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 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:59:14 GMT <![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movie Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/movie-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/movie-under-the-stars-sing Date: June 16, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 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: Rochdale Park

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Q413 Rochdale Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.67470169067383000, -73.77449798583984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7d8119d94d.jpg Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: Secret Life of Pets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets Date: June 16, 2017

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.

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: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.79280090332031000, -73.85119628906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e68788a6c2e.jpg Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: La Traversee de Paris by Autant-Lara, selected by Amy Hargreaves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/films-on-the-green-la-traversee-de-paris-by-autantlara-selected-by-amy-hargreaves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/films-on-the-green-la-traversee-de-paris-by-autantlara-selected-by-amy-hargreaves Date: June 16, 2017

Amy Hargreaves' Pick for #FilmsOnTheGreen

LA TRAVERSEE DE PARIS
Directed by Claude Autant-Lara
With Bourvil, Jean Gabin, Louis de Funès
1956 | Comedy | 1h20 | France | Rialto Pictures

Two unlikely companions, the straight-laced Martin and the bombastic Grandgil, must smuggle four suitcases filled with contraband pork across Nazi-occupied Paris. While Martin tries to make it through efficiently, Grandgil seems to create, and then surmount, obstacles for the fun of it.

Films in French with English subtitles
Music by WNYU Radio DJ prior to the screening!


#FilmsontheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.73120117187500000, -73.99710083007812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b7760947fb.jpg Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Appropriate Behavior]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-appropriate-behavior http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-appropriate-behavior Date: June 16, 2017

Celebrate Pride with NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment!

In this 2014 comedy, Shirin (Desiree Akhavan) is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Akhavan not only stars in this award-winning film, but she also wrote and directed it.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.72016525268555000, -73.94971466064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593ac3ebf2357.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun presents MOCA Cinema: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2008)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-a-thousand-years-of-good-prayers-2008 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-a-thousand-years-of-good-prayers-2008 Date: June 16, 2017

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

A Chinese widower travels to America to visit his estranged daughter. This film is Not Rated.

This event is presented in partnership with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA).

About MOCA
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a non-profit institution that preserves, presents and explores the diverse history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs. Visit mocanyc.org to find out more and check out their calendar of upcoming events!

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: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.71519851684570000, -74.00000000000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5912041c6b5d6.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Force Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/force-family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/force-family-fun-day Date: June 17, 2017

Come join NYC Parks and The NY Empire Saber Guild in a galaxy far, far away to celebrate all things Star Wars. Come meet your favorite characters! Activities include games, arts and crafts, face painting, a light saber show, Jedi Padawan training, and more!

Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling the center at (212) 255-3705.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by June 14.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 0:00 am 4:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59304af3918db.png Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/the-fence Date: June 17, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat Date: June 17, 2017

Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs. This tour will focus on how pollinators, migratory birds, and other wildlife use the habitat and forage provided by the High Line's gardens.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:15 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:00 am 9:15 am 40.74670028686523400, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f13685591a.jpg Fri, 19 May 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Jerome Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-jerome-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-jerome-park Date: June 17, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Jerome Park Reservoir to beautify the garden beds at Jerome Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Fort Independence Playground)

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X020 Fort Independence Playground 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88128663866900000, -73.89645887766800000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bird-walks Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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/2017/06/17/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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/2017/06/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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[It's My Park at Weeping Beech Park and Daniel Carter Beard Mall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/beautify-historic-flushing-volunteer-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/beautify-historic-flushing-volunteer-program Date: June 17, 2017

Join Beautify Historic Flushing to help clean up and take part in planting activities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b70e5f17950.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/learntorow-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/learntorow-1 Date: June 17, 2017

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

Learn-to-Row 1: Intensive Learn-to-Row session, $130. All classes take place on Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm.
One-day program.

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

This session prepares participants for our Level 2 course, in which advanced rowing skills are acquired on the water. Questions about Learn-to-Row? Visit Row New York's Q&A page.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c039c4ee286.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: June 17, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Hart Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-murray-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-murray-playground Date: June 17, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Church of Christ to do a general cleanup at Hart Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 729-4888

Location: Hart Playgound (in Hart Playground)

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Q067A Hart Playground 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74877829320000000, -73.89733301470000000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-margaret-i-carman-green-weeping-beech http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-margaret-i-carman-green-weeping-beech Date: June 17, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing to cleanup, weed, and mulch at Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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[It's My Park at Doughboy Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-doughboy-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-doughboy-plaza Date: June 17, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Church of Christ to do a general cleanup at Doughboy Plaza. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 729-4888

Location: Doughboy Plaza

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Q031A Doughboy Plaza 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74639892578125000, -73.90889739990234000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodworking: Garden Trellis Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/woodworking-garden-trellis-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/woodworking-garden-trellis-workshop Date: June 17, 2017

Trellises perform double-duty, supporting rambling vines and serving as ornamental garden features. With master carpenter and Director of Facilities Frank Perrone as your guide, construct a vertical, fan-shaped trellis to spruce up a wall indoors or out (vines optional). No previous carpentry skills required. Space is limited.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:30 am 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59108071115f6.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cypress Hills Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-cypress-hills-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-cypress-hills-playground Date: June 17, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Gardens 4 East New York to clean, paint, and beautify at Cypress Hills Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 546-8575

Location: Park House (in Cypress Hills Playground)

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B103 Cypress Hills Playground 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:30 am 2:30 pm 40.67076663933000000, -73.87106442451500000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground Date: June 17, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to clean up the world one piece of trash at a time, and do so while staying active at Raymond Bush Playground. Good for your body and your good for your home! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Raymond Bush Playground

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68650054931640600, -73.94159698486328000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Commodore Barry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-commodore-barry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-commodore-barry-park Date: June 17, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Commodore Barry Park to paint benches and playground animals at Commodore Barry Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Commodore Barry Park)

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69779748337200000, -73.97875493764900000 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Food & Farm Walking Tour: Belmont Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bronx-food-farm-walking-tour-belmont-community-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bronx-food-farm-walking-tour-belmont-community-gardens Date: June 17, 2017

The Crotona/Belmont neighborhood, home to the La Familia Verde Coalition, a network of five community gardens—including The Garden of Youth and Garden of Happiness which operates a Tuesday farmer’s market—is home to a very diverse group of farmers and entrepreneurs.

Join us as we visit Garden of Happiness, one of the oldest community gardens in the Bronx (founded in 1988) for a tour of their longstanding casita, greenhouse, and chicken coop. Next, we’ll have lunch in the newly renovated Garden of Youth, a garden dedicated to providing agricultural learning opportunities for our children and youth. Finally, we’ll visit Mapes Avenue Community Garden for a gardening activity.

In partnership with Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx Tourism Council, Montefiore, GreenThumb/NYC Parks, La Familia Verde, and Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center.

Tour Guide: Aleyna Rodriguez, Bronx Gardener and Organizer.

The tour leaves promptly at 10:30 a.m., and returns at 2:30 p.m.

Registration
The tour includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B.Blossom. Tickets are $15 by cash or check made payable to La Familia Verde. To reserve your space, fill out the form at tinyurl.com/BXfood-farmtours2017 or call (718) 817-8026. Credit card payment accepted at ilovethebronx.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: West Farms Square and East Tremont Avenue

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 2:30 pm 40.84054950000000000, -73.87959440000000000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/free-yoga-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/free-yoga-brooklyn Date: June 17, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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

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

Free yoga mats available for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270f7b85227.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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[Family Art Project: Big Hand, Little Hand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-art-project-big-hand-little-hand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-art-project-big-hand-little-hand Date: June 17, 2017

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

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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591080ca30930.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Beach 17 Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-beach-17-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-beach-17-playground Date: June 17, 2017

Come out and join the Mommies of Rockaway Parks United to beautify Beach 17th Street Playground with new plantings. This project is funded by the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, sponsored by Council Member Donovan Richards. (Meet at Beach 9th Street entrance)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 740-7474

Location: Beach 9th Street Entrance

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59533769043800000, -73.74386205396700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940205c757b6.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/kayaking Date: June 17, 2017

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

photo by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69950103759765600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594c3c3d775a9.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: June 17, 2017

This citywide public art project places 50 pianos across the five boroughs. All pianists are invited to visit during our hours of operation to tickle the ivories on a beautiful outdoor piano. For more information on this project, or locations of other Pop-Up Pianos, please visit Sing for Hope's website.

Please note that the nature center is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdb4955e30.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/learn-to-ride-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/learn-to-ride-kids1 Date: June 17, 2017

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

Please register for the event on our registration page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 820-2080

Location: Gershwin School (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66010320900800000, -73.88643515110100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5936ea8ba975d.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 17, 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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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75311208147800000, -73.98086478220900000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Wetland Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wetland-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wetland-volunteer-day Date: June 17, 2017

Get your hands in the soil and help keep the park green. Bring a snack and wear comfortable clothes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: West 242nd Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88930130004900000, -73.89820098877000000 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm and Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: June 17, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting,

Bring a water bottle. Wear a sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

This volunteer program meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Heritage Farm and the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: June 17, 2017

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally-renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance.

Open to all levels and ages.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 26 May 2017 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/green-team Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: June 17, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park. We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay.

Boots will be provided.

Please note: There will be no program on Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.78960037231445000, -73.78700256347656000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dragonflies of High Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/dragonflies-of-high-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/dragonflies-of-high-rock Date: June 17, 2017

Join Seth Wollney, leader of the Staten Island Dragonfly Atlas, to learn about the ecology and identification of High Rock’s unique dragonflies! The wetlands in this park host several species of specialist dragonflies, such as painted and great blue skimmers and banded pennants! Be prepared for some uphill hiking and some time in the sun.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebbb746d80d.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy's Chess Lecture and Simul Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-conservancys-chess-lecture-and-simul-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-conservancys-chess-lecture-and-simul-series Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

Registration begins at 10:00 AM

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd80d6be5a.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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[Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/learn-to-ride-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/learn-to-ride-adults Date: June 17, 2017

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

Please register on our registration page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 820-2080

Location: Near the baseball field (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81052146771000000, -73.91097760200500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5936d62c983b8.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/learn-to-ride-adults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/learn-to-ride-adults1 Date: June 17, 2017

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

Please register for the event on our registration page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 820-2080

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88669967651367000, -73.89830017089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5936d9962e3ee.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/learn-to-ride-kids Date: June 17, 2017

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

Please register for the event on our registration page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Bush Clinton Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67369842529297000, -74.00340270996094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5936e5a4428fa.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: June 17, 2017

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

Jeannine Laverty will share the Irish story "Hairy Rouchy" and Carol Birch will share the original story "More than a Cup of Kindness".

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590cdda15dff4.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-up Audubon II: Water Detectives]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives Date: June 17, 2017

What's in the Park's water? Join Prospect Park Alliance to learn about water chemistry and identify the creatures that live in and around the Park’s waterways. Pop-up Audubon II is best for children 8 and over. Events include:

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Shoreline Water Walk, noon–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk and explore the plants and wildlife that make the lakeshore so special.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Discover the creatures that live in Prospect Park’s waterbodies and the chemistry that helps them grow in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm:After learning how to use binoculars, join Alliance naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Presented by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f522826496.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Ocean Breeze Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park Date: June 17, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with NYC Parks to create a better and cleaner outdoor space at Ocean Breeze Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Welcome Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/farm-compost-welcome-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/farm-compost-welcome-tours Date: June 17, 2017

Discover what’s behind the scenes at Queens Botanical Garden Farm & Compost.

In this one-hour tour, you will get a crash course on how the garden produces nutrient-rich compost from food scraps and horticultural waste. We will introduce the fundamentals of ecological farming as you visit the farm. This tour is recommended for first-time visitors to Queens Botanical Garden Farm & Compost.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592702add87e4.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Astoria Heights Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-astoria-heights-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-astoria-heights-playground Date: June 17, 2017

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


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

Performances of Cinderella Samba will take place at 11am and 1pm at 46th Street between 30th Road & 31st Avenue outside the Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Park)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76039886474609400, -73.91179656982422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594001f56c5a4.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike Tour of Bed-Stuy Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bike-tour-of-bedstuy-community-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bike-tour-of-bedstuy-community-gardens Date: June 17, 2017

Myrtle Village Green Community Garden, in partnership with Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation, is leading a family-friendly bike tour of some of our favorite community gardens in Bed-Stuy. The ride begins at 11:00 from our garden on Myrtle Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Kent Avenue. Free Citi bikes will be available for anyone who would like one. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early if you would like to take a free Citi bike for the ride.

Please RSVP by emailing shawn@onsgard.net.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 553-2064

Location: Myrtle Village Green Community Garden

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69430100000000000, -73.95850290000000000 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/adventures-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/adventures-nyc Date: June 17, 2017

Get ready to bike, climb, race, and glide at Adventures NYC!

On Saturday, June 17, join NYC Parks in Central Park to celebrate the great outdoors and enjoy a day of adventure—for free! Activities will include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Zip Lining
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing Virtual Reality Experience
  • EuroBungee
  • Yoga
  • Obstacle Races
  • Free Bike Valet Parking
  • Outdoor Survival Training

Please note: Activity lines are subject to close early, so come early!

Rain or shine!

Certain activities will require a waiver, which will be provided at the event for participants to sign. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present to sign the waiver.

Save Time In Line
Before you head to Adventures NYC, sign our waiver for participants in advance, and bring it with you along with a Photo ID! We’ll verify it on site. Kids must have a parent or guardian present at the event. Download the Adventures NYC Participant Waiver.

Accessibility
For accessibility information, please contact Chris Noel by email at christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov or by phone at (718) 760-6831 by June 15.

Interested in Volunteering at Adventures NYC?
We are currently looking for enthusiastic people to help us make Adventures NYC a memorable event for everyone! If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please register here. You must be 18 years of age or older to become an Adventures NYC volunteer.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.97109985351562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910d3c312a5c.jpg Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: June 17, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Saturday Sculpture Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/kids-saturday-sculpture-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/kids-saturday-sculpture-event Date: June 17, 2017

The Queens Historical Society is excited to collaborate with Socrates Sculpture Park this June. Please join us at the Socrates Sculpture Park for their Saturday Sculpture event where we will be presenting our Road to Freedom: Paper Quilting workshop.

This art-based workshop focuses on the Underground Railroad, including secret messages that were encoded through patchwork quilts to help guide slaves to freedom. Students will create paper quilts using authentic symbols and messages.

Appropriate for grades K through 6.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5916025a5feb1.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark Graphic Novel Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-graphic-novel-workshop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-graphic-novel-workshop-series Date: June 17, 2017

In this workshop series for 4 Saturdays in June, you will learn the foundations of what makes up a graphic novel or comic. Participating artists should already have fleshed out characters and environments along with an understanding of perspective. We will cover composition, image and text relationships as well as lighting. Please bring a sketchbook and ruler. All other supplies will be provided. No experience necessary.

Maurice Buckley is an Illustrator, sculptor, storyteller and educator. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Alfred University in 2013. Since then he's been teaching art all around New York City, through organizations such as The Art Student's League of New York, and Doing art together. In addition to teaching he works from home as a comic book artist. He currently resides in Brooklyn New York and is working on launching a comic book company with his colleagues and mentors.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot to letitia.guillory@parks.nyc.gov

In partnership with the Art Students League Seeds of the League

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.965.8942

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park Center (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5938340360fac.jpg Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Bronx Fiction Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bronx-fiction-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bronx-fiction-writers Date: June 17, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers to the fantastic Poe Park Visitor Center adjacent to the Poe Cottage, where the American master wrote the classic short story “The Cask of Amontillado”. This casual writers meeting will meet every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction. Free. Hosted by Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez who’ll have a story published in the upcoming San Juan Noir, by Akashic Books.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/screen-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/screen-writers Date: June 17, 2017

Join Juan Ramirez Jr.—bring the story idea you wish to develop into a screenplay or series.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-fun-day Date: June 17, 2017

Join NYC Parks & Council Member Peter Koo for an afternoon inflatables, popcorn, cotton candy, ices, prizes, and more! The afternoon will include multicultural performances, featuring The New School for Jazz, Taikoza, and local community acts.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Main Street and Elder Avenue (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75093841552734400, -73.82570648193360000 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of Baisley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bones-of-baisley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bones-of-baisley Date: June 17, 2017

Did you know? While dredging the bottom of Baisley Pond in the late 1800s, city workers unearthed the remains of an American Mastodon. Today a sculpture of a mastodon in Sutphin Playground commemorates this discovery.

Join NYC Parks and Council District 28 for an afternoon of games, inflatables, a photo booth, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: 134 Ave & 150 Street (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66757965087890600, -73.78899383544922000 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Juneteenth Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/juneteenth-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/juneteenth-celebration Date: June 17, 2017

Join M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden for their 2017 Juneteenth Celebration! Juneteenth marks the freedom of the last enslaved African Americans in the U.S.

For more information, visit the M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden's website (link below).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72100067138700000, -73.99189758300800000 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[McKinley Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/mckinley-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/mckinley-family-day Date: June 17, 2017

Celebrate spring with NYC Parks and NYC Council Member Vincent Gentile!

Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-748-5200

Location: McKinely Park (in McKinley Park)

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B060 McKinley Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.62670135498000000, -74.01640319824200000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 17, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fitness Festival : Healthy Alternatives]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-fitness-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-fitness-festival Date: June 17, 2017

Free samples! Free food demos! Free fitness classes! Free sports!

Come get ready for summer. School is out and now is the time to learn how to keep the entire family healthy and happy during the summer. Sign up for the reading program at the public library. Learn how to cook healthy food. Sign the kids up for Parks' free Summer Sports Experience program, where kids can play sports all day throughout the summer for free! Take a Yoga, Spinning, or Boxing Bootcamp class. There are activities for all ages, so bring the whole family!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572f4dcc9fa1d.jpg Thu, 11 May 2017 10:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-day Date: June 17, 2017

Join us for a fun afternoon of games, crafts, a photo booth, an animal show, inflatables, and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Rory Lancman

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Electric Playground

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Q342 Electric Playground 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.73590087890625000, -73.80539703369140000 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn Date: June 17, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52e32df34f.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:30:35 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bowne House Celebrates NY's Path Through History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/the-bowne-house-celebrates-nys-path-through-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/the-bowne-house-celebrates-nys-path-through-history Date: June 17, 2017

The Bowne House Museum, one of New York's oldest buildings, welcomes visitors to an open dialogue about our city's changing landscape with local historians and urban archaeologists. New exhibits from The Bowne House will illustrate and highlight these changes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b63633aedd7.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:45:24 EST
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Astoria Heights Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-astoria-heights-playground1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-astoria-heights-playground1 Date: June 17, 2017

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


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

Performances of Cinderella Samba will take place at 11am and 1pm at 46th Street between 30th Road & 31st Avenue outside the Playground.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Park)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76039886474609400, -73.91179656982422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594002aa58e3b.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/learn-to-ride-adults2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/learn-to-ride-adults2 Date: June 17, 2017

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

Please register for the event on our registration page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Gershwin School (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66010320900800000, -73.88643515110100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5936de9022f45.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Art Around the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/art-around-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/art-around-the-park Date: June 17, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please join the Friends of Amersfort Park for "Art Around the Park". Come and join us for an afternoon of artistic expression. Activities include drawing, painting, and open art exhibit from last year's event. All materials provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Amersfort Park

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B002 Amersfort Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.62870025634765600, -73.93900299072266000 Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Mermaid Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/35th-annual-mermaid-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/35th-annual-mermaid-parade Date: June 17, 2017

A completely original creation of Coney Island USA, the Mermaid Parade is the nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events. It features participants dressed in sea-themed costumes, as well as antique cars, and music along the route, as the parade heads to Coney Island Boardwalk.

The parade starts at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue and ends at the Steeplechase Pier at Coney Island Boardwalk.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Coney Island Boardwalk

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.57279968261719000, -73.98809814453125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57609b331a633.JPG Fri, 09 Jun 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Macri Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-macri-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-macri-triangle Date: June 17, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Macri Park to help care for the bocce court at Macri Triangle. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 781-1195

Location: Near the bocce courts (in Macri Triangle)

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B223S Macri Triangle 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71436099306400000, -73.95199263095900000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Seed Balls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wildflower-seed-balls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wildflower-seed-balls Date: June 17, 2017

Use our locally-produced compost to create native wildflower seed balls. Take home your seed ball to introduce native wildflowers to your neighborhood! Queens Botanical Garden Farm & Compost staff will be on site to discuss the importance of native species and the role of compost in encouraging healthy plant growth.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5926efe3e0b0a.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Staten Island 1776]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/revolutionary-new-york-staten-island-1776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/revolutionary-new-york-staten-island-1776 Date: June 17, 2017

Become a part of America's historic revolution and join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore and discuss this park's and Staten Island's connection to the War of Independence.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910df83f0c55.jpg Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/scavenger-hunt Date: June 17, 2017

Use all of your senses and explore the park, searching high and low for clues with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide.

Nature scavenger hunts are a great way to connect to the natural world and get moving outside.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e00ff0f4a.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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/2017/06/17/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wave-hill-history-walk Date: June 17, 2017

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910811b80429.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/gallery-tour Date: June 17, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow leads a tour of current exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. The group show, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, explores how women have been treated and portrayed as outcasts in history, myth and biblical legend. In the Sunroom Project Space, Sonya Blesofsky’s sculptural installation is inspired by the history of Glyndor House, while Sindy Butz's life-sized replicaof a fireplace in one of Wave Hill’s buildings includes enlarged photographs and videos of her performing with Wave Hill fireplaces.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590cde5f811f3.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/flax-to-linen Date: June 17, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax crop we planted in the spring and try out the tools used to make flax into linen cloth. Touch and feel different types of linen, and weave and sew a small linen pouch to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f4d480e1a7.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-forest-park-carousel Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

About Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris
Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's only Two-Man Kid's Magic Show! They give an ultra high-energy performance that capture's kid's attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past five years making kid's not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59249481ba337.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/activity-table Date: June 17, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[How a House Became a Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/how-a-house-became-a-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/how-a-house-became-a-museum Date: June 17, 2017

Join King Manor’s Executive Director Nadezhda Williams to learn about the group of pioneering women who came together to save Rufus King’s home from destruction at the turn of the last century! Rufus never imagined his home would be turned into a museum! How did this come about? Rare photographs of the early days of the museum will be shown.

This free program is part of New York’s Path Through History [King Manor Association of Long Island clubwomen in the 1920s] story weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593027af25414.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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[FLOW.17 Meet the Artist Photography Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/flow17-meet-the-artist-photography-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/flow17-meet-the-artist-photography-tour Date: June 17, 2017

"Can photography change how we see our surroundings? What comprises a beautiful photograph? How can photography and history interrelate?

Join Randall's Island Park Alliance's selected 2017 FLOW artist Rose DeSiano to address these questions, and take some photographs of your own! We'll meet at 2:00 p.m. to learn about this year's FLOW art pieces, discuss some of Randall's Island's history, and talk about photographic composition and storytelling.

Bring your camera or camera phone (RIPA will also offer a few instant film cameras to borrow for the event) and spend the afternoon capturing island images that you can take home with you. We hope you'll return throughout the year to continue your photographic journey on Randall's Island.

This event is free and family-friendly. All are welcome!

The FLOW art series is planned in conjunction with the Randall's Island Park Alliance, the Bronx Museum and NYC Parks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ff9a3352d5a.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 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/2017/06/17/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: June 17, 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT