NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:52:48 GMT <![CDATA[Code Commander: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/code-commander-youth-tech-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/code-commander-youth-tech-workshop1 Date: August 25, 2017

Kids (younger than 14 years old) learn how to code by solving a set of puzzles and by programming different members of their army. As students progress through the game, they unlock new characters that they can program and the puzzles become more challenging. They learn and apply computational thinking concepts like sequencing, pattern recognition, and automation. This is a one-time workshop to teach basic programming concepts like conditional logic, loops, and sequencing.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/adult-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/adult-imaginative-arts Date: August 25, 2017

Get your imagination going. Create intriguing art to delight family and friends. For adults of all ages. Requires fine concentration.

July: Decorative Wine Bottles

August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore

September: Silhouettes Ablaze

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d640a27d67.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Keva Builds: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/keva-builds-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 25, 2017

Participants will learn how to create structures using Keva Planks. They will create contraptions that will include ramps, baskets, funnels, chutes, etc. while using physics and engineering concepts.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/rhythm-roulette-youth-tech-workshops1 Date: August 25, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production, as well as post-production. This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2802

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-08-25 2017-08-25 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: August 25, 2017

Kids have fun creating art inspired by the summer and holiday season. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Younger children are welcome with a parent or adult.

Schedule

  • July: Patriotic Red/White/Blue Hand
  • August: Sand Craft Project
  • September: Watercolor Circle Art

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Become a YouTuber: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/become-a-youtuber-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/become-a-youtuber-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 25, 2017

In this one-day course, youth learn to use a video camera and edit their recordings in iMovie to effectively communicate their stories in a unique and personal way.

This course is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[T-Shirt Logo Design: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/tshirt-logo-design-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/tshirt-logo-design-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 25, 2017

Kids, younger than 14 years old, create print-ready logos and graphics on Google Chromebooks to heat press to t-shirts! This is a one-day. drop-in youth tech workshop. Workshops take place on August 21, 23, an 25.

Participants must bring their own shirts.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Code Commander: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/code-commander-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/code-commander-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 25, 2017

Kids (younger than 14 years old) learn how to code by solving a set of puzzles and programming different members of their army. As students progress through the game, they unlock new characters that they can program and the puzzles become more challenging. They learn and apply computational thinking concepts like sequencing, pattern recognition, and automation. This is a one-time workshop to teach basic programming concepts like conditional logic, loops, and sequencing.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Webisode Challenge: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/webisode-challenge-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/webisode-challenge-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 25, 2017

Create your own webisode. Kids who are younger than 14 years old are welcome to join this free workshop to earn the skills from conception to creation of a unique series that can be streamed online. Access all the tools you need to create your series: cameras, microphones, editing equipment and actors. Become a YouTube sensation!

This class meets on August 21, 23, and 25.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7711

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/illustration-animation-youth-tech-workshop3 Date: August 25, 2017

Bring your photographs to life using Photoshop!

This workshop series is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx Date: August 25, 2017

Join Village Community Boathouse's special new public rowing program on Van Cortlandt Park Lake in the Bronx!

Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary. Sessions run every Friday from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. starting June 23 until September 1st. Boat rides last about 30 minutes. We have a mixture of small and large boats. The smaller boats are good for an adult and a child, while the larger boats can fit a whole family. Boats are launched from the south end of the lake.

Who Can Participate
Community rowing is open to all, although some physical dexterity is required to get in and out of the boats. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver; kids and teens younger than 18 must be escorted by a parent. Life jackets are provided—and must be worn!

What You'll Row
We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats, built by volunteers and similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing.

How the Villiage Community Boathouse is Funded
We are a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers. While no commitment is required from those who row with us, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. The park is surrounded by a large and diverse population that needs more access to on-water recreation.Your donations make our program possible. If you're looking to volunteer, please email volunteers@vcb.nyc.

Contact
For more information about the Village Community Boathouse and its programs, please email info@vcb.nyc. Please check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.88915215898600000, -73.89286369085300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593cc52b52532.JPG Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: August 25, 2017

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/girls-basketball-clinic Date: August 25, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a free 12-week basketball clinic for girls ages 12 to 14 and ages 15 to 17.

Instructors will teach participants the basic rules and fundamental skills of basketball in preparation for our 2018 winter basketball tournament.

All skill levels are welcome!

For more information, please call Roberto Valle at (718) 393-7370 or email roberto.valle@parks.nyc.gov.

For accessibility information, please contact Roberto Valle by Wednesday, August 22 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Swim Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/movies-under-the-stars-swim-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/movies-under-the-stars-swim-team Date: August 25, 2017

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

Grab a blanket and come enjoy this inspiring film about three young athletes who transcend disability and demonstrate the power of inclusion. Join NYC Parks and My Time Inc. in a conversation about inclusion and sports before the film.

Know Before You Go:
There will be performances by internationally renowned Soca & Calypso singer, Lima Calbio and YouTube sensation, Chris Nankoo before the movie. Festivities start at 6 pm, movie begins at 7:45 pm. 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 is permitted

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Seaview Avenue Lawn (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 6:00 pm 9:15 pm 40.62827520275100000, -73.89714550972000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59935559b632f.png Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Button Making Night and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/button-making-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/button-making-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: August 25, 2017

Enjoy a night of button making in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park.

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599356ae1d55f.JPG Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Music 2017 at Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/summer-music-2017-at-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/summer-music-2017-at-pelham-bay-park Date: August 25, 2017

Head to Pelham Bay Park's free concerts featuring Afro-Cuban Music, Funk with R&B, and Golden Oldies presented by the Bronx Arts Ensemble.

The bands performing in the parks are primarily led by Bronx Arts Ensemble (BAE) Teaching Artists who are part of BAE’s arts-in-education programs, serving over 100,000 students in Bronx public schools since the 1980s. The summer series of concerts provides audiences an opportunity to see those teaching artists as performers and leaders of their own professional bands.

The concerts are presented with support from Councilman James Vacca.

Concert Schedule

  • Friday, July 28 - "SUPERMAMBO! A Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE" - Salsa & Afro-Cuban Music (with BAE Teaching Artist Greg Diamond)
  • Friday, August 11 - "Funk and R&B with Peter Brainin and the Latin Jazz Workshop" (Peter Brainin, band leader and BAE Teaching Artist)
  • Friday, August 25 - "Oldies with Cardinal Theory" - Oldies from the '60s to '80' (O’dane Whilby, band leader and BAE Teaching Artist)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Lawn area behind the track and field area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.84830093383800000, -73.82260131835900000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/prospect-park-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/prospect-park-walking-tours Date: August 25, 2017

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn. The tour will examine the park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the landscape design to architectural eras visible in the built environment, to stories about how people have enjoyed the park over time.

Presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65739822387695000, -73.97389984130860000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare Date: August 25, 2017

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-freshen-up-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-freshen-up-friday Date: August 25, 2017

Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.

Freshen Up Fridays take place on the last Friday of the month from May through August.

Schedule

  • May 26: Felisa - cumbia, bolero, and bossa nova mixed with R&B, soul, and hip-hop
  • June 30: St. Lenox - art-pop project of former Juilliard- trained concert violinist
  • July 28: Eljuri - lyrics of message and social consciousness with a rock guitar
  • August 25: Soul Science Lab - innovative Brooklyn-based music and multimedia duo that translates stories into soul-stirring sounds and dynamic visuals.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07b7f9555c.JPG Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[All the Park's a Stage: Macbeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/all-the-parks-a-stage-macbeth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/all-the-parks-a-stage-macbeth Date: August 25, 2017

Enjoy free performances of Macbeth by New York Classical Theatre.

Ambition goes unchecked by moral restraint and destruction befalls all but a lucky few. This classic story of the perils of ultimate power is fueled by the supernatural forces that haunt the castles and forests of early Scotland.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 Date: August 25, 2017

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

In this live-action adaptation of the Disney animated classic, Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast's exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

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 is permitted

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McKinley Park

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B060 McKinley Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.62670135498000000, -74.01640319824200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59568ef90b169.png Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jaws]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/movies-under-the-stars-jaws http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/movies-under-the-stars-jaws Date: August 25, 2017

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

An enormous great white shark terrorizes a summer resort town, where a police chief, a fisherman and a marine biologist realize they're "gonna need a bigger boat" to battle the bloodthirsty beast.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57553656314600000, -74.08273506164600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598098a153ed4.jpg Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Florence Foster Jenkins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/movies-under-the-stars-florence-foster-jenkins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/movies-under-the-stars-florence-foster-jenkins Date: August 25, 2017

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

An heiress longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite a horrible singing voice. With the help of her husband and a talented musician, she finds a strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist. Rated PG-13.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Multi-Purpose Courts (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.72740790321900000, -73.98193073272700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff020a15f8.gif Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:45:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/movies-under-the-stars-moana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/movies-under-the-stars-moana Date: August 25, 2017

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

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled 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) 430-1825

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597b82ed37510.jpg Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: August 25, 2017

Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.

The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m.

For the best view, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593b19357d31e.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-fence Date: August 26, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/socrates-farmers-market Date: August 26, 2017

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also enjoy fresh-brewed coffee from vendor Henley Coffee and buy organic condiments from Hellgate Farm.

Cash transactions preferred
WIC & FMNP Checks accepted at individual farm stands

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by The NYC Compost Project with BIG Reuse – Seven days a week drop-off in the green bin next to the bathroom facilities.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 26, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach: Beginner Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 26, 2017

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School at this beginner Hatha Yoga Class.

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9299c8de8e.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: August 26, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: August 26, 2017

This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify the park. We look forward to cleaning up Northerleigh Park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 816-3235

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Saturday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market Date: August 26, 2017

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is opening for its ninth season of healthy food, activities, education and food justice programming. The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market has engaged hundreds of local youths, distributed over 10 tons of fresh food ,recycled 24 tons of organic waste via its market compost dropoff operation, hosted 240 community market sessions, delivered 550 cooking demonstrations, 16 bread baking workshops and more in its eight seasons of operation.

2017 brings several new initiatives to the Market. This season, our newly formed food justice collective will introduce food justice activities around the newly constructed food justice mural. The market continues to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. Through strategic partnerships with local partners, the markets have introduced bus stop and subway advertisements, author readings in our children's garden, and weekly deliveries to Head Start and hospital outpatient centers. Our Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains takes place in the cooking island area in September. The markets will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, local eggs and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs: The Mixed Basket Weekly and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/learntorow-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/learntorow-1 Date: August 26, 2017

Unlike most other sports, rowing can be learned at any age and fitness level! Taking an introductory class with Row New York is a great way to get fit, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of the river against the backdrop of the city. It’s a truly unique experience! Learn to Row classes take place in the spring, summer, and fall at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River in Northern Manhattan.

All classes take place on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • One day program
  • Learn basics of sweep rowing
  • Develop working knowledge of the sport including vocabulary and equipment
  • Learn proper rowing technique on land and on the water
  • Advance to water on a stable rowing barge to develop on-water technique

This session prepares participants for Row New York's Level 2 course, in which advanced rowing skills are acquired on the water.

Ready to register or learn more? Visit Row New York's Learn-to-Row page.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 1 classes? Contact Row New York's Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach Claudia Loeber at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03c4423098.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/green-team Date: August 26, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/kayaking Date: August 26, 2017

Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.

photo by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69950103759765600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594c3c3d775a9.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 26, 2017

Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Gentle Flow Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/gentle-flow-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/gentle-flow-yoga Date: August 26, 2017

Join us on the lawn of Clear Comfort for yoga every other Saturday this summer. Led by Be Yoga & Dance in partnership with Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942cd4b6dc8f.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: August 26, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: August 26, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[DogSpeak]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/dogspeak http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/dogspeak Date: August 26, 2017

Learn how to communicate better with your pet. Each person must be accompanied by a dog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89839935302734400, -73.89579772949219000 Tue, 09 May 2017 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-yoga-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-yoga-brooklyn Date: August 26, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270718b4bed.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-yoga-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-yoga-brooklyn1 Date: August 26, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270a3428d90.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-yoga-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-yoga-east-harlem Date: August 26, 2017

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

Free yoga mats available for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270f7b85227.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: August 26, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Shades of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/family-art-project-shades-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/family-art-project-shades-of-summer Date: August 26, 2017

See the world through rose- (or green or blue or purple) colored glasses. Create your own custom sunglasses equipped with cool and colored lenses to feast your eyes on lush August gardens and river.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59653b701d0fa.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Conservatory Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/discovery-walks-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/discovery-walks-for-families Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6000

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 11:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ba9ad2ae60.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Chess Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/brooklyn-chess-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/brooklyn-chess-festival Date: August 26, 2017

Learn to play chess, sharpen your game, meet and play a chess master, and much more.

This festival is free and open to the public. Chess boards will be provided.

Activities include:

  • Learn-to-play chess clinics for all levels
  • Pick-up chess games
  • Simul-play featuring seven-time Women's World Champion and international Grand Master Irina Krush. First come, first served.
  • Play a Master: International Chess master Yaacov Norowitz, World Chess federation's Andrey Krasnov and National Master Azeez Alade
  • Film Barn Blitz Tournament
  • Kids Chess Tournament- Scholastics for grades one through eight. To participate in the Kids Tournament, you must register here: newyorkchessandgames.com/brooklynchessfestival

Registration
Please register here to sign up to attend the Brooklyn Chess Festival. Simul-play is first come, first served onsite on the day of the festival. To register your child for the Kids Chess Tournament, please visit newyorkchessandgames.com/brooklynchessfestival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Eastern Parkway, Classon and Washington Avenues (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67047306824900000, -73.96200008990800000 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/saturday-woodland-corps Date: August 26, 2017

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to on site, ongoing care of the park’s 250 acres of forest.

Please note: volunteers must be able to lift and carry 10 pounds in order to participate in these activities.

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 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: August 26, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to tend to the gardens at Owl's Head Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road Entrance (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249000000, -74.03029632568400000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Drew Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/its-my-park-at-drew-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/its-my-park-at-drew-playground Date: August 26, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bringing the Peace to help clean up Drew Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 697-0879

Location: Drew Playground

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X021 Drew Playground 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83309936523437500, -73.90329742431640000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[109th Annual Tribute to the Prison Ship Martyrs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/108th-annual-tribute-to-the-prison-ship-martyrs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/108th-annual-tribute-to-the-prison-ship-martyrs Date: August 26, 2017

Join the Society of Old Brooklynites for its 108th annual memorial tribute to the American Revolution's Prison Ship Martyrs in front of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5976204a1e6bb.JPG Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Design with RPG Maker: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/game-design-with-rpg-maker-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/game-design-with-rpg-maker-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 26, 2017

Ever dream of making your own video games? All it takes is a combination of your imagination and dedication to RPG Maker. Your friends can play your game as the heroes you create, traverse dungeons you craft, or thwart the evil plans your villains hatched!

This workshop is designed for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: August 26, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a6a7555ff.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 26, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946dc93d24c.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/learn-to-ride-kids Date: August 26, 2017

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: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Henry M Jackson Playground

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71412561135200000, -73.98134132520100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f61426b805.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 26, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Schedule of Activities

Discovery Pack, 10 a..m. – noon: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Blooming Naturalist, 10 a.m.: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.

Nature’s Helpers, 11 a.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: August 26, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to help with a general cleanup at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 26, 2017

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596520b0e506d.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-corporal-allan-f-kivlehan-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-corporal-allan-f-kivlehan-park Date: August 26, 2017

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.


The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.56447321330000000, -74.09757971760000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59401120a8b0d.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 26, 2017

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 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 26, 2017

Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: August 26, 2017

Enjoy free yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain, which opens June 20. Bring a yoga mat, water, and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome!

This weekly class will take place on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 3 to October 14 (except July 1 and September 2).

This free event is sponsored by lushretreats.com for Circadia!

Meet at the flag pole between the monument and Visitor's Center. This yoga class will take place on the lawn in front of the Ft. Greene Park Visitor Center. Circadia is an interactive luminescent sculpture and seating system made from concrete and glow sand, which acts as a guide to the park entrance. Resembling a historic building foundation, Circadia also mimics the park's rolling hills and the natural rhythms found in nature.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: August 26, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 26, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[2nd Annual Back to School Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/2nd-annual-back-to-school-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/2nd-annual-back-to-school-carnival Date: August 26, 2017

Join us as we celebrate the end of summer with a carnival-inspired afternoon of family fun and games, with school-themed prizes and giveaways! This event is free and open to all.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 17 May 2017 15:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy's Chess Lecture and Simul Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-conservancys-chess-lecture-and-simul-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-conservancys-chess-lecture-and-simul-series Date: August 26, 2017

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

This program is FREE. Ages 6+, prior experience required. Event begins at 11:00 am sharp. Must be present the entire program to play in simul.

Registration begins at 10:00 AM

  • Saturday, June 17
    Grandmaster Michael Rohde
  • Saturday, July 22
    Grandmaster Irina Krush
  • Saturday, August 26
    Grandmaster Larry Christiansen

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdcc64d035.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: August 26, 2017

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 60 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listened to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

Robin Bady will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Beetle Who Went on a Journey" and Megan Wells will share the English story "Jack and the Beanstalk."

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: August 26, 2017

The Village Community Boathouse is offering free public rowing on Prospect Park Lake this summer.

Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary. Sessions run from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays from June 10 to August 26. Boats are launched from the ramp on Well House Drive in the southwest corner of the lake. The temporary boathouse–two shipping containers–is located just across from the ramp.

Who Can Participate
Community rowing is open to all, although some physical dexterity is required to get in and out of the boats. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver; kids and teens younger than 18 must be escorted by a parent. Life jackets are provided—and must be worn!

What You'll Row
We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats, built by volunteers and similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing.

How the Villiage Community Boathouse is Funded
We are a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers. While no commitment is required from those who row with us, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. The park is surrounded by a large and diverse population that needs more access to on-water recreation.Your donations make our program possible. If you're looking to volunteer, please email volunteers@vcb.nyc.

Contact
For more information about the Village Community Boathouse and its programs, please email info@vcb.nyc. Please check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Geological Pets with Aiysha Mayfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop-geological-pets-with-aiysha-mayfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop-geological-pets-with-aiysha-mayfield Date: August 26, 2017

Join us as we explore the Park’s geological topography and transform rock samples into awesome Pet Rocks. Did you know that New York City and parts of the East River waterfront are giant rock deposits from a glacier? Did you know you can tell the difference between rocks by identifying what types of minerals they contain? You’ll learn more cool facts like these while gaining a new appreciation for the unique land formation of Socrates. Best of all… you get to design and take home your very own Geological Pet!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aa767de589.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 26, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/family-gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/family-gallery-tour Date: August 26, 2017

Explore artwork on view in Glyndor Gallery on a family-friendly tour with a Curatorial Fellow.

Children ages six and older welcome with an adult.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5976280189347.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Afropunk Fest Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/afropunk-fest-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/afropunk-fest-brooklyn Date: August 26, 2017

AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2017 takes place on August 26th & 27th at Commodore Barry Park for a day of live music and good vibes.

Described by The New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US,” AFROPUNK has expanded beyond Brooklyn, offering dates in Paris, London, Atlanta and Johannesburg. AFROPUNK LONDON promises an eclectic line-up and an audience as diverse as the acts they come to see. Join us to add your voice to the sound behind the movement. And most importantly, come ready to party.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.69729995727539000, -73.97889709472656000 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Joe Holzka Garden Backpack Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/joe-holzka-garden-backpack-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/joe-holzka-garden-backpack-giveaway Date: August 26, 2017

Join Joe Holzka Community Garden and Fidelis for a back-to-school backpack giveaway. Garden members will give away various backpacks while supplies last.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 273-3146

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/basic-canoeing Date: August 26, 2017

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget.

Program is first come first served, for ages 8 years and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87301326773800000, -73.91845285892400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970f0b070899.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Colonial Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/historic-new-york-colonial-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/historic-new-york-colonial-life Date: August 26, 2017

Fort Greene, Brooklyn, holds an important place in the history of the Colonies and the American Revolution. Learn about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Natiave Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 26, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093info@cityparksfoundation.org

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946e824e8cd.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride: Forts, Ferries, and Fotos with Bike NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/ride-forts-ferries-and-fotos-with-bike-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/ride-forts-ferries-and-fotos-with-bike-ny Date: August 26, 2017

Join Bike New York on a 12-mile ride on Staten Island! This event includes a bicycling-themed tour and picnic at Alice Austen House.

Registration is available on Bike New York's website.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597bb3af340cc.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tour of Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-tour-of-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-tour-of-washington-square-park Date: August 26, 2017

For nearly two centuries Washington Square Park has served as a beloved space for locals while attracting visitors from around the world. Join a Washington Square Park docent for this free tour, and learn about this iconic park's past and present. Take a journey through history and learn about the park’s beginnings as a parade ground, the unmistakable monuments, and the many people that have made the park the cultural hub that it is today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598361be53358.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[3D Animation Music Video: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/3d-animation-music-video-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/3d-animation-music-video-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 26, 2017

Kids (younger than 14 years old) can create their own music videos using animated characters to dance in 3D!

Characters can be uploaded using pre-designed models, or download mods and materials that are available online. This is a one-day event.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking & Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/kayaking-canoeing Date: August 26, 2017

LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing in Hallets Cove (weather permitting). People of all ages are welcome to participate or volunteer. No prior boating experience is required and participants may sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Minors (younger than 18 years old) must have a parent or guardian present. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to accompany their owners! LICCB has life jackets available for your four-legged family members.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Veggies Container Garden Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/fall-veggies-container-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/fall-veggies-container-garden-workshop Date: August 26, 2017

Plant starter fall vegetables to grow at home and make splendid homemade salads.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593070d741341.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: August 26, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 10
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

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 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/activity-table Date: August 26, 2017

Every weekend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please stop by our activity table to create something new. Activities are appropriate for all ages!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: August 26, 2017

Make beautiful, fun things out of paper to give as a gift or keep for yourself

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

  • July: Paper Beads Bracelet
  • August: Paper Picture Frame
  • September: Cardboard Collage Art

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: August 26, 2017

Learn the basics of crochet: how to select your materials, gauge, yardage, tension, chain, single crochet, double crochet, and treble and slip stitch. Make accessories for beginners level.

Materials needed-Mercerized cotton thread #10 in three colors, steel crochet hook #6, 1/2" buttons (3)

Monthly Crochet Projects

  • August: Delicate Crochet Bracelet - White or ecru mercerized cotton thread #10 #6 steel crochet hook. Learn double crochet and treble
  • September: Two Color Scarf - Two colors #4 acrylic yarn #H crochet hook

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Dye Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/natural-dye-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/natural-dye-workshop Date: August 26, 2017

Spend an afternoon dyeing natural fibers with handmade, natural dyes made with everyday plants such as marigolds and avocado pits. Bring your own natural fabrics or purchase our cotton bandanas for a suggested donation of $5.00 for materials.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (803) 572-6068

Location: Q Gardens Community Farm

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64974452998400000, -73.96314982209000000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 26, 2017

Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Magic with Ethan at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/making-magic-with-ethan-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/making-magic-with-ethan-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 26, 2017

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Making Magic with Ethan
Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd. Together, both Ethan and the audience create an amazing show. Guests of all ages should come out and be surprised!

About Forest Park Carousel
Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

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: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fad0eeba93.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/gallery-tour Date: August 26, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the summer exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. An exuberant counterpoint to Wave Hill’s lush summer gardens, Flora Fantastica! shows the work of four artists who share an interest in using pattern derived from cultural and botanical sources to create fantastic hybrid forms. Nancy Blum, Amy Cheng and Elisabeth Condon each have an entire room for their paintings. Jill Parisi creates an installation for the entry foyer. In the Sunroom Project Space, Jan Mun combines digital and living media to explore the movement of plant species and the immigrant experience, while a window installation by David Rios Ferreira contains drawings and collages with cartoon-inspired characters, along with historical, cultural and contemporary pop references.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59652fe614e8b.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 26, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library Date: August 26, 2017

Bring your blanket to the lawns by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and listen to librarians from the Walt Whitman branch of the Brooklyn Public Library read aloud to your favorite books!

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 935-0244 x62116

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:45 pm 3:30 pm 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5968e23507334.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Magic with Ethan at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/making-magic-with-ethan-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/making-magic-with-ethan-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 26, 2017

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Making Magic with Ethan
Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd. Together, both Ethan and the audience create an amazing show. Guests of all ages should come out and be surprised!

About Forest Park Carousel
Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

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: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fad0eeba93.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT