NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:11:49 GMT <![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 28, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and family, ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1fcf8a3a1.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/game-days Date: August 30, 2016

Calling children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Join Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park for games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more. Small groups are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f596ec98a01.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval Date: August 30, 2016

Learn to play sports at Williamsbridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others at this drop in, FREE program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/game-social Date: August 30, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/game-days Date: August 31, 2016

Calling children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Join Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park for games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more. Small groups are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f596ec98a01.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval Date: August 31, 2016

Learn to play sports at Williamsbridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others at this drop in, FREE program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/game-social Date: August 31, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/human-chess Date: September 1, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/bingo Date: September 2, 2016

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

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59b1b753ac.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 4, 2016

Summer on the Hudson's biggest event of the whole season—the West Side County Fair—is a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!

The West Side County Fair is a great way to celebrate the winding down of summer with family, friends, and neighbors.

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 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f05ddc78984.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/human-chess Date: September 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/bingo Date: September 9, 2016

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

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59b1b753ac.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverside Park Skate Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/riverside-park-skate-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/riverside-park-skate-jam Date: September 11, 2016

Come to our annual celebration of Riverside Park’s 108th Street Skate Park with competitions, open skate, a raffle, food vendors, and all-day fun.

Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow and knee pads for those over 18 and wrist guards for those under 18) to join in, or check your board at the gate and hang out.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-11 2016-09-11 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.80350112915000000, -73.96980285644500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57055ff9ac6ab.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/human-chess Date: September 15, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/bingo Date: September 16, 2016

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

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59b1b753ac.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[16th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/16th-annual-chessinthepark-rapid-open http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/16th-annual-chessinthepark-rapid-open Date: September 17, 2016

Come to the largest outdoor chess tournament in the United States! There will be competitions for kids, teens, and adults at all skill levels.

To play, please register in advance at chessintheschools.org. Registration is limited to the first 700 entrants. You will need to provide a name, section, phone number, email address, and USCF rating (if applicable).

Competition sections (subject to change):

  • Youth Unrated: Open to unrated players under age 12
  • Adult/Teen Unrated: Open to unrated players ages 13 and up
  • Novice: Open to players rated under 900
  • Reserve: Open to players rated 900 to1299
  • Intermediate: Open to players rated 1200 to 1699
  • Open Championship: Open to players rated 1200 and above

Competition rounds will take place at 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. There will be a GM Speed Match at 10:00 a.m. GM will play with challengers throughout the day. Bring clocks if you own them.

There will also be chess puzzles for kids. Chess sets, trophies, medals, and other prizes will be awarded after the last round.

Please check in from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m, on the day of the event.

For more information (and in case of rain), visit chessinschools.org or call (212) 643-0225 ext. 225.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 643-0225

Location: Bethesda Fountain (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.77429962158203000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577ec0b79971c.JPG Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[32nd Annual Medieval Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/medieval-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/medieval-festival Date: September 18, 2016

Please join us for the 32nd annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages.

Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc., and food will be available for purchase.

Please note: There will be no ATM's on site at the festival.

Most areas are wheelchair accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:30 am 6:00 pm 40.86255254300800000, -73.93273985055600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571149fc22e5e.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/human-chess Date: September 22, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/bingo Date: September 23, 2016

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

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59b1b753ac.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Hooked: Children's Wildlife Education]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/get-hooked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/get-hooked Date: September 24, 2016

At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island. Activities include: fishing (catch and release), games, arts and crafts and more. Come out to the Park to learn, explore and fish!

All equipment is provided. Suitable for ages 7+ and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southern waterfront just across the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78259059960400000, -73.93205368518800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6d670851b2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/human-chess Date: September 29, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bingo Date: September 30, 2016

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

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59b1b753ac.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/fall-festival Date: October 15, 2016

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

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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.85299682617188000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/halloween-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/halloween-festival1 Date: October 29, 2016

Park Administrator Matt Symons, Council Member Paul Vallone, and the Friends of Fort Totten Parks welcome you to a spooky, fun-filled afternoon, featuring crafts, games, rides, music, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park),Little Bay Parking Lot (in Little Bay Park)

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Q458, Q010A Fort Totten Park, Little Bay Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79159927368164000, -73.77600097656250000; 40.79080661916100000, -73.78206729888900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT