NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:47:38 GMT <![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Spat! Pow! Tie-Dyeing Super Heroes with Chakaia Booker]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/saturday-sculpture-workshop-spat-pow-tiedyeing-super-heroes-with-chakaia-booker http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/saturday-sculpture-workshop-spat-pow-tiedyeing-super-heroes-with-chakaia-booker Date: August 12, 2017

Using traditional tie-dyeing techniques and letter and number stencils, participants will create their own super hero t-shirt! With unique symbols, words, and abstract colorful designs, participants can wrap, tie, twist, and compost a super hero message emblem on helping their community and uniting the world.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59482eb428a2c.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 12, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Seed Balls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/wildflower-seed-balls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/wildflower-seed-balls Date: August 12, 2017

Use our locally-produced compost to create native wildflower seed balls. Take home your seed ball to introduce native wildflowers to your neighborhood!

QBG Farm & Compost staff will be on site to discuss the importance of native species and the role of compost in encouraging healthy plant growth.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592971fad2649.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 12, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Free Sailing

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: August 12, 2017

Enjoy monthly outdoor parties featuring children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Play Dates take place on the second Saturday of each month from May through August.

Schedule

May 13 - Dave Jay / making kids laugh
June 10 - Magic at Coney!!! / magical variety show
July 8 - Charlini / a magic pirate journey for children of all ages
August 12 - WonderSpark Puppets / The Lion & The Mouse though whimsical puppetry

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1beeac315f.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Astoria Park Highlights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/new-york-history-astoria-park-highlights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/new-york-history-astoria-park-highlights Date: August 12, 2017

Astoria Park, on the west shore of Queens, extends from south of the Triborough Bridge to north of the Hell Gate Bridge. With a panoramic view of the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan in the south to the Hell Gate channel in the north, the scenery presents the diverse landscape of New York City. The Hell Gate channel, formed by faults deep underground, contains some of the deepest water in New York Harbor. Its treacherous reefs bear picturesque names such as “Hen and Chickens,” “Pot Rock,” “Bread & Cheese,” and “Bald Headed Billy.”

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Hoyt Avenue North and 19th Street

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77220153808600000, -73.92739868164100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596007b4ed161.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 12, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Phineas The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/phineas-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/phineas-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 12, 2017

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

About 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.

About Phineas The Clown
Phineas is an award-winning clown and juggler. He has been trained by members of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, world juggling champion Tony Duncan, and the NY Goofs under the direction of former dean of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Dick Monday. He worked at the Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics teaching juggling and slapstick for multiple summer seasons. He currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick. Come see his show to see what he'll juggle next!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faba8b37f9.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/gallery-tour Date: August 12, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59652fe614e8b.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: August 12, 2017

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

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

Monthly Crochet Projects

  • July: Boho Bracelet
  • August: Delicate Crochet Bracelet - White or ecru mercerized cotton threa #10 #6 steel crochet hook
  • September: Two Color Scarf - Two colors #4 acrylic yarn #H crochet hook

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/activity-table Date: August 12, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/storytime-craft Date: August 12, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation. While supplies last.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592d6b5934e8d.JPG Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 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 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library Date: August 12, 2017

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 935-0244 x62116

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:45 pm 3:30 pm 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5968e23507334.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at SummerStage in Central Park as a part of Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-summerstage-in-central-park-as-a-part-of-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-summerstage-in-central-park-as-a-part-of-family-day Date: August 12, 2017

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


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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77279663085937500, -73.97016906738281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594017f90cd43.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-shakespeare-workout Date: August 12, 2017

Hudson Warehouse covers the elements of Voice Production, Acting, and Stage Combat in this workshop open to ages 13 and older. Online registration necessary; please visit hudsonwarehouse.net to register.

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 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59419377a4ae2.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/bargemusic-family-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/bargemusic-family-concerts Date: August 12, 2017

Bargemusic is New York City's floating concert hall, moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge. On Saturdays at 4:00 p.m., visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.

The doors open 15 minutes prior to concert, and there is no reserved seating. The music program will be announced at the performance.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Phineas The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/phineas-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/phineas-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 12, 2017

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

About 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.

About Phineas The Clown
Phineas is an award-winning clown and juggler. He has been trained by members of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, world juggling champion Tony Duncan, and the NY Goofs under the direction of former dean of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Dick Monday. He worked at the Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics teaching juggling and slapstick for multiple summer seasons. He currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick. Come see his show to see what he'll juggle next!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faba8b37f9.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/dance-at-socrates Date: August 12, 2017

Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its fifth season, bringing dancemakers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront. Internationally recognized for its large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations, Socrates partners with Norte Maar, renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, to present this choreographic residency in the park dedicated to the creation and presentation of dance.

“Because dance is, in many ways human sculpture in motion, it’s very much at home in Socrates Sculpture Park.” – The New York Times

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594815274fc2e.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/family-camping-brooklyn Date: August 12, 2017

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and familes are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit our Urban Park Rangers' Program Registration page. Registration opens on August 2.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970dfb2b96fd.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Harlem Parks & Manhattan Recreation Film Festival: 13th Film Screening and Soul Train Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival Date: August 12, 2017

13th, directed by Ava DuVernay, 100 minutes., USA.

This 2017 Academy Award nominated documentary takes an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Music
The Soul Train Tribute -- arguably the hottest Jam in the park for six consecutive years -- celebrates the soundtrack of American social movements with a tribute to Freedom Songs from the Soul Train Era! With Music spun by DJ Stormin' Norman of Sundae Sermon, this tribute will feature music from Soul Train artists: James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and others interpreted by an all-star cast of independent artists including: Abiah, Asa Lovechild, Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne, Keith Anthony Fluitt, Petawayne, Lorinda Robinson, Shelly Nicole and others.

Please visit ImageNation's website for rain information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5941820f3f0a2.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Golden Hour Photography Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/inwood-golden-hour-photography-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/inwood-golden-hour-photography-hike-light Date: August 12, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce to you the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

Explore the beauty of Inwood Hill Park as it basks in the summer sun. Bring your own camera or smartphone.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970e3cba05d4.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 Date: August 12, 2017

Hudson Warehouse presents the Classics, on Thursdays through Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Henry V
By Wm. Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

The horrors of war throughout time have changed little and that is made even more apparent in this immediate and visceral production of
Henry V. Led by a war time correspondent, we follow King Henry as he politically positions himself and his subsequent military campaign across France in his quest to take what he believes is rightfully his.

For more information, see hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59541567aa297.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[RCTA Sunset Concert: Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rcta-sunset-concert-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rcta-sunset-concert-jazz Date: August 12, 2017

Calling all blankets, picnic baskets, and candles! The Riverside Clay Tennis Association is once again hosting its series of sunset concerts on the tennis lawn overlooking the Hudson River at 97th Street.

This week’s performer: Mimi & the Podd Brothers. Based in NYC, Mimi & the Podd Brothers are a fresh take on early jazz with classical trimmings and soulful underpinnings. They pride themselves on re-inventing the classics and retrograding the contemporary. Feisty, fun, soulful, and honkey-tonk all at once, Mimi and the Podd brothers will take you from Harlem to New Orleans, to France and the tin-pan alley.

The Series celebrates our fabulous park and represents the rich cultural diversity of the Upper West Side. Each concert begins at 7 p.m. and continues through shades of orange, red and purple, ending around 9 p.m. Bring your picnic basket and blanket and join us. Stick around afterward and watch the fireflies rise up out of the lawn and the stars speckle the sky. In the event of inclement weather, call the hotline, 212-978-0277, to see whether a concert has been postponed.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 978-0277

Location: 96th Street Tennis Courts (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.79629898071289000, -73.97750091552734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59396dac480f6.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Youssou N'Dour + Yacouba Sissoko]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/youssou-ndour-yacouba-sissoko http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/youssou-ndour-yacouba-sissoko Date: August 12, 2017

Youssou N'Dour and Yacouba Sissoko will perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance. For the latest information, including weather updates, set times, seating configurations, and FAQs, please visit the BRIC website.

We close our season in majestic fashion with one of the great artists of our time, Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour.

Gates open an hour before the performance unless otherwise noted, and all performances are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 7:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.66336442715600000, -73.97654700279300000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movie-under-the-stars-finding-dory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movie-under-the-stars-finding-dory Date: August 12, 2017

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

Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin. She eventually heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rosemary's Playground

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Q398 Rosemary's Playground 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70470046997070000, -73.90399932861328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e68ae9b35ef.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Sully (2016)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/arts-culture-fun-sully-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/arts-culture-fun-sully-2016 Date: August 12, 2017

Come join us and watch a screening of the Tom Hanks starring in Sully. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Biopic of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger depicts his emergency landing on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented feat, he must endure the weight of sudden fame and second-guessing by investigators.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 3537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59540b2fc2c3e.jpg Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-stargazing Date: August 12, 2017

Join Amateur Astronomers Association to look and learn about the stars at night.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Back to the Future Part III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-back-to-the-future-part-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-back-to-the-future-part-iii Date: August 12, 2017

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

A teen leaps the space-time continuum to 1885 in the DeLorean time machine in order to rescue its inventor, whose 70-year-old letter reveals that he has retired to the Old West to live out his days there.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5978bb7bc7b45.jpg Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Yogi Bear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-yogi-bear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-yogi-bear Date: August 12, 2017

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

Yogi Bear (voiced by Dan Aykroyd), Boo Boo, and Ranger Rick must save Jellystone Park from Mayor Brown, who wants to sell the property due to low attendance.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Cedar Grove Avenue and Cedar Grove Place

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.55896459938300000, -74.10250759325400000 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-fence Date: August 13, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 13, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: August 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 13, 2017

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

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 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/farmers-market Date: August 13, 2017

Through the efforts of Friends of Cunningham Park, Inc. and the Jamaica Estates Civic Association we are happy to announce a weekly farmers market. The market will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday. At the market you will be able to meet the farmers and purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: August 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: August 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: August 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: August 13, 2017

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

Sunday market reopens for a fifth season July 30, 2017 on the farm, with a series of healing events which highlight the value of herbs and non-invasive healing modalities for humans. This year, the farm has embarked on a 3 year scale up campaign in order to create the infrastructure needed to educate our community and operate an herbal distribution program which supplies local herbs and herbal products to the natural healing community.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/summer-birding Date: August 13, 2017

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects, and habitats at Wave Hill that make it an appealing destination for such a wide variety of birds. Birders of all levels welcome! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds. Registration is not required. NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5976243614d61.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/prospect-park-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/prospect-park-walking-tours Date: August 13, 2017

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

Presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fishy Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/family-art-project-fishy-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/family-art-project-fishy-fun1 Date: August 13, 2017

Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59653adc0768b.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/tai-chi-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/tai-chi-fort-greene Date: August 13, 2017

Movement, meditation, and deep breathing for better health, strength, concentration, and self-awareness!

Wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers.

Your instructors will be Leon Qi Ying and Marilyn Fleming. Leon Qi Ying is native Chinese speaker and Brooklyn resident who has studied and practiced Tai Chi for over 30 years. Marilyn Fleming ‘M’ grew up in the UK and is longtime resident of Fort Greene. M studied with Leon Qi Ying and is a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader.

Important note: if you practice Tai Chi for health purposes, it is important that you seek advice from your main health care providers, such as your family doctors. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.

No class if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: On the lawn between the Visitor Center and Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.69211135514100000, -73.97502458095600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595165ff33210.jpg Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/birding-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/birding-in-central-park Date: August 13, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Go birding with the Urban Park Rangers in Central Park. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970e4fa04d9a.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 13, 2017

On Sundays, the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program includes both low and high elements.

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

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery. Registration opens on August 7. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 13, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/27th-annual-hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival-in-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/27th-annual-hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival-in-new-york Date: August 13, 2017

This annual festival features two exciting days of dragon boat races, live music, dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts, a food court, and more for the entire family.

