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 Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:02:07 GMT <![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: July 24, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: July 24, 2016

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Reactionary: An Exploration of Poetry and Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/reactionary-an-exploration-of-poetry-and-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/reactionary-an-exploration-of-poetry-and-place Date: July 24, 2016

Newtown Literary editors Stephanie Davis and Jackie Sherbow will facilitate a workshop and reading that explores history, motion, and place. Using the Lewis Latimer House Museum as inspiration, poetry prompts will be provided in several spaces inside the house and its garden, asking participants to respond to their surroundings. We will draw from Lewis Latimer’s life and career as well as from articles inside his home, the home’s architecture, and the encompassing neighborhood. Participants will have the opportunity to share their work, and readings by three Newtown contributors will take place as we move through the museum’s landscape, from its history to the present.

The tour starts at 2:30 p.m.; the workshop and reading starts at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5772ae6628b30.png Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: July 25, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 25, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 26, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 26, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: July 26, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: July 26, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/27/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/27/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: July 27, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-27 2016-07-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: July 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-28 2016-07-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/28/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/28/everybody-tango Date: July 28, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-07-28 2016-07-28 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-29 2016-07-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: July 29, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-29 2016-07-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/historical-tour-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/historical-tour-south Date: July 30, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique, and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it became.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f08022cb5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 30, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Activity Day: Colonial Ice Cream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/family-activity-day-colonial-ice-cream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/family-activity-day-colonial-ice-cream Date: July 30, 2016

Take a break from the summer heat and make your own colonial inspired ice cream! Learn all about the history of ice cream during the 1700s, and the many different unusual flavors colonists enjoyed. Then, make your own colonial-flavored ice cream, such as lavender, or a classic flavor, like vanilla.

Free with museum admission! Advanced registration is recommended. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: July 30, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/historical-tour-south1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/historical-tour-south1 Date: July 30, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique, and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it became.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f0b94e8be.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Ladies of the Bronx: Herstory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ladies-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ladies-of-the-bronx Date: July 30, 2016

Women in hip hop are something to celebrate! This summer Rhodebeck Community Garden is hosting three unique events celebrating the music, visual art, and dance that make hip-hop culture so rich! The last Saturday of June, July, and August we will celebrate one of the pillars of this great culture!

Our July 30, the Bronx Graffiti Art Gallery and Hush Hip Hop Tours will bring color to the garden with Herstory, a visual celebration of woman graffiti writers' and artists' contributions to New York City graffiti.

Activites to include painting on t-shirts, participating in a traveling community mural, artist discussion, DJ Lady Love on the tables, and more!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Mildred T. Rhodebeck Garden (Garden of Eden)

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2016-07-30 2016-07-30 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.82148478095400000, -73.88943451653300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5702b1737a27d.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights Date: July 30, 2016

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

About the Urban Park Rangers: The Urban Park Rangers foster stewardship for New York City parks and connect New Yorkers to the natural world through environmental education, outdoor recreation, wildlife management and active conservation.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57753fe44ba26.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Malcolm X (1992)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-malcolm-x-1992 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-malcolm-x-1992 Date: July 30, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outdoors.

Come to Martin Luther King Jr. Playground to watch a free screening of Malcolm X, writer-director Spike Lee's epic portrayal of the life and times of the slain civil rights leader Malcolm X. The son of a Baptist preacher who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, Malcolm Little (Denzel Washington) was raised by foster parents after his mother was deemed clinically insane; as an adult, he turned to a life of crime, which leads to his imprisonment on burglary charges. In jail, Little receives epiphany in the form of an introduction to Islam; he is especially taken with the lessons of Elijah Mohammed, who comes to him in a vision. Adopting the name 'Malcolm X' as a rejection of the 'Little' surname, he meets the real Elijah Mohammed (Al Freeman, Jr.) upon exiting prison, and begins work as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Rated PG-13

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Playground (in Martin Luther King Jr. Park)

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M198 Martin Luther King Jr. Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.80020141601600000, -73.95040130615200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579236214717f.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/highbridge-park-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/highbridge-park-history Date: July 31, 2016

Named after New York City’s oldest bridge, Highbridge Park is home to an unusual geologic makeup and an early engineering marvel that greet visitors who stroll the pathways north and south. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the park as these stories are told.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 165th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.83787034820500000, -73.93638586998000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5762ece4b50bb.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bring Your Own Bike World's Fair History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/bring-your-own-bike-worlds-fair-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/bring-your-own-bike-worlds-fair-history-tour Date: July 31, 2016

Bring your bike and helmet and join us for Flushing Meadow Corona Park's first World's Fair history tour by bike. Docent volunteers will guide the ride and talk about a dozen of the more than 40 World's Fair sites and relics in the park, from the well-known Unisphere and New York State Pavilion to the lesser known locations of the "Underground Home", Westinghouse Time Capsules, and 2,000-year-old Column of Jerash.

Please note: The ride is free, but registration is highly recommended and space is limited. To register, please email your name and the number of riders to vickie.karp@parks.nyc.gov, or call (718) 760-6437. Riders will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

A bottle of water and sunscreen are highly recommended. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578005dc40935.jpg Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: July 31, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/historic-new-york-fort-totten http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/historic-new-york-fort-totten Date: July 31, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Come learn about Fort Totten, a historic former army base in Northeast Queens that is now a public park with spectacular views and majestic buildings.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 31, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/01/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/01/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 1, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-01 2016-08-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 1, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-01 2016-08-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: August 2, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-02 2016-08-02 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 2, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-02 2016-08-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 2, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-02 2016-08-02 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-02 2016-08-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 2, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-02 2016-08-02 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 2, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-02 2016-08-02 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 3, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 3, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 4, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: August 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/everybody-tango Date: August 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 5, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: August 5, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 6, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 6, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 6, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: August 6, 2016

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Little Red Lighthouse Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-lantern-tour Date: August 6, 2016

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

The Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse." Join us as we explore this unique landmark at night.

Space is limited and participants will be chosen via lottery. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration opens from July 20 through July 27.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Fort Washington Park

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.84945992950900000, -73.94659233093300000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Coach Carter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-coach-carter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-coach-carter Date: August 6, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outdoors.

The true-life story of a coach who tries to teach his players that there's more to life than basketball is brought to the screen in this sports drama. Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) was once a star player on the Richmond High School basketball team in Richmond, CA, and years later, after establishing himself in publishing and marketing, he returns to the school and to the team as the new basketball coach. Carter quickly sees that his work is cut out for him -- the team is having an awful season, and their fights off the court are more decisive than their play on the court. Rated PG-13

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Samuel Seabury Playground

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M236 Samuel Seabury Playground 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.78540039062500000, -73.95079803466797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579241f89e61f.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Remember the Titans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-remember-the-titans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-remember-the-titans Date: August 6, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

A high school football coach finds himself fighting for stakes much higher than the State Championship in this drama based on actual events. In 1971, a court order forces three high schools in Alexandria, Virginia (two white, one African-American), to integrate their student bodies and faculties for the first time. As a result, Coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton), longtime head coach of the T.C. Williams High School football team, is asked to step down, and Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) is appointed to replace him as the school's first black faculty member. The new coach is hardly welcomed with open arms, either by the school's staff or the students, and the newly integrated team is full of players (both black and white) who have little trust or respect for one another. But Boone is determined to put a winning team on the field -- it's how he approaches the game, and his future depends on it. Against long odds, Boone helps his team overcome distrust and misunderstanding of their coach (and each other) as they become a gridiron force to be reckoned with.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5790e5777b23b.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: August 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 7, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bilingual Flushing Freedom Mile Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bilingual-flushing-freedom-mile-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bilingual-flushing-freedom-mile-tour Date: August 7, 2016

We will be holding a Flushing Freedom Mile Tour in both English and Spanish. Learn about many of the historic sites in Flushing and their associations with activist movements, fighting for the rights we have today and—for some—even the Underground Railroad!

This is a walking tour, and will meet in front of the Kingsland Homestead at 2:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 ext 14

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp - Session One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one Date: August 8, 2016

Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer and embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood, and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State fourth grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages six to 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed second, third, fourth, or fifth grade (or the equivalent) in spring 2016. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by NYC Parks, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and is a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c4c1675f0c0.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp - Session One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one Date: August 9, 2016

Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer and embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood, and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State fourth grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages six to 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed second, third, fourth, or fifth grade (or the equivalent) in spring 2016. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by NYC Parks, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and is a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c4c1675f0c0.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: August 9, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 9, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 9, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 9, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp - Session One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one Date: August 10, 2016

Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer and embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood, and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State fourth grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages six to 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed second, third, fourth, or fifth grade (or the equivalent) in spring 2016. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by NYC Parks, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and is a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c4c1675f0c0.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 10, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp - Session One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one Date: August 11, 2016

Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer and embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood, and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State fourth grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages six to 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed second, third, fourth, or fifth grade (or the equivalent) in spring 2016. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by NYC Parks, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and is a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c4c1675f0c0.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies With a View: Selma]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-with-a-view http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-with-a-view Date: August 11, 2016

Selma is a chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

DJ Ming and a short film curated by BAMcinématek will kick off the evening. Valet your bike with Transportation Alternatives sponsored by Spinlister.

About Brooklyn Bridge Park's Movies With a View
Movies with a View is a summer must that has earned a large and loyal following. Since its launch in 2000, we’ve wowed, entertained, thrilled, and pulled at the heartstrings of over 340,000 moviegoers, making our program one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. Movies with a View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. In 2016, the eight-week series will draw an average of 7,000 film fans at each screening. There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from your perch under the Brooklyn Bridge with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758780362c3a.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/everybody-tango Date: August 11, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp - Session One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one Date: August 12, 2016

Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer and embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood, and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State fourth grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages six to 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed second, third, fourth, or fifth grade (or the equivalent) in spring 2016. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by NYC Parks, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and is a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c4c1675f0c0.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: August 12, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Walt Whitman Tours of Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/walt-whitman-tours-of-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/walt-whitman-tours-of-fort-greene-park Date: August 13, 2016

Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, the Walt Whitman Project, and American Opera Project on a free, 90-minute guided walking tour of Fort Greene Park. Learn about the park's history and Walt Whitman's life during his days in Brooklyn.

Registration is limited. Please register through the Fort Greene Park Conservancy's website.

The Walt Whitman Tours of Fort Greene Park are supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 925-2564

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b74e94e6d5.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 13, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 13, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Lori Belilove and the Isadora Duncan Dance Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/lori-belilove-and-the-isadora-duncan-dance-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/lori-belilove-and-the-isadora-duncan-dance-company Date: August 13, 2016

Lori Belilove and The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will honor their namesake, revolutionary dancer Isadora Duncan, and Victorian rebel photographer Alice Austen, in a program of dances choreographed by Isadora Duncan.

The Company and guest dancers will perform solo and group works inspired by Duncan's technique and aesthetic. Bring your friends and a picnic—it promises to be a memorable evening.

Photo by Jason Chuang

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574497bb9b8d9.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/worlds-fair-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/worlds-fair-history-tour Date: August 14, 2016

Meet us at the Unisphere on the second Sunday of each month for a free one-hour walking tour of World's Fair icons.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, the Queens Zoo aviary, the carousel, and more.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

First-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57081ebe8f276.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 14, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: August 14, 2016

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos, and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.

You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his "right makes might" speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Selma]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 15, 2016

Selma, starring David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo, is a chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Raid date: August 16.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: August 16, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 16, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 16, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 16, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 17, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-17 2016-08-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/18/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/18/everybody-tango Date: August 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-18 2016-08-18 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: August 19, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/historical-tour-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/historical-tour-north Date: August 20, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6eed6b9a15.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 20, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: August 20, 2016

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: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/historical-tour-north1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/historical-tour-north1 Date: August 20, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique, and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and park it became.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6ef2bd8bab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 23, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-23 2016-08-23 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 23, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-23 2016-08-23 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 23, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-23 2016-08-23 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema 2016: Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/outdoor-cinema-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/outdoor-cinema-2016 Date: August 24, 2016

Socrates Sculpture Park and Film Forum, in collaboration with Rooftop Films, present this annual international film festival, which features a different country or culture each Wednesday evening between July 6 and August 24. This year’s series examines the theme of The River, either literally or metaphorically, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary and the Landmark exhibition.

Each week throughout the summer series, the film is paired with live international music and local food vendors representing each week’s featured country of origin, making for a diverse array of films, food, and music. This program invites visitors to picnic on the grass, see musical and dance performances, enjoy the cool waterfront breeze as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline, and watch exceptional international films on an outdoor screen.

About Embrace of the Serpent
Set in the Colombian Amazon, the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent tells the story of a shaman encountering two Western explorers who search for rare botanical species in this most remote and lush of South American jungles. The shaman who guides both men, Karamakate, is no naif – he’s tough-minded and astute about the ravages brought by the white man’s colonialism, his missionaries, and rapacious rubber industry. Based on the diaries of two Westerners who travelled in the region, one in 1909, the other 30 years later.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-24 2016-08-24 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/everybody-tango Date: August 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: August 26, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/historical-tour-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/historical-tour-north Date: August 26, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique and varied history. RIPA’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about the man, the bridges, and the history of the Island and the park it became.

Meet at: Randall's Island Connector

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: August 30, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323a091c130.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 30, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 30, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT