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 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:09:33 GMT <![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/compost-workdays Date: August 5, 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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2016-08-05 2016-08-05 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[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 5, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: August 5, 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 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 5, 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 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: August 6, 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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults1 Date: August 6, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 2128702080

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

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B294 Jackie Robinson Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68019866943400000, -73.92769622802700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576aafb1d06b6.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/welcome-program Date: August 6, 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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bike Path Cruise Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/bike-new-york-bike-path-cruise-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/bike-new-york-bike-path-cruise-ride Date: August 6, 2016

Bike Path Cruise Rides are a partnership between Bike New York and Five Boro Bicycle Club (5BBC) to give novice adult cyclists more opportunities to sharpen their skills. Join experienced 5BBC ride leaders for short, easy, mostly flat group rides. You can bring your own bike, or borrow one of Bike New York’s. Meet other novice cyclists, explore new scenic areas of New York City. All rides start and finish at one of Bike New York’s Community Education Centers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: East River Bikeway at the Sixth Street Bridge (in John V. Lindsay East River Park )

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71960067749000000, -73.97389984130900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576aaec64501e.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: August 6, 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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 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/2016/08/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 6, 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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 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[Seasonal Ferments Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/seasonal-ferments-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/seasonal-ferments-workshop Date: August 6, 2016

Smell, taste, discuss and make a few simple seasonal ferments. In this workshop, we’ll explore and craft two delicious types of ferments that are easily made at home without any special ingredients or equipment: a sauerkraut (and its cousins) as well as various styles of sour cream. Depending on what’s in season there may be additional ferments to explore. Materials fee: $8.

Cheryl Paswater is an Certified Fermentationist, Educator, and Health Coach who, after a near-death experience, turned to holistic medicine for help. After radical diet and lifestyle changes, she started teaching about fermentation, old world food preservation, healthy eating, sustainable food, and holistic health. Cheryl runs a popular fermentation project and CSA called Contraband Ferments. She lives in Brooklyn, NY

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57470f132d20f.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Continental Knit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/continental-knit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/continental-knit Date: August 6, 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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hot Compost Hands-On Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hot-copost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hot-copost Date: August 6, 2016

Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop! Learn to make and manage a “thermophilic” batch of compost—a pile that will heat up to kill weed seeds and pathogens—ready to use in as little as three months! Participants work together with NYC Compost Project staff to build a pile at our compost demo site. Come ready to get dirty!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57927904910da.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 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: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: August 7, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/checkmate-101 Date: August 7, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630c10a6326.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bike-new-york-street-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bike-new-york-street-skills-ride Date: August 7, 2016

Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of five to eight miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and league-certified cycling Instructors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ab09d6cd6a.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Leaf Arrow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/family-performance-festival Date: August 7, 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!

Through contemporary and historical storytelling, songs, and traditional dance, learn about the special relationship the Native American people have with the Earth. Celebrate your appreciation of the natural environment with an interactive show featuring coyote tales, creation stories, and historic folklore. This unique performance will remind even the youngest audience members that we must respect and care for our parks!

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 Family Performance Festival page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: August 7, 2016

Join the Urban Park Rangers in learning about coyotes, an oft-misunderstood member of our local habitat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 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/2016/08/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 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[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: August 8, 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 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 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/2016/08/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-reading-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-reading-storytime Date: August 9, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint It Up: Still-Life Watercolor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/paint-it-upstill-life-watercolor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/paint-it-upstill-life-watercolor Date: August 9, 2016

Participants will create a watercolor still life to take home.

This is a beginners class for adults

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/bryant-park-knits Date: August 9, 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 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 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/2016/08/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 9, 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 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 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: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 9, 2016

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

Bring your own mat!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f588e146dbf.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/walking-meditation Date: August 10, 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 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 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/2016/08/10/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: August 10, 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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2016-08-10 2016-08-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 10, 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 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark Painting on the Rooftop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-painting-on-the-rooftop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-painting-on-the-rooftop Date: August 10, 2016

Join artist Amy DiGi for a rooftop painting and monotypes printmaking workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League of New York. Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing, and composition. You'll get to take home your painting!

Supplies will be provided for you. No experience is necessary. Rain or shine. The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Space is limited, so please RSVP on Eventbrite at amydigi0810.eventbrite.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57168d408a827.JPG Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 11, 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 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 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/2016/08/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 11, 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 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 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[City Chicken Institute: Auto-Watering Systems]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/city-chicken-institute-autowatering-systems http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/city-chicken-institute-autowatering-systems Date: August 11, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about several options for providing your chickens with fresh water year round and some simple ways to reduce your chores.

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

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

For more informaiton and updates visit our Meetup.com page

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea6a9bc6cb.JPG Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: August 11, 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 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 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/2016/08/11/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/everybody-tango Date: August 11, 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 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/compost-workdays Date: August 12, 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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2016-08-12 2016-08-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: August 12, 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 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 12, 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 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: August 13, 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 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[A Day in the Life of the Bronx River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/a-day-in-the-life-of-the-bronx-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/a-day-in-the-life-of-the-bronx-river Date: August 13, 2016

Together with professional scientists, our Citizen Science Stewards will participate in different studies throughout the watershed, culminating with a data exchange information about how to get involved with our various CS opportunities.

More information will be coming soon!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4690

Location: Concrete Plant Park,180th Street and Boston Road (in Bronx Park)

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X305, X002 Concrete Plant Park, Bronx Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000; 40.84260177612300000, -73.87819671630900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575193ec5f7b4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/welcome-program Date: August 13, 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 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Power of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/greenthumb-workshop-power-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/greenthumb-workshop-power-of-herbs Date: August 13, 2016

Herbs are powerful in treating common sicknesses as well as other aspects impacting our quality of life. Let us explore the ancient art of herbs for arthritis, asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, beauty care, and much more.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Sparrow's Nest Community Garden

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74029000000000000, -73.85893100000000000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/learn-to-ride-kids Date: August 13, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 408-0243

Location: Poor Richard's Playground

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M230 Poor Richard's Playground 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79249954223633000, -73.94259643554688000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: August 13, 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 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Affair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/family-affair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/family-affair Date: August 13, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83280181884765600, -73.92680358886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57068c24a2e2f.JPG Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 13, 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 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 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/2016/08/13/continental-knit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/continental-knit Date: August 13, 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 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 14, 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 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 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[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 14, 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 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 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/2016/08/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 14, 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 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 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[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: August 15, 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 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 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/2016/08/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 15, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-knits Date: August 16, 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 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 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/2016/08/16/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 16, 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 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 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: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 16, 2016

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

Bring your own mat!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f588e146dbf.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/walking-meditation Date: August 17, 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 2016-08-17 2016-08-17 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/2016/08/17/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: August 17, 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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2016-08-17 2016-08-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 17, 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 2016-08-17 2016-08-17 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Power of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/greenthumb-workshop-power-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/greenthumb-workshop-power-of-herbs Date: August 17, 2016

Herbs are powerful in treating common sicknesses as well as other aspects impacting our quality of life. Let us explore the ancient art of herbs for arthritis, asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, beauty care, and much more. This workshop is offered with Spanish translation.

RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Surfside Community Garden

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2016-08-17 2016-08-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.57302093505859400, -73.99474334716797000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 18, 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 2016-08-18 2016-08-18 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/2016/08/18/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/18/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 18, 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 2016-08-18 2016-08-18 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[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/18/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/18/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: August 18, 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 2016-08-18 2016-08-18 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/2016/08/18/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/18/everybody-tango Date: August 18, 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 2016-08-18 2016-08-18 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/compost-workdays Date: August 19, 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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2016-08-19 2016-08-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: August 19, 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 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 19, 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 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances Series - Art of Stepping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/harlem-dances Date: August 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5768a0af17.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: August 20, 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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 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/2016/08/20/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/welcome-program Date: August 20, 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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: A-Frame Sandwich Board Garden Sign Demo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/greenthumb-workshop-aframe-sandwich-board-garden-sign-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/greenthumb-workshop-aframe-sandwich-board-garden-sign-demo Date: August 20, 2016

In this workshop, you will learn how to build a welcoming A-frame/sandwich bulletin board to invite neighbors into your community garden. This workshop is offered with Spanish translation.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2016-08-20 2016-08-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82389831542969000, -73.91500091552734000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: August 20, 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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 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/2016/08/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 20, 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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 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[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Continental Knit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/continental-knit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/continental-knit Date: August 20, 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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 21, 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 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 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[Living with White-tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: August 21, 2016

Come learn more about local white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 21, 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 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 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/2016/08/21/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 21, 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 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 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[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: August 22, 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 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 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/2016/08/22/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 22, 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 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint It Up: Still-Life Watercolor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/paint-it-upstill-life-watercolor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/paint-it-upstill-life-watercolor Date: August 23, 2016

Participants will create a watercolor still life to take home.

This is a beginners class for adults

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-23 2016-08-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/bryant-park-knits Date: August 23, 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 2016-08-23 2016-08-23 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/2016/08/23/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 23, 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 2016-08-23 2016-08-23 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: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 23, 2016

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

Bring your own mat!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-08-23 2016-08-23 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f588e146dbf.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/walking-meditation Date: August 24, 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 2016-08-24 2016-08-24 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/2016/08/24/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: August 24, 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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2016-08-24 2016-08-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/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: 5:00 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 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 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[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[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[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[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 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:21 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 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 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[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