NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:31:10 GMT <![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Kiddie Drive-In: "Cars"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-cars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-cars Date: August 27, 2016

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

Work together with your little ones to design cool cardboard cars! Afterwards, place your child's car in front of the screen as we watch "Cars". In this Pixar animated feature, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), a rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life isn’t all about the finish line, but about the journey. McQueen realizes this with the help of the town zany characters, Sally, (Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson, (Paul Newman), and Mater, (Larry the Cable Guy). Bring the kids early and have them design their own car.

Kids are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal to come along for the ride. Take your car creation home to continue the fun! Boxes and decorations will be provided. But, you are welcome to bring your own and join in the fun!

Know Before You Go:
Car decorating activitiy begins at 5:30 p.m. You should come before 7:30 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. All are welcome!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Betsy Head Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 5:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.66453177960000000, -73.91188335418700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a1fe8850f99.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/family-camping-alley-pond-park-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/family-camping-alley-pond-park-queens Date: August 27, 2016

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

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Program Registration page between August 10 and August 17.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Stuart Little]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-conservancy-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-conservancy-film-festival Date: August 27, 2016

Take a tour of New York City's neighborhoods through movies at the 2016 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, which will be hosted in Central Park and Marcus Garvey Park as part of the Conservancy's ongoing commitment to support parks throughout the City. Central Park Conservancy is also supporting a film festival at Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways.

The film festival is free. Tickets are not required. Please let us know you're coming! Gates open at 6:30 p.m. A DJ will perform live from 6:30 p.m. until the movie starts at 8:00 p.m. Cool Haus Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches and Andy's Italian Ices available for purchase. All movies are open captioned.

Please note: All seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early; we will do our best to accommodate everyone in attendance. To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras, and tape recorders. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather.

About Stuart Little
E.B. White's classic children's story is brought to the screen in this fantasy, which combines computer-animated characters with a cast of live actors. Mrs. Little, Mr. Little, and their son George live in a brownstone near New York's Central Park. They have decided to adopt a younger brother for George, but at the orphanage they are greeted by a mouse named Stuart, who talks, walks upright, and wears clothes. The Littles are so taken with Stuart that they decide to adopt him, much to the dismay of Snowbell their house cat.

Rated PG, 85 mins. Directed by Rob Minkoff. Starring Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Michael J. Fox, Jonathan Lipnicki, Estelle Getty, Brian Doyle-Murray.

QUIZ: Where in Central Park were these movie scenes filmed?

While you're waiting for August 27 to come, see how well you really know Central Park – out of over 300 movies filmed here, we picked out a few of our favorite scenes. Tell us where in the Park those scenes were filmed and you could win VIP seating for the Film Festival and a free picnic!

Take the quiz!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.77341545378500000, -73.97354519367200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57adf7ae797f4.jpg Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Sessions Dance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/beach-sessions-dance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/beach-sessions-dance-series Date: August 27, 2016

This free, outdoor dance performance series presents professional dance companies to the Rockaway Community. Come to the beach and enjoy the show!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 523-2786

Location: Beach 90th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.58432388305664000, -73.81228637695312000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ladies of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/ladies-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/ladies-of-the-bronx Date: August 27, 2016

Women in hip hop are something to celebrate! This summer Rhodebeck Community Garden is hosting three unique events celebrating the music, visual art, and dance that make hip-hop culture so rich! The last Saturday of June, July, and August we will celebrate one of the pillars of this great culture!

Our final event for the summer is a breakdancing battle! Curated by veteran b-girl, Rockefella, this night is sure to delight as dancers break out their best moves.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Mildred T. Rhodebeck Garden (Garden of Eden)

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.82148478095400000, -73.88943451653300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5702b2eba2374.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party Date: August 27, 2016

Roller skate under the stars with Lola Star.

Lola Star and her crew of fabulous burlesque dancers, roller derby stars, dance skaters, and colorful performers will host pop-up roller disco party at the newly renovated Roller Rink at Beach 108th Street. Skate to incredible retro 70s, 80s, and 90s skate classics as the sun sets, the wave of the ocean crash beside you, and the salty sea air drifts through the rink.

Adult skates are available for rent at $8, or you can bring your own. Kids are welcome if they bring their own skates!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (844) 765-5758

Location: Beach 108th Street Roller Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761943908b6d.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out Date: August 27, 2016

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

Inside Out is a Pixar Studios film that introduces us to Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl. But, her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions—led by Joy (Amy Poehler)—try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:45 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. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: The Lawn at Myrtle Avenue and North Portland Avenue (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 7:45 pm 9:45 pm 40.69288789980500000, -73.97549664974200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577a90fbd5618.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: King Kong (1933)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-king-kong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-king-kong Date: August 27, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outdoors.

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

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: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: St. Vartan Park

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M076 St. Vartan Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.74509811401367000, -73.97370147705078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579bb081c0716.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Star Wars - The Force Awakens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-avengers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-avengers Date: August 27, 2016

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

In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, as well as new villains such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order, a fascist regime that has emerged from the ashes of the old Empire. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels return to reprise their roles as, respectively, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and C-3PO. Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie co-star. J.J. Abrams directed from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt.

Know Before You Go:
You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58909988403320000, -73.78890228271484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5776b4f18b955.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/conjunction-of-venus-and-jupiter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/conjunction-of-venus-and-jupiter Date: August 27, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.52209854125976600, -74.19010162353516000 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights in the Rockaways: Star Wars: The Force Awakens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movie-nights-in-the-rockaways-star-wars-the-force-awakens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movie-nights-in-the-rockaways-star-wars-the-force-awakens Date: August 27, 2016

Enjoy a movie night for the whole family. Bring a chair of blanket. Popcorn will be served.

In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 59th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58860015869140600, -73.78829956054688000 Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Game Plan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-game-plan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-game-plan Date: August 27, 2016

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

Gridiron Gang star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson picks up the pigskin once again for this sports-themed family comedy concerning a football superstar who abandons the gridiron to answer the call of fatherhood. Joe Kingman (Johnson) was a star quarterback destined for greatness; not only is the Boston-based team he plays for well on their way to the championships, but he's got all the money and fame that a man could want out of life. A perpetual bachelor whose one brief marriage ended many moons ago, Kingman is stunned to learn that a long-forgotten youthful fling had more permanent consequences than he ever anticipated. Now, just as his career is set to blow up bigger than ever, this perpetual bachelor learns that he has a seven-year-old daughter named Peyton (Madison Pettis). So how does a lifelong jock who's used to partying all night and dropping 20-yard bombs all day adjust to a life of ballet classes, Barbie dolls, and afternoon play dates? Whatever road he chooses to take, it certainly won't be easy, especially since his ruthless, goal-oriented agent, Stella (Kyra Sedgwick), would rather see her client scoring touchdowns than cementing familial bonds.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Father Macris Park

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R075A Father Macris Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61679840087890600, -74.16169738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579371dc75af6.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs Date: August 27, 2016

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

It is a tribute to the genius of the Disney formula that the dramatic and comic elements were strong enough to please both demographic groups. Like any showman, Disney knew the value of genuine horror in maintaining audience interest: accordingly, the Wicked Queen, whose jealousy of Snow White's beauty motivates the story, is a thoroughly fearsome creature even before she transforms herself into an ancient crone. Best of all, Snow White clicks in the three areas in which Disney had always proven superiority over his rivals: Solid story values (any sequence that threatened to slow down the plotline was ruthlessly jettisoned, no matter how much time and money had been spent), vivid etched characterizations (it would have been easier to have all the Dwarfs walk, talk and act alike: thank heaven that Disney never opted for "easy"), and instantly memorable songs (Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith and the entire studio music department was Oscar-nominated for such standards-to-be as "Whistle While You Work" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come").

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.58990097045898400, -74.18769836425781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579372a69ac6e.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Lorax]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-lorax http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-lorax Date: August 27, 2016

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

This animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

You should arrive before 8:30 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 water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57962ff71a88d.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: The Lorax]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movie-night-the-lorax http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movie-night-the-lorax Date: August 27, 2016

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams—a real tree. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579913d67b2cd.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: August 28, 2016

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: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: August 28, 2016

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: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: August 28, 2016

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: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: August 28, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park),McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000; 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 28, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1ed580fb7.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: August 28, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to do weeding, general cleanup, and beautification at Lt. Lia Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Lt Lia Playground (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64360046386719000, -74.07980346679688000 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/yoga1 Date: August 28, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy, and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps.

Classes are led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss. All levels are welcome; participants should bring their own mats. Please arrive on-time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins.

Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa3f4981f01.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/landmark Date: August 28, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/yoga Date: August 28, 2016

These yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day Date: August 28, 2016

Join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579f01474d38.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Medicinal Plants Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/medicinal-plants-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/medicinal-plants-light Date: August 28, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66555303613600000, -73.97154068946800000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: End of Summer Trail Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/trail-of-the-month-end-of-summer-trail-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/trail-of-the-month-end-of-summer-trail-cleanup Date: August 28, 2016

Show the trails of the central Greenbelt some love as we prepare for the fall hiking season.

Water and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring something to share.

This volunteer program is recommended for adults and teens confortable with strenuous outdoor activities. Community service credit is available. Suitable for ages 13 and older.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike Practice Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/bike-practice-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/bike-practice-session Date: August 28, 2016

Bike Practice Session is a two-hour, supervised practice session, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike. Bike Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants who attended the Learn to Ride class on August 21, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills. This is a required class in Bike New York's Earn-A-Bike program. For more information, visit bike.nyc.

Pre-registration is required at bike.nyc. Kids must bring a bike and a helmet; adults can borrow ours.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88610076904297000, -73.89749908447266000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 28, 2016

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

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics Date: August 28, 2016

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

This is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program where you can earn a free bike by taking five free classes!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ac6fe8a420.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 28, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: August 28, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers may assist with caring for tree beds and garden beds, or general park cleanup. We look forward to caring for the park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67380142211900000, -73.94390106201200000 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours Date: August 28, 2016

Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a49a2b3c157.jpg Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/meditation Date: August 28, 2016

Take a moment to connect with your inner self while practicing peace and mindfulness.

Classic sessions include instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of guided meditation, led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss.

All levels are welcome. Please arrive on-time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins.

Sessions take place outdoors periodically, weather permitting.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa400038639.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Intensati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/shape-up-nyc-intensati http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/shape-up-nyc-intensati Date: August 28, 2016

IntenSati combines affirmations with interval training, martial arts, dance, and yoga.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.84149932861328000 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/bike-new-york-learn-to-ridekids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/bike-new-york-learn-to-ridekids Date: August 28, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Greenwood Playground

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B130 Greenwood Playground 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.65019989013672000, -73.97640228271484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577d3dd64925e.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: August 28, 2016

In celebration of the centennial of the formal garden, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum invited artists to paint the gardens en plein air on June 9, in conjunction with the annual summer luncheon on the theme of French classical gardens.

Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.

These paintings will be on view at Bartow-Pell from July 1 through September 23.

Featured artists: Michele Basora, Mary Colby, Sofya Dudnik, Elise Fechtmann, C'naan Hamburger, Thomas Legaspi, Sarah Olson, Julie Ortiz, Kim Power, Linda Sacewicz, Greg Thielker, Melanie Vote, and Alice Elisabeth Waite.

There will be an opening reception on July 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with live music from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Image: Mary Colby, The Artist in the Garden, 2016, oil on wood panel, oil sketch, 12 x 14 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/basketball-clinics Date: August 28, 2016

Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8 to 17.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643d5da9d19.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Ira McIntosh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/family-performance-festival Date: August 28, 2016

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

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

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

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646)208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: August 28, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 28, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1fcf8a3a1.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[First Quincy Street Community Garden Party Fundraiser]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/first-quincy-street-community-garden-party-fundraiser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/first-quincy-street-community-garden-party-fundraiser Date: August 28, 2016

Join the First Quincy Street Community Garden as they perform two plays, poetry, music, and games at this garden fundraiser. Bring your own food; the garden will provide tables, chairs, beverages, and dessert.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Quincy Street Community Garden

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2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.68790054321300000, -73.94429779052700000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Snakes of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york Date: August 28, 2016

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

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa4060178f2.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: August 28, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary opens this Sunday and every Sunday through Thanksgiving of this year.

Come see medicinal herbs growing in their habitat, sacred groves, a pyramid garden, a labyrinth garden, and exciting urban agriculture technologies.

There will be free cooking demonstrations and a Pick Upon Demand Farm Stand from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: August 28, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 28, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[AFROPUNK Festival Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/afropunk-festival-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/afropunk-festival-brooklyn Date: August 28, 2016

Each summer, AFROPUNK brings a weekend of ive music to Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park. This year's performers include:

  • Ice Cube
  • Tyler, the Creater
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • Janelle Monae
  • Ceelo Green
  • Kelela
  • Saul Williams
  • George Clinton
  • Angel Haze

For more information and to purchase tickets, pleae visit afropunkfest.com/brooklyn.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.69729995727539000, -73.97889709472656000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/community-rowing Date: August 28, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/seining Date: August 28, 2016

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Seaside Wildlife Nature Park

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.54041126733600000, -74.14245438575800000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 28, 2016

Every Sunday through the summer, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Snakes of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york1 Date: August 28, 2016

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

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa40dae9b54.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Communal Spaces: A Garden Play Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/communal-spaces-a-garden-play-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/communal-spaces-a-garden-play-festival Date: August 28, 2016

Now in it's sixth year, Communal Spaces is a series of site-responsive, free plays written for and performed in specific community gardens. Each garden hosts a 20 to 30 minute play using the space as inspiration.

First Quincy Street Garden will feature two plays: "The Wedding Party" an "An Invitation to a Panicking". Audience members can walk to other gardens to see other the plays over the course of the day or weekend. The hope is this festival will help build and strengthen the greater New York City community.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Quincy Street Community Garden

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2016-08-28 2016-08-28 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.68790054321300000, -73.94429779052700000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: August 28, 2016

Every Sunday through the summer, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: British Dependency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/summer-sounds-british-dependency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/summer-sounds-british-dependency Date: August 28, 2016

Hailing from the British Isle of Anguilla, British Dependency brings Root, Heart and Soul to Raggae music by fusing various genres with their three piece ensemble, drum, guitar and bass.

Presented by The Kupferberg Center For Arts at Queens College.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7270

Location: St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park)

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69309997558594000, -73.77880096435547000 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Julius Caesar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/shakespeare-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/shakespeare-in-the-park Date: August 28, 2016

Hip to Hip Theater Company presents Julius Caesar on lawn east of Memorial Grove. This play is the tale of the political uprising that occurred in Rome after the great statesman Julius Caesar was brutally assassinated.

The performance will be preceded at by a 4:00 p.m. “Kids & The Classics” workshop for children ages four to 14.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430.1890

Location: West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.89220046997070000, -73.89720153808594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57596ba745709.png Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[The Alex Nguyen Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/the-alex-nguyen-quintet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/the-alex-nguyen-quintet Date: August 28, 2016

Jam out to some sweet jazz outdoors with the Alex Nguyen Quintet at Stuyvesant Park, featuring a special guest artist each week.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576a1460aa793.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Star Wars: The Force Awakens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens Date: August 28, 2016

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

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

Know Before You Go
Gate opens at 7:00 pm. You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Grady Playground

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B275 Grady Playground 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.58305316960000000, -73.96475343630000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574514b9cc567.png Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Bolt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/movies-under-the-stars-grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/movies-under-the-stars-grease Date: August 28, 2016

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

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Bolt, the tale of a superstar TV pup (voiced by John Travolta) who gets plopped in the middle of America with seemingly no way back to the glam and glitz of Hollywood. Thanks to his starring role on a hit television show, Bolt the pooch has become a household name. But Bolt has bought into his own heroic image, now believing that he really possesses the super-canine powers of his fictional television series. When he's accidentally shipped from Hollywood to New York City, he must rely on the help from his two newfound friends -- an abandoned house cat named Mittens (voiced by Susie Essman) and a television-addicted hamster named Rhino (voice of Mark Walton) -- as he embarks on a cross-country quest to get back to his owner (and co-star), Penny (voice of Miley Cyrus).

Know Before You Go
Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Tornsey Playground (in Torsney Playground)

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Q340 Torsney Playground 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74729919433594000, -73.92179870605469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5776b5f8cae35.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/outdoor-movie-night-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/outdoor-movie-night-inside-out Date: August 28, 2016

In partnership with NYC Parks, Randall's Island Park Alliance offers a wide range of movies that all ages will enjoy. Surrounded by stunning vistas, Randall’s Island provides a gorgeous setting to enjoy a film with your friends or family under the stars throughout the summer season.

Inside Out
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions—Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness—conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5720e5decf986.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: August 29, 2016

Tots Program (2-5 Years old) M-F 9:15am-10:00am

Tots Program (8 months - 3 Years old) M-F 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm M-F.

Other activities for ages 6-14 will be offered M-F 9:15am- 4:45pm. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Goalball, Softball and Group Games.

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Sunset Park, kids will learn basketball, soccer and football! To find out more, please call the Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park),Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: August 29, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at J Hood Wright Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: August 29, 2016

Summer Sports Experience every M-F at J Hood Wright Recreation Center from 10:00am-6:00pm welcomes children ages 6-14 to learn different sports such as soccer, softball, flag football and others on a drop in basis.

Free, No registration needed.


351 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10033
For questions, Please call (212) 927-1514

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 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 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: August 29, 2016

Join NYC Parks at the Playground for all Children in Queens (field adjacent to playground) Mondays- Fridays this summer from 3:00pm-5:00pm to learn sports such as Wiffleball, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football and Softball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/am-stretch Date: August 29, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 29, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: August 29, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 29, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/bryant-park-piano Date: August 29, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reel Talks: The Coen Brothers Close Up and Personal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/bryant-park-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/bryant-park-reel-talks Date: August 29, 2016

Join resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and professor/author Jeffrey Adams's discussion of the Coen Brothers, American filmmakers.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 29, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Brooklyn (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-north Date: August 29, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Brooklyn. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4aeb43a8.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: August 29, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Manhattan. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots Date: August 29, 2016

City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic Puss in Boots tale, with a twist. Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life – a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 2129889093

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369a4744af.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 29, 2016

Join us for this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. You can also bring your own drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teachers.

African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a11191dbbd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Guardians of the Galaxy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/movies-under-the-stars-presentsguardians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/movies-under-the-stars-presentsguardians Date: August 29, 2016

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure from Marvel Studio.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.84149932861328000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Aladdin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/movies-under-the-stars-aladdin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/movies-under-the-stars-aladdin Date: August 29, 2016

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

This Disney animated feature tells the story of Aladdin, a smart, street urchin. He vies for the love of Jasmine, a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's (Robin Williams) magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her. But will Jasmine love Aladdin after she sees that he isn't quite what he appears to be?

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 7:30 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. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Kaiser Park

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.57904568370000000, -73.99582795550000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a21c2682253.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movie Night: Bollywood Movie - Bajrangi Bhaijaan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/29/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 29, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

A man helps a mute six-year-old Pakistani girl, separated in India from her parents, return back to her hometown in Pakistan.

Rain date: August 30

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-08-29 2016-08-29 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 30, 2016

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 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 30, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at The High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/meditation Date: August 30, 2016

Start your Tuesdays off right. Rise above the city streets and begin your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and other guests for guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels.

RSVP today!

Meditation is subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitterfor updates.

About our partners

Integral Yoga Institute of New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the practice and teachings of Integral Yoga, as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda. These teachings facilitate an easeful body, a peaceful mind, a useful life and, ultimately, the realization of one's true Self. Integral Yoga encourages interfaith harmony by respecting all the world's faiths with the goal to promote peace in the individual and in the world.

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization named after Swami Sivananda, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century and founded by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda. Their mission is to spread peace, health and joy through yoga.

On the last Tuesday of every month, join our special guest meditation leaders:

  • June 28 – Emily Fletcher, Ziva Meditation
  • July 26 – John McIlwain, Garrison Institute
  • August 30 – Ben Turshen
  • September 27 – Jeff Kober

Support
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 22nd Street Seating Steps (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74670028686500000, -74.00569915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575073560e5ec.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Beginner Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/free-beginner-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/free-beginner-tai-chi-classes Date: August 30, 2016

Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. Dress comfortably and join us across the street from the Crotona Park Tennis Courts located at 1700 Crotona Avenue.

If it rains, we'll meet at the Claremont Center at 489 East 169th St (corner of Third Avenue and 169th Street).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 708-3863

Location: Crotona Tennis House & Courts (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.83990097045898400, -73.89530181884766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ae3a79badfd.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tai-chi-class Date: August 30, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/fitness-walk Date: August 30, 2016

Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 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 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: August 30, 2016

Tots Program (2-5 Years old) M-F 9:15am-10:00am

Tots Program (8 months - 3 Years old) M-F 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm M-F.

Other activities for ages 6-14 will be offered M-F 9:15am- 4:45pm. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Goalball, Softball and Group Games.

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Sunset Park, kids will learn basketball, soccer and football! To find out more, please call the Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park),Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi at The High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tai-chi Date: August 30, 2016

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in our beautiful park! Join our neighbors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society for an introductory practice of the different moves included in the basic Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is learned by doing: the instructor will demonstrate, then perform the moves with the class, and finally watch the students as they repeat them. Movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system.

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

RSVP here!

In the event of rain, Tai Chi will be moved into the 14th Street passage, on the High Line at 14th Street.

About Taoist Tai Chi Society
The Taoist Tai Chi Society is the largest non-profit Tai Chi organization in the world, practicing in 26 countries. Taoist Tai Chi is an exercise for health and relaxation, and can be practiced by people of any age or fitness level. Developed by the Taoist Society's founder, Master Moy Lin Shin, a 108 move "set" is specifically designed to improve health. Stretching, full range of motion, and the continuous turning of the spine distinguish this art at the physical level. Join us and learn the first few moves.

Partners
In partnership with Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Support
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Under the Standard (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74078269849600000, -74.00861740112300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57507524dd165.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval Date: August 30, 2016

Learn to play sports at Williamsbridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others at this drop in, FREE program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/garden-crew Date: August 30, 2016

Help care for our vegetable beds at Friends’ Compost and Garden Site. Grown produce will be donated to local food pantries.

Bring water and sunscreen.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90449905395508000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575977812bcf2.JPG Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 30, 2016

Bryant Park Yoga is returning for its 13th season! Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning or Thursday evening class in this flagship series presented by Athleta, with instructors curated by Yoga Journal.

Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats—no need to bring your own.

RSVP now at Eventbrite! Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: August 30, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323a091c130.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/game-days Date: August 30, 2016

Calling children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Join Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park for games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more. Small groups are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f596ec98a01.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Grandview, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-staten-island Date: August 30, 2016

Join NYC Parks to play Flag Football at Grandview Park on Staten Island. All levels appropiate, ages 7-17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: Benny Adorno

Location: Grandview Playground

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R068 Grandview Playground 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63087011813500000, -74.16449878780800000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: August 30, 2016

Join NYC Parks at the Playground for all Children in Queens (field adjacent to playground) Mondays- Fridays this summer from 3:00pm-5:00pm to learn sports such as Wiffleball, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football and Softball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at J Hood Wright Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: August 30, 2016

Summer Sports Experience every M-F at J Hood Wright Recreation Center from 10:00am-6:00pm welcomes children ages 6-14 to learn different sports such as soccer, softball, flag football and others on a drop in basis.

Free, No registration needed.


351 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10033
For questions, Please call (212) 927-1514

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 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 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/am-stretch Date: August 30, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Walk, Jog, or Run with NYRR]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/shape-up-nyc-walk-jog-or-run-with-nyrr http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/shape-up-nyc-walk-jog-or-run-with-nyrr Date: August 30, 2016

Walk, Jog, or Run with the New York Road Runners. The scenic and early morning setting paints the perfect picture to train your cardiovascular strength and endurance. This class is in partnership with the New York Road Runners.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: August 30, 2016

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 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 30, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Brooklyn (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-south Date: August 30, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Brooklyn. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Turf Field (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65659332275390600, -73.90232086181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4b6c552d.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 30, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/bryant-park-piano Date: August 30, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT