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 Fri, 27 May 2016 06:47:53 GMT <![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots Date: May 27, 2016

City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic Puss in Boots tale, with a twist. Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life – a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bronx (in Lozada Playground)

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X131 Lozada Playground 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.80790406320000000, -73.92494670380000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573e0683a095b.jpg Thu, 19 May 2016 15:01:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/nature-exploration Date: May 27, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 27, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/seasonal-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/seasonal-arts-crafts Date: May 27, 2016

Make arts and crafts items relating to celebrity women from the Bronx. For all ages; parents and kids together.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: May 27, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 12:01:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sports Clinics - Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics Date: May 27, 2016

Learn the basics of basketball at our free sports clinics in J Hood Wright Park. Open to kids and teens ages 6 years to 17 years.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/3-to-6-club Date: May 27, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Grandview Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-playground Date: May 27, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Grandview Playground, kids will learn all about soccer! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grandview Playground

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R068 Grandview Playground 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.63087011813500000, -74.16449878780800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: May 27, 2016

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570ff5becc316.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children Date: May 27, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Playground for All Children, kids will learn basketball, soccer, track & field and street hockey! To find out more, please call (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-annie-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-annie-2014 Date: May 27, 2016

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

Today's feature film is Annie (2014).

Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Rated PG.

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, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727b52e6fde3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Goonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-goonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-goonies Date: May 27, 2016

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

The Goonies are a group of seven young friends from a small Northwest town who find themselves on a thrilling underground adventure filled with humor and heart-pounding peril as they seek the secrets behind the treasure of the notorious pirate, One-Eyed Willie.

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, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917)363-0215

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.53219985961914000, -74.20950317382812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a87f14db84.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Norm of the North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-my-big-fat-greek-wedding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-my-big-fat-greek-wedding Date: May 27, 2016

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

In this animated comedy for the whole family, an oddball polar bear named Norm (voice of Rob Schneider) is outraged when he learns that human beings are planning to build condos in his Arctic home. He and three lemming pals decide to go to New York City to confront the real-estate developer responsible.

Know Before You Go:

Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.76039886474609400, -73.91179656982422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730d0c9b04d5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Dirty Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-dirty-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-dirty-dancing Date: May 27, 2016

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

A teenage girl learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this romantic drama. In 1963, "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is a 17-year-old spending the summer with her family at a resort hotel in the Catskills; she plans on being in the Peace Corps next summer, so this is expected to be her last summer as a carefree adolescent. Baby doesn't get along with her older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker), and she's bored to tears by most of the older guests at the resort. However, one night Baby hears what sounds like a party going on in the employee's dormitory, and she pokes her head in to discover most of the hotel staff enjoying the sort of close dancing that would get you kicked out of the senior prom in no time flat. Baby is particularly struck by handsome Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), a dancer in the resort's floor show, and falls head over heels in love, wanting to be near him. When Johnny's dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters, Baby volunteers to learn her steps and take her place; however, Baby's father, Dr. Jake Houseman (Jerry Orbach), will have none of it, convinced that Johnny is a low life and that his daughter is too young to understand her own feelings. Dirty Dancing was a surprise box-office hit, and the soundtrack album was an even bigger success, spawning several hit singles and inspiring a top-drawing concert tour featuring several of its artists.

Know Before You Go:
The movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot; bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q008 Brookville Park 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573cd1e842300.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 17:01:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: May 28, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 12:01:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Make It Grow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/make-it-grow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/make-it-grow Date: May 28, 2016

Enjoy a whole day of family fun on the High Line! Get your hands dirty in our mobile garden, create a large-scale art installation with an artist, hear stories from everyone's favorite librarian, design custom-made structures with the Children's Workyard Kit, and watch an outrageous variety show with the performers of Whoop Dee Doo! Each month features a different theme for the Make It! series.

In May, our first program of the series will kick off exploring how plants grow on the High Line.

Please RSVP here.

Schedule of activities
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Storytime with Librarian Amalia Butler - for ages 0 to 5 years old
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Ongoing activities - mobile garden, art project, and building activity
Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Variety Show by Whoop Dee Doo
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Variety Show by Whoop Dee Doo (repeat)

A family guide of the park will be available online and throughout the day.

All children must be attended by a caregiver at all times.

Support
Major Support for High Line Families comes from Deutsche Bank. This program is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

MetLife Foundation is a Supporting Sponsor of High Line Families.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727ccf4cbbf7.jpg Tue, 24 May 2016 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park Date: May 28, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Chelsea Park, kids will take part in a softball program! They'll learn everything there is to know about softball and how to play. To find out more, please call (212) 408-0243.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children Date: May 28, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Playground for All Children, kids will learn basketball, soccer, track & field and street hockey! To find out more, please call (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/family-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/family-arts-and-crafts Date: May 28, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating arts and crafts items to take home. Using favorite nature-based topics like trees, animals, flowers, and insects, you will explore a variety of mediums such as pencils, chalk, watercolor, and more.

Foster your curious spirit and express your imagination!

Pre-registration is not required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569e56758fb98.jpg Tue, 24 May 2016 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 28, 2016

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 28, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/freshwater-fishing Date: May 28, 2016

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60412216186523400, -74.16136169433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f035f7dddca.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/learn-to-ride-kids Date: May 28, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 408-0243

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.76919937133789000, -73.94950103759766000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/learn-to-ride-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/learn-to-ride-kids1 Date: May 28, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Bowne Playground

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Q308 Bowne Playground 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75820159912109400, -73.82479858398438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt Date: May 28, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Greenbelt, on the outdoor playing fields behind the recreation center, kids will learn all about street hockey and basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile: Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/cityparks-puppetmobile-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/cityparks-puppetmobile-puss-in-boots Date: May 28, 2016

The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic “Puss in Boots” tale, with a twist. Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life – a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!

This project is funded by the New York City Council’s Parks Equity Initiative, Council Member Ritchie Torres.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Waring Playground

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2016-05-28 2016-05-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85887070000000000, -73.86952460000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573e069bb1c68.jpg Thu, 19 May 2016 15:01:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/learn-to-play-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/learn-to-play-softball Date: May 28, 2016

Learn the basics of softball.

Open to ages 5 to 18 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f788c3b85d.jpg Fri, 20 May 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/nature-exploration Date: May 28, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: May 28, 2016

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are designed for kids (ages 5 to 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Commit to be Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/commit-to-be-fit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/commit-to-be-fit1 Date: May 28, 2016

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Ruben Wills for an afternoon of races, games, obstacle courses, fitness demonstrations, and more!

All ages welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67278289794922000, -73.78794097900390000 Fri, 20 May 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 28, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/fleece-fun Date: May 28, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Read Aloud and Book Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/read-aloud-and-book-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/read-aloud-and-book-giveaway Date: May 28, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Reading Council for a day of education and fun at the Lefferts Historic House, featuring a special read-aloud and book giveaway event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Blast-Off Party at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/omars-summer-blastoff-party-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/omars-summer-blastoff-party-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: May 28, 2016

Get your summer started right! Join a party hosted by Omar Olusion. Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

About Forest Park Carousel
?Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b8bcd9cf94.png Tue, 24 May 2016 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown Show at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/skats-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/skats-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: May 28, 2016

Every Saturday during the summer months, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m.

About Skats The Clown
Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions, and fun games.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57461d27e6efd.png Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown Show at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: May 28, 2016

Every Saturday during the summer months, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m.

About Skats The Clown
Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions, and fun games.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57461d2f51031.png Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-2014 Date: May 28, 2016

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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie is the live-action, feature film adaptation of the cult comic book and the popular animated television show. After prolonged exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles--Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello--have mutated into ninjas and have begun living in the sewers of a large city. Under the guidance of a ninja master Splinter the Rat and television reporter April, the Turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder. The Turtles have been designed by Jim Henson Productions and effortlessly fit into the live-action surroundings. Author: Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Rated PG.

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, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0300

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730e554887c5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jumanji]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-jumanji http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-jumanji Date: May 28, 2016

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

Jumanji is a visually elaborate fantasy about an enchanted board game that opens a magical portal to a jungle universe. Two young children, Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce), discover the game in an abandoned home and suddenly are greeted by Alan (Robin Williams), an adult who has spent his life trapped inside the game since playing it at age 12. Alan's only hope for freedom involves finishing the game, but this proves rather dangerous, as Judy, Peter, and Alan find themselves running for their lives from huge rhinoceroses, evil monkeys, vicious lions, and other terrifying jungle beasts. Director Joe Johnston, whose special-effects background previously came to good use in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, used groundbreaking computer imagery to simulate the thrills.

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, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917)363-0215

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.60319900512695000, -74.16130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a88f033f57.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-spiderman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-spiderman Date: May 28, 2016

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

After incorporating elements of comic book style and design into many of his films, director Sam Raimi helms this straight-ahead, big-budget comic book adaptation, which also marks acclaimed young actor Tobey Maguire's first dip into live-action blockbuster filmmaking. Spider-Man follows the template of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko source material, with hero Peter Parker an orphaned, intellectual teen loner living in Queens with his aunt (Rosemary Harris) and uncle (Cliff Robertson), and dreaming of the girl next door, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). On a field trip to a Columbia University lab, Peter is bitten by a genetically altered spider and overnight he gains superhuman strength, agility, and perception. At first, Peter uses his powers for material gain, winning a wrestling match with a purportedly lucrative prize. But when Peter apathetically fails to stop a burglar from robbing the wrestling arena, a tragedy follows that compels him to devote his powers to fighting crime -- as the superhero Spider-Man. When he's not busy fighting crime in a spider suit, Peter moves into an apartment with his best friend, Harry (James Franco), and begins work as a photographer at the Daily Bugle. Meanwhile, his do-gooder alter ego finds a nemesis in the form of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), a super-powered, megalomaniacal villain who happens to be the alter ego of Harry's father, weapons-manufacturing mogul Norman Osborn.

Know Before You Go:

Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lawrence Virgilio Playground

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Q031 Lawrence Virgilio Playground 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74750137329100000, -73.91069793701200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5746f9a37002a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 29, 2016

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 29, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Learn To Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/learn-to-ride Date: May 29, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will help new riders (5 years old and up) learn to balance, ride, and enjoy life on two wheels. This event is first-come, first-trained; there may be a wait. Kids’ bikes will be lent by Bike and Roll NYC.

Reservations are required, please visit bike.nyc/education/classes/.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Bike Path at 135th Street

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2016-05-29 2016-05-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.82149887085000000, -73.95880126953100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f57e9e2a9a6.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nature-exploration Date: May 29, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: May 29, 2016

Learn the form of dance called Stand Battle. Children ages 6-13 years old are encouraged to come join us Sundays in April and May to learn this great form of dance that is performed in parades. To end the session the group will perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade on Saturday May 21 sponsored by danceparade.org. To register email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov you can also just show up. These are free dance classes. All we require is for your child to get a free membership with the recreation center. Please have a guardian bring the child to fill out the membership form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57026842b5b5f.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 29, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/fleece-fun Date: May 29, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Blast-Off Party for kids at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/omars-summer-blastoff-party-for-kids-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/omars-summer-blastoff-party-for-kids-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: May 29, 2016

Bring all the family to Fantasy Forest Amusement Park this Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy a day at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park by having some fun and riding thrilling amusement rides!

Get your summer started right with a party hosted by Omar Olusion. Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574358f4ea351.JPG Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world Date: May 29, 2016

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

In this thrilling fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" franchise, two young brothers (Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson) visit their Aunt Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) who's an executive at Jurassic World, a theme park populated with genetically-resurrected dinosaurs. But chaos erupts when a newly created dino escapes its enclosure, forcing the park's animal behaviorist Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to save the day.

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: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.52209854125976600, -74.19010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744962b2dab7.jpg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/movies-under-the-stars-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/movies-under-the-stars-minions Date: May 29, 2016

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

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm

Know Before You Go:
You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Maurice Park (in Frank Principe Park)

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Q131 Frank Principe Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72750091552734400, -73.90489959716797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573cc48499712.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 16:01:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Day in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/memorial-day-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/memorial-day-in-prospect-park Date: May 30, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the 1912 Carousel.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Nature Play, 1–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
    Nature’s Helpers 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
    Nature on the Go!, 3–4 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Potato Planting, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House, and get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush farm in spring. Join us in planting our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms.
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 30, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: May 30, 2016

Every Saturday during the Summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About the Amazing Captain Faust
A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

About Forest Park Carousel
Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b8ea8b5edd.png Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Magical Miles Thorn for kids at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/magical-miles-thorn-for-kids-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/magical-miles-thorn-for-kids-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: May 30, 2016

Bring all the family to Fantasy Forest Amusement Park this Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy a day at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park by having some fun and riding thrilling amusement rides!

About Magical Miles Thorn: Miles Thorn is a professional magician and illusionist from NYC. Miles offers a unique Las Vegas style magic and illusion show for all types of events. The show is filled with fast-paced visual magic, live animals, and incredible displays of juggling. He strives to set himself apart from the competition, and leave audiences with a magical experience they are sure to remember!!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Blast-Off at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/omars-summer-blastoff-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/omars-summer-blastoff-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: May 30, 2016

Get your summer started right with a party hosted by Omar Olusion! Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

About Fantasy Shore: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions and fun games.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5746269d49306.png Thu, 26 May 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/3-to-6-club Date: May 30, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children Date: May 30, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Playground for All Children, kids will learn basketball, soccer, track & field and street hockey! To find out more, please call (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:46 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel Date: May 30, 2016

Every Saturday during the Summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About the Amazing Captain Faust
A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

About Forest Park Carousel
Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b8f8196a37.png Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/baby-me-fun-learning Date: May 31, 2016

Learn simple signs for communicating with your baby, and play games and activities for both baby and you. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Join the fun!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 31, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: May 31, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 12:01:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park Date: May 31, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Clove Lakes Park, kids will learn all about basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sports Clinics - Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-hockey Date: May 31, 2016

Learn the basics of hockey at our free sports clinics in J Hood Wright Park. Open to kids and teens ages 6 years to 17 years.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/3-to-6-club Date: May 31, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 31, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children Date: May 31, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Playground for All Children, kids will learn basketball, soccer, track & field and street hockey! To find out more, please call (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Puppet-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/cityparks-puppetmobile-puppetmaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/cityparks-puppetmobile-puppetmaking-workshop Date: May 31, 2016

Make your own puppet with the CityParks PuppetMobile!

CityParks PuppetMobile, one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country, brings Swedish Cottage productions and puppet making workshops to all corners of the city, free of charge.

This project is funded by the New York City Council’s Parks Equity Initiative, Council Member Ritchie Torres.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bronx (in Zimmerman Playground)

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X087 Zimmerman Playground 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86619949340800000, -73.86869812011700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573e06d074077.jpg Thu, 19 May 2016 15:01:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 31, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Music with Coyote Pups]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/family-music-with-coyote-pups1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/family-music-with-coyote-pups1 Date: May 31, 2016

In this highly entertaining and educational class, music is used as a vehicle for kids to learn about the world around them. Hank’s energetic approach and commitment to engage each and every child in class creates an atmosphere where singing and moving become essential elements of life. Hank’s intention is to help kids and parents embody the music learned in class so it can be easily translated to experiences out in the world.

For families with kids ages infant to 6 year olds.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b213a9a6fc.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 18:01:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Happy Feet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/movies-under-the-stars-happy-feet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/movies-under-the-stars-happy-feet Date: May 31, 2016

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

Enter the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something firece! Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your space. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass containers. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c90dc7e16e.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 14:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/kids-yoga Date: June 1, 2016

Bring the kids to a yoga class at Washington Square Park!

An adult accompaniment must be present. This series of kids yoga classes is best for ages 2-7. Bring a yoga mat!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: NE Playground Area Seating Nook (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.73075103759765600, -73.99633789062500000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 1, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: June 1, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 12:01:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sports Clinics - Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-hockey Date: June 1, 2016

Learn the basics of hockey at our free sports clinics in J Hood Wright Park. Open to kids and teens ages 6 years to 17 years.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/3-to-6-club Date: June 1, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks and El Museo del Barrio Present Pop-Up Arte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/popup-arte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/popup-arte Date: June 1, 2016

Families! Kids! Join us for fun-filled sessions of art in June, July and August throughout Harlem. El Museo del Barrio will offer art-making workshops at select locations. All ages welcome.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Mae Grant Playground

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M213 Mae Grant Playground 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.79249954223633000, -73.94940185546875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b41d133d50.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/summer-sports-experience-at-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/summer-sports-experience-at-corporal-thompson-park Date: June 1, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Corporal Thompson Park, kids will learn all about softball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Play Date with the Uni Project at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/community-play-date-with-the-uni-project-in-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/community-play-date-with-the-uni-project-in-chelsea-park Date: June 1, 2016

Join Community Play Dates every Wednesday in Chelsea Park. Come read, draw, play, and explore hands-on activities at the Uni pop-up reading room. Read-alouds begin at 4:30 p.m. Other special activities to be announced. Free for all ages.

Hosted by the Uni Project, Green Below 14, Hudson Guild, and Avenues: The World School. Made possible by Leaves of Grass Fund, Green Below 14, and Avenues: The World School.

Please email leslie@theuniproject.org to volunteer or be a guest reader.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736058cc532b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children Date: June 1, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Playground for All Children, kids will learn basketball, soccer, track & field and street hockey! To find out more, please call (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: June 2, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 2, 2016

Summer on the Hudson brings Raga Kids, a trio of teaching artists specializing in Indian classical music on Indian instruments. This event is held on a comfy, danceable turf lawn right by the big locomotive.

Great for kids 5 years old and under.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77519101927800000, -73.99103164672900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f0651071033.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: June 2, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/nature-exploration Date: June 2, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 2, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: June 2, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 12:01:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sports Clinics - Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-hockey Date: June 2, 2016

Learn the basics of hockey at our free sports clinics in J Hood Wright Park. Open to kids and teens ages 6 years to 17 years.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/3-to-6-club Date: June 2, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 2, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Walker Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/summer-sports-experience-at-walker-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/summer-sports-experience-at-walker-park Date: June 2, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Walker Park, kids will learn all about soccer! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:48 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/the-uni-project-in-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/the-uni-project-in-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street Date: June 2, 2016

Come read and draw at the Uni every Thursday through the end of June in Sara D. Roosevelt Park at the Hester Street crossing in Chinatown! Made possible by Green Below 14 and Leaves of Grass Fund.

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hester Street Crossing (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736054197d4e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children Date: June 2, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Playground for All Children, kids will learn basketball, soccer, track & field and street hockey! To find out more, please call (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: June 2, 2016

Welcome beginners! Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.

Kids are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Good Dinosour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosour Date: June 2, 2016

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

In this enchanting computer-animated fantasy, set in a world where the dinosaurs never went extinct, an amiable young Apatosaurus named Arlo (voiced by Raymond Ochoa) loses his father in a storm and is swept away by a vicious river current, stranding him in a frightening new place far from his home. He soon embarks on a journey to reunite with his family, and befriends a prehistoric human child known as Spot (Jack Bright) along the way.

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: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Watson Gleason Playground

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X124 Watson Gleason Playground 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.82843527040000000, -73.86897250950000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744681242b8b.jpg Tue, 24 May 2016 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: "Jurassic World"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world Date: June 2, 2016

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

Set 22 years after the events of “Jurassic Park”, “Jurassic World” takes place on the same fictional island of Isla Nublar, off the Pacific coast of “Central America”, where a theme park populated with cloned dinosaurs has operated for ten years. The park plunges into chaos when a genetically modified dinosaur, Indominus rex, breaks loose and goes on a rampage across the island.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Lincoln Terrace Park Entrance (in Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park)

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B054 Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 8:15 pm 10:00 pm 40.66774544832300000, -73.92827320098900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744aa5fd9e87.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jazz on a Summer's Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-jazz-on-a-summers-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-jazz-on-a-summers-day Date: June 2, 2016

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

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at a particular time and place.

Know Before You Go:
The movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot; bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Corona Golf Playground

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Q450 Corona Golf Playground 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74760055541992000, -73.85459899902344000 Mon, 23 May 2016 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/nature-exploration Date: June 3, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-03 2016-06-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT