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 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:42:17 GMT <![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/30/nature-center-adventures21 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/30/nature-center-adventures21 Date: July 30, 2017

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

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

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-07-30 2017-07-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/30/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/30/storytime-craft Date: July 30, 2017

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

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-30 2017-07-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592d6b5458285.JPG Mon, 03 Jul 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show at Fantasy Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/30/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-fantasy-forest1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/30/the-amazing-michaels-juggling-show-at-fantasy-forest1 Date: July 30, 2017

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

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!

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 2017-07-30 2017-07-30 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59149d820f954.jpg Thu, 18 May 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/31/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/31/garden-camp-for-kids Date: July 31, 2017

Register your child today for Garden Camp!

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction, and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park. Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardens, bugs, soil, colonial history, and everything in between!

Camp is for any student aged six to 11, and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Sibling groups are welcome.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by calling (212) 923-8008 or emailing education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-07-31 2017-07-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5951a872c97b1.png Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Ella Enchanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/31/movies-under-the-stars-presents-ella-enchanted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/31/movies-under-the-stars-presents-ella-enchanted Date: July 31, 2017

Ella is under a spell to be constantly honest, a fact she must hide from her new step family in order to protect the prince of the land.

Bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-07-31 2017-07-31 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: August 1, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-01 2017-08-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/storytime-at-the-battery Date: August 1, 2017

Drawing inspiration from books like The Carrot Seed and The Grouchy Ladybug, Storytime at The Battery will give children their first introduction to urban farming with activities like planting seeds, touching the soil, crafting, or tasting new and delicious herbs and vegetables.

Stories are geared toward children ages five to eight years old, but accessible for children ages three and older, so bring the whole family!

Free and open to the public.

Story Schedule

July 11 - The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and The Empty Pot by Demi
July 13 - Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
July 18 - The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin and The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
July 20 - Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
July 25 - A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
July 27 - The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins
August 1 - Tidy by Emily Gravett
August 3 - Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
August 8 - Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van Laan
August 10 - The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
August 15 - The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
August 17 - Just A Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-01 2017-08-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595d52f043c03.JPG Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Theatre Fun in the Sun! Diversion Debajo del Sol! - Drop-in Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol Date: August 1, 2017

People's Theatre Project presents Theatre Fun in the Sun!

We love our parks and playgrounds - just like you! This summer, People’s Theatre Project is offering free theatre activities in Payson Playground for kids ages four to 10 and their adult family members. You and your child (or grandchild!) will play fun games and work together with a professional PTP teaching artist to make theatre inspired by our parks. Join us for one or more drop-in classes, and sign up for the mini camp!

Drop-In Classes
Theatre games and activities for the whole family!
Dates: Tuesdays from July 18 through August 8: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

3-Day Mini Camp (Registration Required)*
This mini camp will culminate with a short theatre piece created by the participants that will be presented for the community!
Dates: August 14 - 16: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

*Register for FREE at Payson playground during our drop-in classes or at PTP.nyc.

In case of rain, activities will be held indoors at the Payson Park House.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks and is made possible by the generous support of the Hispanic Federation and the Miranda Family Fund.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (646) 398-9062

Location: Payson Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-01 2017-08-01 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86694466333700000, -73.92874717712400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5963f9d52aae7.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 1, 2017

Register your child today for Garden Camp!

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction, and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park. Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardens, bugs, soil, colonial history, and everything in between!

Camp is for any student aged six to 11, and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Sibling groups are welcome.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by calling (212) 923-8008 or emailing education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-08-01 2017-08-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5951a872c97b1.png Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 1, 2017

Calling children ages 10 and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Come play giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more in the park! Small groups and neighbors are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-01 2017-08-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/bryant-park-storytime Date: August 1, 2017

Bring the kids to Bryant Park for tails, meowsic, and arts and crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 438-5137

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-01 2017-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4e90fd80a7.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:30:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 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 2017-08-01 2017-08-01 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppets in the Park Presents: 'Cinderella Samba']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/puppets-in-the-park-presents-cinderella-samba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/puppets-in-the-park-presents-cinderella-samba Date: August 1, 2017

Enjoy this modern version of the classic tale set in the lush landscape of Brazil. This timeless story finds Cinderella and her prince in a samba contest at the Carnival Ball.

Bring a low chair or blanket for this fun free show!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Zoo Picnic Area

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2017-08-01 2017-08-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74238497758800000, -73.84913265705100000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 1, 2017

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


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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2017-08-01 2017-08-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74484387031200000, -73.84429931640600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940101dc356f.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/kids-le-petit-art Date: August 1, 2017

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

Schedule

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-01 2017-08-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[34th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/34th-precinct-national-night-out-against-crime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/34th-precinct-national-night-out-against-crime Date: August 1, 2017

Join the 34th Precinct for the Annual National Night Out Against Crime.

There will be prizes, Crime Prevention information, food, music, free raffles, arts and crafts, and games! This event emphasizes greatly on community partnerships and participation.

The goal is to promote police-community unity, heighten crime prevention awareness, get to know your neighbors, and send a message about neighborhood unity and safety.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-0576

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-01 2017-08-01 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d2bfbb1346.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic with BALSA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/01/basketball-clinic Date: August 1, 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 2017-08-01 2017-08-01 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: August 2, 2017

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

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-08-02 2017-08-02 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.73079546508700000, -73.99673581123400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593973976b9db.png Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 2, 2017

Register your child today for Garden Camp!

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction, and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park. Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardens, bugs, soil, colonial history, and everything in between!

Camp is for any student aged six to 11, and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Sibling groups are welcome.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by calling (212) 923-8008 or emailing education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-08-02 2017-08-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5951a872c97b1.png Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 2, 2017

Calling children ages 10 and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Come play giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more in the park! Small groups and neighbors are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-02 2017-08-02 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun Stuff At The Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/fun-stuff-at-the-playground1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/fun-stuff-at-the-playground1 Date: August 2, 2017

Enjoy a free series of children's performances, featuring acrobatics, music, and more!

July 12
"The Andrew Show", comedy and uggling

July 19
"Larger Than Life", The Ultimate Boy Band Tribute Show

July 26
CityParks Puppet Mobile presents Cinderella Samba

August 2
"Li’s Traditional Chinese Acrobatics", tumbling and acrobatics

Start time: 10:30 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 2017-08-02 2017-08-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.84849929809570000, -73.82559967041016000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 2, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-02 2017-08-02 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Maria Hernandez Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-maria-hernandez-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-maria-hernandez-park Date: August 2, 2017

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


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


Two performances will take place, the first at 11:0am and the following at 1pm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2017-08-02 2017-08-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59401173ed442.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/recycle-to-art Date: August 2, 2017

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

Monthly Recycle to Art Projects

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-02 2017-08-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Plaza Theatrical Presents Madagascar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/plaza-theatrical-presents-madagascar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/plaza-theatrical-presents-madagascar Date: August 2, 2017

Enjoy a live performance from Plaza Theatrical Productions of this popular comedy adventure. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-08-02 2017-08-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.68371324794000000, -73.88562953472100000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:30:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - The Muppets Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-picture-show Date: August 2, 2017

Pack a picnic, bring a friend, and settle in for a movie night out on the Pier. Open captioned.

Movies are shown each Wednesday from July 5 to August 16. Movies start after sunset, at around 8:30 p.m.

Season Schedule

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-02 2017-08-02 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c060cf455a6.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Citi Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/citi-summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/citi-summer-in-the-square Date: August 3, 2017

Join us for a movie in the park and an incredible line-up of free fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances all in Union Square Park.

Every Thursday find morning and evening yoga and cardio classes, live dueling performances, lunchtime jazz music in the West Side seating area, and a full day of kids activities in the South Plaza including sing-a-long story time, animals with Art Farm, princess appearances, kids yoga and live shows.

Highlights for Thursday, August 3 include:

  • The Karate Kid at dusk on the North Plaza
  • Yoga Vida and Dancebody teaching morning fitness 7 + 8 AM on the South Plaza
  • Suzi Shelton as the kids’ 11 AM performance
  • Peridance dancers dueling on the dueling performance stage at 5 PM

See citisummerinthesquare.nyc for the full line-up + more info on movie nights.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 7:00 am 10:00 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5949292e0c7a1.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/storytime-at-the-battery Date: August 3, 2017

Drawing inspiration from books like The Carrot Seed and The Grouchy Ladybug, Storytime at The Battery will give children their first introduction to urban farming with activities like planting seeds, touching the soil, crafting, or tasting new and delicious herbs and vegetables.

Stories are geared toward children ages five to eight years old, but accessible for children ages three and older, so bring the whole family!

Free and open to the public.

