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 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:52:56 GMT <![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: 3D Animation Music Video]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/youth-tech-workshop-3d-animation-music-video http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/youth-tech-workshop-3d-animation-music-video Date: August 24, 2016

Kids over 10 years old can create their own music videos using anime characters to dance through MMD in 3D! Watch your favorite characters dance to your tune and become the DDR digital idol!

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-24 2016-08-24 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 24, 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: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-24 2016-08-24 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Sounds of Change - Audio Doc Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/youth-tech-workshop-sounds-of-change-audio-doc-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/youth-tech-workshop-sounds-of-change-audio-doc-project Date: August 24, 2016

What is the issue closest to your heart? Create an Audio Documentary about it. We go into the community and interview people about the issue. Learn how to interview, record and edit audio while exploring an issue that’s close to home.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-08-24 2016-08-24 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Sharing Our Food Traditions Series: Crispy Rosemary Flatbread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/greenthumb-workshop-sharing-our-food-traditions-series-crispy-rosemary-flatbread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/greenthumb-workshop-sharing-our-food-traditions-series-crispy-rosemary-flatbread Date: August 24, 2016

Join La Plaza Cultural-Armando Perez community garden members as they demonstrate how to make rosemary flatbread on a grill, using herbs from your garden.

RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212.602.5300

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2016-08-24 2016-08-24 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.72529983520500000, -73.97859954834000000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 25, 2016

All little ones (5 years old and under only) are welcome at Summer on the Hudson's introductory lessons in soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30–10:15am
Pee Wee Basketball: 10:30–11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.78049850463867000, -73.98819732666016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f06697a27e2.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Photoshop Animated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-photoshop-animated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-photoshop-animated Date: August 25, 2016

Students use photography and Adobe Photoshop to create basic animations.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7711

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: August 25, 2016

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: DJ in a Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-dee-jay-in-a-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-dee-jay-in-a-day Date: August 25, 2016

Teens 13-17 learn how to use Analog and Digital DJ equipment. Day one: turntables, Day two: traktor scratch pro. Become a Dee Jay in a day!

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-08-25 2016-08-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Fashion Design T-Shirt Printing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-fashion-design-tshirt-printing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-fashion-design-tshirt-printing Date: August 25, 2016

Students create graphics using Adobe Illustrator CC - including a group/team name, logo, typography, illustration, and design--to print and iron onto a t-shirt.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 2122349603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a354369c1f3.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Code Combat!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-code-combat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-code-combat Date: August 25, 2016

Kids 10-14 will explore the Kithgard Dungeon and Backwoods Forest using Python code in Code Combat.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Rhythm Roulette- Hip Hop Sample Beat Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-rhythm-roulette-hip-hop-sample-beat-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-rhythm-roulette-hip-hop-sample-beat-making Date: August 25, 2016

Students learn and use FL Studio to sample music in order to create hip-hop or R&B tracks.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Makey Makey Inventions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-makey-makey-inventions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-makey-makey-inventions Date: August 25, 2016

Kids aged 9-13 will learn how to use food, water, their own graphite drawings, and Play-Doh sculptures to create game controllers.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7711

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 2:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: 3D Animation Music Video]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-3d-animation-music-video http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/youth-tech-workshop-3d-animation-music-video Date: August 25, 2016

Kids over 10 years old can create their own music videos using anime characters to dance through MMD in 3D! Watch your favorite characters dance to your tune and become the DDR digital idol!

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 25, 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 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 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[Food Scrap Compost Workday at Bainbridge Avenue Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/food-scrap-compost-workday-at-bainbridge-avenue-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/food-scrap-compost-workday-at-bainbridge-avenue-garden Date: August 25, 2016

Ever wonder how we turn food scraps into compost? Join us at one of our compost workdays to learn the hands-on skills involved in transforming food scraps and other organic materials into compost for our community gardens.

To register or for more information, please call (718) 817-8543 or email compost@nybg.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: Bainbridge Avenue Garden

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2016-08-25 2016-08-25 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.87094000000000000, -73.88394700000000000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: August 25, 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 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/everybody-tango Date: August 25, 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 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Workshop 4.0]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/short-story-workshop-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/short-story-workshop-40 Date: August 25, 2016

Pen your own story at this free writers' workshop guaranteed to improve and perfect your writing.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bryant Park's event registration page.

Facilitated by Miranda McLeod, Master of Fine Arts, New York University

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/compost-workdays Date: August 26, 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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2016-08-26 2016-08-26 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[Food Scrap Compost Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/food-scrap-compost-workday-at-bainbridge-avenue-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/food-scrap-compost-workday-at-bainbridge-avenue-garden Date: August 26, 2016

Ever wonder how we turn food scraps into compost? Join us at one of our compost workdays to learn the hands-on skills involved in transforming food scraps and other organic materials into compost for our community gardens.

To register or for more information, please call (718) 817-8543 or email compost@nybg.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: Bainbridge Avenue Garden

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2016-08-26 2016-08-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.87094000000000000, -73.88394700000000000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Game Design - Parks Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-game-design-parks-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-game-design-parks-scavenger-hunt Date: August 26, 2016

Students 10 years old and older will create a two-dimensional scavenger hunt video game using RPG Maker as they explore the history of NYC Parks' historic landmarks and monuments.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Photoshop Animated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-photoshop-animated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-photoshop-animated Date: August 26, 2016

Students use photography and Adobe Photoshop to create basic animations.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7711

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 26, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Music Video Madness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-music-video-madness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-music-video-madness Date: August 26, 2016

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

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-08-26 2016-08-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Pokemon Go Training Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-pokemon-go-training-cards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-pokemon-go-training-cards Date: August 26, 2016

Students will have the opportunity to create Pokemon training cards. Day one will include research of the strongest and most popular Pokemon and their statistics. Day two will involve creating the template for the front of the card inside Photoshop and typing in the information for the Pokemon and placing a picture. Day three will involve using InDesign to create the front and back sides of the cards.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Rhythm Roulette- Hip Hop Sample Beat Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-rhythm-roulette-hip-hop-sample-beat-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-rhythm-roulette-hip-hop-sample-beat-making Date: August 26, 2016

Students learn and use FL Studio to sample music in order to create hip-hop or R&B tracks.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: August 26, 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 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 26, 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 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Makey Makey Inventions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-makey-makey-inventions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-makey-makey-inventions Date: August 26, 2016

Kids aged 9-13 will learn how to use food, water, their own graphite drawings, and Play-Doh sculptures to create game controllers.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7711

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 2:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: 3D Animation Music Video]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-3d-animation-music-video http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-3d-animation-music-video Date: August 26, 2016

Kids over 10 years old can create their own music videos using anime characters to dance through MMD in 3D! Watch your favorite characters dance to your tune and become the DDR digital idol!

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Sounds of Change - Audio Doc Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-sounds-of-change-audio-doc-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/youth-tech-workshop-sounds-of-change-audio-doc-project Date: August 26, 2016

What is the issue closest to your heart? Create an Audio Documentary about it. We go into the community and interview people about the issue. Learn how to interview, record and edit audio while exploring an issue that’s close to home.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-08-26 2016-08-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: August 27, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: August 27, 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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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acebdf3366.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/welcome-program Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: August 27, 2016

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Activity Day: Make Colonial Toys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/family-activity-day-make-colonial-toys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/family-activity-day-make-colonial-toys Date: August 27, 2016

Summer is almost coming to an end, but there's still time for some colonial family fun! Enjoy colonial games in the park and make toys children enjoyed 250 years ago, such as a whirligig.

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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Seed Saving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/greenthumb-workshop-seed-saving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/greenthumb-workshop-seed-saving Date: August 27, 2016

As we approach the end of the growing season, learn how to save seeds in preparation for next year. The practice of seed saving has allowed gardeners to create new varieties, save money, preserve genetic diversity, and retain a plant’s pest resistance. Join us in learning about this vital tradition.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Maggies Magic Garden

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78879928588867000, -73.94920349121094000 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Chess Lecture and Simul Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-conservancy-chess-lecture-and-simul-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-conservancy-chess-lecture-and-simul-series Date: August 27, 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.

The event begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp. You must be present the entire program to play in simul. This event is suitable for ages 6 and older, prior experience required.

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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5759b798d1b07.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 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/2016/08/27/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 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[Continental Knit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/continental-knit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/continental-knit Date: August 27, 2016

Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.

Learn to create garter stitch, stiockinette stitch, seed stitch, moss stitch, and ribbing.

Beginners are welcome.

Materials needed: 1 skein light colored #4 yarn, 1 pair short knitting needles #8, tapestry needle for weaving, and measuring tape.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: August 27, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to Anthony.traverso@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/bike-new-york-learn-to-ridekids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/bike-new-york-learn-to-ridekids Date: August 27, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b51136a01.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 28, 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 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 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[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 28, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Medicinal Plants Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/medicinal-plants-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/medicinal-plants-light Date: August 28, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks, and teach you about medicinal plants in the area.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66555303613600000, -73.97154068946800000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 28, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/bike-new-york-learn-to-ridekids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/bike-new-york-learn-to-ridekids Date: August 28, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Greenwood Playground

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B130 Greenwood Playground 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.65019989013672000, -73.97640228271484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577d3dd64925e.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Ira McIntosh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/family-performance-festival Date: August 28, 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!

Ira McIntosh will take you on a magical, musical journey through the wonderful wet world of water. From the mountains to the seas, with Central Park and Hudson River in between, we’ll explore our most precious natural resource with stories and songs.

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 listing of performances, visit Central Park Conservancy's website.

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 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Snakes of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york Date: August 28, 2016

Do you think snakes are cool or creepy? Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood reptiles with Emily Nestlerode, the Wildlife Education Manager at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Find out how snakes play an important role in our local ecosystem and see live snakes up-close. Audience members have the opportunity to handle skins, skulls and other artifacts.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult. Space is limited.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa4060178f2.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: August 28, 2016

Join the Urban Park Rangers in Inwood Hill Park to learn about coyotes, an often misunderstood member of our local habitat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 28, 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 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1fcf8a3a1.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 28, 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 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 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[Nature Presentation: Snakes of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york1 Date: August 28, 2016

Do you think snakes are cool or creepy? Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood reptiles with Emily Nestlerode, the Wildlife Education Manager at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Find out how snakes play an important role in our local ecosystem and see live snakes up-close. Audience members have the opportunity to handle skins, skulls and other artifacts.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult. Space is limited.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa40dae9b54.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: August 29, 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 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 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/2016/08/29/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 29, 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 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-knits Date: August 30, 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 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 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/2016/08/30/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 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 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 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[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/walking-meditation Date: August 31, 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 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 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/2016/08/31/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: August 31, 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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2016-08-31 2016-08-31 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[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 31, 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 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 31, 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: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: September 1, 2016

All little ones (5 years old and under only) are welcome at Summer on the Hudson's introductory lessons in soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30–10:15am
Pee Wee Basketball: 10:30–11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.78049850463867000, -73.98819732666016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f06697a27e2.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 1, 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 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 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[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/human-chess Date: September 1, 2016

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as an embodied team sport at Human Chess.

We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece (King, Queen, Bishop, etc.), and play the game with a group as a team.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 2, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 2, 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 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/bird-walks Date: September 3, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: September 3, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/welcome-program Date: September 3, 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 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 3, 2016

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: September 3, 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 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 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/2016/09/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 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 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 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[Continental Knit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/continental-knit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/continental-knit Date: September 3, 2016

Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.

Learn to create garter stitch, stiockinette stitch, seed stitch, moss stitch, and ribbing.

Beginners are welcome.

Materials needed: 1 skein light colored #4 yarn, 1 pair short knitting needles #8, tapestry needle for weaving, and measuring tape.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 3, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket 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.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Mad Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/family-performance-festival Date: September 4, 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!

Did you know that only one percent of all of the water on our planet is fresh and drinkable? Come and shake it up with the Mad Scientists as you learn about the amazing attributes of water while focusing on the importance of conserving this precious resource. As a bonus, check out the water filtration fun station and gain hands-on experience in building water filters using various materials to clean dirty water.

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 listing of performances, visit Central Park Conservancy's website.

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 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Gerritsen Grist Mill and Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/gerritsen-grist-mill-and-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/gerritsen-grist-mill-and-farmhouse Date: September 4, 2016

Wood pilings still remain more than 360 years after the original foundation of Gerritsen Mill was first laid down. Explore the area surrounding one of the first water-powered mills in North America and discover its value both past and present.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a83d98a89a.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 4, 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 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 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[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 4, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: September 6, 2016

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 6, 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 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 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[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/walking-meditation Date: September 7, 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 2016-09-07 2016-09-07 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[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 7, 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 2016-09-07 2016-09-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: September 8, 2016

All little ones (5 years old and under only) are welcome at Summer on the Hudson's introductory lessons in soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30–10:15am
Pee Wee Basketball: 10:30–11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.78049850463867000, -73.98819732666016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f06697a27e2.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 8, 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 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 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[Riverside Park Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/riverside-park-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/riverside-park-skate-clinic Date: September 8, 2016

The Riverside Park Skate Clinic features three days of skateboarding instruction with Summer on the Hudson and instructor John Fudala. The clinics are designed for beginner and intermediate skateboarders ages 5-13 to teach strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and take skateboarders to the next level, in preparation of a contest.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the three-day clinic, please call (212) 408-0219. Clinics take place on September 8 - 11.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.80350112915000000, -73.96980285644500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57055ef93c896.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/human-chess Date: September 8, 2016

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as an embodied team sport at Human Chess.

We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece (King, Queen, Bishop, etc.), and play the game with a group as a team.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art through Gardening: Open Garden Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/public-art-through-gardening-open-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/public-art-through-gardening-open-garden-workshop Date: September 8, 2016

Artist Juanli Carrión and a gardener from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Brooklyn Urban Gardener program will lead this garden workshop at the public art installation Outer Seed Shadow (OSS). OSS is a geopolitical garden in the shape of Brooklyn that features 36 different plants chosen by immigrants living in the borough. Placed according to the interviewees’ physical locations within Brooklyn, the plants represent the immigrants, their communities, and the diversity of the borough. Participants will tend to the garden plants, learn about plant origins and care, and discuss how the installation addresses issues of immigration.

Please RSVP here

For more information about the Outer Seed Shadow, please visit outerseedshadow.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Myrtle Avenue Plaza (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69322620167900000, -73.97394633293200000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 9, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 9, 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 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/bird-walks Date: September 10, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: September 10, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/discovery-club-for-families Date: September 10, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's View" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades one through 4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a field notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b2a54fba5.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/welcome-program Date: September 10, 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 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Having Fun with Our Food: Creative Composting at the RIPA Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/having-fun-with-our-food-creative-composting-at-the-ripa-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/having-fun-with-our-food-creative-composting-at-the-ripa-urban-farm Date: September 10, 2016

How can solar panels assist in composting? How can worms help get the job done?" Come visit this unique learning farm on the south end of Randall's Island, see the Randall's Island Park Alliance's Urban Farm's aerated 3-bin system in action, and get a sneak-peak at the worm bin we'll be raffling off at the end of our series!

Tour 1
10:00 a.m. - RSVP here

Tour 2
2:00 p.m. - RSVP here

Composting mitigates organic waste and creates a healthy soil amendment for use on street trees and in gardens. Various locations on Randall's Island showcase many of the ingenious methods farms and gardens use to re-use organic waste!

This session will be great for kids and families! This is the second event in three-session Having Fun with Our Food series.

Please note: Attendees must RSVP for each workshop on Eventbrite.com. For more information, please email rachelboeglin@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverside Park Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/riverside-park-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/riverside-park-skate-clinic Date: September 10, 2016

The Riverside Park Skate Clinic features three days of skateboarding instruction with Summer on the Hudson and instructor John Fudala. The clinics are designed for beginner and intermediate skateboarders ages 5-13 to teach strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and take skateboarders to the next level, in preparation of a contest.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the three-day clinic, please call (212) 408-0219. Clinics take place on September 8 - 11.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.80350112915000000, -73.96980285644500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57055f50c3750.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: September 10, 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 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/rangers-choice-archery Date: September 10, 2016

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

This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' Event Registration page from August 24 to August 31.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: September 10, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to Sarah.Bishow@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Green-Up Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/bronx-green-up-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/bronx-green-up-harvest-festival Date: September 10, 2016

Bronx Green-Up, International Rescue Committee, and GreenThumb of NYC Parks will celebrate the efforts of community gardeners citywide with an annual Harvest Festival.

Join us at the New Roots Community Farm for food, music, activities for kids, and the Harvest Contest, featuring prizes for best vegetables and fruits, floral arrangements, garden photos, and pies! Contest entries must be submitted by 2:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Bronx Green-Up at (718) 817-8026 or email bronxgreenup@nybg.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2016-09-10 2016-09-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.82122039794922000, -73.92516326904297000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:00:25 EDT