nickname "The Hip-Hop Juggler" by Al Roker himself, has been dazzling audiences with his brand of juggling for over a decade. He has appeared at the Big Apple Circus, The Today Show, Sesame Street, The White House, and the We Free convention in Italy to name a few. He has also been featured in Juggle magazine and Time Out New York. Paris has gained critical acclaim for his juggling instruction, teaching hundreds at conventions, universities, and corporations. He has taught over 1,000 people how to juggle. We bet he can teach you too!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614cd0a3cc8.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-games Date: July 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: A Cultural Tour with Queens Museum Director]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/arts-culture-fun-a-cultural-tour-with-queens-museum-director http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/arts-culture-fun-a-cultural-tour-with-queens-museum-director Date: July 25, 2014

Jason Yoon, Director of Education at Queens Museum, will lead participants in a stroll across Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The stroll will highlight the history of the park, its sculptures and architecture. The tour will end at the newly renovated Queens Museum where participants are welcome to come inside to explore the museum’s exhibitions. Refreshments will be served.

This is one of two walks. There is a second walk on Thursday, August 7 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Transportation will be provided at the end of the walk to the Al Oerter Recreation Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc00b2ef75b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/tai-chi1 Date: July 25, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 25, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen with Geo Wyeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-geo-wyeth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-geo-wyeth Date: July 25, 2014

Enjoy the sounds of multi-instrumental singer/songwriter Geo Wyeth on the waterfront.

Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 25, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: July 25, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/seasonal-crafts Date: July 25, 2014

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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Write Resume and Cover Letter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter Date: July 25, 2014

Participants will learn how to phrase their skills and prior employment history and how to alter it for very specific positions.

For high school-adults

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: July 25, 2014

Every Friday this summer, join us at the South Beach ballfield for children's rides and family fun. At sunset, festivities continue with free movies on the beach.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: South Beach Ballfield (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: July 25, 2014

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

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: July 25, 2014

Brush up on your skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. You’ll spruce up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/fitness-bootcamp Date: July 25, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-new-music Date: July 25, 2014

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/family-camping Date: July 25, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 15th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 6:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 25, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: July 25, 2014

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Beatles Concert at the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/beatles-concert-at-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/beatles-concert-at-the-beach Date: July 25, 2014

Enjoy an evening of Beatles music with this terrific tribute band.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 25, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 25, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: July 25, 2014

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

Annie is the story of a young orphan girl and her adventures as she searches for a family to adopt her. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7036, -73.9234 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5c620ae96b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Le Magnifique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/films-on-the-green Date: July 25, 2014

Films on the Green, a free outdoor French film festival, will be presenting the action-comedy Le Magnifique, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a mystery author, on July 25th in Transmitter Park!

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE and NYC Parks.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Transmitter Park (in WNYC Transmitter Park)

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7298, -73.9607 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537cf6cc8511c.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: July 26, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza 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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 26, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bird-walk Date: July 26, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 26, 2014

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner hatha yoga class.

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/rockaway-walks Date: July 26, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 19th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/esl-class Date: July 26, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 26, 2014

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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/parent-me-yoga Date: July 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 26, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-moves Date: July 26, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: July 26, 2014

Join Charles Monaco, local resident and history buff, on a tour of the reservoir and learn about its inception, cultural impact, and role as part of the "Brooklyn Waterworks."

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Ten Mile Classic in Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park Date: July 26, 2014

Come cheer basketball teams (ages 11-13 and 14-16) and join us for the championship games on the last day of the tournament.

Please call the number below to register a team.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Ten Mile River Playground (in Recreational Area)

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M140 Recreational Area 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8298, -73.9523 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5322063550fb4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: July 26, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/red-hook-food-vendors Date: July 26, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/kayaking Date: July 26, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/green-team Date: July 26, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week!

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Canoe Adventure (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/hudson-river-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/hudson-river-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: July 26, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. For ages 8 years old and up. Individuals participating in this program must be able to demonstrate prior canoe experience.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July16th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 40.873, -73.9254 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: July 26, 2014

Free outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Saturday in June through September, join us at one of four New York Restoration Project garden locations for an hour-long session.

Start your weekend with a fulfilling and exciting workout, led by certified yoga instructors. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Instructor and Location Information

Garden of Hope
392 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Instructors: Lila Donnollo and Lotsie Cash

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Instructor: Katie Cercone

Target Bronx Community Garden

1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10452
Instructors: South Bronx Yoga

Target East Harlem Community Garden

415-417 East 117th Street, New York, NY, 10035
Instructors: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope,Target Bronx Community Garden,Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/birding Date: July 26, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fancy Fireflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/family-art-project-fancy-fireflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/family-art-project-fancy-fireflies Date: July 26, 2014

Explore the exhibition of photographs by Gregory Crewdson in the Glyndor Gallery. Make a tiny, sparkly firefly to hang on a found stick to light your way throughout the day and, using a special dyeing technique, create a dreamy, firefly-filled nightscape. 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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b1f78ec84.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-games Date: July 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 26, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the 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) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Through the Lens Part 1: Exploration through Photography series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/through-the-lens-part-1-exploration-through-photography-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/through-the-lens-part-1-exploration-through-photography-series Date: July 26, 2014

Join local award winning nature photographer Jarred Sutton as he presents "After Hurricane Sandy: A Look at Conserving Our Seashores & Marshes", a Staten Island Arts Grant funded program.

Jarred will share photographs including scenic views, plants, and wildlife from his trips along the Northeast shoreline. A slideshow presentation on their beauty and importance in our ecosystems will be followed by a short photo hike along the beautiful trails in the Staten Island Greenbelt.

Rain Date: 7/27

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: Design Your Own Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/history-play-date-design-your-own-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/history-play-date-design-your-own-farmhouse Date: July 26, 2014

What would your dream farmhouse look like? Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse for some inspiration! Learn about the architectural elements of Manhattan’s oldest farmhouse and then cut, collage, design and craft your own dream farmhouse inspired by the Dyckman farm.

Recommended for children age 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This workshop is free, but reservations are required. Email info@dyckmanfarmhouse.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 26, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 26, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room Presents Justin The Magician]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: July 26, 2014

Voilà! Justin The Magician reappears with more tricks up his sleeve and magic from his hat.

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Staten Island Workout Trio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/staten-island-beach-fest-staten-island-workout-trio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/staten-island-beach-fest-staten-island-workout-trio Date: July 26, 2014

Join local gyms, Verrazano Crossfit, Bikram Yoga Staten Island, an Believe Fitness on the Concert Lawn as they team together for an uplifting summer workout session.

Believe Fitness and Bikram Yoga Staten Island will be teaming together again this summer on Saturday, August 9, 2014, on the Concert Lawn.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c989d8eaf46.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 26, 2014

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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Silver Lake: How Sweet It Is!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/silver-lakehow-sweet-it-is http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/silver-lakehow-sweet-it-is Date: July 26, 2014

Take a step back in time with historian Pat Salmon to discover more about a favorite staycation destination.

Nineteenth century Staten Island was a well known vacation spot, and Silver Lake was a resort and hotel operated for those who enjoyed fishing, boating, and picnicking. By 1904 a city park was established.

Discover how the lake was used over time, including ice harvesting, the resort era, the establishment of the park, and a reservoir.

Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: July 26, 2014

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be… You and Me.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Comic Drawing Class by Ivan Velez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/comic-drawing-class-by-ivan-velez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/comic-drawing-class-by-ivan-velez Date: July 26, 2014

Learn the basics to create your own comic book. This workshop is appropriate for all ages.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: July 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/the-amazing-captain-faust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/the-amazing-captain-faust Date: July 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 26, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre: As You Like It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/as-you-like-it-performed-outdoors-by-the-staten-island-shakespearean-theatre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/as-you-like-it-performed-outdoors-by-the-staten-island-shakespearean-theatre Date: July 26, 2014

Director Ritty Mahoney will bring Shakespeare to the Greenbelt under our canopy of trees! Bench seating for these performance and please share a ride as parking is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/garden-pollinators-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/garden-pollinators-walk Date: July 26, 2014

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies are easily spotted in the garden but solitary bees, beetles and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Museum Educator Jay Holmes of the American Museum of Natural History leads this walk to observe our local pollinators at work. On the way we'll stop by our new "bee condo" in the Flower Garden to see who's taken up residence.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b191937c574.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reid / The Rice and Peas Crew in association with LargeUp and Federation Sound - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer & Federation Sound]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summerstage-chronixx-the-zincfence-redemption-junior-reid-the-rice-and-peas-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summerstage-chronixx-the-zincfence-redemption-junior-reid-the-rice-and-peas-crew1 Date: July 26, 2014

Chronixx was the ‘stage’ name his friends bestowed on him, replacing the name ‘Little Chronicle’ he was given as the ‘junior’ to his father, the artist Chronicle. He was born October 10, 1992 and was named Jamar Rolando McNaughton. His father, a musician, recognized his talents and nurtured him in an environment in which he could grow into whatever area of music he chose. Always accompanying him to the studio, Jamar grew up around the likes of Burro Banton, Norris Man and the legendary Gregory Isaacs. With a big smile and an engaging personality, he confidently set out to make his mark in music, by writing his first song ‘Rice Grain’ by the age of five and going on to be choir director and worship leader at 11. At 14 years, he started producing and ‘building riddims’ for artistes such as Konshens and Munga Honorable and composing riddims such as the ‘Freezer Riddim’ for Icebox Records and voicing artistes such as, Popcaan for Maverick Records. Today, Chronixx credits his versatility and his professional stage presence to the early lessons he received from his father Chronicle, who always shared his own experiences and encouraged his son to go one step beyond with each performance. Chronixx is not disappointing his father, his family or his friends who know that the ‘sky is the limit’ for this young man who sees ‘music as his mission.’

A Kingston, Jamaican native, Delroy "Junior" Reid spent his youth in the city's Waterhouse district, notorious for being one of the most dangerous places in Jamaica. It was there in the politically turbulent late '70s, that he recorded his first-ever single "Speak the Truth" at the age 13, taking his first step towards becoming an internationally known reggae and dancehall artist. Reid joined the first ever Grammy Awards Winning Reggae group, Black Uhuru, as lead singer in 1986 where his work on the album Brutal earned him a Grammy-nomination. However, Junior's interest in producing material for himself, and desire to regain his domestic popularity, drove him into the solo arena and into his own studio where in 1989, "One Blood" saw him re-established at the forefront of the reggae scene. Today, Reid is a frequent collaborator and often sampled artist in today's hip-hop scene, including contributing his voice to Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys, as well as working with the Wu-Tang Clan, Guru, The Game, M.I.M.S. and many more.

New York City’s Rice and Peas is a movement whose high energy party environment is home to a loyal following of creative influencers, artists, musicians, dancers and all around beautiful people. Since its inception in 2007, Rice and Peas has been bringing diverse groups of people together in a uniquely curated environment where dancehall and Caribbean culture meet downtown. A who’s who of reggae’s biggest stars like Wayne Wonder, Gyptian and Shaggy have called on Rice and Peas to do their exclusive release parties. Jamaica’s heavyweights Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas, Chronixx (and too many more to mention) have given impromptu performances— even multi-platinum artists like Sean Paul and Damian Marley party at Rice and Peas. Federation Sound’s own Max Glazer, LargeUp founder DJ Gravy, and the silent killer Orijahnal Vibez handle DJ duties while the ladies’ favorite East Flatbush badman, Micro Don, narrates the experience with raw energy, humorous ad-libs and infinite star power.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ec851ad021.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 26, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: July 26, 2014

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They'll start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/the-amazing-captain-faust1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/the-amazing-captain-faust1 Date: July 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Play-diem's Free Indie Rock Showcase: Zerobridge, The Rotaries, and KDH]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/playdiems-indie-rock-showcase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/playdiems-indie-rock-showcase Date: July 26, 2014

Join Play-diem as we spotlight indie artists in NYC.

Play-diem is a summer long music and art series highlighting different themes and park locations. Each show raises money and/or awareness for featured local charities and community programs.

Performers: Zerobridge, The Rotaries, and KDH. Surprise gues to be announced

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 206-6083

Location: McCarren Park Field House (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7219, -73.9518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c94b007f326.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors Date: July 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9609 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/family-camping Date: July 26, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 16.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 652-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: July 26, 2014

Experience the best of Bronx Hip-Hop in this live performance series curated by Circa 95.

Local artists use dance, spoken word, and music to deliver rhythm and rhymes that reflect a Bronx state of mind. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each event

Thurs, July 10, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Polarity, The Bronx Boys (dance), Bonafide (poetry), Circa '95 (Hip-Hop)

Sat, July 26, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Enygma, Division X (Hip-Hop), Flaco Navaja (poetry), Circa ’95 (Hip-Hop)

Date and times subject to change. Visit the NYRP Calendar before attending.

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 26, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 26, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 26, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:48 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 Date: July 26, 2014

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

In Despicable Me 2, Gru and the minions are back, this time to help the Anti-Villain League track down the most powerful criminal yet! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5b0404017.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx through the Eyes of a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden Date: July 26, 2014

Art Jones, a multimedia visual and sound artist, will create an exciting performance using film, video, audio devices.

Recordings of the garden will be mixed with beats and melodies associated with the borough, and played along with a video montage of historical Bronx images, digital animation, and footage of the surrounding neighborhood.

Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series http://on.fb.me/T3lH2g

Additional performances:
SAT, AUG 2, 8:30-10:00PM
Willis Avenue Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1qQN3pP
401 East 143rd Street, Melrose
* Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series

WED, AUG 6, 9:00PM-10:30PM
Bathgate Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1ztSyz1
1818-1836 Bathgate Avenue, Tremont
* Performance follows the film Bronx Princess

Presented in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts. For more "Arts in the Gardens" events, please visit www.nyrp.org/calendar.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c018d08d387.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 27, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:48 EDT
<![CDATA[They Will Surf Again: Adaptive Surfing Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/they-will-surf-again-adaptive-surfing-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/they-will-surf-again-adaptive-surfing-clinic1 Date: July 27, 2014

Wheeling Forward and Life Rolls On have joined with NYC Parks to present an adaptive surfing clinic at Rockaway Beach for adults and children with all forms of disabilities. This will be a thrilling, one-of-a-kind experience for the disability community!

The event also requires the help of volunteers. Swimmers or qualified lifeguards are welcome!

Participants and volunteers, please register at: www.LifeRollsOn.org/nytwsa.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Boardwalk and Beach 67th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5871, -73.7956 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: July 27, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:48 EDT