NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:48:54 GMT <![CDATA[Summer Streets 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/city-summer-streets-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/city-summer-streets-2017 Date: August 19, 2017

On Saturday August 5, 12, and 19 nearly seven miles of New York City's streets will be opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully. You can water slide, soar through the air on a zip line, dance, get fit, immerse yourself in a public art and architecture tours or just stroll along and experience the city's streets in a new way—all for free.

Please visit nyc.gov/summerstreets to find out more and check out all of the three activities.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -74.00279998779297000 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 19, 2017

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat.

Please note: The ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids: Create Your Gardenscape with Artist Jenae Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/fort-tryon-kids-create-your-gardenscape-with-artist-jenae-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/fort-tryon-kids-create-your-gardenscape-with-artist-jenae-schwartz Date: August 19, 2017

Join local Artist Jenae Schwartz to carefully examine the flowers and butterflies of the Heather Garden. Move beyond the traditional watercolor painting by adding decorative papers, pastels, fabrics, and other media to create your ideal gardenscape! The result will be a unique and personal work of art for you to take home!

Designed for children ages four to 11. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org

Please register by August 15.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86009979248047000, -73.93370056152344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59711db607ddb.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walk for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/discovery-walk-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/discovery-walk-for-families-living-laboratory Date: August 19, 2017

Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory. Discover what plants and animals call this secluded Park woodland their home!

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597bab49d2f60.jpg Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: August 19, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Be a Bee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/family-art-project-be-a-bee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/family-art-project-be-a-bee Date: August 19, 2017

Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup, and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive.

The parade starts at 12:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596536e6ee58a.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Battle of Brooklyn Colonial Day and Cookout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/battle-of-brooklyn-colonial-day-cookout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/battle-of-brooklyn-colonial-day-cookout Date: August 19, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Story Time with Selene Castrovilla will still occur.

Join us for a day of colonial cooking and activities! Stop by the Fort Putnam Redoubt beside the Visitor Center for cooking demonstrations from the colonial times: bread-making, spit cooking, and Dutch oven cooking. Play colonial games, take a picture by a wagon, visit a Revolutionary War Colonel's tent, and write a letter to your loved one with a feather quill and ink.

Stop by the Fort Greene Park Conservancy tent in front of the Visitor Center between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to read Selene Castrovilla's children's books about the Battle of Brooklyn and the American Revolution. Scheduled storytime readings of her books will take place on the half-hour (11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5988793f41058.JPG Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Caribbean Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rockaway-caribbean-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rockaway-caribbean-carnival Date: August 19, 2017

Join a celebration of various cultures, arts, and history of Rockaway and traditions through a display of festivities and grand carnival. There will be entertainment.

The parade will start on Mott Avenue and Beach 20th Street and continue to Seagirt Blvd ending at Beach 17th Street performance stage in O'Donohue Park.

Sponsored by Senator James Sanders Jr, Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, West Indian American Day Carnival Association and NYC Department of Parks

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 327-7017

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk),Beach 20th Street and Mott Avenue

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000; 40.60425099887000000, -73.75282561423400000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: August 19, 2017

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 60 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listened to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

Marc Young will share the Palestinian story "The Camel Husband" and Judith Heineman will share the Afghan story "The Wooden Sword."

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Midland Beach Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-midland-beach-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-midland-beach-park Date: August 19, 2017

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.


The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Playground (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57490921020508000, -74.09857940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940108f17d8a.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 19, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946dc93d24c.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[WormShop for Educators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/wormshop-for-educators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/wormshop-for-educators Date: August 19, 2017

Learn how worms work their magic, converting kitchen scraps into a rich organic fertilizer, and reducing our carbon footprints. The NYC Compost Project will introduce composting, demonstrate how to build an indoor worm bin, and go over basic care and maintenance. Discussion will focus on engaging students and enriching curriculum with these easy classroom pets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593047874da4d.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 19, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Schedule of Activities

Discovery Pack, 10 a..m. – noon: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Blooming Naturalist, 10 a.m.: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.

Nature’s Helpers, 11 a.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: August 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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

School supplies giveaways!

Come get some supplies, while they last. We will also have presentations from the library, a cooking demo, and fitness demos!

In partnership with Tiga Pediatrics and Metro Plus.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5974f58558efe.png Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Candle-Making Drop-in Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/candlemaking-dropin-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/candlemaking-dropin-workshop Date: August 19, 2017

Try your hand at creating an assortment of beeswax candles to take home and enjoy.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59762e07e3edb.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 19, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures1 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures2 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures3 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures4 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures5 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Whatever Floats Your Boat with Ian Gerson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/saturday-sculpture-workshop-whatever-floats-your-boat-with-ian-gerson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/saturday-sculpture-workshop-whatever-floats-your-boat-with-ian-gerson Date: August 19, 2017

We’ll make miniature toy boats and rafts from a variety of materials and set them to sail.

While we learn about the local water quality and history of New York City’s waterfronts, we will experiment with creating our own floatable sculptures equipped with wind-up propellers, sails, and other methods to make them move.

We’ll test our boats in a kiddie pool before a group launch at nearby Socrates Sculpture Park Beach at Hallets Cove.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594831f960d17.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/family-day Date: August 19, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wayanda Park

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q008 Brookville Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc Date: August 19, 2017

Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages! Celebrate simple fun with live music and free kite-making for children (kites while supplies last).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c057ee86ed9.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 19, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093info@cityparksfoundation.org

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946e824e8cd.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/seining Date: August 19, 2017

Get ready to get your hands wet as seining programs use nets to catch fish.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970e6b556a5a.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: PARKitecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/discovery-walks-for-families-parkitecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/discovery-walks-for-families-parkitecture Date: August 19, 2017

Help us to decode the sculpted secrets of Bethesda Terrace, and discover how nature inspires Central Park's art and design.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597bac57156b5.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/learn-to-ride-kids Date: August 19, 2017

Learn to Ride—Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Ehrenreich-Austin Playground

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Q304 Ehrenreich-Austin Playground 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71549987793000000, -73.83679962158200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f6002ad72d.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 19, 2017

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 Cido The Clown
Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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 concession stand.

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 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fac4289c23.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures6 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures7 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures8 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures8 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures9 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures9 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures10 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures10 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures11 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: August 19, 2017

Make beautiful, fun things out of paper to give as a gift or keep for yourself

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

  • July: Paper Beads Bracelet
  • August: Paper Picture Frame
  • September: Cardboard Collage Art

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 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/activity-table Date: August 19, 2017

Every weekend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please stop by our activity table to create something new. Activities are appropriate for all ages!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-19 2017-08-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 19, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library Date: August 19, 2017

Bring your blanket to the lawns by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and listen to librarians from the Walt Whitman branch of the Brooklyn Public Library read aloud to your favorite books!

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 935-0244 x62116

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 2:45 pm 3:30 pm 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5968e23507334.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Dance Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/isadora-duncan-dance-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/isadora-duncan-dance-performance Date: August 19, 2017

Lori Belilove and The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will be performing at Billings Lawn, in honor of their namesake. This free outdoor performance will unfold the life and art of Isadora Duncan with sensational dancing, delighting audiences of all ages.

This will be a rare opportunity for audiences to see original Duncan choreography coached by dancers from Duncan's original troupes.

Bring your friends and a blanket and enjoy an afternoon of nature and dance with us!

Photo by Jason Chuang

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57602a9879160.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 19, 2017

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 Cido The Clown
Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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 concession stand.

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 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fac4289c23.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire Date: August 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72140121459961000, -73.95050048828125000 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hercules]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-hercules http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-hercules Date: August 19, 2017

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

In this animated musical comedy, Hercules (Tate Donovan), a son of gods, was snatched as a baby by Hades (James Woods) and forced to live among mortals as a half-man, half-god. Now a teenager, Hercules needs to perform a rite of passage on Earth to prove himself worthy of living with the gods on Mount Olympus. With his plucky satyr sidekick, Philoctetes (Danny DeVito), along for the ride, Hercules must learn how to use his strength to defeat a series of evil creatures.

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 is permitted.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Kelly Park

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B051 Kelly Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.60415213010000000, -73.95766476390000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946526d01d0.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-big-hero-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-big-hero-6 Date: August 19, 2017

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

A young tech whiz named Hiro must save his city with the help of his inflatable robot Baymax, as well as his friends Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred.

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; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Seaside Wildlife Nature Park

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.54041126733600000, -74.14245438575800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598096048e784.jpg Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-up Date: August 19, 2017

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

An old man and a young explorer team up and take on the wilderness after the elderly salesman's plan to reach South America via helium balloons pays off. Against all odds, the unlikely pair come to rely on one another.

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; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Carlton Park

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R053 Carlton Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.53307445440000000, -74.20232576070000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598096928771c.jpg Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-middle-schoolthe-worst-years-of-my-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-middle-schoolthe-worst-years-of-my-life Date: August 19, 2017

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

Rafe Khatchadorian (Griffin Gluck) has an epic imagination and a slight problem with authority, and these things collide when he transfers to a middle school where students are expected to follow the rules. This doesn't sit well with Rafe. With help from his new friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca), the mischievous lad concocts schemes to drive his tyrannical principal (Andy Daly) crazy while also using his charm and wits to impress a girl (Isabela Moner) and battle the bullies.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Loreto Playground

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X163 Loreto Playground 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.84949658666600000, -73.85242214251900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597b6fd80905a.jpg Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Pete's Dragon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-petes-dragon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-petes-dragon Date: August 19, 2017

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

Mr. Meacham a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete, a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie, Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true..

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Poe Park

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.86479547717800000, -73.89463425453900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597b714e4e34a.jpg Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Be a Bee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/family-art-project-be-a-bee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/family-art-project-be-a-bee Date: August 20, 2017

Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup, and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive. The parade starts at 12:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596536e6ee58a.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 20, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946dc93d24c.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 20, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Schedule of Activities

Discovery Pack, 10 a..m. – noon: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Blooming Naturalist, 10 a.m.: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.

Nature’s Helpers, 11 a.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Candle-Making Drop-in Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/candlemaking-dropin-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/candlemaking-dropin-workshop Date: August 20, 2017

Try your hand at creating an assortment of beeswax candles to take home and enjoy.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59762e07e3edb.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 20, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/basketball-clinic Date: August 20, 2017

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic youth basketball clinics on Pier 2. Each program will include yoga to enhance flexibility, or flag football for agility training. Recommended for ages 8 to 17 years old.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69931908735900000, -73.99871540069600000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 20, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093info@cityparksfoundation.org

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946e824e8cd.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: August 20, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 20, 2017

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

About The Great Miguelino
Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f813336b13.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/living-with-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/living-with-deer Date: August 20, 2017

Hear about deer and their behaviors, learn five tips to coexist with these animals, play a Deer Survival Game, and hike to find signs of deer in the park.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a8bc4033ee.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/activity-table Date: August 20, 2017

Every weekend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please stop by our activity table to create something new. Activities are appropriate for all ages!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-20 2017-08-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 20, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Pier 42

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M369 Pier 42 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.71039962768555000, -73.98259735107422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5995ae0aebc06.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: August 20, 2017

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

About The Great Miguelino
Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f813336b13.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Lego Batman Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie Date: August 20, 2017

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

From the creators of The Lego Movie, this 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film focuses on the DC Comics character Batman (Will Arnett) as he attempts to overcome his greatest fear to stop the Joker's (Zach Galifianakis) latest plan. The film also features Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes

Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:30 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 is permitted

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Col David Marcus Playground (in Colonel David Marcus Playground)

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B128 Colonel David Marcus Playground 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 7:45 pm 9:15 pm 40.60969924926758000, -73.96959686279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5956864041367.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 Date: August 21, 2017

Bring your photographs to life! Kids who are younger than 14 years old are welcome to join this free workshop - we'll use Photoshop to create fun animations!

Student use photography and the Adobe Creative Suite to create fun animations.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-21 2017-08-21 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops Date: August 21, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production as well as post-production.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop. Workshops take place on August 21, 23, and 25.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the Hansborough band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 21, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946b75f3791.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Design with Scratch: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/game-design-with-scratch-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/game-design-with-scratch-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

In this one-day workshop, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!

Workshops take place on August 21, 23, and 25.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hand Talkers Academy: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/hand-talkers-academy-youth-tech-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/hand-talkers-academy-youth-tech-workshop1 Date: August 21, 2017

Let’s learn a new language! This one-day workshop will teach you the basics of American Sign Language.

This class meets on August 21 and 25.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-21 2017-08-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 21, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Cottage

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946cab8fe6e.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop1 Date: August 21, 2017

Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography! Students will make Pepita Pesto.

This is a Science, Technology, and Arts one-time workshop for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Keva Builds: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

Participants will learn how to create structures using Keva Planks. They will create contraptions that will include ramps, baskets, funnels, chutes, etc. while using physics and engineering concepts.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Music Video Madness: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/music-video-madness-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/music-video-madness-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

Do you sing in the shower? Are you a closet diva? Have you ever wanted to make a music video? This is your chance! Choose your favorite song and record a version of it in our recording studio (or use an original song). Create a music video for the song using DSLR cameras and iMovie. Sky’s the limit!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/chef-master-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/chef-master-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography! Students will make Garden Mint Dip with Fruit Kebabs.

This is a Science, Technology, and Arts one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-21 2017-08-21 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Adobe Youth Voices: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/adobe-youth-voices-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/adobe-youth-voices-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

This one-day workshop is a creative multimedia program for kids and teens that encourages them to explore and analyze their world through video, audio, graphic design, web design, and animation.

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Webisode Challenge: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/webisode-challenge-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/webisode-challenge-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 21, 2017

Create your own webisode. Kids who are younger than 14 years old are welcome to join this free workshop to earn the skills from conception to creation of a unique series that can be streamed online. Access all the tools you need to create your series: cameras, microphones, editing equipment and actors. Become a YouTube sensation!

This class meets on August 21, 23, and 25.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7711

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop3 Date: August 21, 2017

Bring your photographs to life using Photoshop!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/movies-under-the-stars-presents-jungle-book http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/movies-under-the-stars-presents-jungle-book Date: August 21, 2017

Bring a blanket or low chair to watch a free screening of The Jungle Book, an exciting adventure about a young boy raised in the jungle with animals.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68371324794000000, -73.88562953472100000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/movies-under-the-stars-moana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/21/movies-under-the-stars-moana Date: August 21, 2017

Please note: this event has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.

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

This computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure shares the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian tribe, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of saving her people. This wonderful film features the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and music composed by Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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 is permitted.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2017-08-21 2017-08-21 7:45 pm 9:15 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a618955dce.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: August 22, 2017

Fun is had with cute and funny stories and songs for tiny tots to enjoy. Session ends with fun arts activity inspired by the stories and songs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop2 Date: August 22, 2017

Bring your photographs to life! Kids who are younger than 14 years old are welcome to join this free workshop - we'll use Photoshop to create fun animations!

Student use photography and the Adobe Creative Suite to create fun animations.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-22 2017-08-22 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the St. Mary's band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old. Workshops take place on August 22 and 24.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/jam-session-youth-tech-workshop1 Date: August 22, 2017

Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the Hansborough band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 22, 2017

Calling children ages 10 and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Come out to your backyard, West Harlem neighbors. Play giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more in the park! Small groups of up to 6 are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppets in the Park presents "Cinderella Samba"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/puppets-in-the-park-presents-cinderella-samba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/puppets-in-the-park-presents-cinderella-samba Date: August 22, 2017

Join us for a free puppet show featuring "Cinderella Samba"!

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-alley-pond-park Date: August 22, 2017

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.


The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594010e4c06fd.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 22, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946b75f3791.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 22, 2017

The Summer Sports Experience teaches an abundant array of sports activities to our NYC youth throughout the spring and summer seasons. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, track, kickball, and more! Every hour another sport is introduced.

This event is free for participants. Please check in at the recreation center to get a free membership card which will allow you to come into the building when the staff are on break between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, which means that your kids can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Groups are welcome! Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to arrange a date for your group.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Design with RPG Maker: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/game-design-with-rpg-maker-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/game-design-with-rpg-maker-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

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

This workshop meets on August 22, 24, and 26, and is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Kitchen Lab: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/garden-kitchen-lab-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/garden-kitchen-lab-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

The Garden Kitchen Lab is a backyard-to-table, two-day workshop that teaches agriculture and seasonal eating. Children are encouraged to love food grown well; learn about the impact of agriculture on the environment and on their health; learn how to be sustainable, starting with their choices on what to eat; eat responsibly and learn where your food comes from and who grows it. They will create digital projects that help them reflect on what they learn in the garden using the Computer Resource Center’s Macs and photo cameras.

This workshop meets on August 22 and 24, and is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-22 2017-08-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Chalk Art Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/summer-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/summer-fun Date: August 22, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Junction Playground

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Q122 Junction Playground 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75484333072600000, -73.87223597048000000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 22, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Cottage

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946cab8fe6e.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/chef-master-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/chef-master-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography! Students will mke veggie spring rolls.

This is a Science, Technology, and Arts, one-time workshop, for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Mixed Media Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/kids-mixed-media-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/kids-mixed-media-arts Date: August 22, 2017

During August, we will create decoupage cards. Using magazine cut-outs or decorative party napkins we will decorate a cute greeting or art card.

In September, we will create decoupage containers using magazine cut-outs or a decorative pack of party napkins. Bring clean, empty cans, labels, and please remove gummy residue.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Music Factory: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/music-factory-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/music-factory-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

Students learn to code everyday items (an apple!) to create musical instruments.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

This workshop takes place on August 22 and 24.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops Date: August 22, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production, as well as post-production. This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-22 2017-08-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Music Video Madness: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/music-video-madness-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/music-video-madness-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 22, 2017

Do you sing in the shower? Are you a closet diva? Have you ever wanted to make a music video? This is your chance! Choose your favorite song and record a version of it in our recording studio (or use an original song). Create a music video for the song using DSLR cameras and iMovie. Sky’s the limit!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT