NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:51:50 GMT <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-freshen-up-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-freshen-up-friday Date: May 26, 2017

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

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

Schedule

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07b7f9555c.JPG Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare - The Merry Wives of Windsor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare Date: May 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/family-camping Date: May 26, 2017

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

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

To enter your family in the lottery, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 17.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e71be3131.JPG Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: Finding Dory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/movie-under-the-stars-finding-dory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/movie-under-the-stars-finding-dory Date: May 26, 2017

Join NYC Parks, Council Member Costa Constantinides, 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: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Gorman Playground

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Q085 Gorman Playground 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.76240158081055000, -73.88420104980469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e68ae9b35ef.jpg Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: American Black Film Festival - DESTINED]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-american-black-film-festival-destined http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-american-black-film-festival-destined Date: May 26, 2017

Join NYC Parks for Festival Fridays with the American Black Film Festival!

Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Qasim Basir, DESTINED unfolds the parallel narratives of Sheed and Rasheed as they explore the idea of destiny and how the smallest incident can manifest into a life changing event. Cory Hardrict give a stellar performance as both Sheed and Rasheed. This award-winning film also stars Hill Harper (Homeland), LaLa Anthony (Power) and Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas).

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 7:45 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Fort Greene Park

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 7:45 pm 9:45 pm 40.69150161743200000, -73.97550201416000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59122289d0431.jpg Wed, 24 May 2017 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Fences]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-fences http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-fences Date: May 26, 2017

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

Adaptation of 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 by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 1 (718) 430-1825

Location: Ferry Point Park

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X126 Ferry Point Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81929467941900000, -73.82686008084800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590a48185825c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Legend of Tarzan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-the-legend-of-tarzan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-the-legend-of-tarzan Date: May 26, 2017

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

Tarzan returns to the Congo, where he clashes with a greedy Belgian captain who has sinister plans for his old home.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f275b5ac83e.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Secret Life of Pets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-the-secret-life-of-pets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-the-secret-life-of-pets Date: May 26, 2017

Please note: this event was previously scheduled for May 25.

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

Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.

This event is sponsored by Council Member Ben Kallos.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Basketball Court (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.77389026280100000, -73.94416666030900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5903ae30172e7.JPG Thu, 25 May 2017 10:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: May 27, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please note: Volunteers younger than 18 years old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/bird-walks Date: May 27, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 01 May 2017 11:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 27, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Art Festival Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/youth-art-festival-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/youth-art-festival-exhibition Date: May 27, 2017

For the first time, Poe Park Visitor Center is highlighting artwork created by NYC Parks youth through an art festival. This three-week art festival will include a variety of artwork created, from September of 2016 through April of 2017, by children who attend NYC Parks youth programming at recreation centers throughout the five boroughs.

Artist and Recreation Specialist Laura Alvarez created monthly curriculums, which were implemented by the recreation team throughout the year. Each lesson plan was based on a famous artist’s work, allowing for cohesion in the exhibit, while also allowing the children to use various styles of art in their own work.

About Poe Park Visitor Center
The Poe Park Visitor Center, a gallery space in the Bronx, offers free dynamic arts and cultural programming from theatrical performances and
concerts to fitness classes and recreational activities. The center hosts rotating art exhibitions, and welcomes visual, literary, and performance
artists from around the city to present workshops to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/birds-of-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/birds-of-clove-lakes-park Date: May 27, 2017

Join Seth Wollney for a birding walk through Staten Island’s premier migrant trap! We will search for late-season migrants such as warblers, flycatchers, and thrushes.

Participants will learn basic bird identification skills and how to use binoculars on a slow-paced walk through the park.

Bring field guides and binoculars. All levels of bird watchers are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Martlings Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.62160110473633000, -74.11830139160156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebb516c9f44.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: May 27, 2017

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. What minerals make up the soil around us? Use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and tint with your choice of color.

Easy for kids of all ages!

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52af68cc74.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[DogSpeak]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/dogspeak http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/dogspeak Date: May 27, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89839935302734400, -73.89579772949219000 Tue, 09 May 2017 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: May 27, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Learn To Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride Date: May 27, 2017

New riders ages five and older learn to balance, ride, and enjoy life on two wheels.

Reservations are required, please visit bike.nyc/education/classes to register.

First-come, first-trained; there may be a wait.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Bike Path at 135th Street

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2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.82149887085000000, -73.95880126953100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bdef3dd67.JPG Wed, 10 May 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 27, 2017

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Equipment will be provided.

Class spaces are first-come, first-served. To register, visit orvis.com/newyorkcity and click the blue and gold "Join Us" banner.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orvis

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2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75311208147800000, -73.98086478220900000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: May 27, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to encourage park attendees to re-imagine the way they encounter the park space. Good. Clean.Fun welcomes guests to becoming caretakers of the beautiful green space we love at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Wed, 03 May 2017 18:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Queensbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-queensbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-queensbridge-park Date: May 27, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Queensbridge Park Committee to pick up natural debris and trash at Queensbridge Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 784-7447

Location: Queensbridge Park Field House (in Queensbridge Park)

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75709915161100000, -73.94740295410200000 Fri, 19 May 2017 11:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/green-team Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: May 27, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: May 27, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 27, 2017

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

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 27, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/freshwater-fishing Date: May 27, 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 choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60412216186523400, -74.16136169433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6feab65f51.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 27, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 27, 2017

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

This tour is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e509de73191.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-highbridge-park Date: May 27, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with NYC Mountain Bike Association to help with trail maintenance at Highbridge Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 885-5843

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 Wed, 03 May 2017 18:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: May 27, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to maintain and beautify Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Wed, 03 May 2017 18:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/learn-to-ride Date: May 27, 2017

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages five and older, how to ride a two-wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids.

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before event at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rosemary's Playground

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Q398 Rosemary's Playground 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70470046997070000, -73.90399932861328000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/learn-to-ride1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/learn-to-ride1 Date: May 27, 2017

Show your child ages 5 years or older how to ride a 2-wheeler.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.390.8023

Location: Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.57310104370117000, -74.08769989013672000 Wed, 17 May 2017 15:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 27, 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 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 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[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 27, 2017

Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Prospect Park Nature and History Bike Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rangers-choice-prospect-park-nature-and-history-bike-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rangers-choice-prospect-park-nature-and-history-bike-tour Date: May 27, 2017

Bike through Prospect Park while enjoying the sights and sounds of spring. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet and will learn about biking protocol in NYC Parks.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. To register for this event, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration begins on May 17.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6feee27032.jpg Thu, 11 May 2017 14:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: May 27, 2017

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

On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced walks on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70118591634500000, -73.84187507629400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ff68f027e.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: May 27, 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 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 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/2017/05/27/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: May 27, 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 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 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[Printmaking in the Park: Mobile Print Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/printmaking-in-the-park-mobile-print-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/printmaking-in-the-park-mobile-print-power Date: May 27, 2017

Join Mobile Print Power for a multilingual drawing and silk screen printing session to create images for an upcoming public artwork.

Inspired by the luminaires of the 1964/65 World’s Fair, a series of illuminated sculptures will guide parkgoers with graphic images that symbolize a specific place or potential experience within the park. Mobile Print Power will facilitate two multilingual drawing and silk screen printmaking sessions to create the images for the luminaires. The project will build on wayfinding suggestions that came out of The World's Park, a project of the Design Trust for Public Space in partnership with the Queens Museum and NYC Parks.

This event is in collaboration with the UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591321487eb32.jpg Thu, 18 May 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Blast-Off Party at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/omars-summer-blastoff-party-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/omars-summer-blastoff-party-at-forest-park-carousel Date: May 27, 2017

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

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 Omar’s Summer Blast-Off

Get your summer started right! A party hosted by Omar Olusion, come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592491ae9d81e.png Tue, 23 May 2017 17:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 27, 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 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 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[Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/volunteer-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/volunteer-orientation Date: May 27, 2017

Want to get more involved at Brooklyn Bridge Park this year? Learn about our volunteer positions and their schedules!

Directions to find the group will be sent by email to registered volunteers only on the day before orientation.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for orientation on the calendar.

For more information, please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: May 27, 2017

Crochet an adorable Amigurumi Cup-O'-Joy tea cup and tea bag.

Materials needed: #4 bright color of your choice yarn for the tea cup and a color for your favorite tea (cherry, mint, lemon, etc) and string, size F crochet hook, tapestry needle,stitch marker, and poly-fill. (Adults)

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 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: May 27, 2017

Make fun things with paper arts and crafts.

Themes
May: Paper Bouquet for Mother's Day
June: Tie Card for Father's Day

This program is suitable for kids ages 6 to 12 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 27, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Chai Found Music Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/music-in-the-garden-chai-found-music-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/music-in-the-garden-chai-found-music-workshop Date: May 27, 2017

Queens Botanical Garden is proud to welcome the Chai Found Music Workshop (CFMW) to kick off the 2017 Music in the Garden series!

CFMW is one of the most highly-esteemed sizhu (Chinese chamber music) ensembles in the world. As a cultural envoy for Taiwan, the group performs contemporary classical music as well as traditional Chinese and Taiwanese music in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Sponsored by Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-27 2017-05-27 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e278cb1b80f.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare - The Merry Wives of Windsor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Monsters University]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/movie-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/movie-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: May 27, 2017

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

Mike and Sulley attend Monsters University and start a rivalry that puts their education in danger in this prequel set before they were both star employees at Monsters, Inc.

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: Underhill Playground (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300A Kissena Corridor Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74493604094200000, -73.78680944442700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900f5680b405.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe Adventure (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: May 27, 2017

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

Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Participants must have prior canoe experience and must be able to demonstrate proper technique.

Space is limited and registration is required. A lottery will be run to select participants. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on May 10.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c7003ecf00e.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Coach Carter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-coach-carter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-coach-carter Date: May 27, 2017

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

A former scholastic basketball star and self-made businessman returns to his alma mater to oversee the school's undisciplined hoops team, but he immediately clashes with the cocky players as he tries to teach them about basketball and the game of life.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.63807227694900000, -74.11781501770000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f2769b1b58b.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-sing Date: May 27, 2017

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

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590a465d719f2.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Ice Age: Collision Course]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-ice-age-collision-course http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-ice-age-collision-course Date: May 27, 2017

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

Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground 89

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2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.78858715491000000, -73.97187399972200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b80417bf6a.jpg Wed, 17 May 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 28, 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 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: May 28, 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 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: May 28, 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 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 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/2017/05/28/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: May 28, 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 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 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/2017/05/28/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: May 28, 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 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 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[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: May 28, 2017

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. What minerals make up the soil around us? Use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and tint with your choice of color.

Easy for kids of all ages!

This event is 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 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52b476a6b2.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: May 28, 2017

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project and HYPOTHEkids at Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Hester Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/the-uni-project-and-hypothekids-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/the-uni-project-and-hypothekids-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street Date: May 28, 2017

Come explore ants and specimens through microscopes and magnifying glasses at a portable science lab developed in partnership with the Harlem-based HYPOTHEkids for their STEAM the Streets initiative.

Programming made possible with funding from Green Below 14 and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer.

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 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5915df306a630.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/sunday-tai-chi Date: May 28, 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 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 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[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/waterfront-walks Date: May 28, 2017

Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology on the last Sunday of each month at 10:00 p.m. from April through October. Wear comfortable shoes—these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape!

Please RSVP here.

Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 28, 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 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 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[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 28, 2017

Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/birding Date: May 28, 2017

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

To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c7007f88d24.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza - Sing Out Sister]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/summer-on-the-hudson-mamapalooza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/summer-on-the-hudson-mamapalooza Date: May 28, 2017

Celebrate all families at our annual festival featuring music, wellness activities, art, activism, and fierce feminist vendors. Get inspired to sing out a message of peace, acceptance, and equality.

This year's "Sing Out Sister" theme inspires all to find their voice and bring a message of peace, tolerance, and equality. Fierce feminists, as well as families of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds, are welcome.

Features:

12:20 - 12:45pm - Moona Luna - Awesome bilingual music for the whole familia.

1:00 - 2:00pm - Vienna Carroll - This old-time string band honors the old tunes (spirituals and work songs) of the ancestors and reveals their presence in today's modern sound.

2:00 - 2:40pm - Yoga Flow - Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice taught by veteran Nina Semczuk.

2:50 - 3:30pm - Abby Lappen - A 2015 Kerrville New Folk Finalist with a unique voice and crisp guitar, mesmerizing her audiences with an energy driven style, crossing genres of haunting folk, satirical blues, jazzy ballads, and syncopated melodies.

3:40 - 4:20pm - The Mom Egg - Storytelling brought to you by a motherhood litearature review.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c04e4c8cdbc.JPG Wed, 24 May 2017 11:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: SunGaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze Date: May 28, 2017

Gaze at the central star of our solar system using special safe scopes with the Amateur Astronomers Association!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: May 28, 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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2017-05-28 2017-05-28 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[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: May 28, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).

We build and maintain these boats at our workshop on Pier 40. But we also row them throughout the summer twice a week.

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., from April 24 through November 15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-28 2017-05-28 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f925bc084fa.png Tue, 23 May 2017 14:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/basic-orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/basic-orienteering Date: May 28, 2017

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

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On an orienteering program, you will learn the skills to navigate using a map and compass.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63159291279000000, -74.09585726261100000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Science in the Park: WOODLANDS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: May 28, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 7183524793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 28, 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 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 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[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/basic-canoeing Date: May 28, 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.

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.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may close prior to 3:00 p.m. due to demand.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76020050048828000, -73.75810241699219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c700af95115.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Weekend Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/memorial-weekend-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/memorial-weekend-concert Date: May 28, 2017

Enjoy a free concert from the Bronx Arts Ensemble.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 18 May 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: May 28, 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 Cido The Clown
Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59148e2f3d9d1.JPG Thu, 18 May 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: May 28, 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 Cido The Clown
Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59148e2f3d9d1.JPG Thu, 18 May 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/wildlife-viewing-nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/wildlife-viewing-nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 28, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/outdoor-movie-night-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/outdoor-movie-night-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them Date: May 28, 2017

In celebration of our 25th anniversary, many of this summer's featured films will take us back to the year 1992! Whether a classic favorite or a recent blockbuster, Randall's Island Park is an amazing place to take in a flick.

Outdoor movie nights take place at sunset every Sunday from June through September. Outdoor movie nights are presented in partnership with the NYC Parks.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13), Year: 2016, Runtime: 2 hr 13 min
An author studying fantastic beasts arrives in 1926 NYC, and gets caught up in a larger conflict when some of the creatures in his care are accidentally released. - Swank


Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 8601899

Location: Field 81 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 8:30 pm 10:45 pm 40.78372985973800000, -73.93353271484400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a65b7270d.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 29, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-29 2017-05-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Memorial Day Fitness Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-memorial-day-fitness-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-memorial-day-fitness-celebration Date: May 29, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

#BBQearned after you participate in one or all four workout classes on Pier I. Start Memorial Day with a morning workout before heading to your barbecue.

We're celebrating adding these classes to the Summer on the Hudson programming lineup and the veterans who lead them.

10:00 a.m. – High Intensity Interval Trining
11:00 a.m. – Yoga Flow (bring your own mat)
Noon – Butt & Gut (bring your own mat)
1:00 p.m. - Yoga Flow (bring your own mat)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-05-29 2017-05-29 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Mon, 29 May 2017 07:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: May 29, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy tour guides on this walk through Central Park--and through time--to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember and honor our veterans. Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, Merchant's Gate, Heckscher Ballfields, 7th Regiment Memorial, S. Rankin Drew Memorial, Navy Terrace and Navy Walk, 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial, Red Cross Memorial Flagpole, 107th Infantry Regiment Memorial, and the Arsenal. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-29 2017-05-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/bryant-park-language-classes Date: May 29, 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 2017-05-29 2017-05-29 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar’s Summer Blast-Off Party At Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/omars-summer-blastoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/omars-summer-blastoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: May 29, 2017

Get your summer started right! At this party hosted by Omar Olusion, come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

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: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-05-29 2017-05-29 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59148eca4155e.png Thu, 18 May 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel Date: May 29, 2017

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

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 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.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-05-29 2017-05-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5924924f31862.png Wed, 24 May 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: May 29, 2017

Children between the ages of 7 and 12 will learn the basics of lacrosse while having fun!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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2017-05-29 2017-05-29 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-30 2017-05-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 30, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-30 2017-05-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 30, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-30 2017-05-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/fitness-walk Date: May 30, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-05-30 2017-05-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 30, 2017

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-30 2017-05-30 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 30, 2017

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

Class held on the upper terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-30 2017-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/paint-it-up Date: May 30, 2017

Create a still-life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans and Containers
June: Recycle Painted Rocks-painted nature on rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-30 2017-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble1 Date: May 30, 2017

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review 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) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-30 2017-05-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT