NYC Parks Special Events for Willowbrook Park copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 25 May 2016 13:10:48 GMT <![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/freshwater-fishing Date: May 28, 2016

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jumanji]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-jumanji http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-jumanji Date: May 28, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film

Jumanji is a visually elaborate fantasy about an enchanted board game that opens a magical portal to a jungle universe. Two young children, Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce), discover the game in an abandoned home and suddenly are greeted by Alan (Robin Williams), an adult who has spent his life trapped inside the game since playing it at age 12. Alan's only hope for freedom involves finishing the game, but this proves rather dangerous, as Judy, Peter, and Alan find themselves running for their lives from huge rhinoceroses, evil monkeys, vicious lions, and other terrifying jungle beasts. Director Joe Johnston, whose special-effects background previously came to good use in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, used groundbreaking computer imagery to simulate the thrills.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917)363-0215

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/basic-canoeing Date: June 4, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This Basic Canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may close prior to 2:00 pm, due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/rangers-choice-archery Date: June 19, 2016

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus, develop patience, and build upper body strength. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 8.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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