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 06:47:24 GMT <![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
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 9, 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 Magic of Rogue
As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faf086da81.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 9, 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 Magic of Rogue
As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faf086da81.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Borderless Plants and Kavad Boxes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/family-art-project-borderless-plants-and-kavad-boxes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/family-art-project-borderless-plants-and-kavad-boxes Date: September 10, 2017

Welcome back artist Tammy Nguyen, exhibiting in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. She will share her storytelling and book making 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 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 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[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: September 10, 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 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[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 10, 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 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 Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/family-nature-walk Date: September 10, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. No registration is required.

Children ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e08b61b3b4.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: September 10, 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 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[Seaside Wildlife Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seaside-wildlife-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seaside-wildlife-exploration Date: September 10, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots for seaside creatures.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Canarsie Park House (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62894289677700000, -73.89599752426100000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: September 10, 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 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[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 10, 2017

Enjoy a BIG day of county fair magic in Manhattan. There will be carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!

(rain date: September 17)

See House of Yes aerialists and sideshow performers' beautiful and facinating acts!

Laugh with host Ambrose Martos!

Hear live music from Mariti Garrett and Bette Smith, and more.

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! At the Stop & Swap w/GrowNYC! You don’t have to bring something to take something. (Please do NOT bring: furniture, large items, tube televisions, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects.)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05886cb65d.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 10, 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 Bonkerz the Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f841e869e9.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 10, 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 Bonkerz the Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f841e869e9.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: September 12, 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 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Mixed Media Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/kids-mixed-media-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/kids-mixed-media-arts Date: September 12, 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 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 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/2017/09/12/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/kids-le-petit-art Date: September 12, 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 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/13/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/13/recycle-to-art Date: September 13, 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 2017-09-13 2017-09-13 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/2017/09/14/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/14/kids-imaginative-arts Date: September 14, 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 2017-09-14 2017-09-14 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/2017/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 14, 2017

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-14 2017-09-14 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0720abfa1a.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: September 15, 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 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sole Run, Game Night and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/bronx-sole-run-game-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/bronx-sole-run-game-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: September 15, 2017

Enjoy a run with Bronx Sole and a game night in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park.The run will start at the painted 174th Street bridge in Virginia Park and end at the real 174th Street bridge in Starlight Park on the Bronx River.

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

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

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59935af2d01a2.JPG Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Newsies (1992)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/movies-under-the-stars-newsies-1992 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/movies-under-the-stars-newsies-1992 Date: September 15, 2017

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

When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses, they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business in this musical about the Newsboys' Strike of 1899.

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597b4d531802a.gif Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 16, 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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2017-09-16 2017-09-16 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: Dotted Ladybug Backpacks Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/family-art-project-dotted-ladybug-backpacks-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/family-art-project-dotted-ladybug-backpacks-parade Date: September 16, 2017

This weekend, we celebrate a beloved beetle, adored for its bright red coat and black spots. Do the spots tell the age of the beetle or are they simply good luck? Make your own little ladybug backpack to show off some spots or wear it in a group red-and-black-dot countdown and slow-beetle parade. Sunday is Ladybug Day!

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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e11225d319.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 16, 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.

Melissa Heckler will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Emperor's New Clothes" and Therese Folkes Plair will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Princess and the Pea."

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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 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/2017/09/16/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: September 16, 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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 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[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 16, 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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 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[Raptor Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/raptor-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/raptor-fest Date: September 16, 2017

Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators live and up close.

Join NYC Parks at Raptor Fest hosted by the Urban Park Rangers. The event is free to the public and will include live demonstrations, a raptor viewing area, and education/activity tables. Activities are provided by the Urban Park Rangers; live flying demonstrations by Talons!; and static animal displays by Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation.

This event is a great way for kids to learn about birds of prey, get up close and personal with them, and watch them perform amazing aerial feats. There will be birds on display, including falcons, hawks, and owls.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Stadium Ball Fields (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.88795986685100000, -73.89642834663400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597b8648dc9b6.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: September 16, 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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 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[The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 16, 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 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.

About The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show
Michael Karas presents a world-class juggling show full of jaw-dropping stunts, exciting audience participation, and hilarious physical comedy. From balls, clubs, and rings to puppets, knives, and spinning plates, Michael will dazzle you with his incredible array of circus talents. Who knows? He may even inspire you to start juggling yourself!

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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fb85eaf253.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: September 16, 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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 16, 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 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.

About The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show
Michael Karas presents a world-class juggling show full of jaw-dropping stunts, exciting audience participation, and hilarious physical comedy. From balls, clubs, and rings to puppets, knives, and spinning plates, Michael will dazzle you with his incredible array of circus talents. Who knows? He may even inspire you to start juggling yourself!

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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fb85eaf253.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Dotted Ladybug Backpacks Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/family-art-project-dotted-ladybug-backpacks-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/family-art-project-dotted-ladybug-backpacks-parade Date: September 17, 2017

This weekend, we celebrate a beloved beetle, adored for its bright red coat and black spots. Do the spots tell the age of the beetle or are they simply good luck? Make your own little ladybug backpack to show off some spots or wear it in a group red-and-black-dot count down and slow-beetle parade. Ladybug Day event.

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 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e11225d319.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: September 17, 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 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 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[What's Not to Lichen?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/whats-not-to-lichen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/whats-not-to-lichen Date: September 17, 2017

Hike through High Rock Park in search of lichen! These fascinating and tough organisms are found from front stoops in the cities to the untrammeled wilderness of the trundra. We will also learn how to identify several local lichen species.

Ages 7+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595e3eb560629.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 17, 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 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 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/2017/09/17/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: September 17, 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 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 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/2017/09/17/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: September 17, 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 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 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[Nature Presentation: Ladybug Meet-and-Greet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/nature-presentation-ladybug-meetandgreet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/nature-presentation-ladybug-meetandgreet Date: September 17, 2017

Everyone is familiar with the cute little ladybug. But did you know there are many different kinds of ladybugs? And did you know the nine-spot ladybug is our official New York state insect? Learn more about these colorful creatures and meet a few live ladybugs with Environmental Educator Kerrilee Hunter of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum.

Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e122d12710.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 17, 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 The Magic of Rogue
As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

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 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f84b2f381d.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 17, 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 The Magic of Rogue
As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

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 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f84b2f381d.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Gather Around The Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire Date: September 17, 2017

Join us around our roaring campfire for an evening of s'mores, games and storytelling.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers' Registration Page. Registration opens on Wednesday, September 6.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rockaway Beach

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.57675429500000000, -73.83708376220000000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/19/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/19/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: September 19, 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 2017-09-19 2017-09-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Mixed Media Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/19/kids-mixed-media-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/19/kids-mixed-media-arts Date: September 19, 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 2017-09-19 2017-09-19 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/2017/09/19/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/19/kids-le-petit-art Date: September 19, 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 2017-09-19 2017-09-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/20/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/20/recycle-to-art Date: September 20, 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 2017-09-20 2017-09-20 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/2017/09/21/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/kids-imaginative-arts Date: September 21, 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 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 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/2017/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 21, 2017

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0720abfa1a.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Autumn Equinox: Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/autumn-equinox-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/autumn-equinox-discovery-hike Date: September 22, 2017

Welcome the arrival of autumn! Take in the sights, scents, and sounds of the waning summer, and look ahead to what awaits the forest in fall!

Ages 5+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595e40717b14e.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: September 22, 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 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT