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 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:34:11 GMT <![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: August 19, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/family-day Date: August 19, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council Member I.Daneek Miller for an afternoon of games, face paitning, crafts, health screenings, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wayanda Park

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Q082 Wayanda Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71080017089844000, -73.73899841308594000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[District 28 Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/district-28-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/district-28-family-day Date: August 19, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council District 28 for an afternoon of inflatables, games, music, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67278289794922000, -73.78794097900390000 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/back-to-school1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/back-to-school1 Date: August 19, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Donovan Richards for an afternoon of games, inflatables, music, crafts, popcorn, cotton candy, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 19, 2017

Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Emerging Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/bryant-park-presents-emerging-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/bryant-park-presents-emerging-music-festival Date: August 19, 2017

Returning for its third year, Emerging Music Festival features two evenings of New York's best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, and more.

Schedule

  • Friday, August 18, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 19, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, and beer and wine also available for purchase.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 4:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire Date: August 19, 2017

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

Join the Urban Park Rangers around a campfire for an evening of games, songs, and fun activities.

Space is limited and registration is required. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details. To register visit: www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on August 9.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72140121459961000, -73.95050048828125000 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 20, 2017

On Sundays, the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program 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.

Registration
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. Registration opens on August 14. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 20, 2017

On Sundays, the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program 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.

Registration
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. Registration opens on August 14. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 1:30 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 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 20, 2017

Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Waterfront Celebration at Pier 42]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/summer-waterfront-celebration-at-pier-42 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/summer-waterfront-celebration-at-pier-42 Date: August 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Pier 42

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M369 Pier 42 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.71039962768555000, -73.98259735107422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5995ae0aebc06.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 22, 2017

Calling children ages 10 and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Come out to your backyard, West Harlem neighbors. Play giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more in the park! Small groups of up to 6 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 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Chalk Art Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/summer-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/summer-fun Date: August 22, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a day of chalk art fun and other activities with our Kids in Motion staff.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Junction Playground

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Q122 Junction Playground 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75484333072600000, -73.87223597048000000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 23, 2017

Calling children ages 10 and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Come out to your backyard, West Harlem neighbors. Play giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more in the park! Small groups of up to 6 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 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Splash from the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/splash-from-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/splash-from-the-beach Date: August 23, 2017

The summer is not over yet! We are bringing the beach to the park. Join us for sand boxes, water tables, arts and crafts, beach games, and more!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5974f494bf71d.jpg Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Code Commander: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/code-commander-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/code-commander-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 25, 2017

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: August 25, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Design with RPG Maker: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/game-design-with-rpg-maker-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/game-design-with-rpg-maker-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Chess Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/brooklyn-chess-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/brooklyn-chess-festival Date: August 26, 2017

Learn to play chess, sharpen your game, meet and play a chess master, and much more.

This festival is free and open to the public. Chess boards will be provided.

Activities include:

  • Learn-to-play chess clinics for all levels
  • Pick-up chess games
  • Simul-play featuring seven-time Women's World Champion and international Grand Master Irina Krush. First come, first served.
  • Play a Master: International Chess master Yaacov Norowitz, World Chess federation's Andrey Krasnov and National Master Azeez Alade
  • Film Barn Blitz Tournament
  • Kids Chess Tournament- Scholastics for grades one through eight. To participate in the Kids Tournament, you must register here: newyorkchessandgames.com/brooklynchessfestival

Registration
Please register here to sign up to attend the Brooklyn Chess Festival. Simul-play is first come, first served onsite on the day of the festival. To register your child for the Kids Chess Tournament, please visit newyorkchessandgames.com/brooklynchessfestival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Eastern Parkway, Classon and Washington Avenues (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67047306824900000, -73.96200008990800000 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy's Chess Lecture and Simul Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-conservancys-chess-lecture-and-simul-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-conservancys-chess-lecture-and-simul-series Date: August 26, 2017

Learn techniques from some of the best names in chess, and then put your new skills to the test in a simul with fellow players at our special chess lecture and simul series.

This program is FREE. Ages 6+, prior experience required. Event begins at 11:00 am sharp. Must be present the entire program to play in simul.

Registration begins at 10:00 AM

  • Saturday, June 17
    Grandmaster Michael Rohde
  • Saturday, July 22
    Grandmaster Irina Krush
  • Saturday, August 26
    Grandmaster Larry Christiansen

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdcc64d035.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Colonial Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/historic-new-york-colonial-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/historic-new-york-colonial-life Date: August 26, 2017

Fort Greene, Brooklyn, holds an important place in the history of the Colonies and the American Revolution. Learn about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Natiave Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[3D Animation Music Video: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/3d-animation-music-video-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/3d-animation-music-video-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 26, 2017

Kids (younger than 14 years old) can create their own music videos using animated characters to dance in 3D!

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 26, 2017

Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 27, 2017

On Sundays, the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program 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.

Registration
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. Registration opens on August 21. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 27, 2017

On Sundays, the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program 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.

Registration
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. Registration opens on August 21. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 1:30 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 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 27, 2017

Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 29, 2017

Calling children ages 10 and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Come out to your backyard, West Harlem neighbors. Play giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more in the park! Small groups of up to 6 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 2017-08-29 2017-08-29 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 30, 2017

Calling children ages 10 and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Come out to your backyard, West Harlem neighbors. Play giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more in the park! Small groups of up to 6 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 2017-08-30 2017-08-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: September 1, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-01 2017-09-01 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 1, 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 2017-09-01 2017-09-01 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: Riverside Park Skate Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-jam Date: September 3, 2017

Join us at our annual celebration of Riverside Park’s 108th St. Skate Park, featuring competitions, open skate, raffle, food vendors and all day fun. Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow, and knee pads (18 years and older) / add wrist guards if you're younger than 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 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.80350112915000000, -73.96980285644500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c073f903434.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![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