NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:32:31 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[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 20, 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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Taste Talks with April Bloomfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: August 20, 2014

Join us for Taste Talks with April Bloomfield, chef and author of A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories. Moderated by Daniel Stedman, Founder & Owner of Northside Media Group. The Spotted Pig-founder, renowned chef, and cookbook author will speak at a special lunchtime edition of Taste Talks - a two-day showcase of culinary workshops and discussions by top chefs and experts on the latest trends in food and drink.

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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/recycletoart Date: August 20, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/chess-club Date: August 20, 2014

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

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-family-festival Date: August 20, 2014

The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors. For more information, visit the Sunset Family Festival website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Keeping The Rats Out! Rat Prevention in Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/greenthumb-workshop-keeping-the-rats-out-rat-prevention-in-community-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/greenthumb-workshop-keeping-the-rats-out-rat-prevention-in-community-gardens Date: August 20, 2014

This workshop will cover rat prevention in your gardens. We will walk around El Jardin Del Paraiso and discuss how to recognize signs of rat activity and ways to discourage rats from establishing burrow systems in your garden. There will be a giveaway of rat-resistant garbage cans for all garden groups that attend the workshop.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: El Jardin Del Paraiso

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7223, -73.9792 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Still Standing: The Enduring Legacy of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/still-standing-the-enduring-legacy-of-the-1939-and-1964-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/still-standing-the-enduring-legacy-of-the-1939-and-1964-worlds-fairs Date: August 20, 2014

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is home to a significant collection of landscapes, monuments and structures that remain from the New York World's Fairs. A survey of these surviving fair elements will be featured in this slideshow presentation and talk with particular emphasis on their history, construction and current significance. Flushing Meadows Corona Park has a rich history known to many initially through the vivid descriptions of ash fields in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and later through the innovative and now-iconic New York World's Fairs of 1939-40 and 1964-65. Many features remain from the historic fair eras, some secluded and others on full display.

This presentation will focus not only on the record-breaking installations anchoring the park's historic core—Unisphere, Fountain of the Fairs, NYS Pavilion, Port Authority Heliport—but also on the lesser-known but equally important aspects of the park's design elements, its significant sculpture collection, landscape features and iconic park furniture. These photographs, by John Krawchuk is Director of Historic Preservation for NYC Parks, will highlight details of Flushing Meadows Corona Park that are rarely seen by the public.

This event is free, but seating is limited. To RSVP, please email Vickie.Karp@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d167a853989.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Thiefs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: August 20, 2014

Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi.

Tonight's featured band: Thiefs
These three artists weave processed and acoustic sounds into gritty and rousing jazz, R&B, and electronica compositions: an eclectic sonic collision of beats. www.wethiefs.com

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: August 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/family-capoeira Date: August 20, 2014

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-yoga Date: August 20, 2014

Practice yoga overlooking the beautiful Hudson River with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-pilates Date: August 20, 2014

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

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

Classes are open to ages 16 and up.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Non-Fiction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction Date: August 20, 2014

Visit the Bryant Park Reading Room for readings from authors throughout New York City and beyond. This week, the reading room features:

Danielle Allen - Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

Produced in partnership with New York Historical Society

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: THROW2CATCH / Loki Circus Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summerstage-presents-throw2catch-loki-circus-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summerstage-presents-throw2catch-loki-circus-theater Date: August 20, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents a special evening of Circus! Enjoy world class performers on stage as well as strolling performers are part of Circus to Go! by the Big Apple Circus, bringing family entertainment outside the tent.

Founded and under the direction or Samuel Roy and Nicolas Boivin Gravel, THROW2CATCH (T2C) produces contemporary circus performances and is based in Montreal, Canada. THROW2CATCH offers shows aimed at large public audiences, and provides creation and art direction for developing made to measure and original concepts for corporate and public events. T2C distinguishes itself through innovation and creativity of the performances, utilizing the circus arts with a unique and surprising originality. Samuel and Nicolas met in the 1990’s at the École de cirque de Verdun. Their artistic collaboration urged them to create a juggling act called THROW2CATCH. After attending the École Nationale de Cirque de Montréal, the duo presented their act around the world with major companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Cavalia and the Arsenal Theater Company. The company have now 2 shows on the road. RESET presented in the venues all around the world and T3C.

Loki Circus Theater was founded by Susan Voyticky and Michelle Arvin to create innovative movement theater productions using a mixture of circus, physical theater and dance. Performances created with circus push audiences beyond the confines and limits of reality, in celebration of the infinite potential of the human being. The daring inherent in the expression of a circus artist is a call to our own individual audacity, an affirmation of rewards given to those who rise to the challenge of being human. Loki Circus Theater productions achieve this synthesis--combining the effect of circus with the affect of theatre.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535156568e995.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 20, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance that combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Mary Poppins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-movie-series-mary-poppins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-movie-series-mary-poppins Date: August 20, 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 Disney classic Mary Poppins, a magical nanny brings supercalifragilisticexpialidocious moments to her new household. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7422, -73.8505 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5c932f1fff.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[RiverFlicks Big Hit Wednesdays: Captain Phillips]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays-presented-by-citi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays-presented-by-citi Date: August 20, 2014

Heroes and hustlers come together on the waterfront this summer in Hudson River Park! See the Stars, under the stars - watch all of your favorite blockbusters from last year on the big screen, again! This time around, they’re all free. Hudson River Park’s RiverFlicks has all of last year’s favorite big screen hits!

Based on the true story of Richard Phillips, a U.S. cargo-ship captain who surrendered himself to Somali pirates so that his crew would be freed. Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) and his crew are carrying freight around the Horn of Africa when four Somali pirates forcefully take over their ship, the MV Maersk Alabama.

Presented by CITI.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535694ce5b0a8.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 21, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 21, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/couch-to-2-mile-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/couch-to-2-mile-group-run Date: August 21, 2014

Brooklyn Recreation wants to get you running! Whether you're a beginner or training for long distance races, this free, weekly program taught by a qualified instructor will boost your endurance and get you in shape.

Runners will meet in front of the McCarren Play Center and do a two mile run with instructor Shakeem Snipe in and around McCarren Park. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. This program welcomes adults 18 and up.

Please RSVP at mccarrengrouprun.eventbrite.com to get started.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/fitness-walk Date: August 21, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: August 21, 2014

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

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

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-2031

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: August 21, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 21, 2014

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

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., baseball from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/conversational-english Date: August 21, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/ecocrafts Date: August 21, 2014

Recycle used stuff into new creations at Classic Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-games Date: August 21, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 21, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 21, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 21, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Tournament: Qualifying Round]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round Date: August 21, 2014

Participate in one of three weekly lunchtime tournaments this August (August 7, 14, 21) for the chance to earn a spot in the final championship round on Thursday, August 28. (Rain Date: August 29)
There will be a grand prize for the winner of the Championship round.
Pre-registration is required online at www.bryantpark.org/calendar.
On-site registration will open at 12:00 p.m. if space allows. Please check-in with attendant by 12:20 p.m. when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 12:20 p.m.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: August 21, 2014

Focused Fun Fitness for ages 12 and up is a combination of a low impact full body workout with various genres of dance choreography, and an emphasis on positive mental motivation and creative expression through dance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Animal Antics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/stories-in-the-garden-animal-antics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/stories-in-the-garden-animal-antics Date: August 21, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. Sometimes we all feel like a grumpy goat or a sneaky fox. This week, laugh along as we read humorous tales of some very grumpy, hungry, or silly animals, then join in as we sing some of our favorite nonsense songs.

Our books this week are The Little Mouse, The Big Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood; Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist; and Do Like a Duck Does by Judy Hindley. Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc214247885.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/learn-to-draw Date: August 21, 2014

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

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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/garden-crew1 Date: August 21, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/kayaking Date: August 21, 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: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View: Public Vote!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/syfy-movies-with-a-view-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/syfy-movies-with-a-view-the-birds Date: August 21, 2014

As is tradition, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Syfy invite the public to vote on the last film of the summer. Stay tuned to www.brooklynbridgepark.org for details throughout the summer.

Brooklyn Bridge Park movies begin at dusk.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With A View: The Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/syfy-movies-with-a-view-the-birds1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/syfy-movies-with-a-view-the-birds1 Date: August 21, 2014

The evening begins with DJ Kiva and the short film Woodhouse by Fred Rowson. Park your bike for free with Transportation Alternatives when you arrive!

Part of the series Syfy Movies With a View.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 21, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/central-park-circuit Date: August 21, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park!

Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Please bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

May 13 – June 19 & July 8 – August 28, 2014

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 21, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Acrobatic Conundrum / ChelseaO Productions presents Cirqu'elle / Perfect Catch: a throw-mantic comedy in association with CircusNow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summerstage-presents-acrobatic-conundrum-chelseao-productions-presents-cirquelle-perfect-catch-a-throwmantic-comedy-in-association-with-circusnow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summerstage-presents-acrobatic-conundrum-chelseao-productions-presents-cirquelle-perfect-catch-a-throwmantic-comedy-in-association-with-circusnow Date: August 21, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents a special evening of Circus! Enjoy world class performers on stage as well as strolling performers are part of Circus to Go! by the Big Apple Circus, bringing family entertainment outside the tent.

The Acrobatic Conundrum was founded in 2012 by Terry Crane and Joselynn Engstrom, with the mission to create performance experiences that delight and engage audiences. Conundrum shows feature moments of absurd and intimate humanity. The artists of the Acrobatic Conundrum tell their stories as individuals as well as take physical risks live onstage. As a company, they are dedicated to a vision of human courage, connection, and collaboration. The troupe has produced three shows to date: Volumes I & II, and The Way Out. The company has performed in various venues around the Pacific Northwest and headlined the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, the first festival of its kind.

Chelsea O'Brian is a performer, teacher and artistic director of ChelseaO Productions. She has worked in the mediums of circus, dance, aerial dance, film and theatre. Her works have been supported by the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, Conseil des Arts et lettres de Quebec, Adesam, and the City of Vancouver public art program. She has performed with companies such as Cirque Plume in France, Cavalia, Sens Productions, Rea’son d’etre productions, and Zaccho Dance Theatre. She is known in the circus industry for having invented the Aerial Kite, a unique circus apparatus. Her Aerial Kites can now be found internationally. Chelsea is currently based in San Francisco. Cirqu’elle premiered in the summer of 2013 at Zaccho studio in San Francisco. Since then it has toured to Santa Barbara and Richmond CA, and Chelsea is thrilled to bring the show to SummerStage!

"Perfect Catch" is the dynamic juggling team of Michael Karas and Jen Slaw. In 2011, Michael and Jen decided to create a theatrical juggling show that would appeal to the theater goers of New York City. An adorable 50-seat theater, The Canal Park Playhouse, agreed to produce their whimsical idea and the result was a huge success that ran for two seasons. "Perfect Catch: A Throw-mantic Comedy" was named a Critic's Pick by Backstage Magazine and received a rave review from the NYTimes as well, citing Jen and Michael as "expert jugglers". Jen and Michael continue to tour their show, promoting theatrical juggling as well as "huggling", the combination of hugging while juggling. In fact, they set a world record in 2013 on live television for the longest huggling session without a drop - 33 minutes and 43 seconds. They’re excited to present their show at SummerStage – enjoy and come say hi after the show!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535156d030edf.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 21, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-movie-series-annie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-movie-series-annie Date: August 21, 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: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5ca19ce854.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Philadelphia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 21, 2014

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. This movie won two Oscars.

Rain date: August 28th

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Robin Thicke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-robin-thicke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-robin-thicke Date: August 22, 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 Robin Thicke 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 22, 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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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/english-reading-for-adults Date: August 22, 2014

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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-games Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/tai-chi1 Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 22, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 22, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 22, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/seasonal-crafts Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/fitness-bootcamp Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 22, 2014

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

The 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/family-camping Date: August 22, 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, August 13th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 22, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 22, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Coraline 3D]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d Date: August 22, 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 Coraline 3D, an adventurous girl discovers a door to a seemingly perfect world in her new house, but she soon discovers this world has sinister secrets. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f6729d0f89.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bird-walk Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/rockaway-walks Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/esl-class Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-moves Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: August 23, 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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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 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, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/green-team Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier 6 Family Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/pier-6-family-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/pier-6-family-field-day Date: August 23, 2014

Come play games of all shapes and sizes from volleyball, basketball, and soccer clinics to potato sack and relay races with celebrations on each of the park's active piers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: T's of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-art-project-ts-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-art-project-ts-of-summer Date: August 23, 2014

Make a sketch outdoors of your favorite scene at Wave Hill, then bring the image indoors and use fabric markers and special crayons to decorate a summer T-shirt with your tribute to nature and summer. Use a T-shirt we provide or bring your own. 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1012c12d7.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/kayaking Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Fairytales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/forest-fairytales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/forest-fairytales Date: August 23, 2014

Sit back and listen to nature, and hear an enchanted tale about the surrounding forest.

This program is suitable for ages 3 and up with adult caregiver.

Registration recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/basic-canoeing Date: August 23, 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.

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-serve, and suitable for ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-games Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:32 EDT