There will be an opening day parade at noon on Saturday, and the US Dragon Boat Open Championship will take place on Sunday. Dragon boat racing will take place on both days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For the full festival lineup, please visit the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival's website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 767-1776

Location: Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:30 am 4:00 pm 40.74399948120117000, -73.84300231933594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597913c8249dd.jpg Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/basic-canoeing Date: August 13, 2017

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

Basic canoeing programs are great for all skill levels, and are open to children 8 years old and older. First-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62360000610351600, -74.11830139160156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970e55971493.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 13, 2017

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

Schedule of Activities

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/sunday-tai-chi Date: August 13, 2017

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Canoeing (Intermediate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/canoeing-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/canoeing-intermediate Date: August 13, 2017

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

Some canoe experience is preferred for intermediate programs. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 12:30 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.59740066528320000, -73.76799774169922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970e57c7fd08.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/freshwater-fishing Date: August 13, 2017

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 chose 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970e65dc58ab.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: August 13, 2017

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 13, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 13, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

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 Pool (103rd 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 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 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Hester Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street Date: August 13, 2017

Come read, draw, and explore with the Uni every Sunday in front of the Hester Street Playground in Sara D Roosevelt Park.

Programming made possible with funding from The Ong Family Foundation and Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts.

Presented by NYC Parks

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hester Street Crossing (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594413b51dd32.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/yoga-in-the-battery Date: August 13, 2017

Join Tejal Yoga and The Battery Conservancy for weekly yoga practice on The Battery Woodland lawn, newly reopened after two years of rejuvenation. With views of the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty, it might be the most beautiful place to practice in the city!

Classes take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:30 am 0:30 am 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59299c431592c.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/basketball-clinic Date: August 13, 2017

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic youth basketball clinics on Pier 2. Each program will include yoga to enhance flexibility, or flag football for agility training. Recommended for ages 8 to 17 years old.

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 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69931908735900000, -73.99871540069600000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: August 13, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Behind the Scenes at Lefferts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/behind-the-scenes-at-lefferts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/behind-the-scenes-at-lefferts Date: August 13, 2017

Discover what’s behind the scenes at the Lefferts Historic House. In honor of the Park’s 150th anniversary, Prospect Park Alliance is offering a special tour of this 18th century farmhouse. Learn about its Dutch-American architecture and the changing landscape of Brooklyn, and then explore our storage areas to view rarely seen collections items.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/family-nature-walk Date: August 13, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

No registration required. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59762558b4937.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/forest-crew Date: August 13, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Fit Back to School and Community Visioning Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/get-fit-back-to-school-and-community-visioning-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/get-fit-back-to-school-and-community-visioning-event Date: August 13, 2017

The Friends of Beach 59th Street Playground Association will be hosting their "Back to School and Visioning Event", partnering with the Dream Team Leaders in the playground. There will be jump rope and dance contest, along with other fun activities and giveaways.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58909988403320000, -73.78890228271484000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach Date: August 13, 2017

Come on out and enjoy some Salsa, Freestyle, Bachata, Merengue R& B, and Pop eveny Sunday through September 3. Zumba will also be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 590-3567

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86619949340820000, -73.79479980468750000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking & Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/kayaking-canoeing Date: August 13, 2017

LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing in Hallets Cove (weather permitting).

No prior boating experience is required and participants may sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis. Minors (younge than 18 years old) must have a parent or guardian present. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to accompany their owners! LICCB has life jackets available for your four-legged family members.

People of all ages are welcome to participate or volunteer.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: August 13, 2017

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: August 13, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 13, 2017

On Sundays, the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program includes both low and high elements.

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

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery. Registration opens on August 7. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Salsa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 Date: August 13, 2017

The 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent in music and dance to Central Park! Enjoy jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

Chico Alvarez & The Palomonte Orchestra
Salsa
Ernest “Chico” Alvarez Peraza is a Cuban-American vocalist and bandleader. Chico has actively been performing Afro-Cuban and Latin American music for the past 50 years, and has been awarded for his contributions to the musical art-form known as Latin Jazz. Get Details

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival takes place on Sundays from June 18 through September 3. For the full lineup, please visit Central Park Conservancy's Harlem Meer Performance Festival page.

In case of inclement weather, please check our Alerts & Closures page or @centralparknyc on Twitter

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1374

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942e2aad016a.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/activity-table Date: August 13, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-13 2017-08-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[The Worldview of a Moderate Federalist: The Politics of Rufus King]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-worldview-of-a-moderate-federalist-the-politics-of-rufus-king http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-worldview-of-a-moderate-federalist-the-politics-of-rufus-king Date: August 13, 2017

Join historian and Rufus King expert David Gary to learn about how Rufus King viewed the world and sought to organize it through the lens of the Federalist Party.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 13, 2017

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:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59710fef185a7.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 13, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 13, 2017

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

About The Amazing Captain Faust
A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: 7187882676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f80af3fb55.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken: Prepare for Winter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/city-chicken-prepare-for-winter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/city-chicken-prepare-for-winter Date: August 13, 2017

It's never to early to prepare for winter!

Come learn how to prepare your coop and how to keep your chickens safe and warm this winter. Join us for a discussion on simple low cost ways to keep your chickens warm and dry for the winter.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2017-08-13 2017-08-13 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5927386132e93.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-walk Date: August 13, 2017

Learn about the greenery and wildlife of Stuyvesant Square on a tour with neighbors and friends. In addition to various flora and fauna, our park is frequented by squirrels, pigeons, and the occasional falcon or hawk.

Photo taken by Andrew Aves Garn

Link to Event Facebook Page

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peter Stuyvesant Statue (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.73378618350900000, -73.98422622680600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5927a84d6ddab.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: August 13, 2017

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

About The Amazing Captain Faust
A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 7187882676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f80af3fb55.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip to Hip Theatre Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/hip-to-hip-theatre-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/hip-to-hip-theatre-company Date: August 13, 2017

From the taverns of London to the palaces of Vienna, Shakespeare invites us into the personal trials and triumphs of the common people and their all-too-human leaders. Hip to Hip’s 11th season of “Free Shakespeare in the Parks” features madcap capers and epic battles, mistaken identity, and unexpected marriages, and a vibrant cast of unforgettable characters, including the iconic Falstaff.

Kids & the Classics is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of “Free Shakespeare in the Parks.” This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, and creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and close reading of text.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594816301f9ac.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/zumba-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/zumba-with-dodge-ymca Date: August 13, 2017

Dodge YMCA fitness instructor Alma Bonilla’s Zumba classes are so much fun you’ll forget that you’re burning calories!

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

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 4:00 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: 5:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 4:30 pm 5:30 am 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends Date: August 13, 2017

Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.

This event will take place in four sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: August 13, 20, 27, and September 10. When selecting tickets, please choose the option with the desired date.

About Alex Nguyen
Since arriving in NYC, trumpeter Alex Nguyen has been establishing himself for his distinctive lyrical and melodic style. The Savannah, GA native has garnered praise for his independent projects, including the Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, for which he arranges much of the material. Alex has appeared with such groups as the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, the Curtis Fuller Quintet, and Celebration of Lionel Hampton; and one of his compositions “The First Year” was featured on NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron’s album The Traveler.

Alex is winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, placed second at the National Trumpet Competition, and was awarded residencies at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center, and the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival. A graduate of the University of North Florida’s Jazz Studies program where he worked with legendary alto saxophonist Bunky Green, Alex also holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase, where he worked with trumpeters Jon Faddis and Jim Rotondi. Alex is Music Director of St. George’s Church on Stuyvesant Park, and curates its Jazz in the Cave series.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5928e767d540d.jpeg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Katz Concert Series: Lady and the Vamps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/katz-concert-series-lady-and-the-vamps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/katz-concert-series-lady-and-the-vamps Date: August 13, 2017

Cover Lady and the Vamps will be performing rock and pop hits!

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz in Partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts and NYC Parks

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 Date: August 13, 2017

Hudson Warehouse presents the Classics, on Thursdays through Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Henry V
By Wm. Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

The horrors of war throughout time have changed little and that is made even more apparent in this immediate and visceral production of
Henry V. Led by a war time correspondent, we follow King Henry as he politically positions himself and his subsequent military campaign across France in his quest to take what he believes is rightfully his.

For more information, see hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59541567aa297.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Fences]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/movies-under-the-stars-fences http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/movies-under-the-stars-fences Date: August 13, 2017

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

This movie adapts the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58909988403320000, -73.78890228271484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59381cf218795.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie nights in the Rockways: Fences]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/movie-nights-in-the-rockways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/movie-nights-in-the-rockways Date: August 13, 2017

We're hosting free movie nights for the entire family to enjoy. Refreshments will be served! Bring a chair or blanket.

Fences
Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was seemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity. Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58860015869140600, -73.78829956054688000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/the-fence Date: August 14, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 14, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 14, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Crew Camp (Manhattan)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/crew-camp-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/crew-camp-manhattan Date: August 14, 2017

Since 2004, Row New York has taught summer rowing camps to 6th through 12th graders, beginners and competitors. Camps run out of the beautiful Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Manhattan and our newest rowing location, the Paerdegat Basin Launch in Brooklyn.

Campers join for many reasons – fitness, discovery of a new sport, a competitive college application – but ultimately find one common result, a team to call their own.

During our novice Crew Camp, your child will have the totally unique experience of learning to row on the Harlem River in Manhattan. Our 3-week camp focuses on fun, fitness, and teamwork while prioritizing safety on the water. Campers are lead by experienced coaches while learning basic rowing techniques and boat moving skills, on and off the water. No experience is necessary to join!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-08-14 2017-08-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c055dabaf28.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Theatre Fun in the Sun! Diversion debajo del Sol! - Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol Date: August 14, 2017

People's Theatre Project presents Theatre Fun in the Sun!

We love our parks and playgrounds - just like you! This summer, People’s Theatre Project is offering free theatre activities in Payson Playground for kids ages four to 10 and their adult family members. You and your child (or grandchild!) will play fun games and work together with a professional PTP teaching artist to make theatre inspired by our parks. Join us for one or more drop-in classes on Tuesdays from July 18 to August 8, and sign up for the mini camp!

3-Day Mini Camp (Registration Required)*
This mini camp will culminate with a short theatre piece created by the participants that will be presented for the community!
Dates: August 14 - 16: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

*Register for FREE at Payson playground during our drop-in classes or at PTP.nyc.

In case of rain, activities will be held indoors at the Payson Park House.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks and is made possible by the generous support of the Hispanic Federation and the Miranda Family Fund.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (646) 398-9062

Location: Payson Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86694466333700000, -73.92874717712400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5963f9d52aae7.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: August 14, 2017

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: The Rose Garden

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2017-08-14 2017-08-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 14, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway Dance with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/broadway-dance-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/broadway-dance-with-dodge-ymca Date: August 14, 2017

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.

Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective, and fun workout. Sneakers are a must.

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. before each class.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: August 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/bryant-park-language-classes Date: August 14, 2017

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and French 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.

Please note: Pre-registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot. 20 student capacity per class. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. We are able to accept drop-ins on the day of class if it is not full.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: North by Northwest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 14, 2017

Enjoy classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and 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 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.). All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. are subject to inspection. Food items for sale curated by Hester Street Fair on the Fountain Terrace.

North by Northwest
Alfred Hitchcock was at the top of his game when he directed Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in this sophisticated cross-country thriller. Bachelor Grant is a dapper, Madison Avenue ad executive who becomes a victim of mistaken identity and is soon on the run for his life. Saint’s a mysterious, blonde seductress who seems more than eager to help out the handsome fugitive. Classic set pieces play out at the U.N. headquarters and in an Indiana cornfield. The breathless climax finds Grant and Saint dangling from a presidential profile on Mt. Rushmore. (1959) 136 MIN. (NR) (WARNER BROS.)

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[High Line Art Tour: Mutations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/art-tour-mutations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/art-tour-mutations Date: August 14, 2017

From sculptures and murals to performances and videos, the High Line is filled with public art. Join High Line Art Assistant Curator Melanie Kress for an insider's view on High Line Art's current Mutations exhibition.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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