NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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, 02 Jul 2015 18:50:53 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[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 23, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[WBO Summer Talent Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/wbo-summer-talent-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/wbo-summer-talent-show Date: July 23, 2015

Showcase your talent! We are looking for singers, dancers, jugglers, comedians—anything that entertains! This event is open to the public and if you are interested in performing please contact carmen.quarles@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5581f8960c8f7.png Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Disco Inferno]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/disco-inferno http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/disco-inferno Date: July 23, 2015

Put on your boogie shoes and enjoy the music that still makes people get up and shake their groove things!

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: July 23, 2015

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

Sponsored by Sweet and Low.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Seaside Playground

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Q422 Seaside Playground 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 7:30 pm 8:45 pm 40.5806, -73.8309 Wed, 06 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2015: Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/waterfront-concert-series-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/waterfront-concert-series-2015 Date: July 23, 2015

Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire Band is a band from central New Jersey. Inspired by traditional folk, country, rockabilly, bluegrass, gospel, roots, and rock, their tribute show will honor and pay homage to one of their musical icons - Mr. Johnny Cash!

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 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Tempest by William Shakespeare]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare Date: July 23, 2015

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents The Tempest, by William Shakespeare at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park.

Performances start at 8pm except for Fridays, when they will start at 8:15.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55916ef42ce87.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Breakfast at Tiffany's]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/hunters-point-park-south-movie-breakfast-at-tiffanys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/hunters-point-park-south-movie-breakfast-at-tiffanys Date: July 23, 2015

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and the real estate company Nestseekers bring Breafast at Tiffany's to the LIC Waterfront.

The movie is about a flighty young New York social butterfly who becomes complicatedly smitten with a young man in her apartment building.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7431, -73.9603 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5581c05eb146e.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Saturday Night Fever]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/movies-in-the-parks-saturday-night-fever http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/movies-in-the-parks-saturday-night-fever Date: July 23, 2015

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

Step back into the 70s for this classic movie featuring John Travolta. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: John J Carty Park

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B210W John J Carty Park 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61330032348633000, -74.03019714355469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558b0cfdc07db.jpg Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America Summer Concert: Nicki Minaj]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/good-morning-america-summer-concert-nicki-minaj http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/good-morning-america-summer-concert-nicki-minaj Date: July 24, 2015

The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Nicki Minaj takes the stage at Rumsey Playfield on Friday, July 24.

All concerts are free to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park can be found with the full line-up on gmaconcerts.com.

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 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 24, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: July 24, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what is means to go the Distance!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river Date: July 24, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center in collaboration with NYC Parks and Partnership for Parks is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary photographs celebrating New York City’s oldest bridge, the High Bridge, which opened to the public on June 9th for the first time in 40 years. The exhibition, “High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River,” will run from July 1 – July 25, 2015.

Start time: 8:00 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 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmers Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/farmers-market-friday Date: July 24, 2015

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/summer-sports-experience1 Date: July 24, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids ages 6-16 to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: July 24, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: July 24, 2015

Looking for an activity to participate in with your child? Come work together and collaborate as we develop their imagination and create one of a kind masterpieces. Along with their adult, children will create theme inspired chalk art that will promote creativity and utilize their imagination.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/childrens-story-time-art Date: July 24, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/summer-sports-experience Date: July 24, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/summer-sports-experience3 Date: July 24, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/summer-exhibitions Date: July 24, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: July 24, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/tai-chiadults Date: July 24, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: July 24, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 24, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/nature-exploration Date: July 24, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: July 24, 2015

This it's My Park season, please join the New York Public Interest Research Group as they clean along the shoreline of Wolfe's Pond Park. They are looking for volunteers to help clean up the debris that washes up on the beach. We look forward to a great day of cleaning Wolfe's Pond Park!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (973) 818-8636

Location: Chester Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.52059936523437500, -74.18399810791016000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sleigh Bells in July]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/sleigh-bells-in-july http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/sleigh-bells-in-july Date: July 24, 2015

Join us for a reading of Sleigh Bells in Springtime: Frogs Calling, in honor of the 5th anniversary of its publication. For ages 4 and up.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: July 24, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

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 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/seasonal-crafts Date: July 24, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 24, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! Training in Great Kills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/training-724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/training-724 Date: July 24, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username so please have that handy.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Giffords Lane & Woodlands Ave.

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2015-07-24 2015-07-24 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.55515662920000000, -74.15209293370000000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: July 24, 2015

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/wheelchair-softball Date: July 24, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in Bryant Park: Romeo and Juliet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/shakespeare-in-bryant-park-romeo-and-juliet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/shakespeare-in-bryant-park-romeo-and-juliet Date: July 24, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157a2bbde34.png Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 24, 2015

In this 18th century play by Oliver Goldsmith, wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a rich Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately, Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet the complete opposite around working-class women. On his first acquaintance with Kate, the latter realises she will have to pretend to be 'common', or Marlow will not woo her. Thus Kate 'stoops to conquer', by posing as a maid, hoping to put Marlow at his ease so he falls for her.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 24, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: July 24, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-07-24 2015-07-24 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: Back to the Future (1985)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/arts-culture-fun-city-classics-back-to-the-future-1985 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/arts-culture-fun-city-classics-back-to-the-future-1985 Date: July 24, 2015

Watch classics and soon-to-be classics handpicked by NYC Parks' Arts, Culture and Fun series. All films are screened outside in NYC's great outdoors and they are free!

1980s teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is transported back in time to 1955 where he accidentally changes the course of history through a series of comic misadventures and finds he must return things to the way they were, back to the future.

The movie is shown outside so bring a chair or blanket. Space is limited and admission is on a first come-first serve basis. Recreational activities begin at 7:30pm. Movie will be shown at dusk.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556737cd74a6d.jpg Thu, 28 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Tempest by William Shakespeare]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare Date: July 24, 2015

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents The Tempest, by William Shakespeare at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park.

Performances start at 8pm except for Fridays, when they will start at 8:15.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55916ef42ce87.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Cinderella (1950)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/movies-in-the-parks-cinderella http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/movies-in-the-parks-cinderella Date: July 24, 2015

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

Relive the magic of Walt Disney's classic animated version of Cinderella. This wonderful movie features the songs "Cinderelly," "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes," and "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo." First released in 1950, it's just as captivating today.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5593fda87d18b.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: La Dérive by Paula Delsol]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/films-on-the-green-la-derive-by-paula-delsol http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/films-on-the-green-la-derive-by-paula-delsol Date: July 24, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 presents a rare screening of La Dérive in Transmitter Park, Brooklyn.

In this film, Jacquie, a beautiful young girl, returns home in the South of France. There, she regretfully re-assimilates to a life with her childhood friends, stay-at-home mother and unhappily married sister. She drifts from lover to lover in the process of shredding the social conventions that dictate a life of submission and resignation.

Film in French with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Transmitter Park (in WNYC Transmitter Park)

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7298, -73.9607 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543dac3c030e.jpg Mon, 04 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/coney-island-fireworks Date: July 24, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 25, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 25, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/esl-class Date: July 25, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 25, 2015

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

Bring a 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 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/couch-to-5k Date: July 25, 2015

Use the gentle inclines and paths at Conference House Park to train and strengthen your body to run a 5k.

This program is led by a ShapeUp NYC certified instructor. Suitable for ages 16 and up.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/bird-walks Date: July 25, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: July 25, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: July 25, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/grownyc-greenmarket Date: July 25, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/summer-sports-experience Date: July 25, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river Date: July 25, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center in collaboration with NYC Parks and Partnership for Parks is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary photographs celebrating New York City’s oldest bridge, the High Bridge, which opened to the public on June 9th for the first time in 40 years. The exhibition, “High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River,” will run from July 1 – July 25, 2015.

Start time: 8:00 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 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: July 25, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetland Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/wetland-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/wetland-cleanup Date: July 25, 2015

Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park is home to one of the few wetlands in Manhattan. Help clean up litter along the shoreline and cut back plants growing along the wetland's edge, while learning about the important role the wetland plays in the local ecology.

For questions and to register, please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:30 am 11:00 am 40.8588, -73.923 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/parent-and-me-yoga Date: July 25, 2015

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, 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.

*Parent and Me Yoga will not be held on July 4th.

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 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/zumba Date: July 25, 2015

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

Start time: 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 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:20 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 25, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 25, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/kayaking Date: July 25, 2015

Paddle in the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 3:00 am 40.69935162327900000, -73.99811458587600000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: July 25, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/esl-advanced Date: July 25, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/bryant-park-moves Date: July 25, 2015

This modern dance class, now in its fifth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company.

Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: July 25, 2015

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 6-11. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Company members of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will lead these free public classes underwritten by the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Consistent participants will be invited to perform as part of the dance performance on August 22nd.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555217dec1664.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/free-yoga1 Date: July 25, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Katie Cercone

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/free-yoga3 Date: July 25, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/free-yoga4 Date: July 25, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/free-yoga5 Date: July 25, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: July 25, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Swamp Madness Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/swamp-madness-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/swamp-madness-hike Date: July 25, 2015

Join a moderately-paced 1.5 hour hike beginning at the Greenbelt Nature Center, then in and around Buttonbush Swamp.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/summer-exhibitions Date: July 25, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: July 25, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On July 25th, Bill Gordh will share a selection of H.C. Andersen stories with music. Cookies will be provided by Kelsen!

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: July 25, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: July 25, 2015

Join us at the Conference House Visitor Center to make nature-inspired arts and crafts to take home.

All materials are provided, just bring your imagination. Pre-registration is required. Please call (718) 227-1463, or email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558ad6cf94f91.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 25, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Drawing: Chalk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: July 25, 2015

Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology is a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

Capture the beauty of Conference House Park and draw inspiration from its natural surroundings and environment. Embrace the park's dominant topographical features—the shoreline and forest— through the art of drawing.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction along with the materials to explore and capture the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes to be held outdoors—weather permitting.

All skill levels are welcome. For those interested, a brief overview of Conference House Park's dunes and forests will be given. Ages 10 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Raptor Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/wildlife-viewing-raptor-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/wildlife-viewing-raptor-watch Date: July 25, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wilde and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5901, -74.1886 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Assoication of NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny Date: July 25, 2015

Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 05 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 25, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 25, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Intergenerational BBQ at New Vision Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/intergenerational-bbq-at-new-vision-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/intergenerational-bbq-at-new-vision-community-garden Date: July 25, 2015

Enjoy a fun-filled day with music, food, and refreshments while we honor the garden's President Eliza Butler for her contributions to the community through the garden for over two decades.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New Vision Garden

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2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66600036621094000, -73.88719940185547000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/esl-intermediate Date: July 25, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 25, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Catalyst Community Festival in Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/catalyst-community-festival-in-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/catalyst-community-festival-in-faber-park Date: July 25, 2015

The Catalyst program is launching its next round of sites with a community celebration and kickoff in Staten Island.

Catalyst builds excitement around parks and waterfronts by connecting people to common goals and helping to build local leadership in strong park communities. We will bring resources and staff support over the next four years to Faber Park, Staten Island as well as Kaiser Park, Brooklyn, and East Harlem, Manhattan.

This festival will include recreational games, arts and crafts, educational programs, and Partnerships for Parks resources to help care for your park. Let’s bring the neighborhood together for a great cause and celebrate the exciting changes coming to these areas.

For more information, please contact Community Specialist, Jesse Such at JSuch@cityparksfoundation.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 483-3562

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6409, -74.1358 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: July 25, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Work Day at MHBA Living Laboratory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/communtiy-work-day-at-mhba-living-laboratory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/communtiy-work-day-at-mhba-living-laboratory-garden Date: July 25, 2015

Come ready to get your hands dirty and help MHBA Living Laboratory Communtiy Garden spruce up the garden, build benches, and prepare for the installation of their new solar-powered outdoor classroom space, funded by a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: MHBA Living Laboratory Community Garden

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2015-07-25 2015-07-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6621, -73.9098 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[High Bridge Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/high-bridge-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/high-bridge-festival Date: July 25, 2015

In collaboration with more than a dozen community groups, NYC Parks is thrilled to host a celebratory festival commemorating the re-opening of the iconic High Bridge! Fun events including historical walking tours, outdoor fitness, public art, a scavenger hunt, a "Bridge Making Workshop" presented by the Bronx Children's Museum, Puppet Mobile by City Parks Foundation, and more! You can also enjoy an evening SummerStage concert featuring Jose Peña Suazo y La Banda Gorda, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The High Bridge (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93029785156250000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 25, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 25, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 25, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/learn-to-ride-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/learn-to-ride-for-adults Date: July 25, 2015

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Our Learn to Ride classes start you moving on a bike without pedals or training wheels so you can learn to balance the bike. Once you can get your bike to glide (continue to roll with your feet off the ground) and can control the bike with the handlebars and brakes, the pedals are added and you can use your feet to pedal the bike and keep it rolling.

For more info visit their website.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fishing and Crabbing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/fishing-and-crabbing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/fishing-and-crabbing Date: July 25, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Most fishing programs are first-come, first served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: American Veterans Memorial Pier

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B432 American Veterans Memorial Pier 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6394, -74.0381 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Touch Tour for the Blind and Visually Impaired]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/touch-tour-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/touch-tour-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired Date: July 25, 2015

Morris-Jumel Mansion's team of educators will lead a touch tour of the Mansion designed for children and adults who are blind or otherwise visually impaired.

We'll use materials and fabrics exactly like those adorning the house to give attendees a vivid sense of the furnishings and cultural objects that surround them. We're especially excited to utilize Dutch wax cottons—the very same material used by world-renowned artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, whose work Morris-Jumel is exhibiting until August 31.

The touch tour is free with museum admission, though reservations are recommended. To RSVP, please call (212) 923-8008 or email marketing@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 25, 2015

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

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: July 25, 2015

Gather around Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall. Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 25, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: July 25, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: July 25, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/cido-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/cido-the-clown Date: July 25, 2015

Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/guerilla-storytime Date: July 25, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT