NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 01 Sep 2016 03:48:44 GMT <![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/capoeira-for-beginners Date: September 24, 2016

Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queen, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: September 24, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: September 24, 2016

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with a trip into the Little Red Lighthouse, Urban Park Ranger educational presentations, readings of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

The lighthouse will be open for walk-up/walk-down visits and the NYC Urban Park Rangers will do multiple educational presentations from the stage to enrich your lighthouse experience.

Entrances to the festival are from the street at 181st Street or 156th Street with a walk to arrive at the lighthouse under the bridge. There is no shuttle service scheduled for this year.

Schedule of Activities
Noon to 12:45 p.m. - LRL Musical – Jessica Carp
12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Urban Park Rangers presentation
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Big Apple Marching Band
2:15 p.m. to Reading of the The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge
2:25 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. - Urban Park Rangers presentation
2:50 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Jake Tavill blues
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 - Reading of the The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570561968c5df.JPG Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Early Fall 'Walk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/conference-house-park-early-fall-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/conference-house-park-early-fall-walk-and-talk Date: September 24, 2016

Celebrate the arrival of fall at Conference House Park with a "walk and talk" along the park's newly-marked coastal trail system. This is part of an initiative to map, mark, and highlight hiking trails in parks across the city.

This educational "walk and talk" is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of Conference House Park's waterfront environment—the signature bluffs, dunes, meadows, and wetlands. The walk will highlight some of the resiliency initiatives being undertaken to better protect and safeguard the shoreline from future severe weather events.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c7046b5df24.jpeg Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/27/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/27/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: September 27, 2016

Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem River and East River.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-27 2016-09-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6df1dc97f6.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with Viva]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/27/summer-on-the-hudson-bodyroll-workout-with-viva http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/27/summer-on-the-hudson-bodyroll-workout-with-viva Date: September 27, 2016

Summer on the Hudson brings Bodyroll, a 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body with slamming moves and banging grooves that will get you looking [and feeling] suppa duppa fly, to the Upper West Side! Dress to impress.

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 2016-09-27 2016-09-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59d6c4cfd1.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 28, 2016

Summer on the Hudson brings back the ever popular Hatha yoga with Hollis, featuring beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Please wear 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 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f57f3166b81.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foraging]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/fall-foraging http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/fall-foraging Date: September 28, 2016

Join author and forager Marie Viljoen on a botanical stroll to discover the indigenous edible plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Learn how to spot them in the growing year, how to use them in the kitchen, and where to plant them in your own gardens.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643b10b261d.JPG Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bingo Date: September 30, 2016

Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59b1b753ac.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lemon Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park Date: October 1, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to help clean the shoreline at Lemon Creek Park of washed-up debris and garbage. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Parking Lot (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.51223236348700000, -74.19737589359200000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/green-team Date: October 1, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/capoeira-for-beginners Date: October 1, 2016

Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queen, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle and Pick Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/upper-river-paddle-pick-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/upper-river-paddle-pick-up Date: October 8, 2016

Join us on a paddling adventure and help us clean the freshwater sections of the Bronx River of floatables!

Please wear closed-toed, attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver. Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.

How to register
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. two weeks prior to the trip date and closes at 10:00 a.m. on the day before the trip. Please register here. Only 20 tickets will be available, once the tickets are sold out, there are no spots open and no waiting list. Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d0897f13d1d.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/bronx-river-ramble Date: October 8, 2016

Come learn about Jane Jacobs and how her influence spread beyond Manhattan, and inspired environmental restoration and neighborhood revitalization efforts in the Bronx.

Like Jane Jacobs, Bronx activists had to deal with Moses’ expressway and auto-oriented plans. Moses was even more dismissive of Bronx neighborhoods than of SoHo or the West Village, but in the 1960s the Bronx hadn’t developed the clout with which to force a rerouting of the Cross-Bronx Expressway (which we see in the distance)–but this would soon change.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: West Farms #2 Train Station

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2016-10-08 2016-10-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83998779753900000, -73.87966131586900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57519607cd275.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/green-team Date: October 8, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/capoeira-for-beginners Date: October 8, 2016

Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queen, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/walk-randalls-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/walk-randalls-island Date: October 15, 2016

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Come walk Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a part of meeting that goal!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/green-team Date: October 15, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Park Reforestation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-park-reforestation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-park-reforestation Date: October 15, 2016

Join New York Restoration Project in our native reforestation efforts. Come plant native trees, shrubs, and perennials in sites cleared of invasive and non-native plants. Learn how to properly plan a site to ensure the maximum survival and health of your plants.

To RSVP, email volunteer@nyrp.org or call (917) 291-6436.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/green-team Date: October 22, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 10, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson for our annual holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705621e6b970.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:23 EDT