Story Schedule

July 11 - The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and The Empty Pot by Demi
July 13 - Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
July 18 - The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin and The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
July 20 - Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
July 25 - A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
July 27 - The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins
August 1 - Tidy by Emily Gravett
August 3 - Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
August 8 - Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van Laan
August 10 - The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
August 15 - The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
August 17 - Just A Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595d52f043c03.JPG Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 3, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.77740097045898400, -73.99060058593750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06815a7b40.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 3, 2017

Register your child today for Garden Camp!

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction, and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park. Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardens, bugs, soil, colonial history, and everything in between!

Camp is for any student aged six to 11, and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Sibling groups are welcome.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by calling (212) 923-8008 or emailing education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5951a872c97b1.png Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Underwood Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-underwood-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-underwood-park Date: August 3, 2017

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


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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.68859863281250000, -73.96640014648438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594012c6ecfb2.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 3, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Shade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/stories-in-the-shade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/stories-in-the-shade Date: August 3, 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 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.84849929809570000, -73.82559967041016000 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents: IronKid Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/nyc-parks-presents-ironkid-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/nyc-parks-presents-ironkid-competition Date: August 3, 2017

Join us for a free and fun special event for children ages eight to 14 years old.

The IronKid Competition consists of a short swim* followed by a short run. Throughout the run**, participants will be tested with various physical challenges.

*Appropriate swim attire such as bathing suit, bathing cap, and a towel are required for the swim portion of the event.
**For the running portion of event, sneakers or running shoes with socks are required.

To pre-register for this event, please contact Sandy Requeno at (212) 408-0243 or by email at Sandy.Requeno@parks.nyc.gov.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by July 31.

In partnership with Whole Foods Market.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5963bdd25c5de.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/kids-imaginative-arts Date: August 3, 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 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic with BALSA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/basketball-clinic Date: August 3, 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 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Throwback Thursdays at Tony Dapolito Rooftop Movie Festival - Toy Story (1995)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/movies-under-the-stars-toy-story-1995 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/movies-under-the-stars-toy-story-1995 Date: August 3, 2017

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

Celebrate Throwback Thursdays with us this July and August with our '90s Edition of the Tony Dapolito Rooftop Movie Festival!

A cowboy doll becomes profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure joins the toy collection of a boy named Andy.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595fec12ef501.gif Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 4, 2017

Register your child today for Garden Camp!

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction, and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park. Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardens, bugs, soil, colonial history, and everything in between!

Camp is for any student aged six to 11, and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Sibling groups are welcome.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by calling (212) 923-8008 or emailing education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5951a872c97b1.png Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 4, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Jennifer’s Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-jennifers-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-jennifers-playground Date: August 4, 2017

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


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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jennifer's Playground

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2017-08-04 2017-08-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.61954200000000000, -74.16254310000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940137ad8679.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Singin' Stories with Caroline Cutroneo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/singin-stories-with-caroline-cutroneo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/singin-stories-with-caroline-cutroneo Date: August 4, 2017

Join Caroline Cutroneo, a librarian from the Richmontown Branch of the New York Public Library, for summer reading fun. Sing along with some favorite tunes on the guitar, listen to tales and rhymes, and read picture book stories.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: August 4, 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 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Fort Totten, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/family-camping-fort-totten-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/family-camping-fort-totten-queens Date: August 4, 2017

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. We'll bring tents!

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Program Registration page. Registration pens on July 26.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[13th Annual Free SummerStarz Movies: Kung Fu Panda 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/13th-annual-free-summerstarz-movies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/13th-annual-free-summerstarz-movies Date: August 4, 2017

Town Square's SummerSTARZ free family movie nights are back on Friday nights at Transmitter Park. Bring a picnic, blanket, friends, and family to Transmitter Park on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront. Come early and have an awesome time! Movie starts at sunset, around 8:00 p.m.

Kung Fu Panda 3
Living large and loving life, Po (Jack Black) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he's going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor (Dustin Hoffman).

Please join us in thanking our sponsors and supporters: BK Expo, Greenpoint Landing, NYS AM Joseph Lentol, NYC CM Stephen Levin, NYC CM Antonio Reynoso and NYC DYCD.

And please stay in touch!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 987-2765

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59531210a5317.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[City Summer Streets 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/city-summer-streets-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/city-summer-streets-2017 Date: August 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -74.00279998779297000 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: August 5, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

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

Please note:

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

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

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 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: Water is Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-art-project-water-is-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-art-project-water-is-life Date: August 5, 2017

“Mni Wiconi,” a saying of the indigenous people of Lakota, South Dakota, means “Water is Life.” With visiting Caddo Native American storyteller Joe Cross, hear time-honored stories about the importance of water for all people. Follow his lead in group movement and dance resembling water and honoring this vital resource. Make a simple pinch or coil, air-dry clay pot inspired by the patterns of authentic Caddo pots, with designs showing the beautiful, directional flow of swirling water.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59653a05c3bdf.jpg Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: August 5, 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.

Karen de Mauro will share the Indian story "Great Joy" and Ron Sopyla will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Most Amazing Thing."

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 5, 2017

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

Schedule of Activities

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 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/2017/08/05/family-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-garden-walk Date: August 5, 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 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f9c825b00b.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Constellation Poetry with Carolyn Ferrucci]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/saturday-sculpture-workshop-constellation-poetry-with-carolyn-ferrucci http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/saturday-sculpture-workshop-constellation-poetry-with-carolyn-ferrucci Date: August 5, 2017

Engage your senses and create your own galaxy at Socrates! Using simple writing and drawing prompts, participants will observe their surroundings and create constellations based on what they see, hear, and remember. Connecting our different constellations to each other using string, we will create our own mini-galaxy!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59480967178fb.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours and Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table Date: August 5, 2017

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929a6e13908d.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-On-History: Green Thumb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/handsonhistory-green-thumb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/handsonhistory-green-thumb Date: August 5, 2017

Explore farming firsthand by planting your own crop in King Manor’s backyard. Families with children are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 5, 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 Magic of Omar Olusion
With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f94d3f0978.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Paws to Read OutLOUD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/paws-to-read-outloud http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/paws-to-read-outloud Date: August 5, 2017

Kids are invited to hone their reading skills by reading aloud to JJ, a licensed therapy dog. Hosted by Doris Nielsen, therapy dog trainer and OutLOUD board member. Sponsored by an encore grant from Staten Island Arts.

Ages four to 10 are welcome with caregiver.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a60e28341d.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: August 5, 2017

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

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/activity-table Date: August 5, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 5, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library Date: August 5, 2017

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 935-0244 x62116

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:45 pm 3:30 pm 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5968e23507334.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival Date: August 5, 2017

Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts create a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages. Vibe to sounds spun by a collection of North America’s renowned sound architects.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c70cb6d9100.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 5, 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 Magic of Omar Olusion
With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f94d3f0978.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Samba New York!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/music-in-the-garden-samba-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/music-in-the-garden-samba-new-york Date: August 5, 2017

Jam with Samba New York! as they perform and dance to joyful music inspired by the famous samba schools of the Rio Carnaval in Brazil.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593006d191c92.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-camping-pelham-bay-park-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-camping-pelham-bay-park-bronx Date: August 5, 2017

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. T

he Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. We'll bring the tents!

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Event Registration page. Registration opens on Juy 26.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Wolfe's Pond Park, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-camping-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-camping-staten-island Date: August 5, 2017

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. We'll bring the tents.

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program Registration page. Registration opens on July 26

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.51829910278300000, -74.18720245361300000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Little Red Lighthouse Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-lantern-tour Date: August 5, 2017

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

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

Space is limited and participants will be chosen via lottery. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration opens on July 26.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Fort Washington Park

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.84945992950900000, -73.94659233093300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596005b5b3a44.JPG Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Water is Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/family-art-project-water-is-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/family-art-project-water-is-life Date: August 6, 2017

“Mni Wiconi,” a saying of the indigenous people of Lakota, South Dakota, means “Water is Life.” With visiting Caddo Native American storyteller Joe Cross, hear time-honored stories about the importance of water for all people. Follow his lead in group movement and dance resembling water and honoring this vital resource. Make a simple pinch or coil, air-dry clay pot inspired by the patterns of authentic Caddo pots, with designs showing the beautiful, directional flow of swirling water.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59653a05c3bdf.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 6, 2017

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

Schedule of Activities

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Hester Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street Date: August 6, 2017

Come read, draw, and explore with the Uni every Sunday in front of the Hester Street Playground in Sara D Roosevelt Park.

Programming made possible with funding from The Ong Family Foundation and Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts.

Presented by NYC Parks

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594413b51dd32.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/basketball-clinic Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69931908735900000, -73.99871540069600000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 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[Seasonal Garden Tours and Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table Date: August 6, 2017

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-06 2017-08-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929a733b6a46.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Phineas The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/phineas-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/phineas-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 6, 2017

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

About Phineas the Clown
Phineas is an award-winning clown and juggler. He has been trained by members of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, world juggling champion Tony Duncan, and the NY Goofs under the direction of former dean of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Dick Monday. He worked at the Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics teaching juggling and slapstick for multiple summer seasons. He currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick. Come see his show to see what he'll juggle next!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f7fd001c8c.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/activity-table Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-06 2017-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/family-day Date: August 6, 2017

Join Green Patch on Walton for their first-ever Family Day! Come enjoy food, games (twister, limbo, balloon animals,), and more fun activities for the whole family.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 262-9543

Location: Green Patch on Walton

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2017-08-06 2017-08-06 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84794188419300000, -73.90958822090100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Phineas The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/phineas-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/phineas-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: August 6, 2017

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

About Phineas the Clown
Phineas is an award-winning clown and juggler. He has been trained by members of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, world juggling champion Tony Duncan, and the NY Goofs under the direction of former dean of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Dick Monday. He worked at the Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics teaching juggling and slapstick for multiple summer seasons. He currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick. Come see his show to see what he'll juggle next!

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f7fd001c8c.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights in the Rockways: Indiana Jones - Temple of Doom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/movie-nights-in-the-rockways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/movie-nights-in-the-rockways Date: August 6, 2017

Enjoy a movie for the entire family to enjoy! Refreshments will be served. Bring a chair or blanket.

Temple of Doom
The second of the Lucas/Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indy needs to retrieve a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. This time he teams up with a night club singer and a 12-year-old boy.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park)

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Q460 Broad Channel Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.60100173950200000, -73.81980133056600000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Marion Hopkinson Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-marion-hopkinson-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-marion-hopkinson-playground Date: August 7, 2017

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


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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marion Hopkinson Park (in Marion Hopkinson Playground)

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B110 Marion Hopkinson Playground 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68168586410000000, -73.91357542220000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940148fc8e52.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/movies-under-the-stars-presents-the-wiz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/movies-under-the-stars-presents-the-wiz Date: August 7, 2017

In the The Wiz, Dorothy chases after her dog during a NYC snowstorm, gets swept up by a cyclone and gets transplanted to the Land of Oz.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68371324794000000, -73.88562953472100000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: August 8, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/storytime-at-the-battery Date: August 8, 2017

Drawing inspiration from books like The Carrot Seed and The Grouchy Ladybug, Storytime at The Battery will give children their first introduction to urban farming with activities like planting seeds, touching the soil, crafting, or tasting new and delicious herbs and vegetables.

Stories are geared toward children ages five to eight years old, but accessible for children ages three and older, so bring the whole family!

Free and open to the public.

Story Schedule

July 11 - The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and The Empty Pot by Demi
July 13 - Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
July 18 - The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin and The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
July 20 - Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
July 25 - A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
July 27 - The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins
August 1 - Tidy by Emily Gravett
August 3 - Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
August 8 - Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van Laan
August 10 - The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
August 15 - The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
August 17 - Just A Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595d52f043c03.JPG Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Theatre Fun in the Sun! Diversion Debajo del Sol! - Drop-in Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol Date: August 8, 2017

People's Theatre Project presents Theatre Fun in the Sun!

We love our parks and playgrounds - just like you! This summer, People’s Theatre Project is offering free theatre activities in Payson Playground for kids ages four to 10 and their adult family members. You and your child (or grandchild!) will play fun games and work together with a professional PTP teaching artist to make theatre inspired by our parks. Join us for one or more drop-in classes, and sign up for the mini camp!

Drop-In Classes
Theatre games and activities for the whole family!
Dates: Tuesdays from July 18 through August 8: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

3-Day Mini Camp (Registration Required)*
This mini camp will culminate with a short theatre piece created by the participants that will be presented for the community!
Dates: August 14 - 16: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

*Register for FREE at Payson playground during our drop-in classes or at PTP.nyc.

In case of rain, activities will be held indoors at the Payson Park House.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks and is made possible by the generous support of the Hispanic Federation and the Miranda Family Fund.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (646) 398-9062

Location: Payson Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86694466333700000, -73.92874717712400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5963f9d52aae7.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 8, 2017

Calling children ages 10 and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Come play giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more in the park! Small groups and neighbors are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/bryant-park-storytime Date: August 8, 2017

Bring the kids to Bryant Park for tails, meowsic, and arts and crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 438-5137

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4e90fd80a7.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:30:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 8, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/kids-le-petit-art Date: August 8, 2017

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

Schedule

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic with BALSA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/basketball-clinic Date: August 8, 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 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: August 9, 2017

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

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-08-09 2017-08-09 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.73079546508700000, -73.99673581123400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593973976b9db.png Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 9, 2017

Calling children ages 10 and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Come play giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more in the park! Small groups and neighbors are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-09 2017-08-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-09 2017-08-09 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Snug Harbor Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-snug-harbor-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-snug-harbor-cultural-center Date: August 9, 2017

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


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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Snug Harbor Culture Center (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-08-09 2017-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64130020141601600, -74.10289764404297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940153064f5f.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/recycle-to-art Date: August 9, 2017

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

Monthly Recycle to Art Projects

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-09 2017-08-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Jennifer Pharr Davis Book Talk and Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/jennifer-pharr-davis-book-talk-and-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/jennifer-pharr-davis-book-talk-and-hike Date: August 9, 2017

Authors, Appalachian Trail hikers, and parents Jennifer Pharr Davis and Brew Davis offer up hiking tips, interactive activities, and games, and lead a short hike.

This program is sponsored by generous funding from Councilmember Joseph Borelli.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-08-09 2017-08-09 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59666b020ca7a.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Patty Cake Theatre Presents Alice in Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/patty-cake-theatre-presents-alice-in-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/patty-cake-theatre-presents-alice-in-wonderland Date: August 9, 2017

Enjoy this enchanting classic fairy tale with a modern twist.

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-08-09 2017-08-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.68371324794000000, -73.88562953472100000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movies Under the Stars Presents Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/summer-movies-under-the-stars-presents-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/09/summer-movies-under-the-stars-presents-zootopia Date: August 9, 2017

In celebration of Prospect Park’s 150th anniversary, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Prospect Park Alliance present A Summer Movie Under the Stars in partnership with Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema.

These free outdoor film screenings on Prospect Park’s Long Meadow will feature live musical entertainment followed by family-friendly films carefully selected by Nitehawk Cinema to highlight park themes such as the famed Prospect Park Zoo, summer camps, Little League Baseball and the exquisite flora and fauna.

Live entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m. and films begin shortly after sundown.

About Zootopia
Featuring an uproarious performance from Brooklyn United Marching Band. From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Long Meadow by the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-09 2017-08-09 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.66510009765625000, -73.97129821777344000 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Citi Summer in the Square + Back to the Future Movie Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/10/citi-summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/10/citi-summer-in-the-square Date: August 10, 2017

Join us for a Movie in the Park and an incredible lineup of FREE fitness classes, family-friendly activities and shows, live music and dance performances all in Union Square Park.

Every Thursday find morning and evening yoga and cardio classes, live dueling performances, lunchtime jazz music in the West Side seating area, and a full day of kids activities in the South Plaza including sing-a-long story time, animals with Art Farm, princess appearances, kids yoga and live shows.

Highlights for Thursday, August 10 include:

- Back to the Future movie screening at dusk on the North Plaza

- Preview of DR2 Theatre’s off-Broadway hit 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show' 11:00 a.m. on the Main Stage

- Pop Up Yoga and Dancebody teaching morning fitness from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the South Plaza

- Dueling DJs Tom Macari vs. B.Mills on the dueling performance stage at 5:00 p.m.

Visit citisummerinthesquare.nyc for the full lineup and more info about movie nights.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-08-10 2017-08-10 7:00 am 10:00 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59492bac3b7c2.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/10/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/10/storytime-at-the-battery Date: August 10, 2017

Drawing inspiration from books like The Carrot Seed and The Grouchy Ladybug, Storytime at The Battery will give children their first introduction to urban farming with activities like planting seeds, touching the soil, crafting, or tasting new and delicious herbs and vegetables.

Stories are geared toward children ages five to eight years old, but accessible for children ages three and older, so bring the whole family!

Free and open to the public.

Story Schedule

July 11 - The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and The Empty Pot by Demi
July 13 - Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
July 18 - The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin and The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
July 20 - Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
July 25 - A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
July 27 - The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins
August 1 - Tidy by Emily Gravett
August 3 - Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
August 8 - Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van Laan
August 10 - The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
August 15 - The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
August 17 - Just A Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-10 2017-08-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595d52f043c03.JPG Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT