NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:29:40 GMT <![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-in-the-square Date: June 21, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: June 21, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Music New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/arts-culture-fun-make-music-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/arts-culture-fun-make-music-new-york Date: June 21, 2018

Celebrate the longest day of the year with a music revue with performances by Roquois, Dancing Goats, The Lo-Fi’s, Prospect, the Brooklyn Summer and more. The show is curated by Maximus Music recording studio.

Make Music New York Inc. is a non-profit organization which brings New Yorkers and their communities together twice a year for summer and winter solstice by providing free music throughout the five boroughs. On these days musicians of all types of age, level, culture, style, etc. are invited to sign up to host or perform at one of their hundreds of venues and locations.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72016525268555000, -73.94971466064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b082b1355f4f.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:14:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice Concert and Beach Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-solstice-concert-and-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-solstice-concert-and-walk Date: June 21, 2018

Celebrate the Summer solstice and Make Music Day with summer evening musical performance and beach walk.

Enjoy the unique sweet sound and music of The Staten Island Snugs, a five member, four-part harmony outfit, with lead guitar, bass, flute, keys and drums. A Staten Island favorite, with original songs along with old favorites including Beatles, classic rock, folk, blues and even some tin pan alley.

Afterwards enjoy a narrated guided walking tour along the Conference House Park shoreline on the longest day of the year!

This event co-sponsored by the Tottenville Civic Association.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.50307446669900000, -74.25323104858400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afdca2f03cca.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:14:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: June 21, 2018

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

This week's class will take place at the end of Pier I at 70th Street.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da9778d506.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Music New York with OnnaDi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/arts-culture-fun-make-music-new-york-with-onna-di http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/arts-culture-fun-make-music-new-york-with-onna-di Date: June 21, 2018

This concert is conducted in partnership with Make Music New York.

OnnaDi, Staten Island-based R&B artist, singer, and songwriter performs at the South Beach Gazebo.

About Make Music New York
Comprised of musicians of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels, they perform in public spaces throughout the five boroughs. Over its ten year history, it has grown to become NYC’s largest one-day collection of free, outdoor concerts.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 390-8023

Location: South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.58959197998047000, -74.06551361083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afee976a5071.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:29:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Rescheduled: Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Samba Workshop with Quenia Ribeiro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/rescheduled-arts-culture-fun-ailey-extension-samba-workshop-with-quenia-ribeiro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/rescheduled-arts-culture-fun-ailey-extension-samba-workshop-with-quenia-ribeiro Date: June 21, 2018

This event has been rescheduled from May 18.

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Join us for a Samba (with live drums) workshop with Ailey instructor Quenia Ribeiro.

Let us know you're joining us! RSVP on Eventbrite at sambawithailey.eventbrite.com.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Cuyler Gore (in Cuyler Gore Park)

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B026 Cuyler Gore Park 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.68569946289062500, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f0a7ad703.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 12:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bingo!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/bryant-park-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/bryant-park-bingo Date: June 21, 2018

Game on! This classic game of chance goes outside for play in the park. Comedian Andy Ross hosts with music by DJ Flip Bundlez.

FREE to play with prizes for every win.

Please note: Pre-registration suggested. Register on Eventbrite. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. In case of rain, BINGO! will be cancelled.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-21 2018-06-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af4bb7016a50.jpg Wed, 23 May 2018 12:14:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: June 22, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-22 2018-06-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 22, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-22 2018-06-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts (Adults)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/adults-imaginative-arts Date: June 22, 2018

Adults use their imagination to create works of art by employing various artistic techniques. They will be encouraged to discuss and share to bounce ideas from each other.

April: Showers Painted Art - Create an imaginative work inspired by the season’s rain. We will be using paints and pastels for vibrant colors.
May: Flowers - 2D and 3D Mix Media Art on Parchment Paper
June: Rockin' Art Painting on Rocks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-22 2018-06-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 22, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-22 2018-06-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:59:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/fitness-in-the-park Date: June 23, 2018

Join the Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition for Saturday morning 'Fitness in the Park' light exercise sessions. Water will be provided to all.

Please note that there will be no session on Saturday, July 7.

This group is generously supported by Council Member Andy King through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 917-754-0463

Location: Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.88523096145100000, -73.83965158462500000 Thu, 31 May 2018 13:14:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - West African Dance with Maguette Camara]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/arts-culture-fun-west-african-dance-with-maguette-camara http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/arts-culture-fun-west-african-dance-with-maguette-camara Date: June 23, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Join us for a West African Dance workshop (with live drums) with Maguette Camara outdoors in the park.

Let us know you're joining us! RSVP on eventbrite at westafricandancewithailey.eventbrite.com.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Marcy Ave and Greene Ave (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69010162353500000, -73.94650268554700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f1e1d8baa.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 09:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 23, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Alvin Flythe Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/arts-culture-fun-alvin-flythe-quartet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/arts-culture-fun-alvin-flythe-quartet Date: June 23, 2018

In partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America. A professional musician for over 50 years, Queens-born saxophonist / multi-instrumentalist Alvin Flythe has worked with Duke Ellington, Roy Haynes, Little Jimmy Scott and the Gap Band. His small-group jazz performances, like this one, offer searing tributes to sax greats like John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt.

This event is sponsored by Council Member Ben Kallos.

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Andrew Haswell Green Park

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M108Q1 Andrew Haswell Green Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75970077514648400, -73.95760345458984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad63ce0b5239.jpg Mon, 14 May 2018 09:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 24, 2018

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow-moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-06-24 2018-06-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96b01e6f1e.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: June 25, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 25, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 25, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 25, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 25, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Artist Talk: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/artist-talk-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/25/artist-talk-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: June 25, 2018

Join Naima Green and curator Oluremi C. Onabanjo in a disucssion about the Arsenal Gallery exhibition A Collective Utterance.

About the Exhibition

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-25 2018-06-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: June 26, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-26 2018-06-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movement Classes for Adults and Seniors at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park Date: June 26, 2018

Get your body moving this summer with fun, unique dance classes that promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. Classes are led by Dances founder, dancer/choreographer/teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas.

Classes brought to you by the Washington Square Park Conservancy and NYC Parks

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 2018-06-26 2018-06-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aff3c339cbe4.png Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-cycle to Art-Decorative Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/upcycle-to-artdecorative-arts-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/upcycle-to-artdecorative-arts-adults Date: June 26, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). No soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art. Facilitator offers prompts, while allowing for individual expression.

April: Rain in a Bottle
May: Boxes and Things
June: Rock and Roll Diorama

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-26 2018-06-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 26, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-26 2018-06-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: June 26, 2018

Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts.

Call (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-26 2018-06-26 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4eb1dd2b2c.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: June 27, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/arts-culture-fun-drawing-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/arts-culture-fun-drawing-in-the-park Date: June 27, 2018

Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to drawing from life by observing natural and man-made settings while exploring beautiful Conference House Park. We will embark on walks to study proportion, perspective, and other artistic principles.

Outdoor sketching workshops will meet at the historic Biddle House. Art materials are provided, bringing a lawn chair is suggested but not a requirement.

The workshops are free and pre-registration is recommended. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b18233c0f6d0.jpg Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 27, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas Date: June 27, 2018

Adults will create mini dioramas, delicate miniature paper cuttings-to-art card editions and originals (ACEO), and cardboard art. Participants will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create.

Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: ACEO Cardboard Art (Florals, Still Life, Landscape) Mix Media
June: Rockin' Art Painted Rocks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 27, 2018

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820ad44a031.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-in-the-square Date: June 28, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: June 28, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 28, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: June 28, 2018

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96d6410bb6.JPG Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor Painting by the River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-with-watercolor-painting-by-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-with-watercolor-painting-by-the-river Date: June 28, 2018

Join us for a free watercolor painting series along the river. Ashton Agbomenou will teach free adult watercolor classes demonstrating how to use line, shape, and color to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the 2 hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

About the Artist: Ashton is a freelance painter and filmmaker with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Harlem, New York he studied classical painting at the High School of Art & Design and the Art Students League of New York.

The classes are for 18 years old and older.

Classes on May 24, June 28, and July 12, 2018. Sign up for one or all three!

Please note: This event is free but space is limited; please RSVP to https://watercoloratbushwickinlet.eventbrite.com

In case of rain the class moves indoors.

In partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Lawn behind the soccer field (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72280120849600000, -73.96199798584000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c871363ccb.jpg Tue, 29 May 2018 09:44:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: June 29, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts (Adults)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/adults-imaginative-arts Date: June 29, 2018

Adults use their imagination to create works of art by employing various artistic techniques. They will be encouraged to discuss and share to bounce ideas from each other.

April: Showers Painted Art - Create an imaginative work inspired by the season’s rain. We will be using paints and pastels for vibrant colors.
May: Flowers - 2D and 3D Mix Media Art on Parchment Paper
June: Rockin' Art Painting on Rocks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Celebration of Ingmar Bergman - Movie Screening: Smiles of a Summer Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/arts-culture-fun-ingmar-film-festival-seventh-seal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/arts-culture-fun-ingmar-film-festival-seventh-seal Date: June 29, 2018

Join us this summer for special movie screenings of Ingmar Bergman films, part of a worldwide celebration to mark the 100-year anniversary of the birth of renowned director and writer Ingmar Bergman (1918 - 2007).

Bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy the summer night.

Smiles of a Summer Night
After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. Chock-full of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms delivered by such Swedish screen legends as Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night is one of cinema’s great comedies.

Accessibility
Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 9:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.72140121459961000, -73.95050048828125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abd280231e61.jpg Wed, 23 May 2018 09:59:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/fitness-in-the-park Date: June 30, 2018

Join the Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition for Saturday morning 'Fitness in the Park' light exercise sessions. Water will be provided to all.

Please note that there will be no session on Saturday, July 7.

This group is generously supported by Council Member Andy King through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 917-754-0463

Location: Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.88523096145100000, -73.83965158462500000 Thu, 31 May 2018 13:14:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-presents-henry-v http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-presents-henry-v Date: June 30, 2018

Join us for the Queensboro Dance Festival, an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens. For the full Queens tour schedule, visit www.queensborodancefestival.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.59339904785156000, -73.75119781494140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abd0d2b23bd5.jpg Tue, 01 May 2018 10:28:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Phil Young Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-the-phil-young-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-the-phil-young-experience Date: June 30, 2018

In partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America. Phil Young, is the drummer, and leader of "the Harlem Hip" - as recently seen in The New Yorker. A much-loved figure in the uptown community, Phil Young has played with legendary figures like Bobby "Blue" Bland, Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Art Farmer and Dizzy Gillespie. This special event features the full lineup of his "Experience" band, with special guests.

The Phil Young Experience:

Phil Young - drums

Mel Davis - keyboards, vocals

Marvin Horne - guitar

Patience Higgins - saxophone

James Zollar - trumpet

Michael Rorby - trombone

Gary Fritz - percussion

In partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America. Phil Young, drummer, and leader of "the Harlem Hip" - as recently seen in The New Yorker. A much-loved figure in the uptown community, Phil Young has played with legendary figures like Bobby "Blue" Bland, George Benson, Art Farmer and Dizzy Gillespie. This special event features the full lineup of his "Experience" band, with special guests.

Supported by Council Member Bill Perkins

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80400085449219000, -73.94539642333984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6a18c02fa73.jpg Thu, 31 May 2018 09:59:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 1, 2018

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow-moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96b01e6f1e.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs.org Presents: Laughter in the Park 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp Date: July 1, 2018

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor weekly comedy series, presented by NYLaughs.org, that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer.

Every Sunday starting June 24, you can catch up to two hours of stand-up comedy performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.

Please bring a blanket and a picnic basket!

For more information, please visit Laughter in the Park's website.

Lineup
(Bookings are subject to change):

Headliner: Bonnie McFarlane
Bonnie McFarlane is a comedian, writer, actress, and director who currently co-hosts the podcast My Wife Hates Me with her husband Rich Vos. In 2004, she competed on NBC's Last Comic Standing and later scored stand-up specials with HBO's One Night Stand and Comedy Central Presents. In 2014, McFarlane wrote and directed the documentary Women Aren't Funny, and she published the memoir You're Better Than Me two years later.

Also appearing: Kerry Coddett
Kerry Coddett is currently a staff writer on Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, produced by John Oliver, and airing on HBO. Kerry has also appeared on season 2 of HBO's Crashing, and has made appearances on BET's The Rundown w/ Robin Thede and performed stand up on BET's 50 Central. In 2017, Kerry was crowned the winner of the Caroline's on Broadway Comedy Madness Competition. Beating out 63 comedians, she was also the first woman to win! She was the most frequent guest panelist on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, a recurring cast member on MTV's Joking Off and she's also appeared on Tru TV's Comedy Knockout, Comedy Central's Why w/ Hannibal Burress, Huffington Post Live, and Essence Live.

and more...

Laughter in the Park 2018 Schedule
Our shows are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 24 - Wolfe's Pond Park in Staten Island, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 1 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 8 - Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 22 - Old Bandshell Lawn at Tompkins Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About NYLaughs
NYLaughs.org is a unique performing arts non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public, live comedy shows. We want to celebrate and deepen an appreciation of the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the city a happier and healthier place through laughter.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the men and women of NYC Parks!

"Laughter in the Park" is a passion project run solely by volunteers. Funding for Laughter in the Park 2018 is also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at LMCC.net. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. Additionally, NYLaughs is the recipient of Community Arts Grant from the Washington Square Park Conservatory. NYLaughs would like to acknowledge our sponsor Manhattan Mini-Storage, a NY business that is focused on the health and wellness of New Yorkers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Lawn in front of Castle Clinton (in Battery Park City)

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M283 Battery Park City 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70370519751800000, -74.01605111997100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1a34cea37dc.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/02/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/02/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 2, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-02 2018-07-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: July 2, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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 2018-07-02 2018-07-02 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 2, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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 2018-07-02 2018-07-02 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 2, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-02 2018-07-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: July 2, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-07-02 2018-07-02 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 3, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-03 2018-07-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movement Classes for Adults and Seniors at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park Date: July 3, 2018

Get your body moving this summer with fun, unique dance classes that promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. Classes are led by Dances founder, dancer/choreographer/teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas.

Classes brought to you by the Washington Square Park Conservancy and NYC Parks

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 2018-07-03 2018-07-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aff3c339cbe4.png Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 3, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-03 2018-07-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: July 3, 2018

Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts.

Call (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-03 2018-07-03 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4eb1dd2b2c.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 4, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-04 2018-07-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/summer-in-the-square Date: July 5, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-07-05 2018-07-05 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 5, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-05 2018-07-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 5, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-05 2018-07-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Extended Summer Evenings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/extended-summer-evenings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/extended-summer-evenings Date: July 5, 2018

QBG is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden every Thursday evening in July and August.

Note: Last entry to the Garden is at 7:45pm. The Visitor & Admiration Building is open until 7:30pm every Thursday evening, except for August 16.

During Extended Summer Evenings, guests are expected to follow QBG etiquette. Please read our rules in advance to enjoy your evening as much as possible: queensbotanical.org/etiquette

Regular Garden admission applies.
QBG Members get in for FREE.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-05 2018-07-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eabeec7942.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: July 5, 2018

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-07-05 2018-07-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96d6410bb6.JPG Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 6, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-06 2018-07-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 6, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-06 2018-07-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert Date: July 6, 2018

Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring the group Taikoza. They have created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means "big drums" - and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Asser Levy Playground

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2018-07-06 2018-07-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73669815063476600, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99bf60c1534.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:44:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers Date: July 6, 2018

NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do,
join hands for a Virginia Reel and step right up and holler “yeehoo”!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2018-07-06 2018-07-06 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.58343065130300000, -73.81506925821300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad50530454ac.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 7, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Tours: Deserts and Tropics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/seasonal-tours-deserts-and-tropics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/seasonal-tours-deserts-and-tropics Date: July 7, 2018

Tours will feature plants in the garden that are native to other climates, including those in a tropical bed a display of cacti and succulents, and other seasonal highlights.

Included with Garden admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-07 2018-07-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ead769593a.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Desert Dish: Create a Succulent Terrarium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/desert-dish-create-a-succulent-terrarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/desert-dish-create-a-succulent-terrarium Date: July 7, 2018

Bring home your own miniature desert environment. Choose from a variety of cacti and succulents to create an open-air succulent terrarium in a ceramic container and learn tips for succulent care. All materials provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-07 2018-07-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eac9f3f833.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 8, 2018

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow-moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-07-08 2018-07-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96b01e6f1e.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 8, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-08 2018-07-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - House Dance with Kim Holmes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/arts-culture-fun-house-dance-with-kim-holmes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/arts-culture-fun-house-dance-with-kim-holmes Date: July 8, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Join us for a house dance workshop with Ailey instructor Kim Holmes. This is part of the yearly Soul Summit event!

Let us know you're joining us! RSVP on Eventbrite.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back tothe people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Central Lawn (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2018-07-08 2018-07-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69038712179300000, -73.97445058822600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4c7ab2e8ff.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 11:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Tours: Deserts and Tropics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/seasonal-tours-deserts-and-tropics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/seasonal-tours-deserts-and-tropics Date: July 8, 2018

Tours will feature plants in the garden that are native to other climates, including those in a tropical bed a display of cacti and succulents, and other seasonal highlights.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 17188863800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-08 2018-07-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eade58394e.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs.org Presents: Laughter in the Park 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp Date: July 8, 2018

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor weekly comedy series, presented by NYLaughs.org, that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer.

Every Sunday starting June 24, you can catch up to two hours of stand-up comedy performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.

Please bring a blanket and a picnic basket!

For more information, please visit Laughter in the Park's website.

Lineup
(Bookings are subject to change):

Headliner: Dean Edwards
As one of the stars of MTV2's hit show, Guy Code, Dean Edwards helped the show become the networks most successful show in its history. He also hosted a season of TV One's clip show, VIDIOTS, and served as a correspondent on BET's Don't Sleep hosted by TJ Holmes. Dean Edwards made his mark in comedy during two successful seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live With such memorable impressions as Don Cheadle, Michael Jackson, and Denzel Washington, as well as such original characters as Man in Elevator and Cop#2. Dean is a headlining favorite at comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has made several late night appearances. He is also a favorite and frequent guest on Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed, and is frequently providing comedic commentary on various network highlight shows.

more to come....

Laughter in the Park Schedule
Our shows are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 24 - Wolfe's Pond Park in Staten Island, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 1 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 8 - Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 22 - Old Bandshell Lawn at Tompkins Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About NYLaughs
NYLaughs.org is a unique performing arts non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public, live comedy shows. We want to celebrate and deepen an appreciation of the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the city a happier and healthier place through laughter.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the men and women of NYC Parks!

"Laughter in the Park" is a passion project run solely by volunteers. Funding for Laughter in the Park 2018 is also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at LMCC.net. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. Additionally, NYLaughs is the recipient of Community Arts Grant from the Washington Square Park Conservatory. NYLaughs would like to acknowledge our sponsor Manhattan Mini-Storage, a NY business that is focused on the health and wellness of New Yorkers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-07-08 2018-07-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.73149871826172000, -73.99749755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1a34cea37dc.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/09/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/09/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 9, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-09 2018-07-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: July 9, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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 2018-07-09 2018-07-09 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 9, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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 2018-07-09 2018-07-09 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 9, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-09 2018-07-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: July 9, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-07-09 2018-07-09 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 10, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-10 2018-07-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movement Classes for Adults and Seniors at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park Date: July 10, 2018

Get your body moving this summer with fun, unique dance classes that promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. Classes are led by Dances founder, dancer/choreographer/teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas.

Classes brought to you by the Washington Square Park Conservancy and NYC Parks

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 2018-07-10 2018-07-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aff3c339cbe4.png Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt on the Go: Morning Hikes for Adults in Green Spaces throughout Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/greenbelt-on-the-go-morning-hikes-for-adults-in-green-spaces-throughout-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/greenbelt-on-the-go-morning-hikes-for-adults-in-green-spaces-throughout-staten-island Date: July 10, 2018

Tuesdays July 10-August 14: Join us for a weekly leisurely walk through our different parks. Enjoy the picturesque views of each park, as we point out a few of the unique features that make that park special.

Hikes start at 10:00, the length of the hike will be determined by the pace of the group. Registration required. Please call or email to register.


Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-07-10 2018-07-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 02:14:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Japanese Drummers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-japanese-drummers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-japanese-drummers Date: July 10, 2018

Join NYC Parks for special concerts featuring the group Taikoza. They have created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means "big drums" - and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

About Taikoza: Taikoza was formed in New York City by members of Ondekoza (the group that started the renaissance of taiko in Japan in the 60s and introduced Taiko to the world). The members of Taikoza have performed in some of the most prestigious halls and locations including Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-07-10 2018-07-10 10:30 am 11:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad50cb8ddd8a.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 10, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-10 2018-07-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: July 10, 2018

Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts.

Call (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-10 2018-07-10 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4eb1dd2b2c.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/11/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/11/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 11, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-11 2018-07-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/11/arts-culture-fun-queensboro-dance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/11/arts-culture-fun-queensboro-dance-festival Date: July 11, 2018

Join us for the Queensboro Dance Festival, an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens. For the full Queens tour schedule, visit www.queensborodancefestival.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718 393-7370

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-07-11 2018-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abd0d2b23bd5.jpg Tue, 01 May 2018 10:44:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/11/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-salsa-with-piel-canela-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/11/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-salsa-with-piel-canela-dance Date: July 11, 2018

Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more! Featuring lessons and performances by the Piel Canela Dance School. Open dance for all!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 390-8023

Location: South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2018-07-11 2018-07-11 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58959197998047000, -74.06551361083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc5b9089c8d.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/summer-in-the-square Date: July 12, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 12, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 12, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Extended Summer Evenings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/extended-summer-evenings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/extended-summer-evenings Date: July 12, 2018

QBG is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden every Thursday evening in July and August.

Note: Last entry to the Garden is at 7:45pm. The Visitor & Admiration Building is open until 7:30pm every Thursday evening, except for August 16.

During Extended Summer Evenings, guests are expected to follow QBG etiquette. Please read our rules in advance to enjoy your evening as much as possible: queensbotanical.org/etiquette

Regular Garden admission applies.
QBG Members get in for FREE.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-12 2018-07-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ebe5fd8a1f.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: July 12, 2018

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96d6410bb6.JPG Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor Painting by the River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-with-watercolor-painting-by-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-with-watercolor-painting-by-the-river Date: July 12, 2018

Join us for a free watercolor painting series along the river. Ashton Agbomenou will teach free adult watercolor classes demonstrating how to use line, shape, and color to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

About the Artist: Ashton is a freelance painter and filmmaker with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Harlem, New York he studied classical painting at the High School of Art & Design and the Art Students League of New York.

The classes are for 18 years old and older.

Please note: This event is free but space is limited; please RSVP to https://watercoloratbushwickinlet.eventbrite.com. Classes on May 24, June 28, and July 12, 2018. Sign up for one or all three!

In case of rain the class moves indoors.

In partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park House (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c871363ccb.jpg Tue, 29 May 2018 15:14:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under The Stars with Lisa G aka RockawayZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockawayzumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockawayzumbaway Date: July 12, 2018

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low and Coordinated by Distict Leader Lew Simon

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Roller Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:14:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Sister Act presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/sister-act-presented-by-plaza-theatrical-productions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/sister-act-presented-by-plaza-theatrical-productions Date: July 12, 2018

Enjoy this popular musical based on the hit movie!

Sponsored by Sterling National Bank and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 7182354100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Wed, 30 May 2018 14:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/13/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/13/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 13, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-13 2018-07-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 13, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-13 2018-07-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/fitness-in-the-park Date: July 14, 2018

Join the Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition for Saturday morning 'Fitness in the Park' light exercise sessions. Water will be provided to all.

Please note that there will be no session on Saturday, July 7.

This group is generously supported by Council Member Andy King through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 917-754-0463

Location: Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.88523096145100000, -73.83965158462500000 Thu, 31 May 2018 13:14:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour Date: July 14, 2018

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.

Please register on Eventbrite.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-07-14 2018-07-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab295aa8488a.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Samba Workshop wth Quenia Ribeiro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/arts-culture-fun-samba-workshop-wth-quenia-ribeiro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/arts-culture-fun-samba-workshop-wth-quenia-ribeiro Date: July 14, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Join us for a Samba (with live drums) workshop with Ailey instructor Quenia Ribeiro.

Let us know you're joining us! RSVP on Eventbrite at sambaafrobrazilian.eventbrite.com.

The event is in St. Mary's Park. Enter at 146th street and proceed up the hill. The event is on the black top.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f0a7ad703.jpg Fri, 11 May 2018 09:59:56 EDT