NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:55:54 GMT <![CDATA[Green Neighborhoods: Soundview]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/green-neighborhoods-soundview http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/green-neighborhoods-soundview Date: June 30, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help give a little TreeLC to trees planted as part of MillionTreesNYC. Volunteers will be trained in street tree identification and best practices for street tree stewardship.

Come dressed in sturdy boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1433

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 30, 2016

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

Great for kids 5 years old and under.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f0651071033.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 30, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/nature-exploration Date: June 30, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 30, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 30, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Seth Low Playground (in Seth Low Playground/ Bealin Square)

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B100 Seth Low Playground/ Bealin Square 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.60790634155273400, -73.98632812500000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Growing Perennial Vegetables & Fruits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/greenthumb-workshop-growing-perennial-vegetables-fruits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/greenthumb-workshop-growing-perennial-vegetables-fruits Date: June 30, 2016

Come and learn about the wide variety of perennial vegetables and fruits you can grow right here in NYC. Many people know about asparagus, but did you know that there are many different perennial vegetables that do well in our climate like rhubarb and strawberries? Come learn how to plant and harvest these nutritional and tasty treats.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: West Brighton Community Garden

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2016-06-30 2016-06-30 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.63660049438476600, -74.12069702148438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: June 30, 2016

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

Kids are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/everybody-tango Date: June 30, 2016

Come to Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park every Thursday from June through August to enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC, which aims at the heart of tango—confidence—and strive to build this in students quickly and effectively.

You will learn tango in a friendly and supportive community of tango dancers. Our system of teaching tango is structured and precise while also allowing our students to have fun and be creative.

We guarantee you’ll be dancing tango after your first lesson.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Senior Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-senior-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-senior-movement Date: June 30, 2016

Calling all seniors to Summer on the Hudson with Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company as they lead Variable Pop, a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and abilities.

Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

All are welcome. This class is similar to our Senior Dance class in West Harlem Piers Park.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f581888f3bc.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/compost-workdays Date: July 1, 2016

Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn Queens Botanical Garden’s compost recipe and make a three-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-01 2016-07-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 1, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-01 2016-07-01 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: July 1, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-01 2016-07-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/welcome-program Date: July 2, 2016

Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington Square Park Conservancy’s "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.

Tours will be available, free of charge. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and will depart from the Welcome Wagon. Tours are led by community volunteers. Tours are first-come, first-served.

You’ll find the Welcome! Wagon located near the Park House or Holley Plaza throughout the summer and early fall (but not on severely rainy days).

"Welcome!" is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Sowing Late Summer and Fall Crops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/greenthumb-workshop-sowing-late-summer-fall-crops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/greenthumb-workshop-sowing-late-summer-fall-crops Date: July 2, 2016

Get the most out of the growing season by sowing late summer and fall crops. Learn about the best vegetables, herbs, and fruits to plant around this time. Also, gain insight on good cultivating practices for supporting this type of plant growth. This workshop is in partnership with Just Food.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: July 2, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 2, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Herbal Medicine Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/herbal-medicine-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/herbal-medicine-workshop Date: July 2, 2016

In this hands-on medicine making class, we will focus on creating a home first-aid kit for summer maladies. We will address the following conditions: cuts and scrapes, burns (sun and fire), bug bites, muscle aches, bleeding and bruises, and poison ivy and poison oak rash. We will talk about safety and effectiveness of various ingredients, as well as child-friendly dosages. Extensive handouts will be provided. Materials fee: $8.

Karen M. Rose is trained in Eastern and Western Herbal Medicine and is personally dedicated to empowering individuals to make informed decisions with regards to their health and lives. As owner of Sacred Vibes Healing and the Sacred Vibes Apothecary, a Brooklyn-based, community herbal apothecary, Karen is connected to both the earth and the community in which she practices, consults and teaches herbal medicine. Learn more about Karen at karenmrose.me.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Colonial Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/historic-new-york-colonial-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/historic-new-york-colonial-life Date: July 2, 2016

Fort Greene, Brooklyn, holds an important place in the history of the colonies and the American Revolution.

Learn about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 3, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and family, ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1ed580fb7.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/checkmate-101 Date: July 3, 2016

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630c10a6326.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Central Park Players]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/family-performance-festival Date: July 3, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!

Explore Central Park's diverse plant and animal life through hands-on nature activities led by Central Park Conservancy environmental educators.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete listing of performances, visit centralparknyc.org

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: July 3, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and family, ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1fcf8a3a1.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: July 4, 2016

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 4, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/summer-reading-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/summer-reading-storytime Date: July 5, 2016

Listen to Brooklyn Heights librarians read stories from the Brooklyn Public Library’s reading list.

Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!

Brooklyn Heights children’s librarian will read stories from the library’s summer reading list, plus a whole lot more! The only thing more fun than a good storytime is one with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-05 2016-07-05 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/bryant-park-knits Date: July 5, 2016

Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

To register, call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-05 2016-07-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 5, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-05 2016-07-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert Date: July 5, 2016

This summer, join us in the park for free jazz concerts, featuring talented young musicians from the world-renowned New School for Jazz. With notable alumni including Robert Glasper, Brad Mehldau, Bilal, and Becca Stevens, New School Jazz has been recognized as an innovative leader in musical higher education for nearly thirty years.

The School of Jazz at The New School, founded in 1986, is one of the most influential institutions of its kind. The quality and uniqueness of the school lie in its artist-as-mentor approach to learning, its progressive curriculum, small ensemble-based performance, a stellar faculty composed of artist-practitioners, and our access to unique musical opportunities throughout New York City.

Rain or Shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-367-3657

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-07-05 2016-07-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57112f4228dfb.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: July 5, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson and instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates Mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!

Bring your own mat!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-07-05 2016-07-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f588e146dbf.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/walking-meditation Date: July 6, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-06 2016-07-06 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: July 6, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration is required; please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-06 2016-07-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 6, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-06 2016-07-06 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 7, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-07 2016-07-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Double Raised Bed Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-design Date: July 7, 2016

Learn how to build a double-high raised bed for your community garden. Higher raised beds provide an easier gardening experience for senior members, and provide better access for community members.

All gardeners are welcome to this hands-on workshop. This workshop is offered with Spanish translation.

Aprenda a construir una cama elevada doble para su jardin comunitario. Camas elevadas ofrecen una experiencia más fácil para jardineros que son adultos mayores al mejorar el accesso a los miembros de la comunidad. Todos los jardineros son bienvenidos a este taller práctico. Este taller incluye traducion en español.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: New Hoe Avenue Garden

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2016-07-07 2016-07-07 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.82260131835900000, -73.89009857177700000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: July 7, 2016

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

Kids are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-07 2016-07-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert Date: July 7, 2016

This summer, join us in the park for free jazz concerts, featuring talented young musicians from the world-renowned New School for Jazz. With notable alumni including Robert Glasper, Brad Mehldau, Bilal, and Becca Stevens, New School Jazz has been recognized as an innovative leader in musical higher education for nearly thirty years.

The School of Jazz at The New School, founded in 1986, is one of the most influential institutions of its kind. The quality and uniqueness of the school lie in its artist-as-mentor approach to learning, its progressive curriculum, small ensemble-based performance, a stellar faculty composed of artist-practitioners, and our access to unique musical opportunities throughout New York City.

Rain or Shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-367-3657

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-07-07 2016-07-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57112f4228dfb.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/everybody-tango Date: July 7, 2016

Come to Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park every Thursday from June through August to enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC, which aims at the heart of tango—confidence—and strive to build this in students quickly and effectively.

You will learn tango in a friendly and supportive community of tango dancers. Our system of teaching tango is structured and precise while also allowing our students to have fun and be creative.

We guarantee you’ll be dancing tango after your first lesson.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-07-07 2016-07-07 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Senior Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/summer-on-the-hudson-senior-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/summer-on-the-hudson-senior-movement Date: July 7, 2016

Calling all seniors to Summer on the Hudson with Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company as they lead Variable Pop, a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and abilities.

Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

All are welcome. This class is similar to our Senior Dance class in West Harlem Piers Park.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-07-07 2016-07-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f581888f3bc.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/compost-workdays Date: July 8, 2016

Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn Queens Botanical Garden’s compost recipe and make a three-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-08 2016-07-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 8, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-08 2016-07-08 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: July 8, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-08 2016-07-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/welcome-program Date: July 9, 2016

Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington Square Park Conservancy’s "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.

Tours will be available, free of charge. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and will depart from the Welcome Wagon. Tours are led by community volunteers. Tours are first-come, first-served.

You’ll find the Welcome! Wagon located near the Park House or Holley Plaza throughout the summer and early fall (but not on severely rainy days).

"Welcome!" is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics Date: July 9, 2016

This three-hour, on-bike class is for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan and signal, and navigate around common road hazards. Bicycling Basics is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Bradhurst Avenue at 152nd Street (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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B294 Jackie Robinson Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68019866943400000, -73.92769622802700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57681cdd849dc.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Activity Day: Textile Artwork]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/family-activity-day-textile-artwork http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/family-activity-day-textile-artwork Date: July 9, 2016

In conjunction with our Harlem Needles Work exhibit, come explore the world of textile artwork. A special family tour of the exhibit will begin at 11:00 a.m. and fterwards, make your own textile artwork to take home!

Free with museum admission! Advanced registration is recommended. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults1 Date: July 9, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Learn to Ride—Adults is a required class in our Earn A Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Fort Wadsworth

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2016-07-09 2016-07-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60207870000000000, -74.05436820000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5768181cd95ee.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Art in the Garden Series: Natural Insect-Repellent Candles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/greenthumb-workshop-art-in-the-garden-series-natural-insectrepellent-candles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/greenthumb-workshop-art-in-the-garden-series-natural-insectrepellent-candles Date: July 9, 2016

Annoyed by pesky gnats and mosquitoes that congregate in the garden once the summer sun sets? Interested in illuminating your garden at dusk? Join
GreenThumb as we create our own natural insect-repellent candles using citronella oil and soy wax.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brooklyn Bears Pacific Street Community Garden

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2016-07-09 2016-07-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68320083618200000, -73.97720336914100000 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: July 9, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 9, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Affair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/family-affair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/family-affair Date: July 9, 2016

Bronx Museum educators will be in Target Bronx Community Garden leading activities centered around gardening, art, and our neighborhood. This event is best for children aged 12 and under and their families!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2016-07-09 2016-07-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83280181884765600, -73.92680358886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57068c24a2e2f.JPG Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial: Photo Walk at Fort Wadsworth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/photowalk-at-fort-wadsworth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/photowalk-at-fort-wadsworth Date: July 9, 2016

Bring your camera and tour the neighboring Fort Wadsworth National Park with professional photographer Ed Coppola. Get tips on composing your own photos of the historic site and views.

All experience levels are welcome!

Register at (718) 816-4506 ext. 10 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Fort Wadsworth

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2016-07-09 2016-07-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.60207870000000000, -74.05436820000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744947badd20.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults Date: July 9, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Learn to Ride—Adults is a required class in our Earn A Bike program.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576816b3a3596.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 10, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and family, ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1ed580fb7.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/checkmate-101 Date: July 10, 2016

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630c10a6326.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bike Practice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/bike-new-york-bike-practice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/bike-new-york-bike-practice Date: July 10, 2016

Bike Practice Session is a 2 hour, supervised practice session, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike. Bike Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills. This is a required class in our Earn A Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 2128702080

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57680497c3d36.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Insect Comedy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/family-performance-festival Date: July 10, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!

See the world of bugs in a whole new way with Diane's fun-filled stories. Learn the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants while laughing along to a Japanese folktale. Finding a six-legged critter while playing in the park will never be the same again.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete list of performances, please visit Central Park Conservancy's Family Performance Festival page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 10, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: July 10, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and family, ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1fcf8a3a1.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/11/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/11/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: July 11, 2016

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-11 2016-07-11 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/11/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/11/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 11, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-11 2016-07-11 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-reading-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-reading-storytime Date: July 12, 2016

Listen to Brooklyn Heights librarians read stories from the Brooklyn Public Library’s reading list.

Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!

Brooklyn Heights children’s librarian will read stories from the library’s summer reading list, plus a whole lot more! The only thing more fun than a good storytime is one with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-knits Date: July 12, 2016

Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

To register, call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 12, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Street Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-street-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-street-stories Date: July 12, 2016

This hands-on workshop is an introduction to documentary photography. Aldo Saligno will take you through a range of tips and techniques necessary to capture compelling images of people, events, and city-scapes that can be persuasive and advocate for social justice.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras, cellphones with cameras, and related equipment.

Aldo Soligno is a professional photographer and photojournalist. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, MSNBC, Repubblica, and Marie Claire, among many others.

The event is in partnership with More Art, a nonprofit that brings artists and communities together to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice. Discover more at www.moreart.org

Please RSVP to hold your spot at info@moreart.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56df3cc530d45.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: July 12, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson and instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates Mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!

Bring your own mat!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f588e146dbf.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Nuyorican Poets Cafe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-nuyorican-poets-cafe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-nuyorican-poets-cafe Date: July 12, 2016

Join us as poets from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe perform dynamic works of spoken word and lead a writing and performance masterclass. An open mic follows. All ages are welcome; admission is free.

Over the past 40 years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as home for groundbreaking work of poetry, music, theater, and visual arts. A mulicultural and multi-arts institution, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe gives voice to a diverse group of rising poets, actors, filmmakers, and musicians who have not yet found consistent avenues for their work. The Nuyorican Poets Cafe champions the use of poetry, jazz, theater, hip-hop, and spoken word as means of social empowerment.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5711327e4e172.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/walking-meditation Date: July 13, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: July 13, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration is required; please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-13 2016-07-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 13, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health Series: Soil Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health-series-soil-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health-series-soil-science Date: July 13, 2016

Want to learn how to keep your plants growing strong this season? In this workshop, we will cover soil health basics such as soil sampling and testing, and delve a bit into soil science, covering elemental make-up and building good soil quality with resources that are available.

RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.94750213623047000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 14, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-14 2016-07-14 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Back to the Block]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/arts-culture-fun-back-to-the-block http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/arts-culture-fun-back-to-the-block Date: July 14, 2016

A Night of Music and Art:

Back to the Block features NYC teen artists and up-and-coming local musicians. The concert and exhibit will feature 3 local bands as well as a showcase of socially engaged artworks created by More Art’s mentorship program, Arts Ambassadors.

The event is in partnership with More Art, a nonprofit that brings artists and communities together to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice. Discover more at www.moreart.org

Please RSVP to hold your spot at info@moreart.org

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2016-07-14 2016-07-14 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e04d9321116.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Coops, Runs, and Predators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/city-chicken-institute-coops-runs-and-predators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/city-chicken-institute-coops-runs-and-predators Date: July 14, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock. Learn how to keep you chickens safe and how to identify predators after an attack.

Workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the workshop begins at 6:00 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates visit our Meetup.com page.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-07-14 2016-07-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea4dc17cc0.JPG Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: July 14, 2016

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

Kids are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-14 2016-07-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/everybody-tango Date: July 14, 2016

Come to Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park every Thursday from June through August to enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC, which aims at the heart of tango—confidence—and strive to build this in students quickly and effectively.

You will learn tango in a friendly and supportive community of tango dancers. Our system of teaching tango is structured and precise while also allowing our students to have fun and be creative.

We guarantee you’ll be dancing tango after your first lesson.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-07-14 2016-07-14 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Senior Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/summer-on-the-hudson-senior-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/summer-on-the-hudson-senior-movement Date: July 14, 2016

Calling all seniors to Summer on the Hudson with Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company as they lead Variable Pop, a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and abilities.

Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

All are welcome. This class is similar to our Senior Dance class in West Harlem Piers Park.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-07-14 2016-07-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f581888f3bc.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Screening of The Girls in the Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/arts-culture-fun-presents-screening-of-the-girls-in-the-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/arts-culture-fun-presents-screening-of-the-girls-in-the-band Date: July 14, 2016

Join us for an outdoor screening of The Girls in the Band, by Judy Chaikin!

The Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30s to the present day.

These incredibly talented women endured diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today, there is a new breed of gifted young women taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents.

There will be a panel discussion following the film, led by Sherrie Maricleof the DIVA Jazz Orchestra!

Rain or Shine. The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-367-3657

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-07-14 2016-07-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57502c6012fe9.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/compost-workdays Date: July 15, 2016

Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn Queens Botanical Garden’s compost recipe and make a three-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-15 2016-07-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: July 15, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-15 2016-07-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 15, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-15 2016-07-15 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances Series - Fiyah Fit Bash Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/harlem-dances Date: July 15, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson and different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you specific dance-style steps and moves. Come out to all four of these monthly dance parties and end the summer with a new dance repetoire.

July 15
Fiyah! Dancehall Theater was created in 2013 to bring light to the Jamaican Dancehall and African/Caribbean culture in a new aspect—the Theater. Taking dynamic storytelling through music and movement to the audience in a high energy passionate stage performance, FIYAH is the first of its kind and making history, now in its fourth season. Artistic Director Jessica Phoenix is looking forward to spreading more fiyah worldwide! Join us for a Caribbean dancehall fitness class.

August 19
Art of Stepping - this body formations and techniques workshop delves in to the history of stepping.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-07-15 2016-07-15 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5768a0af17.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/15/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: July 15, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book, Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of the city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Itlay), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Please RSVP to reserve your spot on Eventbrite at Wildlifeinnyvancortlandt.eventbrite.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-15 2016-07-15 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/welcome-program Date: July 16, 2016

Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington Square Park Conservancy’s "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.

Tours will be available, free of charge. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and will depart from the Welcome Wagon. Tours are led by community volunteers. Tours are first-come, first-served.

You’ll find the Welcome! Wagon located near the Park House or Holley Plaza throughout the summer and early fall (but not on severely rainy days).

"Welcome!" is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-07-16 2016-07-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/learn-to-ride-kids Date: July 16, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 408-0243

Location: Howard Bennett Playground

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M217 Howard Bennett Playground 2016-07-16 2016-07-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81364790230000000, -73.93866290830000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Chess Lecture and Simul Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/central-park-conservancy-chess-lecture-and-simul-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/central-park-conservancy-chess-lecture-and-simul-series Date: July 16, 2016

Learn techniques from some of the best names in chess, and then put your new skills to the test in a simul with fellow players at our special chess lecture and simul series.

Ages 6+, prior experience required. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp. You must be present the entire program to play in simul.

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.

Schedule

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-16 2016-07-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5759b654567c2.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics Date: July 16, 2016

This three-hour, on-bike class is for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan and signal, and navigate around common road hazards. Bicycling Basics is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-07-16 2016-07-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57680bfb1037e.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bike Practice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/bike-new-york-bike-practice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/bike-new-york-bike-practice Date: July 16, 2016

Bike Practice Session is a 2 hour, supervised practice session, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike. Bike Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills. This is a required class in our Earn A Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Fort Wadsworth

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2016-07-16 2016-07-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60207870000000000, -74.05436820000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576818c196830.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Build a Birdhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/greenthumb-workshop-build-a-birdhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/greenthumb-workshop-build-a-birdhouse Date: July 16, 2016

Interested in building a birdhouse? Come and learn how to build a birdhouse to invite our feathery friends to the garden.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Know Waste Lands Community Garden

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2016-07-16 2016-07-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69784400000000000, -73.92591700000000000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: July 16, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-16 2016-07-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: July 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-07-16 2016-07-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 16, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-16 2016-07-16 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Spinning and Felting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/spinning-and-felting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/spinning-and-felting-workshop Date: July 16, 2016

This workshop focuses on the process of cloth making from raw fleece and roving (cleaned, carded fleece) to yarn and felted fabrics.

We will be spinning—both with a drop spindle as well as with a spinning wheel. We will be felting—both needle felting and water felting. We will be creating beads, patches, paintings, and creatures. If you can imagine it, you can felt it! During the workshop there will be discussions of the methods used throughout the history of cloth-making. Take home some homespun yarn or a felted charm.

Miranda Knutson is a historical cloth-making instructor, licensed New York City tour guide, stage combat choreographer, and event coordinator, with a Medieval History Masters from London focused on the weaving laws and technology of England. And that is only what she does in her spare time. She is passionate about creating intellectually stimulating and exciting conversations between the public and sites in innovative hands-on ways.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-07-16 2016-07-16 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57470ea10827d.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/16/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: July 16, 2016

This series of workshops cover elements of voice production, acting, and stage combat.

Open to all, ages 13 and up. Please register here.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-07-16 2016-07-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 17, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and family, ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-07-17 2016-07-17 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1ed580fb7.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/bike-new-york-bike-practice-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/bike-new-york-bike-practice-session Date: July 17, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Learn to Ride—Adults is a required class in our Earn A Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-17 2016-07-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57681af26193e.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults Date: July 17, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Learn to Ride—Adults is a required class in our Earn A Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Cypress Ave Entrance (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-07-17 2016-07-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80941708570300000, -73.91244208812700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57681ee058083.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/checkmate-101 Date: July 17, 2016

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-17 2016-07-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630c10a6326.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Earth Capades]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/family-performance-festival Date: July 17, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!

"Saving the planet can be fun!" Enjoy juggling, music, magic, and storytelling while learning about serious environmental problems along with practical and achievable solutions. Interact with the circus performance and laugh along with your family. Become inspired to help preserve, protect, and respect the natural resources of planet Earth, including Central Park!

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete list of performances, visit Central Park Conservancy's Family Performance Festival page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-17 2016-07-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 17, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-17 2016-07-17 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT