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 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:26:34 GMT <![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Geological Pets with Aiysha Mayfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop-geological-pets-with-aiysha-mayfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop-geological-pets-with-aiysha-mayfield Date: August 26, 2017

Join us as we explore the Park’s geological topography and transform rock samples into awesome Pet Rocks. Did you know that New York City and parts of the East River waterfront are giant rock deposits from a glacier? Did you know you can tell the difference between rocks by identifying what types of minerals they contain? You’ll learn more cool facts like these while gaining a new appreciation for the unique land formation of Socrates. Best of all… you get to design and take home your very own Geological Pet!

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 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aa767de589.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 26, 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 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 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[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: August 26, 2017

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597bb3af340cc.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[3D Animation Music Video: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/3d-animation-music-video-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/3d-animation-music-video-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Dye Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/natural-dye-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/natural-dye-workshop Date: August 26, 2017

Spend an afternoon dyeing natural fibers with handmade, natural dyes made with everyday plants such as marigolds and avocado pits. Bring your own natural fabrics or purchase our cotton bandanas for a suggested donation of $5.00 for materials.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (803) 572-6068

Location: Q Gardens Community Farm

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64974452998400000, -73.96314982209000000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Magic with Ethan at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/making-magic-with-ethan-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/making-magic-with-ethan-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 26, 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 Making Magic with Ethan
Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd. Together, both Ethan and the audience create an amazing show. Guests of all ages should come out and be surprised!

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 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fad0eeba93.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: August 26, 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 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 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/2017/08/26/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/activity-table Date: August 26, 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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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 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/2017/08/26/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 26, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library Date: August 26, 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 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 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[Making Magic with Ethan at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/making-magic-with-ethan-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/making-magic-with-ethan-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 26, 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 Making Magic with Ethan
Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd. Together, both Ethan and the audience create an amazing show. Guests of all ages should come out and be surprised!

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 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fad0eeba93.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Boss Baby]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-the-boss-baby http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-the-boss-baby Date: August 26, 2017

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

This hilarious animated feature tells the story of Tim, a wildly imaginative 7-year-old and his demanding new baby brother (Alec Baldwin) as they rival for their parents attention, fight and finally become allies thwarting a dastardly plot to replace babies with puppies. Directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar), this film also stars Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, Tobey Maguire and Steve Buscemi.

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: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Bensonhurst Park

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B007 Bensonhurst Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.59730148315400000, -74.00080108642600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5956807756a43.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: X-Men: Apocalypse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-xmen-apocalypse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-xmen-apocalypse Date: August 26, 2017

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

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

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: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Stapleton Playground

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R061 Stapleton Playground 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.62325565730000000, -74.07964130390000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59809b4164874.jpg Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Shades of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/family-art-project-shades-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/family-art-project-shades-of-summer Date: August 27, 2017

See the world through rose- (or green or blue or purple) colored glasses. Create your own custom sunglasses equipped with cool and colored lenses to feast your eyes on lush August gardens and river.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

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 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59653b701d0fa.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Travers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-travers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-travers-park Date: August 27, 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: Travers Park

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Q303 Travers Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75400161743164000, -73.88929748535156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594011ec799e4.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 27, 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 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 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/2017/08/27/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 27, 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 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/learn-to-ride-kids Date: August 27, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Edmonds Playground

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B321 Edmonds Playground 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68938884610500000, -73.97124031843600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f644d7df49.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Carnival with the Sea Lions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/carnival-with-the-sea-lions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/carnival-with-the-sea-lions Date: August 27, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Prospect Park Zoo will host Carnival with the Sea Lions to celebrate the Caribbean culture. Activities include carnival headpiece making, Caribbean theme storytelling, and animal chats by keepers. Visitors can enjoy a music-filled workout as they Zumba with the Sea Lions.

EmblemHealth, an event partner, will manage a kiosk with information and giveaways. NY State Senator Jesse Hamilton has partnered with Prospect Park Zoo on this event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 27, 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 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 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/2017/08/27/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/basketball-clinic Date: August 27, 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 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69931908735900000, -73.99871540069600000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: SunGaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze Date: August 27, 2017

Gaze at the central star of our solar system using special safe scopes with the Amateur Astronomers Association!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 27, 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 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 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/2017/08/27/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: August 27, 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 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 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[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 27, 2017

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

About Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris
Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's ONLY Two-Man Kid's Magic Show! They give an ULTRA high-energy performance that capture's kid's attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past five years making kid's not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!

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 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f821c1325b.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/storytime-craft Date: August 27, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation. While supplies last.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-27 2017-08-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592d6b5303dc9.JPG Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/activity-table Date: August 27, 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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2017-08-27 2017-08-27 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/2017/08/27/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 27, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: August 27, 2017

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

About Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris
Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's ONLY Two-Man Kid's Magic Show! They give an ULTRA high-energy performance that capture's kid's attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past five years making kid's not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!

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 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f821c1325b.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Lego Batman Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie1 Date: August 27, 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: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Kelly Park

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B051 Kelly Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.60415213010000000, -73.95766476390000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5956864041367.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-finding-dory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-finding-dory Date: August 27, 2017

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

In this follow-up to the Disney classic, Finding Nemo, a friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. This animated film features the returning voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks, with Hayden Rolence (replacing Alexander Gould), Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy joining the cast.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 7:45 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: Friends Field

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B372 Friends Field 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 7:45 pm 9:15 pm 40.61859893798828000, -73.97329711914062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a57aade6be.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/28/movies-under-the-stars-featuring-jungle-book http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/28/movies-under-the-stars-featuring-jungle-book Date: August 28, 2017

Bring a blanket or low chair!

The Jungle Book is an adventure about a young boy who was raised in the jungle with animals.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-28 2017-08-28 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Movie Night: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/28/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/28/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: August 28, 2017

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Rain date: August 29th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-28 2017-08-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: August 29, 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 2017-08-29 2017-08-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 29, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-29 2017-08-29 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 29, 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 2017-08-29 2017-08-29 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Mixed Media Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/kids-mixed-media-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/kids-mixed-media-arts Date: August 29, 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 2017-08-29 2017-08-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/kids-le-petit-art Date: August 29, 2017

Kids create their own miniature art to take home. The piece is small enough to carry in your pocket or in your hand. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Parents or adults welcome with their younger child.

Schedule

  • July: Thumb Things - Little ones make watercolor work of art with their very own thumb print
  • August: Mini Greeting Cards-Make a mini greeting card to keep or give as a gift
  • September: Mini Books - Make a mini journal, or coloring book of your own

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-29 2017-08-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic with BALSA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/basketball-clinic Date: August 29, 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: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-29 2017-08-29 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night : The Incredibles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/movie-night-the-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/movie-night-the-incredibles Date: August 29, 2017

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Bring your own family of superheros and join NYRP at the Bronx's best family movie night!

Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Bathgate Community Garden

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2017-08-29 2017-08-29 7:45 pm 9:45 pm 40.84474182128906000, -73.89803314208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f110e715fd.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Big Hero 6 (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/movies-under-the-stars-big-hero-6-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/29/movies-under-the-stars-big-hero-6-2014 Date: August 29, 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 by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nathan Straus Playground (P.S. 140)

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2017-08-29 2017-08-29 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.71931522568300000, -73.98413822467600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff0bad736b.gif Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:45:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: August 30, 2017

Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are!

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-08-30 2017-08-30 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.73079546508700000, -73.99673581123400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593973976b9db.png Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 30, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-30 2017-08-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at J. Hood Wright Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-j-hood-wright-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-j-hood-wright-park Date: August 30, 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: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-08-30 2017-08-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940128a8d394.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 30, 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 2017-08-30 2017-08-30 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/recycle-to-art Date: August 30, 2017

You'll learn how to make cute crafts out of recycled materials to give as gifts or keep for yourself.

Monthly Recycle to Art Projects

  • July: Stick Puzzles - Make an original puzzle using popsicle sticks
  • August: DIY Balloon Bowl - Make your very own bowl using a balloon
  • September: Cardboard Collage - Make a cardboard collage work of art to hang or display

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-30 2017-08-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/movies-under-the-stars-the-jungle-book http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/movies-under-the-stars-the-jungle-book Date: August 30, 2017

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

A panther leads a human boy on a trek through the jungle in order to reunite him with his kind. Along the way, the boy encounters a lazy bear, a devious snake and an orangutan who dreams of controlling fire.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tecumseh Playground

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M219 Tecumseh Playground 2017-08-30 2017-08-30 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.78179931640625000, -73.97850036621094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff0e05ed62.gif Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/movies-under-the-stars-middle-schoolthe-worst-years-of-my-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/30/movies-under-the-stars-middle-schoolthe-worst-years-of-my-life Date: August 30, 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: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-30 2017-08-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597b6fd80905a.jpg Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 31, 2017

All little ones five years old and younger are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball clinic.

  • Tots Soccer: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Pee Wee Basketball:10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-31 2017-08-31 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.77740097045898400, -73.99060058593750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06815a7b40.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 31, 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 2017-08-31 2017-08-31 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Shade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/stories-in-the-shade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/stories-in-the-shade Date: August 31, 2017

Join us in Pelham Bay Park for stories and fun as part of the New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. “Stories in the Shade” is presented in part by the City Island and Pelham Bay Branches of the New York Public Library in collaboration with NYC Parks.

In the event of inclement weather, please call (718) 885-1703 or (718) 792-6744 for event updates.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-31 2017-08-31 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.84849929809570000, -73.82559967041016000 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/kids-imaginative-arts Date: August 31, 2017

Get your creative juices flowing with imaginative art. Cell phone photography is part of the activities. Kids will create pieces combining 2D and 3D for creative effect. Use your cell phone camera to capture your 3D effect

Needed: Cell phone camera

Monthly Kids Imaginative Arts Projects

  • July: 3D Illusion - Stand it Up, 3D Hole, Sliding Water Drop, Floating Sphere
  • August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore (2D and 3D combined)
  • Sseptember: Silhouettes Abalze (silouhettes and color mix)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-31 2017-08-31 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic1 Date: August 31, 2017

Please note: The clinic is currently full. To be added to the wait list, please e-mail summeronthehudson@gmail.com.

This three-day, cumulative skateboarding program provides a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) for beginners and intermediates. The program takes students to the next level: contest preparation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

This program meets at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays from August 31 through September 1, and at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-31 2017-08-31 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.80350112915000000, -73.96980285644500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07358651bf.JPG Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic with BALSA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/basketball-clinic Date: August 31, 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: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-31 2017-08-31 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2 Date: August 31, 2017

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

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

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: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: South Beach Ballfield (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2017-08-31 2017-08-31 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.58825683593750000, -74.06791687011719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59809d78aded9.jpg Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: September 1, 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 2017-09-01 2017-09-01 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: September 1, 2017

Kids have fun creating art inspired by the summer and holiday season. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Younger children are welcome with a parent or adult.

Schedule

  • July: Patriotic Red/White/Blue Hand
  • August: Sand Craft Project
  • September: Watercolor Circle Art

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-01 2017-09-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic Date: September 1, 2017

Please note: The clinic is currently full. To be added to the wait list, please e-mail summeronthehudson@gmail.com.

This three-day, cumulative skateboarding program provides a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) for beginners and intermediates. The program takes students to the next level: contest preparation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

This program meets at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays from August 31 through September 1, and at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-01 2017-09-01 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.80350112915000000, -73.96980285644500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07358651bf.JPG Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 2, 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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2017-09-02 2017-09-02 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: Painting Outdoors with Eliza, Susie, and Harriet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/family-art-project-family-art-project-painting-outdoors-with-eliza-susie-and-harriet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/family-art-project-family-art-project-painting-outdoors-with-eliza-susie-and-harriet Date: September 2, 2017

Follow the adventurous, passionate spirit of trail-blazing Hudson River School painters Elizabeth Gilbert Jerome, Susie M. Barstow, and Harriet Cany Peale. Hear stories about their intrepid pursuit of painting nature. Then relish the last days of summer in our annual outdoor painting project, using watercolor paint and pencils to translate what you see into shapes, tones and marks of light.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

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 2017-09-02 2017-09-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df4d6582e6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: September 2, 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.

Loren Niemi will share the Grimm story "Hansel and Gretel" and Valentina Ortiz will share the Mexican story "Mother Earth," with music by Alda Reuter.

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 2017-09-02 2017-09-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: September 2, 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 2017-09-02 2017-09-02 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[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic Date: September 2, 2017

Please note: The clinic is currently full. To be added to the waitlist, please email summeronthehudson@gmail.com.

This three-day, cumulative skateboarding program provides a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) for beginners and intermediates. The program takes students to the next level: contest preparation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

This program meets at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays from August 31 through September 1, and at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-02 2017-09-02 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.80350112915000000, -73.96980285644500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07358651bf.JPG Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 2, 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 2017-09-02 2017-09-02 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[Family Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/family-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/family-garden-walk Date: September 2, 2017

Visit favorite, family-friendly locations in the gardens on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Children ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-02 2017-09-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e0ec2999da.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Faces of Astoria with Astoria Ally Alliance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/saturday-sculpture-workshop-faces-of-astoria-with-astoria-ally-alliance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/saturday-sculpture-workshop-faces-of-astoria-with-astoria-ally-alliance Date: September 2, 2017

Astoria Ally Alliance will be facilitating and welcoming the creation of self-portraits and other visual expressions of identity, in order to display them in the Socrates education area as a one-day installation and celebration of community diversity. The afternoon will coincide with pop-up performances in the Park, and is preceded by 3 free artistic expression workshops throughout the summer (12-2PM on June 17, July 16, and August 19).

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 2017-09-02 2017-09-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aa83bb8704.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: September 2, 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 2017-09-02 2017-09-02 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[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: September 2, 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 2017-09-02 2017-09-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar’s Summer Send-Off Party at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 2, 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 Omar’s Summer Send-Off Party
End your summer right! A party hosted by Omar Olusion, come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

About 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: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-02 2017-09-02 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fad99423f9.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/02/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 Date: September 2, 2017

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

In this modern retelling of a Disney classic, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman named Belle is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:00 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: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-09-02 2017-09-02 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5966436e11b4e.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Painting Outdoors with Eliza, Susie, and Harriet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/family-art-project-painting-outdoors-with-eliza-susie-and-harriet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/family-art-project-painting-outdoors-with-eliza-susie-and-harriet Date: September 3, 2017

Follow the adventurous, passionate spirit of trail-blazing Hudson River School painters Elizabeth Gilbert Jerome, Susie M. Barstow and Harriet Cany Peale. Hear stories about their intrepid pursuit of painting nature. Then relish the last days of summer in our annual outdoor painting project, using watercolor paint and pencils to translate what you see into shapes, tones and marks of light.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

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 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df4d6582e6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 3, 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 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 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[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: September 3, 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 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 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[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-jam Date: September 3, 2017

Join us at our annual celebration of Riverside Park’s 108th St. Skate Park, featuring competitions, open skate, raffle, food vendors and all day fun. Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow, and knee pads (18 years and older) / add wrist guards if you're younger than 18) to join in, or check your board at the gate and hang out.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.80350112915000000, -73.96980285644500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c073f903434.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: September 3, 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 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 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/2017/09/03/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: September 3, 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 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 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[Cido the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 3, 2017

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

About 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 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 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f82af5cdfb.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 3, 2017

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

About 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 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 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f82af5cdfb.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/kayak-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/kayak-staten-island Date: September 3, 2017

Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore at a new location on Page Avenue - Conference House Park in Tottenville.

Boats and life jackets will be provided for a short paddle. Launch help and paddling tips are given by experienced kayakers at the shore and on the water. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.

Children aged 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. High winds or lightning cancels the event.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Page Avenue Beach

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2017-09-03 2017-09-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.50236193262400000, -74.22824013233200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598230a358c8f.JPG Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 4, 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 The Amazing Captain Faust
A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the 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 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fae8bc9520.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar’s Summer Send-Off Party at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 4, 2017

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

About Omar’s Summer Send-Off Party
End your summer right! A party hosted by Omar Olusion, come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f839012dc7.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 4, 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 The Amazing Captain Faust
A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the 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 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fae8bc9520.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: September 5, 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 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: September 5, 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 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Mixed Media Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/kids-mixed-media-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/kids-mixed-media-arts Date: September 5, 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 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/kids-le-petit-art Date: September 5, 2017

Kids create their own miniature art to take home. The piece is small enough to carry in your pocket or in your hand. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Parents or adults welcome with their younger child.

Schedule

  • July: Thumb Things - Little ones make watercolor work of art with their very own thumb print
  • August: Mini Greeting Cards-Make a mini greeting card to keep or give as a gift
  • September: Mini Books - Make a mini journal, or coloring book of your own

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/movie-night-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/movie-night-sing Date: September 5, 2017

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition which becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.

Join NYRP on the lawn of Bathgate Community Garden, and leave transformed!

Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Bathgate Community Garden

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2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84474182128906000, -73.89803314208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f11dea046e.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/recycle-to-art Date: September 6, 2017

You'll learn how to make cute crafts out of recycled materials to give as gifts or keep for yourself.

Monthly Recycle to Art Projects

  • July: Stick Puzzles - Make an original puzzle using popsicle sticks
  • August: DIY Balloon Bowl - Make your very own bowl using a balloon
  • September: Cardboard Collage - Make a cardboard collage work of art to hang or display

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/kids-imaginative-arts Date: September 7, 2017

Get your creative juices flowing with imaginative art. Cell phone photography is part of the activities. Kids will create pieces combining 2D and 3D for creative effect. Use your cell phone camera to capture your 3D effect

Needed: Cell phone camera

Monthly Kids Imaginative Arts Projects

  • July: 3D Illusion - Stand it Up, 3D Hole, Sliding Water Drop, Floating Sphere
  • August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore (2D and 3D combined)
  • Sseptember: Silhouettes Abalze (silouhettes and color mix)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 7, 2017

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as a team sport.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0720abfa1a.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: September 8, 2017

Kids have fun creating art inspired by the summer and holiday season. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Younger children are welcome with a parent or adult.

Schedule

  • July: Patriotic Red/White/Blue Hand
  • August: Sand Craft Project
  • September: Watercolor Circle Art

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bollywood & Bomba with Back to School Giveaway and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bollywood-bomba-with-back-to-school-giveaway-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bollywood-bomba-with-back-to-school-giveaway-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: September 8, 2017

Enjoy a live performance, Bollywood & Bomba, in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park. There will also be a back to school giveaway of book bags with supplies.

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599359ffe2461.JPG Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: September 8, 2017

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

A rabbit cop must solve a missing person's case in a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84670081474700000, -73.94127815961800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59664773afbb3.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 9, 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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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 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: Borderless Plants and Kavad Boxes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/family-art-project-borderless-plants-and-kavad-boxes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/family-art-project-borderless-plants-and-kavad-boxes Date: September 9, 2017

Welcome back artist Tammy Nguyen, exhibiting in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. She will share her storytelling and bookmaking techniques. Hear her stories about plants as global citizens from her own Kavad Box, a brightly colored folding box used in traditional Indian culture to house stories. Collage and paint your plant story onto a neatly folding box that travels.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e0560caa3e.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 9, 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.

Liz Weir will share Irish tales and Angela Halvorson Borg will share the Iraqi story "The Golden Lamb."

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 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[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/learn-to-ride Date: September 9, 2017

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages five and older how to ride a two-wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids,

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James by September 6 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70100021362305000, -73.84259796142578000 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 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[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 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