NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:10:08 GMT <![CDATA[Poetry Town Hall Tour at Poe! with Poet Urayoán Noel and Educator Angel Hernández]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/poetry-town-hall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/poetry-town-hall Date: June 18, 2016

BRIO-winning poet and educator Urayoán Noel was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and will present a reading of his Bronx-inspired bilingual poetry at the Poe Park Visitor Center, followed by a discussion with program advisor Angel Hernández of the Bronx Historical Society.

They will discuss Poe’s impoverished life in the Bronx and the social forces that inspire poetic expression in marginalized communities.

Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez will moderate the town hall discussion on the role of the artist on the margins and the parallels between Poe’s difficult years in the Bronx and the struggles of the Puerto Rican community.

This event is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/bonkerz-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/bonkerz-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: June 18, 2016

Every Saturday, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Bonkerz the Clown
He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views right on the beach path, this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions, and fun games.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57477fa709cbe.png Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride-Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/learn-to-rideadults Date: June 18, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc49516de37.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyeing in the Kitchen Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/dyeing-in-the-kitchen-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/dyeing-in-the-kitchen-workshop Date: June 18, 2016

Did you know your cupboards and refrigerator shelves contain a vast array of dyes that can be used to naturally color you clothes? Onion skins! Purple cabbage! Black beans! Join us and Lisa Sikorski for this workshop where we’ll cover the basics of natural dyeing processes as well as learn how to make dye baths from spices, and dry goods as well as fresh vegetables.

There is an $8 materials fee for this workshop. Please purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Lisa Sikorski is an artist and educator who has been working with fiber for over 20 years. She started the urban homesteading project at the farmhouse, teaching workshops on natural dyes, canning, and simple medicinals. When she is not homesteading, she can be found chasing after tiny fiber superstars at the Textile Arts Center where she manages the Brooklyn Youth Education Program.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57470c6d32136.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots Date: June 18, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rainey Park

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Q048 Rainey Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.76630020141601600, -73.94059753417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573e07fc28260.jpg Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents Afro-Fusion with Kim Holmes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/arts-culture-fun-presents-afrofusion-with-kim-holmes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/arts-culture-fun-presents-afrofusion-with-kim-holmes Date: June 18, 2016

Join us and the Harlem Dance Club in presenting Afro-Fusion Dance with instructor Kim Holmes.

Afro-Fusion is a mix of traditional African, Salsa, Merengue, Samba, and Rumba dances, mixed with the contemporary. Different musical rhythms and vocabulary will inspire your body to move fluidly and energetically, and you'll explore cultures through dance.

Visit HarlemDanceClub.org to reserve your spot and check out their calendar of events!

About Harlem Dance Club
The Harlem Dance Club offers group classes, performance opportunities, and dance lifestyle for everyone and was founded in one of Manhattan's most vibrant neighborhoods—Harlem.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: June 18, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: The Phoenix Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/the-phoenix-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/the-phoenix-project Date: June 18, 2016

Dances For A Variable Population collaborates with legendary dance artists Loretta Abbott, George Faison, Stuart Hodes, Marni Wood, and Harlem area seniors to create a public dance project empowering older adults and celebrating creative aging.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f58c72c6991.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/bonkerz-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/bonkerz-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 Date: June 18, 2016

Every Saturday, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Bonkerz the Clown
He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views right on the beach path, this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions, and fun games.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57477fb0d0f3a.png Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/bargemusic-family-concert Date: June 18, 2016

Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts.

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. This one-hour performance includes a Q & A session with the musicians.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available. Visit bargemusic.org for more!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bargemusic (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57605f18d1ebb.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Walt Whitman's Song of Myself Marathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/walt-whitmans-song-of-myself-marathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/walt-whitmans-song-of-myself-marathon Date: June 18, 2016

Contribute your barbaric yawp to the twelfth annual “Song of Myself” Marathon!

We’ll be led off by thunder-voiced poet Martín Espada, and once again be treated to the spectacular view of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, and New York Harbor from the Granite Prospect.

Readers, please arrive no later than 3:30 p.m.

We’re open to the elements and we like it that way—so bring your umbrella if it rains. Like Whitman’s poetry, this event is free and open to all.

Photo by: David Fuller

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70193862915039000, -73.99747467041016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630a467f585.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino by Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/the-great-miguelino-by-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/the-great-miguelino-by-forest-park-carousel1 Date: June 18, 2016

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.

Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

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 Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

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 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f44b09f1cb.png Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert Date: June 18, 2016

This summer, join us in the park for free jazz concerts, featuring talented young musicians from the world-renowned New School for Jazz. With notable alumni including Robert Glasper, Brad Mehldau, Bilal, and Becca Stevens, New School Jazz has been recognized as an innovative leader in musical higher education for nearly thirty years.

The School of Jazz at The New School, founded in 1986, is one of the most influential institutions of its kind. The quality and uniqueness of the school lie in its artist-as-mentor approach to learning, its progressive curriculum, small ensemble-based performance, a stellar faculty composed of artist-practitioners, and our access to unique musical opportunities throughout New York City.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Irving Square Park

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B049 Irving Square Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.69250106811523400, -73.90920257568360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57112f4228dfb.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dis/Location (Fort Tryon)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/dislocation-fort-tryon1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/dislocation-fort-tryon1 Date: June 18, 2016

Contemporary dance company, Drastic Action, will present “Dis/Location (Fort Tryon),” a site-specific dance exploring the immigrant experience. The dance is rooted in artistic director, Aviva Geismar’s, experience as the child of a Holocaust refugee and in interviews she conducted with NYC immigrants from all over the world. The dance explores the trauma of leaving home, the awkwardness of trying to fit into a new culture and the rituals we use to create a sense of home.

“Geismar’s dead on understanding of social realities is like a poke in the ribs… In life and in Geismar’s dances comedy and tragedy can be hard to sort out.” Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

This project is sponsored by the PSC-CUNY Research Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Fort Tyron Park Trust.

"Dis/Location (Fort Tryon)” is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761ebc12a76e.jpg Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Quiet Clubbing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/quiet-clubbing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/quiet-clubbing Date: June 18, 2016

This family-friendly party has music for every generation to enjoy!

Three live DJs will play the hottest beats from Top 40, 80s and 90s throwbacks, and even Motown and funk!.

RSVP is required to participate at this event. Please RSVP here for a free ticket.

Sponsored by Council Member Elizabeth Crowley

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.85299682617188000 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/family-camping-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/family-camping-queens Date: June 18, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery.

To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 8. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f039c2e82ef.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Alice Austen’s Sesquicentennial Gala]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/alice-austens-sesquicentennial-gala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/alice-austens-sesquicentennial-gala Date: June 18, 2016

Celebrate Alice Austen's 150th birthday in grand style! Enjoy a formal dinner and dancing on the spectacular waterfront grounds of the Alice Austen House.

Cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Formal attire is requested. Valet parking is available.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 6:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574490c92b7c4.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Walk and Talk - Horseshoe Crab Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/dunes-drawing-dendrology-walkhorseshoe-crab-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/dunes-drawing-dendrology-walkhorseshoe-crab-edition Date: June 18, 2016

Every May and June, horseshoe crabs emerge from the Raritan Bay onto the beaches in Conference House Park. Learn more about the horseshoe crab's prehistoric history and its important role in modern medical science. This educational "walk and talk" is part of a series designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of the park's diverse tree, plant, and animal species.

Pre-registration is not required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57598921a23ad.jpg Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Mermaid Moonfull in the Treehouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/mermaid-moonfull-in-the-treehouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/mermaid-moonfull-in-the-treehouse Date: June 18, 2016

It's the first Full Moon Treehouse Concert of 2016 in El Jardin del Paraiso.

Earlier, we're going to the parade and might bring back some mythical beings from Coney Isle to cavort and slither and glide with you into the night.

The garden is at her most splendid in June, a green world alive with butterflies, roses, mulberries. We'll try to make sure the gate is open on the Fourth Street side, but if needed just go to the Fifth Street gate and walk through the casita to the far southeast corner of the garden. Bring a blanket; we do have some chairs and a big picnic table (while they're available). And bring someone to share the evening with you.

It's all free; donations will be gratefully accepted.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 684-1135

Location: El Jardin Del Paraiso

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<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: June 18, 2016

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high-caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

“Comedy, love and a bit with a dog, that’s what they want” – Henslow from Shakespeare in Love by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

With William Shakespeare’s 400 anniversary in mind, we’re featuring what many believe to be his earliest play—Two Gentlemen of Verona. See star-crossed lovers, cross-dressing, betrayal, intrigue, clowns, and a real dog! . . . Comedy with a pastiche of romance, melancholy, and a startling conclusion.

Directed by Ted Minos. Technical director/Costumes, Catherine Bruce. Music, Luke St. Francis. Fight choreography, Ray A. Rodriguez. Assistant director, Maya Kates. Graphic art, Lee Kaplan. Produced by Ted Minos for Moose Hall Theatre Company.

Please note: Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled. Cancelleation notices will be available after 7:00 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance. For more information, please call (212) 567-5255.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.87440109252930000, -73.92050170898438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575354fb96544.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 20:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Ant-Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-ant-man http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-ant-man Date: June 18, 2016

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

A con artist named Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) gets a shot at redemption when his mentor (Michael Douglas) asks him to protect a superpowered suit. Donning the stunning technology, which shrinks him down to minuscule size, he fights off villains seeking to steal the invention, and organizes a heist that could save the world. Peyton Reed directs this high-octane superhero flick.

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; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57449ec393595.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shaun the Sheep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-shaun-the-sheep1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-shaun-the-sheep1 Date: June 18, 2016

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

In this delightful family film, a sheep takes the day off to have some fun. He gets more than he anticipated when a mix up with a farmer, a caravan, and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure. It becomes the whole flock's responsibility to embark on a whimsical mission and bring everyone home.

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; 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: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Parking Lot near New Dorp Beach

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2016-06-18 2016-06-18 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.56144250000000000, -74.10005630000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57449f916f105.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shaun The Sheep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-shaun-the-sheep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-shaun-the-sheep Date: June 18, 2016

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

In this delightful family film, a sheep takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he anticipated when a mix up with a farmer, a caravan and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure. It becomes the whole flock's responsibility to embark on a whimsical mission and bring everyone home.

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 water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Owen F. Dolen Park

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84052658081055000, -73.84279632568360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447c245a28e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-minions Date: June 18, 2016

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

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Utopia Playground

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Q294 Utopia Playground 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.73070144653320000, -73.79239654541016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573cc48499712.jpg Fri, 20 May 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Crooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-crooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-crooklyn Date: June 18, 2016

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

Spike Lee’s stellar, semi-autobiographical film follows grade-schooler Troy Carmichael (Zelda Harris) as she navigates her childhood in Bed-Stuy, her four older brothers. and her parents’ (Alfre Woodard & Dleroy Lindo) financial worries. Against her will, Troy is sent to her aunt's southern home for a summer visit, but when she returns to her bustling Brooklyn neighborhood, she’s forced to face to some very grown-up facts about life and loss.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: The lawn adjacent to Greene Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.68954939183400000, -73.94668507576000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744dfbdb6487.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Open Season: Scared Silly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-open-seasonscared-silly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-open-seasonscared-silly Date: June 18, 2016

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

Elliott, Boog, and friends return for an all new adventure in the wilderness in this animated family comedy directed by David Feiss. Author: Daniel Gelb. Rated PG

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sol Lain Playground (in Sol Lain Plgd)

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M235 Sol Lain Plgd 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.71419906616211000, -73.98380279541016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573a270982c71.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/the-oyster-project Date: June 19, 2016

Inspired by Brooklyn's native oyster reefs, this show will feature photos of Colleen Flanigan's underwater sculptural installations which are designed to restore reefs by raising the pH of seawater.

Judith Pleva's multimedia scrapbook uses interwoven photos and articles to chronicle recent oyster reef restoration work.

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 19, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will get your chi flowing each week when you join Silvana Pizzuti at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Plaza to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 19, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is one of 50 New York City sites selected to host an artist-painted piano which is then donated to an organization in the city. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit bpmm.org for the schedule).

The piano is accessible daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Big Hand, Little Hand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/family-art-project-big-hand-little-hand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/family-art-project-big-hand-little-hand Date: June 19, 2016

Using plaster of paris, create an exact replica of your hand and the hand of one of your family members—maybe Dad’s! Then, build onto your plaster hands with metallic and natural materials like leaves, sticks and stems.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745db11ec5b5.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/yoga1 Date: June 19, 2016

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

Classes are led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss. All levels are welcome; participants should bring their own mats.

Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745dba48996a.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/landmark Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/yoga Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Art in the Garden Series - Making Mosaics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/greenthumb-workshop-art-in-the-garden-series-making-mosaics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/greenthumb-workshop-art-in-the-garden-series-making-mosaics Date: June 19, 2016

Enhance your garden’s character by creating unique and colorful mosaic garden signs. We will use recycled tiles, ceramics, glass, and even CDs. Feel free to bring your own materials, friends, family, and creative ideas!

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Dias Y Flores

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2016-06-19 2016-06-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72909927368200000, -73.97989654541000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745e8e573280.JPG Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080296a04a7.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/learn-to-rideadults Date: June 19, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc4b3c508ef.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: June 19, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids at Brooklyn Bridge Park: Suzie Shelton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-suzie-shelton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-suzie-shelton Date: June 19, 2016

Smile and dance with Suzie Shelton’s catchy and meaningful music for kids, and enjoy fun, family-friendly activities with the Uni Project and Private Picassos.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57587ac43d0b2.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/checkmate-101 Date: June 19, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630c10a6326.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours Date: June 19, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5763129282641.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/meditation Date: June 19, 2016

Take a moment to connect with your inner self while practicing peace and mindfulness. Class sessions include instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of guided meditation led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss.

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

Sessions take place outdoors periodically, weather permitting.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745dc24bc31f.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[A Celebration of Freedom: Juneteenth!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/a-celebration-of-freedom-juneteenth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/a-celebration-of-freedom-juneteenth Date: June 19, 2016

M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden invites you to join the celebreation. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that all enslaved people were now free. Juneteenth is a commemoration of African-American heritage, and a celebration of self-development and respect for all cultures.

This event is free and open to all ages. Refreshments will be served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 925-7937

Location: M'finda Kalunga Community Garden (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72100067138700000, -73.99189758300800000 Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/basketball-clinics Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643d5da9d19.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: June 19, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Father's Day with Aly Sunshine and Funkytown Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/family-performance-festival Date: June 19, 2016

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

Get up and get moving to Aly Sunshine and the Funkytown Playground's playful and educational melodies and song lyrics. Use your body language and follow the directed movements in a unique learning experience. Be a bee and sing along as you learn how to be responsible park stewards. Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming.

In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

For a full performacne schedule, please click here

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/nature-exploration Date: June 19, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tide Pool Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/tide-pool-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/tide-pool-exploration Date: June 19, 2016

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families. All supplies are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/rangers-choice-archery Date: June 19, 2016

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

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus, develop patience, and build upper body strength. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 8.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfall Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/waterfall-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/waterfall-hike-light Date: June 19, 2016

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Light hikes are leisurely strolls on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/science-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/science-in-the-park Date: June 19, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park on Sundays in May and June.

Topics include pond exploration, engineering, inserts, and flight.

Pre-registration is required. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[9th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/9th-annual-red-hook-jazz-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/9th-annual-red-hook-jazz-festival Date: June 19, 2016

The Ninth Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival will take place at the Urban Meadow on two consecutive Sundays in June. The dates are June 12 and June 19 (Father's Day). These two shows will feature some of the greatest jazz musicians in the world!

Check out the incredible lineup!

June 19 Lineup

Jeff Davis Authorities Trio + 1
Jeff Davis: drums/compositions
Kirk Knuffke: cornet
Eivind Opsvik: bass
Special Guest Jonathan Goldberger: guitar

Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Matt Pavolka: acoustic bass, trombone
Kirk Knuffke: cornet
Loren Stillman: alto saxophone
Jacob Garchick: trombone
Mark Ferber: drums

Ari Hoenig Group
Ari Hoenig: drums
Other players TBA

James Brandon Lewis Trio
James Brandon Lewis: tenor saxophone
Luke Stewart: electric bass
Warren Trae Crudup III: drums

Bobby Previte & the Visitors
Bobby Previte: drums/compositions
Mike Gamble: guitar
Michael Kammers: saxophones/keyboards
Kurt Kotheimer: bass

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Meadow Community Garden

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2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.68423461914062500, -74.00508117675781000 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/community-rowing Date: June 19, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Take Dad Out to the Ball Game 1864]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/take-dad-out-to-the-ball-game-1864 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/take-dad-out-to-the-ball-game-1864 Date: June 19, 2016

Celebrate dad with a Father’s Day “baseball match". The New York Mutuals play with 1864 rules, balls, bats, and uniforms—but no helmets or gloves! After the game, kids join in the fun with a game of rounders with team members.

Admission includes a mansion tour before or after the game (at 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.) and a raffle for the game ball!

Registration is requested. To register, please email info@bpmm.org or call (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574f1afdbfd1a.jpg Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/family-day Date: June 19, 2016

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Lancman for a day of carnival games, popcorn, a visit from The Nature Company, a caricaturist, inflatables, and more!

All ages welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents Dance Away the Night: Tango]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/dance-away-the-night-series-tango-on-the-rooftop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/dance-away-the-night-series-tango-on-the-rooftop Date: June 19, 2016

Spend four Sunday afternoons in June experiencing the not-to-be-missed Taste of Tango. Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying live tango music, stories, and classes. Strictly Tango NYC Dance School brings the "authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling" each week!

Space is limited. First-come, first-served. Rain or Shine!

In partnership with Strictly Tango, a premier authentic Argentine Tango school at 500 8th Avenue. The school is dedicated to authentic Argentine Tango with renowned teachers like Sergio Segura; show producer, choreographer, dance researcher and creator of the "Learn Argentine Tango System". Visit learnargentinetango.com to learn more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744788046640.JPG Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: June 19, 2016

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57436053ce90d.png Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 19, 2016

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745dc83a4dd3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Father's Day Pony Rides]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/fathers-day-pony-rides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/fathers-day-pony-rides Date: June 19, 2016

Celebrate the bond between fathers and their children at the Riverdale Stables. Free pony rides will be given for kids between the ages four and 10. Younger ages may be held on saddle for photos.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Stables Area (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.90240097045898400, -73.89409637451172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575978bbcdce1.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/saltwater-fishing Date: June 19, 2016

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

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 10th Street Walking Bridge (in John V. Lindsay East River Park )

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72370147705078000, -73.97309875488281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f0430393afa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer 2016 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert: Songs of Scandinavia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/summer-2015-scandinavian-music-festival-concert-songs-of-scandinavia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/summer-2015-scandinavian-music-festival-concert-songs-of-scandinavia Date: June 19, 2016

Now in its twelfth year, NY Scandia Symphony has served Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs in Fort Tryon Park.

Danish and Norwegian opera singers Thomas Storm and Mette-Maria Oyen will present their program “Songs of Scandinavia”, featuring composers Ture Rangstrom, C.E.F. Weyse, Poul Heise, Carl Nielsen, Edvard Grieg, and Jean Sibelius. The artists will be engaging and educating their audience on the history, culture, and anecdotes relating to their repertoire.

Bring a blanket and enjoy this free performance with backdrop views of the Hudson River.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e7faef0f1a.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots Date: June 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573e081e48a91.jpg Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time at the Redoubt in Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/story-time-at-the-redoubt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/story-time-at-the-redoubt Date: June 19, 2016

Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and Greenlight Bookstore in an outdoor story time at the Fort Putnam Redoubt in Fort Greene Park. Julia Sarcone-Roach, author of The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, will present her story of a bear, lost in the city, who happens upon an unattended sandwich in the park.

Following the reading, kids can create bear finger-puppets, and families are encouraged to bring their own sandwiches for a picnic in the park.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717d713394fb.jpg Thu, 02 Jun 2016 09:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: June 19, 2016

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5743603ea3466.png Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[GRIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/grit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/grit Date: June 19, 2016

GRIT is an explosive, high-impact body weight-based workout which provides the double whammy of maximizing calorie burn during this workout and burning fat for hours afterwards.

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758834ebc0ef.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/zumba Date: June 19, 2016

Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

  • Registration begins at 4 p.m. before each class.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586c5f8c415.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Sounds Of Sinatra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/the-sounds-of-sinatra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/the-sounds-of-sinatra Date: June 19, 2016

Enjoy the classic sounds of Frank Sinatra at this free concert in Forest Park.

Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulich.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance Salsa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance-salsa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance-salsa Date: June 19, 2016

Learn to dance like a pro at Summer on the Hudson's Salsa, Cha-Cha, and Bachata lessons, as well as group social dances, led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon every Sunday night in June.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f05e7b8328e.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Tango Nights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/learn-to-tango-nights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/19/learn-to-tango-nights Date: June 19, 2016

Learn to tango while listening to a live DJ mixing music at Stuyvesant Park. Dance lessons will be led by certified instructor Esmeralda from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

After a 15 minute interval, watch and/or join professionals as they dance to live music from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. The event will continue with dancing and music until 9:00 p.m. Whether you choose to dance or watch, you'll be sure to have a wonderful time.

Check out the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association's Facebook page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Fountain (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-06-19 2016-06-19 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071300000, -73.98439788818400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575798c4b1c67.jpg Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/the-oyster-project Date: June 20, 2016

Inspired by Brooklyn's native oyster reefs, this show will feature photos of Colleen Flanigan's underwater sculptural installations which are designed to restore reefs by raising the pH of seawater.

Judith Pleva's multimedia scrapbook uses interwoven photos and articles to chronicle recent oyster reef restoration work.

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise: Abhaya Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/sunrise-abhaya-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/sunrise-abhaya-yoga Date: June 20, 2016

Join Sunrise Abhaya Yoga for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen, and condition.

  • Registration begins at 7 a.m. before each class.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586fe99be0d.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 20, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park is pleased to commemorate Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 40th anniversary as Staten Island's only open space advocacy organization with a photographic exhibition. Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island. The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2016.

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/landmark Date: June 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: June 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Walking Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/free-walking-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/free-walking-club Date: June 20, 2016

Get Healthy on The Hudson with Shape Up NYC for a summer of exercise and well-being. The Hudson River Park and Shape Up NYC will offer a weekly walking club at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84 Fountain

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2016-06-20 2016-06-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76340440180300000, -74.00081181526200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575aeffa81ff1.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: June 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 20, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/bryant-park-piano Date: June 20, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park HSBC Business & Finance: Entrepreneurship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/bryant-park-hsbc-business-finance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/bryant-park-hsbc-business-finance Date: June 20, 2016

Join Byrant Park Corp. in the Reading Room to discuss the following:

  • Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis, Get Backed: Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck, and Launch the Venture of Your Dreams (Harvard Business School)
  • Patrick J. McGinnis, Venture Capitalist, “FOMO” Mastermind
  • The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at the Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/summer-sports-experience-at-the-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/summer-sports-experience-at-the-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: June 20, 2016

Come learn the basics of Wiffleball, Tee ball and kickball, Flag Football, and other sports at this FREE Drop in program at the Playground for all Children in Queens.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Avenue (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74330139160200000, -73.85140228271500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 20, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Vincent V Abate Playground (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.72129821777344000, -73.94979858398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Ferris Bueller's Day Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: June 20, 2016

Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it.

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.). All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. are subject to inspection.

Visit bryantpark.org for more information.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Swing Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/swing-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/swing-dancing Date: June 20, 2016

Enjoy an evening of swing dance lessons with professionals!

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust,Inc.

Please note: This program will not meet on July 4.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: June 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a11191dbbd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Ballet Barre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/ballet-barre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/ballet-barre Date: June 20, 2016

Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout.

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Photo by Julienne Schaer.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758825182c62.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks and Fireworks: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-the-parks-and-fireworks-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-the-parks-and-fireworks-cunningham-park Date: June 20, 2016

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

The performances begin at 8:00 p.m., and there will be fireworks by Bay Fireworks following the performances.

This year, Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, with Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill as soloist; Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, featuring Concertmaster Frank Huang in concertmaster solos; and works by Wagner, Beethoven, and Rossini.

To view the full schedule and list of performances, please visit the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks website.

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 875-5656

Location: 193rd Street Field (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-06-20 2016-06-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72940063476562500, -73.77539825439453000 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Top Gun (1986)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/movies-under-the-stars-top-gun-1986 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/20/movies-under-the-stars-top-gun-1986 Date: June 20, 2016

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

Navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled U.S. vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes. Author: Hal Erickson. Rated PG

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; 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:

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-06-20 2016-06-20 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5746090159621.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/21/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/21/the-oyster-project Date: June 21, 2016

Inspired by Brooklyn's native oyster reefs, this show will feature photos of Colleen Flanigan's underwater sculptural installations which are designed to restore reefs by raising the pH of seawater.

Judith Pleva's multimedia scrapbook uses interwoven photos and articles to chronicle recent oyster reef restoration work.

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-21 2016-06-21 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/21/yoga-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/21/yoga-tuesdays Date: June 21, 2016

Ease into your day with some healthy yoga exercises led by certified instructor Sarika Jain.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-06-21 2016-06-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5757963a3390d.jpeg Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/21/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/21/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 21, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-21 2016-06-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-21 2016-06-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT