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, 16 Apr 2014 19:45:31 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[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: June 11, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-11 2013-06-11 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/central-park-circuit Date: June 11, 2013

Get fit this summer 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 classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. All fitness levels welcome. Space is limited to 20 participants per class on a first come, first served basis. Ages 18+.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-11 2013-06-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7911, -73.9597 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates - Mat Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class Date: June 11, 2013

This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. 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 2013-06-11 2013-06-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be3aaa1f8.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: June 11, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-11 2013-06-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Rayvon / Morgan Heritage / Wayne Wonder / Red Fox / RSNY / Hosted by Shaggy In association with WBLS and Ranch Entertainment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/rayvon-redd-foxx-golden-child-rsny-hosted-by-shaggy-in-association-with-wbls-ranch-entertainment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/rayvon-redd-foxx-golden-child-rsny-hosted-by-shaggy-in-association-with-wbls-ranch-entertainment Date: June 11, 2013

Brooklyn-raised Rayvon has garnered success while affectionately being dubbed the “ambassador of Hip-Hop Reggae.” Having shared the stage with icons like The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson, his pop-infused Caribbean flavor has paved the way for the next generation of Barbadian recording artists such as Rihanna. Although he might be best known for his work with multi-platinum selling vocalist Shaggy, Rayvon has had a bright and accomplished career as a solo singer. His Hip-Hop Reggae hit “No Guns, No Murder” is a chart success, ranking on Billboard's Hot 100, Rap Singles, and R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Rayvon’s released a self-titled album in 2011 and the single “Back It Up,” has garnered him an International Association of Independent Recording Artists (IAIRA) award with the song ranked at #1 on Indie-Music.com’s top 25 for 2011.

It is not by self-imposed accolades that Morgan Heritage are referred to as Reggae royalty, but rather from music lovers around the world who recognize their rich Reggae heritage and gift to Reggae music. From playing to hundreds of thousands of people in sold-out concerts throughout Europe, Africa and the Caribbean Islands, to numerous #1 hits internationally, Morgan Heritage have long ago cemented their name and stake in this industry. Their album, Here Come The Kings is will be released on June 4th.

Wayne Wonder broke into the Reggae mainstream with his cover of British heartthrob Rick Astley’s hit single “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Wonder’s career exploded globally in 2003 when his album No Holding Back and the single “No Letting Go” were released. The smooth single dominated Urban and Pop radio, reaching #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop chart in America and the album received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Reggae Album among other accolades.

Wayne also anchored the hit track “Anything Goes” (w/ CNN: Capone & N.O.R.E and Lexxus) for the Def Jamaica compilation which received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Reggae Album.

Gareth Shelton a.k.a Red Fox was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica. While attending school, Red Fox honed his lyrical skills by performing at numerous concerts and parties held at different schools, impressing audiences with his flawless and creative lyrical delivery. At a tender age, Red Fox was laying the blueprint for the foundation of future and current Dancehall and Reggae artists. His latest single, “No Other Like You” is a collaboration with Barbados-born Rayvon.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-06-11 2013-06-11 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b4a8271fba.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/bryant-park-poetry Date: June 11, 2013

Bryant Park Poetry BOA Editions presents poets Craig Morgan Teicher, Michael Waters, Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Christopher Kennedy.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-11 2013-06-11 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/11/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 11, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-11 2013-06-11 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: June 12, 2013

Sunrise Tai Chi Classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. All programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 12, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-12 2013-06-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Annual New York State Museum Week at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/second-annual-new-york-state-museum-week-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/second-annual-new-york-state-museum-week-at-qbg Date: June 12, 2013

Enjoy 50% off admission as we partner with New York State Museum Week. Just mention "Museum Week" at the admission gate (discounts do not apply to parking).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-12 2013-06-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/erik-benson-the-park Date: June 12, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition Date: June 12, 2013

Students from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation present a photography exhibition entitled Changing Lenses at Poe Park Visitors Center. The exhibition marks the beginning of a new program that expands arts education for young scientists, and brings their work beyond the walls of the school into the community at large.

Throughout the Spring 2013 semester, nine students in grades 9 – 11 gathered for weekly after-school sessions with UASWC art instructor Jessica Sinclair and teaching artist Mustafa Önder. Using SLR cameras, nine students were introduced to the fundamentals of photography. Emphasis was placed on the communicative properties of image-making: composition, storytelling, and conceptualization. Photographic outings were undertaken throughout the local community, to the Bronx Zoo, and to Bryant Park in Manhattan. The group also took a field trip to the International Center of Photography, where they received a guided tour by a museum educator.

The project is sponsored by Joy of Givings Something, Inc. (JGS), a not-for-profit organization that promotes the art of photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bc85e16e3c.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing For Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 12, 2013

Would you like to play our Sing For Hope Piano? Come in/call/schedule a time to play or perform.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 12, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/catch-release-fishing Date: June 12, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Magic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/arts-culture-fun-magic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/arts-culture-fun-magic Date: June 12, 2013

Join performing artist Rodney James as he performs magic and tricks for your entertainment.

At the early age of 9 years old Rodney fell in love with magic and later began practicing by reading books & watching movies. He now performs magic as a hobby.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5926, -74.1358 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/big-apple-circus Date: June 12, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: The Big Top (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7308, -73.7728 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-chess Date: June 12, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-petanque Date: June 12, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 12, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-games Date: June 12, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes 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 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 12, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-reading-room Date: June 12, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intermediate Spanish Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class Date: June 12, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 12, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-piano Date: June 12, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Author Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-author Date: June 12, 2013

Reading Room Author Series:

Phillip Petit, Why Knot? How To Tie More than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Life-Saving, Magical, Intriguing, and Secure Knots!

French high-wire artist with his latest act.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 12:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: June 12, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 984-4636

Location: Huguenot Park Library

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2013-06-12 2013-06-12 4:00 pm 40.5341, -74.1932 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce8e46b9ee.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-after-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/bryant-park-after-work Date: June 12, 2013

Perfectly timed evening performances featuring talented New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.

Performance Schedule:

June 5: Warren Chiasson Trio Jazz
June 12: Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart Singer-songwriter
June 19: Joonsam Lee Quartet Jazz
June 26: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks Singer-songwriter

July 3 Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet Jazz
July 10: Eytan and The Embassy Singer-songwriter
July 17: Chuck Braman Trio Jazz
July 24: Tall Tall Trees Singer-songwriter
July 31: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra Jazz

August 7: Zach Berkman Singer-songwriter
August 14: Dan Levinson’s Swing Wing Jazz
August 21: Woody Pines Singer-songwriter
August 28: John Farnsworth Quintet Jazz

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 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Auditions for The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/open-auditions-for-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/open-auditions-for-the-tempest Date: June 12, 2013

NYC Parks & The Public Theater will be holding auditions for a new musical production of The Tempest, to be produced at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park this September.

We are looking for men & women, boys & girls of all ages. No experience required, Spanish speakers welcome. Please prepare a one-minute performance (a monologue, song, dance or reading) or just come and tell a story or a joke. Auditions will be held on a walk in basis.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 345-2706

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: June 12, 2013

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 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: 15th Anniversary Gala Honoring Adrian Benepe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/sunset-on-the-hudson-15th-anniversary-gala-honoring-adrian-benepe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/sunset-on-the-hudson-15th-anniversary-gala-honoring-adrian-benepe Date: June 12, 2013

The Fort Tryon Park Trust will be celebrating its 15th year anniversary at its annual Sunset on the Hudson Gala and will be honoring Adrian Benepe and the founders of the Trust.

We will honor Adrian Benepe for his work over the last 25 years protecting and restoring New York City's natural landscape. He oversaw $3.9 billion in capital improvements to the park network, the largest investment in city parks since the 1930s. The world-class parks created and natural areas improved under his leadership helped transform New York City into a green oasis and raised the bar for city green spaces nationwide.

In 1998, Adrian initiated the endowment for the Fort Tryon Park Trust, which helped reinstate the majestic beauty the park first had when John D. Rockerfeller gifted it to the City of New York in 1935, and will preserve it for future generations. He enlisted help from key individuals including Joseph Pierson and the Rockefeller family, Greenacre Foundation, Edith Kean, David Gmach, Ruth Westheimer, Pierre De Vegh, Nicholas Quennell, Tom Kissinger, Jane Schachat and Stanley Michels, who will be honored at the Gala.

Cocktails will be held on the Stan Michels Promenade overlooking the Heather Garden, followed by dinner on the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace.

Tickets will be available for purchase at our website below.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/big-apple-circus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/big-apple-circus1 Date: June 12, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: The Big Top (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7308, -73.7728 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[History Tour: What Was Where]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/history-tour-what-was-where http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/history-tour-what-was-where Date: June 12, 2013

This walking tour considers the pre-history of Brooklyn Bridge Park, from colonial times to the present day, paying particular attention to the era when dockside warehouses lined the shore and New York was the world's largest seaport.

Guide: Matt Postal, Architectural Historian

This tour requires that you RSVP here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 6:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Daddy Kane / DJ set by DJ Scratch in association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/big-daddy-kane-dj-set-by-dj-scratch-in-association-with-wbls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/big-daddy-kane-dj-set-by-dj-scratch-in-association-with-wbls Date: June 12, 2013

Hip hop legend Big Daddy Kane first exploded onto the scene in 1986 with the pioneering rap group The Juice Crew. Only two years later, Kane found smash success as a solo artist with his second full-length album, It’s a Big Daddy Thing, featuring the classic tracks “I Get the Job Done” and “Long Live The Kane.” Big Daddy Kane’s mastery of the microphone has placed Big Daddy Kane on MTV’s “Greatest MCs of All Time” list.

DJ Scratch is one of the most recognized & respected exhibition, tour & club DJs in the world. Honored in The Source Magazine as a “Hip-Hop Icon,” DJ routines and turntable tricks created by DJ Scratch over the past 20 years are still being done by some of the biggest DJs today like Kid Capri and Funkmaster Flex.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5162d4b7dfc4f.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 12, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-12 2013-06-12 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 13, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for 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 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 13, 2013

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. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. After years of being a gym rat, I've seen the light, so to speak. 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 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 13, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-13 2013-06-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Annual New York State Museum Week at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/second-annual-new-york-state-museum-week-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/second-annual-new-york-state-museum-week-at-qbg Date: June 13, 2013

Enjoy 50% off admission as we partner with New York State Museum Week. Just mention "Museum Week" at the admission gate (discounts do not apply to parking).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-13 2013-06-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/fitness-walk Date: June 13, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 13, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/erik-benson-the-park Date: June 13, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition Date: June 13, 2013

Students from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation present a photography exhibition entitled Changing Lenses at Poe Park Visitors Center. The exhibition marks the beginning of a new program that expands arts education for young scientists, and brings their work beyond the walls of the school into the community at large.

Throughout the Spring 2013 semester, nine students in grades 9 – 11 gathered for weekly after-school sessions with UASWC art instructor Jessica Sinclair and teaching artist Mustafa Önder. Using SLR cameras, nine students were introduced to the fundamentals of photography. Emphasis was placed on the communicative properties of image-making: composition, storytelling, and conceptualization. Photographic outings were undertaken throughout the local community, to the Bronx Zoo, and to Bryant Park in Manhattan. The group also took a field trip to the International Center of Photography, where they received a guided tour by a museum educator.

The project is sponsored by Joy of Givings Something, Inc. (JGS), a not-for-profit organization that promotes the art of photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bc85e16e3c.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park, Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/pelham-bay-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/pelham-bay-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: June 13, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pelham Bay Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help restore the forest of Pelham Bay Park. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event at the link below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Burr Avenue and East 196th Street

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2013-06-13 2013-06-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8547, -73.828 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing For Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 13, 2013

Would you like to play our Sing For Hope Piano? Come in/call/schedule a time to play or perform.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 13, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/craniosacral-relaxation Date: June 13, 2013

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 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/catch-release-fishing Date: June 13, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: June 13, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/big-apple-circus Date: June 13, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: The Big Top (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7308, -73.7728 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-chess Date: June 13, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-petanque Date: June 13, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 13, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-games Date: June 13, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes 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 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 13, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-reading-room Date: June 13, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: June 13, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 13, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/bryant-park-piano Date: June 13, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: June 13, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/blooming-naturalist Date: June 13, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: June 13, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/nature-on-the-go Date: June 13, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Spanish Harlem Hop Park Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/spanish-harlem-hop-park-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/spanish-harlem-hop-park-jams Date: June 13, 2013

Rane and Tools of War present Spanish Harlem Hop Park Jams, featuring DJs Bobbito, Ted Smooth & Handsome Paddy, Lean Rock, Fabel, Bobby Morales, Breakbeat Lou, Looie Lou & Forrest Getemgump and more to be confirmed. Host: GrandMaster Caz

Anything about a park jam (time, lineup, etc.) is subject to change at any time. In the event of rain, use your best judgment.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: White Playground

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M148 White Playground 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7916, -73.9459 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/garden-crew-training-session Date: June 13, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-06-13 2013-06-13 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: June 13, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 933-6410

Location: Belmont Library

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2013-06-13 2013-06-13 4:00 pm 40.8545, -73.8878 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce971c4bc1.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/accordions-around-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/accordions-around-the-world Date: June 13, 2013

Featuring over a hundred different accordionists throughout the summer playing music from all over the world. Six accordionists perform under the trees in the park.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/kayaking Date: June 13, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool)!

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

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 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/big-apple-circus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/big-apple-circus1 Date: June 13, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: The Big Top (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7308, -73.7728 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Rapunzel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/rapunzel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/rapunzel Date: June 13, 2013

Enjoy this enchanting classic fairy tale. Presented by Broad Hollow Theater.

Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 7:00 pm 40.701, -73.8426 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Chubb Rock / Rob Base in association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/chubb-rock-rob-base-in-association-with-wbls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/chubb-rock-rob-base-in-association-with-wbls Date: June 13, 2013

Chubb Rock, often compared to a Hip-Hop Barry White, dropped out of pre-med at Brown University to pursue his musical career. Regarded as one of the East Coast’s most dexterous rappers, he first appeared on the national Rap scene with his self-titled debut, Chubb Rock. His 1991 release, The One, reached #13 on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop/R&B chart that year. Three singles from that release made it to #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Single chart that same year including, the classic song, “Treat Em Right,” “Just the Two of Us” and “Lost in the Storm.”


Best known for his platinum Hip-Hop classic “It Takes Two,” Rob Base along with childhood friend, DJ E-Z Rock rode their smash hit into R&B radio stations as well as dance clubs around the world and provided a touchstone for the style known as “Hip-House,” a mix of Hip-Hop rhymes infused with the musical stylings of dance music. Massive club and radio airplay helped the album go multi-platinum and earned Rob Base “Single of the Year” honors both in Spin Magazine and The Village Voice. His second single, “Get on the Dance Floor” continued Rob’s dance appeal, with his lyrical skills retaining his street credentials as a rapper. The smash single, “Joy and Pain” is a classic Hip-Hop song that still plays all over the world.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516440d94637d.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Grouplove / Alpine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/grouplove-alpine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/grouplove-alpine Date: June 13, 2013

Bud Light Music Series

The name says it all: Grouplove's anthemic sound “is like a musical antidepressant,” (SPIN) where every big guitar hook and sing-along chorus feels like a personal invitation to get in on the action. With the “twinkling compositions of dreamy indie pop” (Beat Magazine) of Alpine, who are riding a wave of Phoenix and Lykki Li comparisons to stardom in their native Australia.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519fc1427522b.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 13, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: June 14, 2013

Good Morning America's free Summer Concert Series is back for it's 5th year. Come and see some of the biggest names in music perform live during Good Morning America every Friday throughout the summer.

Concert Schedule:

June 7 - Little Mix and Emblem

June 14 - Carly Rae Jepsen

June 21 - John Legend

June 28 - Demi Lovato

July 5 - Imagine Dragons

July 12 - OneRepublic

July 19 - Jennifer Lopez*

July 26 - Selena Gomez

August 2 - Ne-Yo

August 9 - Kenny Chesney

August 16 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

August 23 - The Wanted

August 30 - Alicia Keys

*Tickets in advance required. Visit ABC for more information.

It is suggested to arrive at 6:00am, when the park opens.

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 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 14, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-14 2013-06-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Annual New York State Museum Week at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/second-annual-new-york-state-museum-week-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/second-annual-new-york-state-museum-week-at-qbg Date: June 14, 2013

Enjoy 50% off admission as we partner with New York State Museum Week. Just mention "Museum Week" at the admission gate (discounts do not apply to parking).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-14 2013-06-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/yoga-in-the-orangerie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/yoga-in-the-orangerie Date: June 14, 2013

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! This beginner level class is also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach. Taught by certified Anusara yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-06-14 2013-06-14 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/erik-benson-the-park Date: June 14, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition Date: June 14, 2013

Students from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation present a photography exhibition entitled Changing Lenses at Poe Park Visitors Center. The exhibition marks the beginning of a new program that expands arts education for young scientists, and brings their work beyond the walls of the school into the community at large.

Throughout the Spring 2013 semester, nine students in grades 9 – 11 gathered for weekly after-school sessions with UASWC art instructor Jessica Sinclair and teaching artist Mustafa Önder. Using SLR cameras, nine students were introduced to the fundamentals of photography. Emphasis was placed on the communicative properties of image-making: composition, storytelling, and conceptualization. Photographic outings were undertaken throughout the local community, to the Bronx Zoo, and to Bryant Park in Manhattan. The group also took a field trip to the International Center of Photography, where they received a guided tour by a museum educator.

The project is sponsored by Joy of Givings Something, Inc. (JGS), a not-for-profit organization that promotes the art of photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bc85e16e3c.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing For Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 14, 2013

Would you like to play our Sing For Hope Piano? Come in/call/schedule a time to play or perform.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 14, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/catch-release-fishing Date: June 14, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: June 14, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/big-apple-circus Date: June 14, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: The Big Top (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7308, -73.7728 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-chess Date: June 14, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-petanque Date: June 14, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 14, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-games Date: June 14, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes 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 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 14, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-reading-room Date: June 14, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: June 14, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength. Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required.

Shaping Up has never been this easy. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516342ad0457c.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: June 14, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/walk-nyc-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/walk-nyc-schmul-park Date: June 14, 2013

Walk NYC is a free program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks (unless otherwise noted).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.S. 26 (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.592, -74.1901 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 14, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-piano Date: June 14, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/bryant-park-fencing Date: June 14, 2013

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided.

Please call (212) 382-2255 to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/blooming-naturalist Date: June 14, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: June 14, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/14/nature-on-the-go Date: June 14, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-14 2013-06-14 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:32 EDT