NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:07:45 GMT <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/everybody-tango Date: August 25, 2016

Come to Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park every Thursday from June through August to enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC, which aims at the heart of tango—confidence—and strive to build this in students quickly and effectively.

You will learn tango in a friendly and supportive community of tango dancers. Our system of teaching tango is structured and precise while also allowing our students to have fun and be creative.

We guarantee you’ll be dancing tango after your first lesson.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/am-stretch Date: August 26, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 26, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/game-social Date: August 26, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun; The Dark Crystal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/arts-culture-fun-labyrinth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/arts-culture-fun-labyrinth Date: August 26, 2016

Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors.

Jim Henson ventures into Tolkien territory in his all-Muppet fantasy feature The Dark Crystal. The titular Crystal maintains equilibrium in a mythical kingdom. When the Crystal is broken, the evil Skeksis take over, killing off the good-guy Gelflings and enslaving everyone else. Two of the Gelflings have survived: Jen was raised by the all-knowing Mystics, while Kira grew up amongst the swamp-dwelling Podlings. Jen and Kira join forces to "heal" the precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their world.

In case of rain the event moves indoors.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2016-08-26 2016-08-26 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576d8608c96a9.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: August 27, 2016

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: August 27, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[11th Annual Great Harlem Community Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/11th-annual-great-harlem-community-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/11th-annual-great-harlem-community-garden-tour Date: August 27, 2016

Harlem community gardeners invite the public to tour Harlem's amazing grassroots green oases.

Visit opulent gardens and urban farms, growing unique vegetables, fields of pollen-rich wild flowers, and native plants, herbs, fruit, peanuts, and cotton. There are gazebos, hoop houses, hydroponic growing systems, grape arbors, ponds, highly-developed composting systems and more in this sampling of Harlem's Community Gardens.

The event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with breakfast with a sumptuous breakfast at the J.D. Wilson Garden on 122nd Street, and end at 5:00 p.m. with a traditional Harlem cook out at the William A. Harris Garden at 153rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. The tour will cover more than fifteen of Harlem's incredible green gems.

Some gardens began over 30 years ago, transforming sun-parched and rubble-strewn abandoned city lots into lush gardens. Newer gardens abound where neighbors have recently come together to reclaim wasting lots.

Attendees are encouraged to bicycle or walk the tour; however, thanks to Greenthumb and NYC Parks, buses will transport folks who cannot walk or use alternative transportation. In addition to buses provided by Greenthumb and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Philipp Rassman, a gardener at the Morris-Jumel Garden on West 162nd Street, will head up the Bicycle Brigade of tourists. Eren Gibson of the Truce/McCracken Garden on 118th Street and St Nicholas will lead the brave-soled walkers.

Sponsors for the event include Greenthumb and NYC Parks, Harlem Gardens, Partnership for Parks, The William A. Harris Garden, NYCCGC (The NYC Community Garden Coalition), and Project Harmony, Inc.

Rain date: Sunday, August 28.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joseph Daniel Wilson Garden

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.80770111083984400, -73.95059967041016000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Unveiling The Justice Tree Mural Project: Cultivating Agency Through Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/unveiling-the-justice-tree-mural-project-cultivating-agency-through-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/unveiling-the-justice-tree-mural-project-cultivating-agency-through-art Date: August 27, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Market is unveiling the Justice Tree Mural, a collaborative communal project between four New York City food producers and three visual artists, that envisions food justice as a tool for planetary transformation.

The 8.5' wide by 12' high mural will stand at the head of the community market, the site of the weekly Saturday farmers market. The art piece is intended to stimulate more than superficial conversations about food, justice, and equity needed to address deeper systemic issues which promote the injustice and inequities within our food system. The vision of the mural is to cultivate a deeper communal awareness around the layers of oppression and inequity in the United States food system and inspire communities to exercise their sovereign human right to participate in a just food system.

The Hattie Carthan Community market is a community revitalization project that grew out of an abandoned, trash strewn lot put into the use of the commons by Food Justice farmer/multi-disciplinary artist Yonnette Fleming, 13 elderly Hattie Carthan gardeners, and hundreds of community volunteers. The market opened for its eighth season this year providing Bedford Stuyvesant youths and community with cultural programs food justice educational programming and increased access to local food.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: August 27, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: August 27, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to Anthony.traverso@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[First Quincy Street Community Garden Party Fundraiser]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/first-quincy-street-community-garden-party-fundraiser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/first-quincy-street-community-garden-party-fundraiser Date: August 28, 2016

Join the First Quincy Street Community Garden as they perform two plays, poetry, music, and games at this garden fundraiser. Bring your own food; the garden will provide tables, chairs, beverages, and dessert.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Quincy Street Community Garden

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2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.68790054321300000, -73.94429779052700000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: August 28, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary opens this Sunday and every Sunday through Thanksgiving of this year.

Come see medicinal herbs growing in their habitat, sacred groves, a pyramid garden, a labyrinth garden, and exciting urban agriculture technologies.

There will be free cooking demonstrations and a Pick Upon Demand Farm Stand from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/am-stretch Date: August 29, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 30, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tai-chi-class Date: August 30, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: August 30, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323a091c130.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/am-stretch Date: August 30, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 30, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 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 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-knits Date: August 30, 2016

Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

To register, call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 30, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 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 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 30, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 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 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 30, 2016

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

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/game-social Date: August 30, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/walking-meditation Date: August 31, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park: Sacred Sounds Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/yoga-class Date: August 31, 2016

Join a yoga class at Washington Square Park! All abilities are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat. Drop-ins are welcome. Classes are free and open to the public.

This class is brought to you by Sacred Sounds Yoga.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bebd03dd66.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/am-stretch Date: August 31, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater Date: August 31, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to Vivian.jett@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 345-2706

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Nutrition Education and Cooking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/free-nutrition-education-cooking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/free-nutrition-education-cooking-workshop Date: August 31, 2016

St. Mary's Recreation Center and New York Cares presents Free Nutrition and Education Workshop for adults ages 55 and older.

Join this 10-session course and learn vital, new nutrition informaion, and spark delicious food discussions.

Let's discuss, prepare, and enjoy healthy and delicious recipies.

Space is limited. Please register here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 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 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/game-social Date: August 31, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: West Side Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/arts-culture-fun-notorious http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/arts-culture-fun-notorious Date: August 31, 2016

Bring a blanket, a chair and a friend and enjoy a free movie screening of the classic musical, West Side Story (1961). This movie is held outdoors and it's FREE!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-448-2500

Location: Snug Harbor

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2016-08-31 2016-08-31 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.64310073852539000, -74.10179901123047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57910ecb02d3e.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 1, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dances for a Variable Population]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/dances-for-a-variable-population http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/dances-for-a-variable-population Date: September 1, 2016

Participate in a free weekly outdoor dance class, promoting strong and creative movement, for adults of all ages and abilities. DVP's lively, fun and free programs bring beautifully crafted choreography that extends and improves the quality of life. DVP believes in dance that engages communities as participants and audience members.

Wear comfortable clothes! This class is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/am-stretch Date: September 1, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/human-chess Date: September 1, 2016

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as an embodied team sport at Human Chess.

We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece (King, Queen, Bishop, etc.), and play the game with a group as a team.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/am-stretch Date: September 2, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 2, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/bingo Date: September 2, 2016

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

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59b1b753ac.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dances for All Abilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/dance-for-seniors Date: September 2, 2016

Summer on the Hudson with Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company will lead Variable Pop, a dance workshop for seniors and all other ages and abilities.

Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

All are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f56d2243569.JPG Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:00:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: September 3, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 3, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 3, 2016

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 3, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Neptune at Opposition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-neptune-at-opposition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-neptune-at-opposition Date: September 3, 2016

Join us for an Astronomy evening: Neptune at Opposition.

NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folkloreof the universe. Join us at Beach 116th Street at the Boardwalk to explore the evening sky. The Urban Park Rangers will use binoculars, telescopes, and the naked eye to explore the autumn night sky. All equipment provided. Feel free to bring your own binoculars or telescopes and set them up next to the experts.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th St (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57680130004900000, -73.83709716796900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577fd69a8d0dd.jpg Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: September 4, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary opens this Sunday and every Sunday through Thanksgiving of this year.

Come see medicinal herbs growing in their habitat, sacred groves, a pyramid garden, a labyrinth garden, and exciting urban agriculture technologies.

There will be free cooking demonstrations and a Pick Upon Demand Farm Stand from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/am-stretch Date: September 5, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 6, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/tai-chi-class Date: September 6, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/am-stretch Date: September 6, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 6, 2016

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

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/walking-meditation Date: September 7, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-07 2016-09-07 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park: Sacred Sounds Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/yoga-class Date: September 7, 2016

Join a yoga class at Washington Square Park! All abilities are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat. Drop-ins are welcome. Classes are free and open to the public.

This class is brought to you by Sacred Sounds Yoga.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-07 2016-09-07 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bebd03dd66.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/am-stretch Date: September 7, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-07 2016-09-07 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Nutrition Education and Cooking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/free-nutrition-education-cooking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/free-nutrition-education-cooking-workshop Date: September 7, 2016

St. Mary's Recreation Center and New York Cares presents Free Nutrition and Education Workshop for adults ages 55 and older.

Join this 10-session course and learn vital, new nutrition informaion, and spark delicious food discussions.

Let's discuss, prepare, and enjoy healthy and delicious recipies.

Space is limited. Please register here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 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 2016-09-07 2016-09-07 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 8, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dances for a Variable Population]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/dances-for-a-variable-population http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/dances-for-a-variable-population Date: September 8, 2016

Participate in a free weekly outdoor dance class, promoting strong and creative movement, for adults of all ages and abilities. DVP's lively, fun and free programs bring beautifully crafted choreography that extends and improves the quality of life. DVP believes in dance that engages communities as participants and audience members.

Wear comfortable clothes! This class is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/am-stretch Date: September 8, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/human-chess Date: September 8, 2016

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as an embodied team sport at Human Chess.

We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece (King, Queen, Bishop, etc.), and play the game with a group as a team.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art through Gardening: Open Garden Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/public-art-through-gardening-open-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/public-art-through-gardening-open-garden-workshop Date: September 8, 2016

Artist Juanli Carrión and a gardener from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Brooklyn Urban Gardener program will lead this garden workshop at the public art installation Outer Seed Shadow (OSS). OSS is a geopolitical garden in the shape of Brooklyn that features 36 different plants chosen by immigrants living in the borough. Placed according to the interviewees’ physical locations within Brooklyn, the plants represent the immigrants, their communities, and the diversity of the borough. Participants will tend to the garden plants, learn about plant origins and care, and discuss how the installation addresses issues of immigration.

Please RSVP here

For more information about the Outer Seed Shadow, please visit outerseedshadow.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Myrtle Avenue Plaza (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69322620167900000, -73.97394633293200000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/am-stretch Date: September 9, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 9, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/bingo Date: September 9, 2016

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

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59b1b753ac.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Borough Bocce Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/staten-island-borough-bocce-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/staten-island-borough-bocce-tournament Date: September 10, 2016

Join us for the Staten Island Borough Bocce Tournament on September 10th at South Beach. Registration begins at 8:00am and tournament play will begin at 9:00am. Located at Father Capodanno Blvd and Doty Ave.

The top two teams will advance to play in the Citywide Finals on September 17th in South Beach, Staten Island.

Teams of 4 welcome and open to Adults 18+

The rain date for this event is Sunday, September 11th 2016.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-6172

Location: Staten Island (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.59299850463900000, -74.06120300293000000 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Borough Bocce Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/bronx-borough-bocce-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/bronx-borough-bocce-tournament Date: September 10, 2016

Join us for the Bronx Borough Bocce Tournament on September 10th at Pelham Bay Park. Registration begins at 8:00am and tournament play will begin at 9:00am. Intersection of Bruckner Blvd and Middletown Road near Playground for all children.

The top two teams will advance to play in the Citywide Finals on September 17th in South Beach, Staten Island.

Teams of 4 welcome and open to Adults 18+

The rain date for this event is Sunday, September 11th 2016.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: Chris Suarez

Location: Bocce Court (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.84840011596680000, -73.82279968261719000 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Borough Bocce Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/brooklyn-borough-bocce-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/brooklyn-borough-bocce-tournament Date: September 10, 2016

Join us for the Brooklyn Borough Bocce Tournament on September 10th at Dyker Beach Park . Registration begins at 8:00am and tournament play will begin at 9:00am. Located at 86th Street between 13th and 14th Aveunes.

The top two teams will advance to play in the Citywide Finals on September 17th in South Beach, Staten Island.

Teams of 4 welcome and open to Adults 18+

The rain date for this event is Sunday, September 11th 2016.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: South Lawn (in Dyker Beach Park)

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B028 Dyker Beach Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.61193084716800000, -74.01429748535200000 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Borough Bocce Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/queens-borough-bocce-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/queens-borough-bocce-tournament Date: September 10, 2016

Join us for the Queens Borough Bocce Tournament on September 10th at Juniper Valley Park, Middle Village Queens . Registration begins at 8:30 am and tournament play will begin at 9:00am. Located at 76th Street and Juniper Blvd. South

The top two teams will advance to play in the Citywide Finals on September 17th in South Beach, Staten Island.

Teams of 4 welcome and open to Adults 18+

The rain date for this event is Sunday, September 11th 2016.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Queens (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 8:30 am 4:30 pm 40.72029876709000000, -73.88040161132800000 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: September 10, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Having Fun with Our Food: Creative Composting at the RIPA Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/having-fun-with-our-food-creative-composting-at-the-ripa-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/having-fun-with-our-food-creative-composting-at-the-ripa-urban-farm Date: September 10, 2016

How can solar panels assist in composting? How can worms help get the job done?" Come visit this unique learning farm on the south end of Randall's Island, see the Randall's Island Park Alliance's Urban Farm's aerated 3-bin system in action, and get a sneak-peak at the worm bin we'll be raffling off at the end of our series!

Tour 1
10:00 a.m. - RSVP here

Tour 2
2:00 p.m. - RSVP here

Composting mitigates organic waste and creates a healthy soil amendment for use on street trees and in gardens. Various locations on Randall's Island showcase many of the ingenious methods farms and gardens use to re-use organic waste!

This session will be great for kids and families! This is the second event in three-session Having Fun with Our Food series.

Please note: Attendees must RSVP for each workshop on Eventbrite.com. For more information, please email rachelboeglin@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Manhattan Borough Bocce Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/manhattan-borough-bocce-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/manhattan-borough-bocce-tournament Date: September 10, 2016

Join us for the Manhattan Borough Bocce Tournament on September 10th at James J Walker Park . Registration begins at 10:00 am and tournament play will begin at 11:00am. Located at Hudson and Clarkson Street.

The top two teams will advance to play in the Citywide Finals on September 17th in South Beach, Staten Island.

Teams of 4 welcome and open to Adults 18+

The rain date for this event is Sunday, September 11th 2016.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0103

Location: Manhattan (in James J Walker Park)

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M038 James J Walker Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 10:00 am 4:30 pm 40.72977730640000000, -74.00611025710000000 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 10, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dance Away the Night - Salsa!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/arts-culture-fun-presents-dance-away-the-night-salsa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/arts-culture-fun-presents-dance-away-the-night-salsa Date: September 10, 2016

Join the Dance Away the Night series for sounds by DJ Cocotaso. Come dance to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & More!

Featuring lessons and performances by Piel Canela Dance School. Don't miss it!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 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 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574f0520b8d64.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: September 10, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to Sarah.Bishow@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Green-Up Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/bronx-green-up-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/bronx-green-up-harvest-festival Date: September 10, 2016

Bronx Green-Up, International Rescue Committee, and GreenThumb of NYC Parks will celebrate the efforts of community gardeners citywide with an annual Harvest Festival.

Join us at the New Roots Community Farm for food, music, activities for kids, and the Harvest Contest, featuring prizes for best vegetables and fruits, floral arrangements, garden photos, and pies! Contest entries must be submitted by 2:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Bronx Green-Up at (718) 817-8026 or email bronxgreenup@nybg.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2016-09-10 2016-09-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.82122039794922000, -73.92516326904297000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 11, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-11 2016-09-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: September 11, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary opens this Sunday and every Sunday through Thanksgiving of this year.

Come see medicinal herbs growing in their habitat, sacred groves, a pyramid garden, a labyrinth garden, and exciting urban agriculture technologies.

There will be free cooking demonstrations and a Pick Upon Demand Farm Stand from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-09-11 2016-09-11 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/am-stretch Date: September 12, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-12 2016-09-12 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 12, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-12 2016-09-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 13, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-13 2016-09-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/tai-chi-class Date: September 13, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-13 2016-09-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/am-stretch Date: September 13, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-13 2016-09-13 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 13, 2016

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

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-13 2016-09-13 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Making Compost Work for You]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/greenthumb-workshop-making-compost-work-for-you http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/greenthumb-workshop-making-compost-work-for-you Date: September 13, 2016

Your compost has cured all summer long, now you can learn how to use the finished product! Compost is an important soil amendment that helps improve soil structure and health.

In this hands-on workshop, learn the many benefits of compost. We will be discussing how to measure the maturity of your compost and the different ways to use compost for flowers, vegetables, houseplants, and trees.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the NYC Compost Project at the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden

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2016-09-13 2016-09-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72430038452100000, -73.98210144043000000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/walking-meditation Date: September 14, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-14 2016-09-14 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/am-stretch Date: September 14, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-14 2016-09-14 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Nutrition Education and Cooking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/free-nutrition-education-cooking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/free-nutrition-education-cooking-workshop Date: September 14, 2016

St. Mary's Recreation Center and New York Cares presents Free Nutrition and Education Workshop for adults ages 55 and older.

Join this 10-session course and learn vital, new nutrition informaion, and spark delicious food discussions.

Let's discuss, prepare, and enjoy healthy and delicious recipies.

Space is limited. Please register here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 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 2016-09-14 2016-09-14 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Healthy Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/greenthumb-workshop-healthy-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/greenthumb-workshop-healthy-trees Date: September 14, 2016

Join us for a walk through the Lower East Side’s historic community gardens to look at trees and learn how to successfully cultivate garden and street trees.

This workshop will discuss multiple topics including tree identification, how to choose the right tree for the right site, and how the palette of street trees is selected for its tolerance of rough urban conditions, as well as ways to keep your trees healthy and vigorous.

We will explore the ornamental features of selected exotic and native species, and touch on cultural practices, such as the pruning, mulching, and watering and cultural requirement, such as certain trees being salt-, drought-, pollution-, and compaction-tolerant.

This is a walking tour. The group will leave the starting location at East Seventh Street and Avenue B at 5:45 p.m.

Presented in partnership with Ronen Gamil.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Corner of East Seventh Street and Avenue B (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2016-09-14 2016-09-14 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.72514341902900000, -73.98124945163700000 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 15, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dances for a Variable Population]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/dances-for-a-variable-population http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/dances-for-a-variable-population Date: September 15, 2016

Participate in a free weekly outdoor dance class, promoting strong and creative movement, for adults of all ages and abilities. DVP's lively, fun and free programs bring beautifully crafted choreography that extends and improves the quality of life. DVP believes in dance that engages communities as participants and audience members.

Wear comfortable clothes! This class is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/am-stretch Date: September 15, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 15, 2016

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/human-chess Date: September 15, 2016

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as an embodied team sport at Human Chess.

We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece (King, Queen, Bishop, etc.), and play the game with a group as a team.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/am-stretch Date: September 16, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 16, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/bingo Date: September 16, 2016

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

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59b1b753ac.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: September 16, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: September 17, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 17, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/greenthumb-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/greenthumb-harvest-fair Date: September 17, 2016

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvests!

Bring your best harvest from your GreenThumb Community Garden to win prizes and join us as we celebrate the close of the growing season. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.

Activities for all ages include:

• GreenThumb’s second annual Fresh Chef Contest Sign up here.
• Harvest Fair Contest
• Workshops
• Face painting
• Zumba
• Puppet-making workshop
• Raffle prizes
• Cooking Demos
• Decorate a vegetable
• First Annual Garden Recognition Award
• Live Entertainment and More!

Rain or Shine

Volunteer
Get involved! We are still seeking volunteers for the Harvest Fair. Sign up to gain event operations experience. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to volunteer, please register through the Google Form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Diamante Garden

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2016-09-17 2016-09-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79790115356445000, -73.93640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bdc4c6782ec.JPG Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: September 17, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: September 18, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary opens this Sunday and every Sunday through Thanksgiving of this year.

Come see medicinal herbs growing in their habitat, sacred groves, a pyramid garden, a labyrinth garden, and exciting urban agriculture technologies.

There will be free cooking demonstrations and a Pick Upon Demand Farm Stand from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT