NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:36:58 GMT <![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 1, 2017

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Senior Swim Olympics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/senior-swim-olympics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/senior-swim-olympics Date: June 1, 2017

Join us for the Senior Swim Olympics! Participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their water skills, knowledge, and health and fitness benefits gained through aquatic recreation; as well as an opportunity to meet peers citywide in a festive atmosphere of food, refreshments, awards and friendly competition.

For registration information, please speak wth an Aquatic Specialist at one of the following sites: St.John's//Brownsville//Metropolitan//St. Mary's//FMCP//Roy Wilkins//Asser Levy//Gertrude Ederle//Hansborough//East 54th.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 8:45 am 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 11 May 2017 10:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/fitness-walk Date: June 1, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/exhibition-other-homes Date: June 1, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Horticulture Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/horticulture-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/horticulture-volunteer-days Date: June 1, 2017

Help keep Queens Botanical Garden clean, green, and grow! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants.

Registration is required. Registration opens one month prior to the event date.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-01 2017-06-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e25d1480e14.JPG Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/greenbelt-peepers Date: June 1, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children ages 2-3 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

Registration is required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: June 1, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 1, 2017

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on our comfy turf lawn. Great for kids ages 5 and younger.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c062903c856.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/special-express-arts-2 Date: June 1, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are schediled for every two weeks.

Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 1, 2017

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: June 1, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for children ages 3-4 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

Registration is required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/tour-the-battery Date: June 1, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/book-worms Date: June 1, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/creative-3d-arts Date: June 1, 2017

Create a 3D gift for mom! This program is suitable for ages six to 12 years old.

Creative 3D Arts Schedule
May: Make 3D gift for Mom & Nature Art
June: Make a Father's Day Key Chain Charm

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Slattery Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/its-my-park-at-slattery-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/its-my-park-at-slattery-playground Date: June 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Civics Through The Arts After School Program to plant and water new plants at Slattery Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Slattery Playground

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X085 Slattery Playground 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 2:45 pm 4:45 pm 40.85729980468750000, -73.89849853515625000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Softball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/softball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/softball-training-camp Date: June 1, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learnong the basic fundamentals of softball.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/steam Date: June 1, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/table-toppers Date: June 1, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/nyc-parks-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/nyc-parks-wheelchair-softball Date: June 1, 2017

We’re looking forward to another successful and exciting season of wheelchair softball! Come out and learn the game--all you have to do is show up! Just bring your sports chair, or we can provide one for you if you're looking to play! Volunteers are welcome to join and assist with the game activities.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593089678b5ab.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Pickles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/hip-pickles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/hip-pickles Date: June 1, 2017

Enjoy the dynamic sounds of the worlds most exciting and interactive drum band.

Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Mary Whalen Playgound (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69549942016601600, -73.86499786376953000 Mon, 01 May 2017 13:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Island Historical Tour South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/island-historical-tour-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/island-historical-tour-south Date: June 1, 2017

Did you know that Randall's Island was once three separate land masses? The island has a rich and unique history. Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the Randall's Island into the beautiful park it is today!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bee4d369984.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 1, 2017

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 14th season of outdoor yoga classes. Open to everyone of all ages and skill levels.

Class held on the lawn.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41d040b77.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/barefoot-dancing Date: June 1, 2017

Kick off your shoes and dance on the lush, green Van Cortlandt House Museum Lawn.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Senior Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-senior-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-senior-movement Date: June 1, 2017

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and intergenerational company members lead a dance workshop focusing on seniors of all ages and abilities. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06ee019eff.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: June 1, 2017

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level.

Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango Date: June 1, 2017

Enjoy Argentine Tango with an introductory lesson, music, and dancing in the open air led by Strictly Tango NYC.

Lessons take place at 6:45 and at 7:45.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07e0a115eb.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 11:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: June 1, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Selena]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/movies-under-the-stars-selena http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/movies-under-the-stars-selena Date: June 1, 2017

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

June 2017 is New York Music Month (NYMM) – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s diverse music ecosystem, across all five boroughs. The month is an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music.

Biopic of the Tejano singer who was gunned down by an assistant at the height of her fame. The focus is primarily on Selena's relationship with her family and her rise to stardom.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59285ee9214d5.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 10:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Punk Singer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/movies-under-the-stars-the-punk-singer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/movies-under-the-stars-the-punk-singer Date: June 1, 2017

Celebrate Music Month with NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment!

Celebrate Music this month with The Punk Singer. This award-winning documentary looks at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72016525268555000, -73.94971466064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5925f84cedfbd.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/introduction-to-meditation Date: June 2, 2017

Known benefits of a regular meditation practice include stress reduction. improved concentration, increased self-awareness and sense of happiness, improved cardiovascular and immune health, and more. This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat of blanket to sit on.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59442755cc0f0.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Pelham Parkway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/its-my-park-at-pelham-parkway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/its-my-park-at-pelham-parkway Date: June 2, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with ASCNYC to pick up litter at Pelham Parkway. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 710-3334

Location: 1870 Pelham Parkway South

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2017-06-02 2017-06-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85509160000000000, -73.83072950000000000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/exhibition-other-homes Date: June 2, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/yoga Date: June 2, 2017

Get ready to challenge yourself with a yoga session to both strengthen and relax the mind and body. Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/coastal-cleanup Date: June 2, 2017

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May through October.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver on site and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in our 2-hour long Coastal Cleanup sessions. Space is limited. Please fill out a Coastal Cleanup Group Form to request a date.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 2, 2017

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

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/its-my-park-at-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/its-my-park-at-crotona-park Date: June 2, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Future Star Productions: Performing Arts & Youth Enhancement Program to do a small cleanup of Clinton Playground at Crotona Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 359-9954

Location: Clinton Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.83501924189600000, -73.89810621738400000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/multimedia-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/multimedia-arts Date: June 2, 2017

We will be creating vintage-style bottles from your own clean bottles. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/bryant-park-fencing-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/bryant-park-fencing-class Date: June 2, 2017

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.

No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Pre-registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. You must be 16 or older to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75279998779297000, -73.98159790039062000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: June 2, 2017

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 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at White Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/the-uni-project-at-white-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/the-uni-project-at-white-park Date: June 2, 2017

Come read, draw, play, and explore at the Uni portable reading room at this historic park, named for civil rights activist and author Walter White (1893-1955).

Presented in partnership with the Friends of White Park Alliance and NYC Parks, and made possible with funding from Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: White Park

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M148 White Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 2:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.79163447510000000, -73.94588959540000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5915b7a9a9a8d.jpg Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/book-worms Date: June 2, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/seasonal-arts-andcrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/seasonal-arts-andcrafts Date: June 2, 2017

This month, we're creating Q-Tip painted hand print trees! This program is offered to kids ages six to 12 years old.

Seasonal Arts and Crafts Program Schedule
May: Q-Tip Painted Hand Print Tree
June: Colorful Rainbow Mobile

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island North Shore 'Greenbelt' Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/north-shore-staten-island-greenbelt-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/north-shore-staten-island-greenbelt-hike Date: June 2, 2017

Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike through the trails of Staten Island's North Shore "Greenbelt" parks: Jones Woods, Goodhue, and Allison Pond parks. The round trip hike will start and end at Jones Woods at the top of Franklin Avenue.

Join NYC Park's hike leaders in exploring the rare serpentine hillside grasslands of Jones Woods, the oak woodlands of Goodhue and the waterways of Allison Pond Parks.

Children younger than 14 years old need to be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.63850021362305000, -74.09079742431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909082d4e24e.PNG Tue, 02 May 2017 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/art-in-action Date: June 2, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/basketball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/basketball-training-camp Date: June 2, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2aa4c1cc8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: June 2, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Studio 351 Dance-A-Thon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/nyc-parks-presents-studio-351-danceathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/nyc-parks-presents-studio-351-danceathon Date: June 2, 2017

Join us as we celebrate Black Music Month in the Heights. Participants will enjoy the sounds and songs from the '70s and 8'0s. A prize will be given to the last person standing.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by May 30.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58efe228cc87c.png Tue, 02 May 2017 18:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/table-toppers Date: June 2, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: #TotallyPublicKaraoke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-totallypublickaraoke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-totallypublickaraoke Date: June 2, 2017

Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0596873a4d.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with a Spring Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/arts-culture-fun-dance-the-night-away-with-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/arts-culture-fun-dance-the-night-away-with-swing Date: June 2, 2017

Join us on the McCarren Pool Deck for live swing music by the Stephanie Jeannot Band. Put on your dance shoes and dance away the night!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72016525268555000, -73.94971466064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f6706f7c8d3.jpeg Thu, 04 May 2017 13:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/arts-culture-fun-the-new-school-for-jazz-and-contemporary-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/arts-culture-fun-the-new-school-for-jazz-and-contemporary-music Date: June 2, 2017

Join us for a special concert led by the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Ditmars Park

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Q385 Ditmars Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.77160587815700000, -73.90713321277400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5919bc063d216.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 09:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare - The Merry Wives of Windsor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare Date: June 2, 2017

Join us on the lawn for a full production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Produced by the Drilling Company.

Friday performances are part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, and beer and wine also available for purchase.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Environmental Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/free-environmental-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/free-environmental-concert Date: June 2, 2017

Enjoy entertainment making a difference with outstanding performances by the rock artist Phoebe Nir (singer, guitarist, writer nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize) and the masterful Dana Lyons (international recording artist who promotes environmental and social justice through music).

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 213-2909

Location: Orchard Alley

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2017-06-02 2017-06-02 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72809982299805000, -73.97589874267578000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/movie-under-the-stars-end-of-the-century-the-story-of-the-ramones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/movie-under-the-stars-end-of-the-century-the-story-of-the-ramones Date: June 2, 2017

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

June 2017 is New York Music Month (NYMM) – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s diverse music ecosystem, across all five boroughs. The month is an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music.

A rich profile of punk band the Ramones includes concert footage and interviews with band members and musicians influenced by the group.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592dc844050a4.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Princess and the Frog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-princess-and-the-frog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-princess-and-the-frog Date: June 2, 2017

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

A prince and a princess are transformed into frogs and seek the help of a voodoo priestess to restore their true forms.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Soundview Amphitheatre (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81079915621200000, -73.86435585386000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5931ac9b1e71d.jpg Fri, 02 Jun 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Superhero Movie Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/superhero-movie-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/superhero-movie-night Date: June 2, 2017

On June 2, Ocean Breeze will be hosting Superhero Movie Night on the second floor of the Athletic Complex. All are welcome to attend this free event! Movie title to be announced.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Amazing Spider Man 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-the-amazing-spider-man-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-the-amazing-spider-man-2 Date: June 2, 2017

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

Spider-Man fights a new villain called Electro, and romances his high-school sweetheart Gwen Stacy. Meanwhile, his childhood friend Harry Osborn is named the CEO of Oscorp, a nefarious company connected to the disappearance of Peter Parker's parents.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59148d852a1fb.jpg Tue, 23 May 2017 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Potiche (Trophy Wife) by Ozon, selected by Wanda Sykes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/films-on-the-green-potiche-trophy-wife-by-ozon-selected-by-wanda-sykes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/films-on-the-green-potiche-trophy-wife-by-ozon-selected-by-wanda-sykes Date: June 2, 2017

#FilmsontheGreen, the series featuring freee French films in NYC Parks, returns for another year!

Wanda Sykes' Pick for #FilmsOnTheGreen

POTICHE (TROPHY WIFE)
Directed by François Ozon
With Catherine Deneuve, Fabrice Luchini, Gérard Depardieu
2010 | Comedy | R | 1h43 | France | Music Box Films

It's 1977 and women's liberation is in the air but Suzanne is still the self-effacing, elegant housewife of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol. When Robert is taken hostage by his employees, who are in strike, Suzanne steps in to manage the factory. To everyone's surprise, she proves to be a remarkably effective leader. But when Robert returns to the factory, things get complicated.

Films in French with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Cedar Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.77709960937500000, -73.96600341796875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b6a3c97a08.jpg Thu, 04 May 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents MOCA Cinema: The Last Dragon (1985)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-the-last-dragon-1985 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-the-last-dragon-1985 Date: June 2, 2017

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

A kung-fu student takes on the Shogun of Harlem. Rated PG-13.

This event is presented in partnership with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA).

About MOCA
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a non-profit institution that preserves, presents and explores the diverse history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs. Visit mocanyc.org to find out more and check out their calendar of upcoming events!

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.71519851684570000, -74.00000000000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5911fe380285e.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: This Is It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-this-is-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-this-is-it Date: June 2, 2017

Celebrate Music Month with NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment!

In what is considered his final film appearance, This Is It shares interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.69729995727500000, -73.97889709472700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5925fa13867e0.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird-Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: June 3, 2017

Start your day with an early morning bird-watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Main entrance across from the Vermont Place Parking Lot

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.68682208700500000, -73.88909471035000000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Estuary Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-estuary-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-estuary-day Date: June 3, 2017

Please note: this event was rescheduled from May 6 due to weather.

This It's My Park season, join over 20 south Brooklyn schools and Coney Island community groups as we care for and learn about Coney Island Creek for It's My Estuary Day! We'll do big beach cleanup to start the day and will have a dozen marine science learning stations set up for everyone to investigate and learn about Coney Island Creek.

This volunteer event is family friendly. We hope you join us! Organized by Cultural Research Divers, Brooklyn Marine STEM Education Alliance, and Making Waves. We look forward to cleaning up Coney Island Creek and Kaiser Park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bayview Avenue Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58078765869140600, -74.00070190429688000 Thu, 11 May 2017 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-walks Date: June 3, 2017

Head to the park to join bird walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon! Bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 01 May 2017 11:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 3, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[LIC Post 5K Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/lic-post-5k-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/lic-post-5k-run Date: June 3, 2017

The second annual LIC Post 5K Run is a benefit run through the streets and parks of Long Island City to benefit the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f111bc7e4f1.jpg Thu, 04 May 2017 16:30:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 3, 2017

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Exercising with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestow health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 3, 2017

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[National Trails Day: Forest Restoration Volunteer Opportunity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/national-trails-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/national-trails-day Date: June 3, 2017

Come help volunteer to restore the trails in Forest Park. Please call Nicole Gamory at (718) 235-4100 for more information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.84149932861328000 Tue, 02 May 2017 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Eibs Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-eibs-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-eibs-pond-park Date: June 3, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Eibs Pond Park to help care and beautify our pond at Eibs Pond Park. We will be doing litter patrol as well as planting/weeding and a general cleanup. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 445-7095

Location: Hanover Avenue and Palma Drive (in Eibs Pond Park)

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R124 Eibs Pond Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61132177815300000, -74.08270585537000000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: June 3, 2017

This It's My Park season, please join NYC Parks and the neighbors of Westerleigh Park to clean and beautify the park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61980056762695000, -74.13449859619140000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lemon Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park Date: June 3, 2017

This It's My Park season, in honor of World Oceans Day, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to help clean the shoreline at Lemon Creek Park. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Dorothy Fitzpatrick Fishing Pier (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.51076249130900000, -74.21010291576400000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-the-olde-towne-of-flushing-burial-ground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-the-olde-towne-of-flushing-burial-ground Date: June 3, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Green Earth Urban Gardens to clean up at The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 633-8763

Location: Martin's Field (in The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground)

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Q017 The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75450134277300000, -73.80239868164100000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: June 3, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: June 3, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and three miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home—bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: June 3, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: June 3, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/parent-and-me-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/parent-and-me-yoga1 Date: June 3, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: June 3, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Eibs Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-eibs-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-eibs-pond-park Date: June 3, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Eibs Pond Park to help care and beautify the pond at the park. We will be doing litter patrol, as well as planting, weeding, and a general cleanup. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 445-7095

Location: Hanover Avenue and Palma Drive (in Eibs Pond Park)

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R124 Eibs Pond Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61132177815300000, -74.08270585537000000 Wed, 03 May 2017 18:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper Bronx River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/upper-river-paddle Date: June 3, 2017

This event is sold out.

Join the Bronx River on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River! We will kick off at 219th and Bronx Blvd. and end the paddle at the Bronx Zoo.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee3dd8ab52a.jpg Fri, 02 Jun 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: June 3, 2017

Register for one or multiple free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon!

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cfd28fe6702.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Kissena Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-kissena-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-kissena-park Date: June 3, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Star Track Youth Cycling Program to clean up, weed, and mulch around the Kissena Velodrome. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5965

Location: The Velodrome (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74466323852539000, -73.80935668945312000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[National Trails Day: Blaze the Pat Dolan Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/national-trails-day-blaze-the-pat-dolan-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/national-trails-day-blaze-the-pat-dolan-trail Date: June 3, 2017

Join us for a day devoted to protecting the Pat Dolan Trail at the Willow Lake Nature Preserve. Discover the Pat Dolan Trail's unique wetland habitat that is home to a variety of rare plants and wildlife. Volunteers will install the path's first trail markers!

Please wear sturdy shoes and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit allianceforfmcp.org/stewardship or call (718) 760-6561. This volunteer event is suitable for ages 13 and older.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6561

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Tue, 23 May 2017 17:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-union-square-park Date: June 3, 2017

This It's My Park season, make Union Square Park bloom! Join the Union Square Partnership to celebrate our park. Take part in fun for the whole family with children's activities, including a planting area, face painting, refreshments and more. Stick around for a historical 90-minute walking tour, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-great-kills-park-r016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-great-kills-park-r016 Date: June 3, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park by helping to clean and beautify the playground area at New Dorp Beach Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

Location: New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.56447321330000000, -74.09757971760000000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground Date: June 3, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to clean up the world one piece of trash at a time, and doing so while staying active at Raymond Bush Playground. Good for your body and your good for your home! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Raymond Bush Playground

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68650054931640600, -73.94159698486328000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Albemarle Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-albemarle-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-albemarle-playground Date: June 3, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with The Singing Winds to continue to beautify the garden area at Albemarle Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 564-5983

Location: Albemarle Playground

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B297 Albemarle Playground 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.64569854736328000, -73.98059844970703000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Eleanor Roosevelt Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-eleanor-roosevelt-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-eleanor-roosevelt-playground Date: June 3, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Eleanor Roosevelt Playground to continue beautifying our park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 813-9149

Location: Eleanor Roosevelt Playground

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B359 Eleanor Roosevelt Playground 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69269726944000000, -73.93563372894300000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Rabies Vaccines for Dogs and Cats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/free-rabies-vaccines-for-dogs-and-cats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/free-rabies-vaccines-for-dogs-and-cats Date: June 3, 2017

Bring your dogs and cats to Tompkins Square Park on Sunday, June 3 for free rabies vaccines.

Please note: Pre-registration is recommended due to limited supply. To pre-register, please call (347) 396-7998, on Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or register online at nyc.gov/doglicense. Dogs and cats with a history of allergic reaction to the vaccine will not be vaccinated.

Dog licensing is also available. Purchase and get your tag right away!

Checks, money orders, and credit cards are accepted.

For more information, please call 311.

Proudly sponsored by: New York City Department of Health, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Animal Care Centers of NYC, and NYC Parks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72570037841797000, -73.98120117187500000 Thu, 25 May 2017 11:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/free-yoga-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/free-yoga-brooklyn1 Date: June 3, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! On Saturdays, join our free yoga classes in the garden!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270718b4bed.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/free-yoga-brooklyn2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/free-yoga-brooklyn2 Date: June 3, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us in the garden on Saturdays for a free yoga class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270a3428d90.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/free-yoga-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/free-yoga-east-harlem Date: June 3, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us in the garden for a free yoga class!

Free yoga mats available for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270f7b85227.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: June 3, 2017

Join us for an exhibit at Conference House Park, Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds, on display through July 23.

Wilner’s paintings explore the realms of imagination evoked by today’s new ecological and trans-species consciousness. Far from naturalistic, they present symbolic relationships, especially those between human beings, our histories, tools, and environments, and the natural world.

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Closed holidays / Free admission

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Image: Lucy Wilner, Aperture (detail), 72” x 60” inches, acrylic on canvas 2016

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[National Learn-to-Row Day: Free Basic Rowing Lesson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/national-learntorow-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/national-learntorow-day Date: June 3, 2017

Join Row New York for National Learn to Row day on June 3, 2017, for a totally free event, and learn the basics of a sport that will stay with you for a lifetime. We’ll introduce you to basic rowing techniques and get you out on the water.

Bonus: explore our beautiful boathouses on tours being offered throughout the day. You can choose from two of our boathouse locations: the Meadow Lake Boathouse in Queens, from noon to 3:00 p.m., and the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Manhattan from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our Queens boathouse invites any person with a disability to join us for adaptive rowing sessions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590caadd8b40b.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Rainbow Passage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/family-art-project-rainbow-passage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/family-art-project-rainbow-passage Date: June 3, 2017

Explore the colors of the rainbow! Look at light refracted through water. Collect transparent materials and create a spectrum to glue and frame into bright window hangings. Or add your piece to a stained glass–like temporary group installation vivifying the glass doors of the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590cdd3c0e32d.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: June 3, 2017

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Please RSVP to let up know your're coming

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910b5cbf19cd.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: June 3, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/community-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/community-volunteer-day Date: June 3, 2017

Roll up your sleeves and keep Queens Botanical Garden clean and green! Led by QBG staff, volunteers will participate in a variety of gardening activities. Refreshments will be served.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e2834ff1f34.JPG Thu, 25 May 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/historic-new-york-fort-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/historic-new-york-fort-totten-tunnel-tour Date: June 3, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Explore this historic fort in Queens with our Urban Park Rangers.

Please note: Due to limited space, registration is required; to register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910d60491841.jpg Wed, 24 May 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: June 3, 2017

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally-renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance.

Open to all levels and ages.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 26 May 2017 17:00:06 EDT