NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:31:25 GMT <![CDATA[Omar’s Summer Send-Off Party at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 4, 2017

Every Sunday and Holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Omar’s Summer Send-Off Party
End your summer right! A party hosted by Omar Olusion, come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located next to the Queens Zoo in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, and other fun attractions and games.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f839012dc7.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 7, 2017

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as a team sport.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0720abfa1a.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 8, 2017

Bring your own food and soft beverages to this free, all-ages BINGO! night. Each game winner receives a prize!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bbce901d1.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 10, 2017

Enjoy a BIG day of county fair magic in Manhattan. There will be carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!

(rain date: September 17)

See House of Yes aerialists and sideshow performers' beautiful and facinating acts!

Laugh with host Ambrose Martos!

Hear live music from Mariti Garrett and Bette Smith, and more.

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! At the Stop & Swap w/GrowNYC! You don’t have to bring something to take something. (Please do NOT bring: furniture, large items, tube televisions, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects.)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05886cb65d.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 14, 2017

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as a team sport.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-14 2017-09-14 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0720abfa1a.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 15, 2017

Bring your own food and soft beverages to this free, all-ages BINGO! night. Each game winner receives a prize!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bbce901d1.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sole Run, Game Night and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/bronx-sole-run-game-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/bronx-sole-run-game-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: September 15, 2017

Enjoy a run with Bronx Sole and a game night in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park.The run will start at the painted 174th Street bridge in Virginia Park and end at the real 174th Street bridge in Starlight Park on the Bronx River.

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59935af2d01a2.JPG Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Gather Around The Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire Date: September 17, 2017

Join us around our roaring campfire for an evening of s'mores, games and storytelling.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers' Registration Page. Registration opens on Wednesday, September 6.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rockaway Beach

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.57675429500000000, -73.83708376220000000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 21, 2017

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as a team sport.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0720abfa1a.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 22, 2017

Bring your own food and soft beverages to this free, all-ages BINGO! night. Each game winner receives a prize!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bbce901d1.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Hooked]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/get-hooked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/get-hooked Date: September 23, 2017

At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island. Come out to the park to learn, explore, and fish!

Activities include fishing (catch and release), games, arts and crafts, and more.

All equipment is provided. Suitable for kids ages seven and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589103e2d30b0.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 28, 2017

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as a team sport.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0720abfa1a.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 29, 2017

Bring your own food and soft beverages to this free, all-ages BINGO! night. Each game winner receives a prize!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bbce901d1.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: October 7, 2017

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger educational presentations, visits to the lighthouse interior, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and fun family activities!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bc780d9cb.JPG Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fall-festival Date: October 14, 2017

Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins, and more!

Generously sponsored by Council Member Eric A. Ulrich.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/harvest-festival Date: October 15, 2017

Each fall, Randall's Island Park Alliance’s annual Harvest Festival celebrates the bounty of the earth and the completion of another fruitful season at the Urban Farm.

Enjoy live music, face painting, self-guided tours of the Urban Farm, and more fun fall activities!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58910483a5ed3.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-happening-celebrating-50-years-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-happening-celebrating-50-years-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks Date: October 21, 2017

This year NYC Parks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program. Since its creation in 1967, Art in the Parks has featured over 2,000 works of art. On Saturday, October 21, NYC Parks is transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone. Art lovers, families, and park-goers will be delighted by free art exhibits, performances, and hands-on art workshops in Central Park’s beautiful East Pinetum field.

As NYC Parks’ public art program took shape in the 1960s, artistic events called “happenings” popped up in parks across the city. Blurring the line between art and everyday life, these fleeting performances combined sculpture, music, theater, dance, and poetry. They varied in size and sophistication, but always relied on audience participation.

NYC Parks’ 50th anniversary celebration "It’s Happening!" captures the same creative spirit with dynamic public artworks, hands-on workshops, and performances.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: East Pinetum (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78189849853515600, -73.96410369873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d7877dbd30.jpg Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-festival Date: October 28, 2017

Join us for a free day of spooky family fun. Highlights include live entertainment, inflatables, interactive games, a hay ride, a hay maze/pumpkin patch, costume contests, and free goodie bags!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79159927368164000, -73.77600097656250000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Flag Football Championship Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/04/flag-football-championship-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/04/flag-football-championship-festival Date: November 4, 2017

The Flag Football Championship Festival will conclude the 2017 Citywide Flag Football season. NYC Parks Borough Champions will participate in playoff style games resulting in one Citywide Champion for each division, and NYC Parks youth will participate in clinics and “combine” like activity.

Come enjoy a fun filled day of Flag Football with special guest, performances and free treats for kids.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Macombs Dam Park

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X030 Macombs Dam Park 2017-11-04 2017-11-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82820129394531000, -73.92919921875000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5966711546fe7.png Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:00:00 EDT