NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:52:20 GMT <![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 20, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Taiwan: A World of Orchids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids Date: August 20, 2017

Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a day filled with art and culture, in partnership with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECONY).

Please Note: free hours are suspended on this day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-20 2017-08-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59303aa64c69e.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/painting-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/painting-demonstration Date: August 20, 2017

Watch the current Art in the Garden artist, Che Min Hsiao, as he creates site-specific watercolor paintings based on the orchid exhibit Taiwan: A World of Orchids. Find Che Min Hsiao set up within the exhibiting spaces Friday through Sunday, on August 18, 19, and 20, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Note: This is a demonstration not a workshop.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-20 2017-08-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5980e95b324b8.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance: Volker Goetze Secret Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/performance-volker-goetze-secret-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/performance-volker-goetze-secret-island Date: August 20, 2017

Join the Alice Austen House Museum for an audio-visual picnic concert, curated by local artist, composer, and performer Volker Goetze with renown photographer and artist Sam Samore, and inspired by stories of the “forgotten borough” Staten Island.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Waterfront Celebration at Pier 42]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/summer-waterfront-celebration-at-pier-42 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/summer-waterfront-celebration-at-pier-42 Date: August 20, 2017

Bring friends and family to enjoy the breeze on the waterfront! Activities include:

  • Hands-on art workshop: Learn how to make your own stamp and prints with artist Jason Eisner by using the local environment as inspiration
  • Join the performers and musicians from Capoeira Luanda and the Capoeira Center of NY in an interactive Capoeira performance led by professors of Capoeira and their students
  • Bio/Culture Blitz: Discover all the organisms that inhabit Pier 42 and learn to fish with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. We will also discover the dance moves in our neighborhood with choreographer Jennifer Monson. Share a movement or make one on the spot!
  • H2Olympics: Compete in a water Olympics investigating the properties of water with Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
  • Play “Stay Cool Jeopardy” with GOLES and learn tips on how to stay cool this summer
  • Participate in a free community ride with Citi Bike

Combo Colab and Oficina - Social Impact Design's public artwork Zig Zag Fence will also be on view. The artwork transformd the fence along the north side of Pier 42 along the bikeway with a graphically bold zig-zag gesture that draws inspiration from the way sailboats tack into the wind. The installation visually defines the temporary park, attracting visitors and bringing a dynamic visual sensibility to the overall site.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit pathstopier42.com.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Pier 42

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M369 Pier 42 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.71039962768555000, -73.98259735107422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5995ae0aebc06.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/the-fence Date: August 21, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 21, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 Date: August 21, 2017

Bring your photographs to life! Kids who are younger than 14 years old are welcome to join this free workshop - we'll use Photoshop to create fun animations!

Student use photography and the Adobe Creative Suite to create fun animations.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-21 2017-08-21 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 21, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops Date: August 21, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production as well as post-production.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop. Workshops take place on August 21, 23, and 25.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the Hansborough band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 21, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946b75f3791.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Design with Scratch: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/game-design-with-scratch-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/game-design-with-scratch-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

In this one-day workshop, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!

Workshops take place on August 21, 23, and 25.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hand Talkers Academy: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/hand-talkers-academy-youth-tech-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/hand-talkers-academy-youth-tech-workshop1 Date: August 21, 2017

Let’s learn a new language! This one-day workshop will teach you the basics of American Sign Language.

This class meets on August 21 and 25.

This workshop is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-21 2017-08-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 21, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Cottage

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946cab8fe6e.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop1 Date: August 21, 2017

Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography! Students will make Pepita Pesto.

This is a Science, Technology, and Arts one-time workshop for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Keva Builds: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

Participants will learn how to create structures using Keva Planks. They will create contraptions that will include ramps, baskets, funnels, chutes, etc. while using physics and engineering concepts.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Music Video Madness: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/music-video-madness-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/music-video-madness-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

Do you sing in the shower? Are you a closet diva? Have you ever wanted to make a music video? This is your chance! Choose your favorite song and record a version of it in our recording studio (or use an original song). Create a music video for the song using DSLR cameras and iMovie. Sky’s the limit!

This workshop series is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/chef-master-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/chef-master-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography! Students will make Garden Mint Dip with Fruit Kebabs.

This is a Science, Technology, and Arts one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-21 2017-08-21 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Adobe Youth Voices: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/adobe-youth-voices-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/adobe-youth-voices-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

This one-day workshop is a creative multimedia program for kids and teens that encourages them to explore and analyze their world through video, audio, graphic design, web design, and animation.

This workshop is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[T-Shirt Logo Design: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/tshirt-logo-design-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/tshirt-logo-design-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

Kids, younger than 14 years old, create print-ready logos and graphics on Google Chromebooks to heat press to t-shirts! This is a one-day. drop-in youth tech workshop. Workshops take place on August 21, 23, an 25.

Participants must bring their own shirts.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Webisode Challenge: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/webisode-challenge-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/webisode-challenge-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

Create your own webisode. Kids who are younger than 14 years old are welcome to join this free workshop to earn the skills from conception to creation of a unique series that can be streamed online. Access all the tools you need to create your series: cameras, microphones, editing equipment and actors. Become a YouTube sensation!

This class meets on August 21, 23, and 25.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7711

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop3 Date: August 21, 2017

Bring your photographs to life using Photoshop!

This workshop series is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/the-fence Date: August 22, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 Date: August 22, 2017

Bring your photographs to life! Kids who are younger than 14 years old are welcome to join this free workshop - we'll use Photoshop to create fun animations!

Student use photography and the Adobe Creative Suite to create fun animations.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-22 2017-08-22 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the St. Mary's band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old. Workshops take place on August 22 and 24.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 22, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: August 22, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

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 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 22, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop1 Date: August 22, 2017

Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the Hansborough band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 22, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946b75f3791.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Design with RPG Maker: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/game-design-with-rpg-maker-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/game-design-with-rpg-maker-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

Ever dream of making your own video games? All it takes is a combination of your imagination and dedication to RPG Maker. Your friends can play your game as the heroes you create, traverse dungeons you craft, or thwart the evil plans your villains hatched!

This workshop meets on August 22, 24, and 26, and is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Kitchen Lab: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/garden-kitchen-lab-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/garden-kitchen-lab-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

The Garden Kitchen Lab is a backyard-to-table, two-day workshop that teaches agriculture and seasonal eating. Children are encouraged to love food grown well; learn about the impact of agriculture on the environment and on their health; learn how to be sustainable, starting with their choices on what to eat; eat responsibly and learn where your food comes from and who grows it. They will create digital projects that help them reflect on what they learn in the garden using the Computer Resource Center’s Macs and photo cameras.

This workshop meets on August 22 and 24, and is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-22 2017-08-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 22, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 22, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Cottage

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946cab8fe6e.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/chef-master-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/chef-master-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography! Students will mke veggie spring rolls.

This is a Science, Technology, and Arts, one-time workshop, for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 22, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/gallery-tour Date: August 22, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the summer exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. An exuberant counterpoint to Wave Hill’s lush summer gardens, Flora Fantastica! shows the work of four artists who share an interest in using pattern derived from cultural and botanical sources to create fantastic hybrid forms. Nancy Blum, Amy Cheng and Elisabeth Condon each have an entire room for their paintings. Jill Parisi creates an installation for the entry foyer. In the Sunroom Project Space, Jan Mun combines digital and living media to explore the movement of plant species and the immigrant experience, while a window installation by David Rios Ferreira contains drawings and collages with cartoon-inspired characters, along with historical, cultural and contemporary pop references.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59652fe614e8b.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting Nature with the Art Student's League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/painting-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/painting-nature Date: August 22, 2017

Bring your child for a fun afternoon of painting the scenery around them, with the help of Art Student's League's Pedro Rodriguez. It's a cool activity for a hot day.

Supplies will be provided!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.90010070800800000, -73.87220001220700000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Music Factory: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/music-factory-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/music-factory-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

Students learn to code everyday items (an apple!) to create musical instruments.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

This workshop takes place on August 22 and 24.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops Date: August 22, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production, as well as post-production. This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-22 2017-08-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Music Video Madness: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/music-video-madness-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/music-video-madness-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

Do you sing in the shower? Are you a closet diva? Have you ever wanted to make a music video? This is your chance! Choose your favorite song and record a version of it in our recording studio (or use an original song). Create a music video for the song using DSLR cameras and iMovie. Sky’s the limit!

This workshop series is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[3D Animation Music Video: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/3d-animation-music-video-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/3d-animation-music-video-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

Kids can create their own music videos using animated characters to dance in 3D!

Characters can be uploaded using predesigned models, or download mods and materials that are available online. This is a one-day event.

This workshop meets on August 22, 24, and 26, and is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: August 22, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop3 Date: August 22, 2017

Bring your photographs to life using Photoshop!

This workshop series is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Kitchen Competition: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/garden-kitchen-competition-youth-tech-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/garden-kitchen-competition-youth-tech-workshop1 Date: August 22, 2017

Students will learn about healthy living through researching simple and easy recipes. We will learn the basics of media production and how to use a dSLR camera for video production. On Thursday, students will film a “cooking competition” and prepare simple select/healthy dishes, including yogurt and granola, fruit salad, kale, and quinoa salad!

This workshop meets on August 22 and 24, and is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255 3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[DJ in a Day: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/dj-in-a-day-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/dj-in-a-day-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

Learn how to use analog and digital equipment to lay the hottest tracks at your next party.

This workshop meets on August 22 and 24, and is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7711

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/the-fence Date: August 23, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 Date: August 23, 2017

Bring your photographs to life! Kids who are younger than 14 years old are welcome to join this free workshop - we'll use Photoshop to create fun animations!

Student use photography and the Adobe Creative Suite to create fun animations.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-23 2017-08-23 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 23, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: August 23, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

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 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Coloring Book Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/seniors-coloring-book-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/seniors-coloring-book-series Date: August 23, 2017

Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state. Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered. Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity. It’s a hobby that can be taken with you wherever you go.(Seniors 60 years and over)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops Date: August 23, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production as well as post-production.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop. Workshops take place on August 21, 23, and 25.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 23, 2017

Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the Hansborough band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 23, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946b75f3791.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Design with Scratch: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/game-design-with-scratch-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/game-design-with-scratch-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 23, 2017

In this one-day workshop, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!

Workshops take place on August 21, 23, and 25.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 23, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Cottage

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946cab8fe6e.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Keva Builds: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 23, 2017

Participants will learn how to create structures using Keva Planks. They will create contraptions that will include ramps, baskets, funnels, chutes, etc. while using physics and engineering concepts.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops1 Date: August 23, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production, as well as post-production. This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-23 2017-08-23 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Music Video Madness: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/music-video-madness-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/music-video-madness-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 23, 2017

Do you sing in the shower? Are you a closet diva? Have you ever wanted to make a music video? This is your chance! Choose your favorite song and record a version of it in our recording studio (or use an original song). Create a music video for the song using DSLR cameras and iMovie. Sky’s the limit!

This workshop series is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Become a YouTuber: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/become-a-youtuber-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/become-a-youtuber-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 23, 2017

In this one-day course, youth learn to use a video camera and edit their recordings in iMovie to effectively communicate their stories in a unique and personal way.

This course is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop3 Date: August 23, 2017

Bring your photographs to life using Photoshop!

This workshop series is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Kitchen Competition: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/garden-kitchen-competition-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/garden-kitchen-competition-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 23, 2017

Kids learn video production through filming a cooking show competition in this two-day workshop! Students will learn about healthy living through researching simple and easy recipes. They will also learn the basics of media production and how to use a DSLR camera for video production. On Thursday, students will film each other in a cooking competition setting and prepare simple select dishes, including yogurt and granola, fruit salad, kale and quinoa salad!

Participants should plan to attend August 23 and August 25 youth tech workshops. This workshop series is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[T-Shirt Logo Design: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/tshirt-logo-design-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/tshirt-logo-design-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 23, 2017

Kids, younger than 14 years old, create print-ready logos and graphics on Google Chromebooks to heat press to t-shirts! This is a one-day. drop-in youth tech workshop. Workshops take place on August 21, 23, an 25.

Participants must bring their own shirts.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Webisode Challenge: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/webisode-challenge-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/webisode-challenge-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 23, 2017

Create your own webisode. Kids who are younger than 14 years old are welcome to join this free workshop to earn the skills from conception to creation of a unique series that can be streamed online. Access all the tools you need to create your series: cameras, microphones, editing equipment and actors. Become a YouTube sensation!

This class meets on August 21, 23, and 25.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7711

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[14 Sculptors Inc. On the Rock 2017 Lecture Series: Carmen & Laura Frank's "Life in the Rockaways" and Rockaway's History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/14-sculptors-inc-on-the-rock-2017-lecture-series-carmen-laura-franks-life-in-the-rockaways-and-rockaways-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/14-sculptors-inc-on-the-rock-2017-lecture-series-carmen-laura-franks-life-in-the-rockaways-and-rockaways-history Date: August 23, 2017

This free event is associated with the current NYC Parks public art exhibition On the Rock 2017: An Exhibition of Sculpture. A multimedia presentation will be led by Rockaway historians Marty Nislick and James Supple and highlight Carmen & Laura Frank's sculpture Life in the Rockaways which is part of the On the Rock exhibition.

This public art exhibition features 16 sculptures, 15 artists, and 14 sites that celebrate the spirit and beauty of the Rockaways. The featured sculptures lining the seaside range from the intimate to the monumental. The exhibition will be on view through October 9, 2017 and displayed adjacent to the newly-completed boardwalk on Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, Queens from Beach 73rd Street to Beach 108th Street.

Image Credit: Laura and Carmen Frank, Life in the Rockways, 2017, image courtesy of the artists

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Rockaway YMCA

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2017-08-23 2017-08-23 6:15 pm 8:00 pm 40.58935490000000000, -73.80112530000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596e5fb9e6b86.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/the-fence Date: August 24, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 Date: August 24, 2017

Bring your photographs to life! Kids who are younger than 14 years old are welcome to join this free workshop - we'll use Photoshop to create fun animations!

Student use photography and the Adobe Creative Suite to create fun animations.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-24 2017-08-24 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 24, 2017

Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the St. Mary's band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old. Workshops take place on August 22 and 24.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 24, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: August 24, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

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 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop1 Date: August 24, 2017

Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the Hansborough band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 24, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946b75f3791.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Design with RPG Maker: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/game-design-with-rpg-maker-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/game-design-with-rpg-maker-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 24, 2017

Ever dream of making your own video games? All it takes is a combination of your imagination and dedication to RPG Maker. Your friends can play your game as the heroes you create, traverse dungeons you craft, or thwart the evil plans your villains hatched!

This workshop meets on August 22, 24, and 26, and is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Kitchen Lab: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/garden-kitchen-lab-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/garden-kitchen-lab-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 24, 2017

The Garden Kitchen Lab is a backyard-to-table, two-day workshop that teaches agriculture and seasonal eating. Children are encouraged to love food grown well; learn about the impact of agriculture on the environment and on their health; learn how to be sustainable, starting with their choices on what to eat; eat responsibly and learn where your food comes from and who grows it. They will create digital projects that help them reflect on what they learn in the garden using the Computer Resource Center’s Macs and photo cameras.

This workshop meets on August 22 and 24, and is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-24 2017-08-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 24, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Cottage

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946cab8fe6e.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/chef-master-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/chef-master-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 24, 2017

Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography!

This workshop is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[3D Animation Music Video: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/3d-animation-music-video-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/3d-animation-music-video-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 24, 2017

Kids can create their own music videos using animated characters to dance in 3D!

Characters can be uploaded using predesigned models, or download mods and materials that are available online. This is a one-day event.

This workshop meets on August 22, 24, and 26, and is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Music Factory: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/music-factory-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/music-factory-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 24, 2017

Students learn to code everyday items (an apple!) to create musical instruments.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

This workshop takes place on August 22 and 24.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops Date: August 24, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production, as well as post-production. This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-24 2017-08-24 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Music Video Madness: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/music-video-madness-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/music-video-madness-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 24, 2017

Do you sing in the shower? Are you a closet diva? Have you ever wanted to make a music video? This is your chance! Choose your favorite song and record a version of it in our recording studio (or use an original song). Create a music video for the song using DSLR cameras and iMovie. Sky’s the limit!

This workshop series is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop3 Date: August 24, 2017

Bring your photographs to life using Photoshop!

This workshop series is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Kitchen Competition: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/garden-kitchen-competition-youth-tech-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/garden-kitchen-competition-youth-tech-workshop1 Date: August 24, 2017

Students will learn about healthy living through researching simple and easy recipes. We will learn the basics of media production and how to use a dSLR camera for video production. On Thursday, students will film a “cooking competition” and prepare simple select/healthy dishes, including yogurt and granola, fruit salad, kale, and quinoa salad!

This workshop meets on August 22 and 24, and is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255 3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[DJ in a Day: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/dj-in-a-day-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/dj-in-a-day-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 24, 2017

Learn how to use analog and digital equipment to lay the hottest tracks at your next party.

This workshop meets on August 22 and 24, and is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7711

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Salsa Concert at Pier 42]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/salsa-concert-at-pier-42 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/salsa-concert-at-pier-42 Date: August 24, 2017

You’re invited to an evening of salsa on Pier 42 featuring Los Hacheros, free empanadas, piraguas, beverages, raffles, and more!

Combo Colab and Oficina - Social Impact Design's public artwork Zig Zag Fence will also be on view. The artwork transforms the fence along the north side of Pier 42 along the bikeway with a graphically bold zig-zag gesture that draws inspiration from the way sailboats tack into the wind. The installation visually defines the temporary park, attracting visitors and bringing a dynamic visual sensibility to the overall site.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit pathstopier42.com.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Pier 42

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M369 Pier 42 2017-08-24 2017-08-24 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.71039962768555000, -73.98259735107422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5995b1191292f.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/the-fence Date: August 25, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 Date: August 25, 2017

Bring your photographs to life! Kids who are younger than 14 years old are welcome to join this free workshop - we'll use Photoshop to create fun animations!

Student use photography and the Adobe Creative Suite to create fun animations.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-25 2017-08-25 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 25, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: August 25, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

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 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops Date: August 25, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production as well as post-production.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop. Workshops take place on August 21, 23, and 25.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[3D Makerspace!: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/3d-makerspace-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/3d-makerspace-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 25, 2017

Interested in DIY projects? Interested in learning about the tech of tomorrow? This one-time workshop will introduce kids who are younger than 14 years old to the world of 3D sculpting, 3D printing, 3D scanning, CAD modeling, and so much more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 25, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946b75f3791.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Design with Scratch: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/game-design-with-scratch-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/game-design-with-scratch-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 25, 2017

In this one-day workshop, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!

Workshops take place on August 21, 23, and 25.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hand Talkers Academy: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/hand-talkers-academy-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/hand-talkers-academy-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 25, 2017

Let’s learn a new language! This one-day workshop will teach you the basics of American Sign Language.

This class meets on August 21 and 25.

This workshop is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-25 2017-08-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 25, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Cottage

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946cab8fe6e.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Code Commander: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/code-commander-youth-tech-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/code-commander-youth-tech-workshop1 Date: August 25, 2017

Kids (younger than 14 years old) learn how to code by solving a set of puzzles and by programming different members of their army. As students progress through the game, they unlock new characters that they can program and the puzzles become more challenging. They learn and apply computational thinking concepts like sequencing, pattern recognition, and automation. This is a one-time workshop to teach basic programming concepts like conditional logic, loops, and sequencing.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/adult-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/adult-imaginative-arts Date: August 25, 2017

Get your imagination going. Create intriguing art to delight family and friends. For adults of all ages. Requires fine concentration.

July: Decorative Wine Bottles

August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore

September: Silhouettes Ablaze

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d640a27d67.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Keva Builds: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 25, 2017

Participants will learn how to create structures using Keva Planks. They will create contraptions that will include ramps, baskets, funnels, chutes, etc. while using physics and engineering concepts.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops1 Date: August 25, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production, as well as post-production. This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-25 2017-08-25 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Become a YouTuber: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/become-a-youtuber-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/become-a-youtuber-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 25, 2017

In this one-day course, youth learn to use a video camera and edit their recordings in iMovie to effectively communicate their stories in a unique and personal way.

This course is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT