NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:03:18 GMT <![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 15, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Walker Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/summer-sports-experience-at-walker-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/summer-sports-experience-at-walker-park Date: September 15, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Walker Park, kids will learn all about soccer! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: September 15, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Manhattan. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/human-chess Date: September 15, 2016

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as an embodied team sport at Human Chess.

We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece (King, Queen, Bishop, etc.), and play the game with a group as a team.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[2016 Wheelchair Sports Federation Softball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/2016-wheelchair-sports-federation-softball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/2016-wheelchair-sports-federation-softball-clinics Date: September 15, 2016

The sport is very similar to traditional softball, but played by athletes using wheelchairs, with some differences in the rules. People of all ages are welcome to join us and learn the game. No experience is required and the program is free.

Volunteers are of course welcome to join us as well!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70196512533900000, -73.85458660309100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57755b6aaba5d.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Working with Teens in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/greenthumb-workshop-working-with-teens-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/greenthumb-workshop-working-with-teens-in-the-garden Date: September 15, 2016

Working with teens and young adults in the garden can be both challenging and extremely worthwhile as the garden presents a tremendous learning opportunity and is unfamiliar territory to many young people in New York City. Join us as we explore the strategies for engaging young people in the garden, as well as gardening skills and best practices.

In partnership with Grow to Learn.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: School of Cooperative Technical Education

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2016-09-15 2016-09-15 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78369120853600000, -73.94504725582000000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/kayaking Date: September 15, 2016

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Additional Rules for Kayaking

  • Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at least 14 years old.
  • Doubles are for one adult and no more than one child under 14 or paddler that needs assistance.
  • Please show up at least 1 hour before closing, as that is when the line closes and the last boats go out.

For more information about kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge Park, please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse website.

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644381ae072.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Run Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/open-run-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/open-run-night Date: September 15, 2016

This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize the world-class Icahn Stadium! Once a month, Open Run Nights will also feature a free introductory running form seminar.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ac81287e7eb.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 15, 2016

Bryant Park Yoga is returning for its 13th season! Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning or Thursday evening class in this flagship series presented by Athleta, with instructors curated by Yoga Journal.

Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats - no need to bring your own.

RSVP now at Eventbrite! Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f487e65b3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: September 15, 2016

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-09-15 2016-09-15 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[BK Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/bk-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/bk-boot-camp Date: September 15, 2016

Come to a BK Boot Camp class for a full body workout appropriate for adults of all ages and fitness levels.

Participants can arrive as early at 6:30 p.m. WOODstack representatives will be on-site as early as 6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by WOODstack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47b2a3e49f.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Cage Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/cage-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/cage-yoga Date: September 15, 2016

Cage Yoga is a wellness session that gets its name from the distinct and beautiful settings of our classes within the natural and energy-filled parks of NYC, enhanced by a sensory and auditory experience that only Sound Off™ can deliver. Cage Yoga presented by WOODstack is a wellness experience for the community unlike any other!

These guided yoga sessions use wireless Sound Off™ headphones to connect with practitioners. External distractions are eliminated as only the music and instructor’s voice are heard through the headphones.

Participants can arrive as early at 6:30 p.m.. WOODstack representatives will be on-site at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Paerdegat Park

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B218 Paerdegat Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.63809967041015600, -73.93810272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47cb871216.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Cinema LIC Outdoor Movie: Ghost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/cinema-lic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/cinema-lic Date: September 15, 2016

Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams with a psychic (Academy-Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg) to uncover the truth behind his murder, and to rescue his sweetheart (Demi Moore) from a similar fate.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare: Measure for Measure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure Date: September 15, 2016

Three of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies are produced by the irreverent, surprising, and critically-acclaimed The Drilling Company—Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It with music by Natalie Smith, and Measure for Measure.

The plays feature the greatest, funniest, and noblest women of the canon—Beatrice, Rosalind and Isabella—remarkable characters, who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment.

Visit bryantpark.org for the schedule and to learn more information about the performances.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 9:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me: Engaging Baby's Imagination]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/baby-me-engaging-babys-imagination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/baby-me-engaging-babys-imagination Date: September 16, 2016

Join the activities that engage your baby's imagination: stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and more.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: September 16, 2016

Tots Program (2-5 Years old) M-F 9:15am-10:00am

Tots Program (8 months - 3 Years old) M-F 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm M-F.

Other activities for ages 6-14 will be offered M-F 9:15am- 4:45pm. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Goalball, Softball and Group Games.

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Sunset Park, kids will learn basketball, soccer and football! To find out more, please call the Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park),Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: September 16, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the early fall! Free, Drop in Sports programming at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park Tues-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm for youths aged 7-14 years old.

Flag Football will be offered on Tues/Thurs 2:30pm-4:30pm. A variety of sports and programming will be offered at other times.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-09-16 2016-09-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/am-stretch Date: September 16, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: September 16, 2016

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/kids-express Date: September 16, 2016

Groups must schedule in advance. Space is limited.

Kids engage in activities that encourages self expression through process-oriented art—allowing for individual expression.

Interpretation of literary arts through a different art form includes discussion and sharing of ideas.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Bronx (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/instructional-flag-football-bronx-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/instructional-flag-football-bronx-north Date: September 16, 2016

Please apply if you're interested in the NYC Parks Citywide Flag Football League in the Bronx.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a3c41021bcb.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 16, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/bryant-park-piano Date: September 16, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts & Crafts: Fork Painting Flower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/seasonal-arts-craftsfork-painting-flower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/seasonal-arts-craftsfork-painting-flower-power Date: September 16, 2016

Kids and parents will create painted flowers using forks.

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 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:01:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Unlimited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/sports-unlimited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/sports-unlimited Date: September 16, 2016

Girls and boys ages 6-17 are invited to join our experienced staff for organized play in Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, dodgeball, flag football and handball!

For more information, pleae contact Sheroly Jones at (718) 367-3657 or sheroly.jones@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 16, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Queens (East)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/instructional-flag-football-queens-east http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/instructional-flag-football-queens-east Date: September 16, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Queens. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7366

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4c9d77a0.jpg Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: September 16, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Manhattan. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/bingo Date: September 16, 2016

Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59b1b753ac.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/summer-on-the-hudson-totally-public-karaoke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/summer-on-the-hudson-totally-public-karaoke Date: September 16, 2016

Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage. All ages!

A song book will be available at the event. Sign up on stage, support other singers, have fun, and enjoy the park.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5787ea3e9fee1.JPG Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: September 16, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: September 16, 2016

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

In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis

Know Before You Go
Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57977403a894b.jpg Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare: Measure for Measure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure Date: September 16, 2016

Three of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies are produced by the irreverent, surprising, and critically-acclaimed The Drilling Company—Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It with music by Natalie Smith, and Measure for Measure.

The plays feature the greatest, funniest, and noblest women of the canon—Beatrice, Rosalind and Isabella—remarkable characters, who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment.

Visit bryantpark.org for the schedule and to learn more information about the performances.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Back to the Block]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/arts-culture-fun-back-tot-he-block http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/arts-culture-fun-back-tot-he-block Date: September 16, 2016

Back to the Block is a free concert featuring up-and-coming local musicians. Performances feature singer/songwriter Lizzie No and Bronx native hip hop artists Circa '95. Lizzie No is a local musician and vocalist who has recently performed at the Bronx Museum Boogie on the Boulevard festival. Circa ’95’s quintessentially New York hip-hop sound comprised of performers Patty Dukes and Reph who rhyme seamlessly in English and Spanish. They are currently resident artists at Carnegie Hall.

The event is in partnership with More Art, a nonprofit that brings artists and communities together to create public art and educational programs. Discover more at www.moreart.org.

Please RSVP to hold your spot at info@moreart.org.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47d9868e51.jpg Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Pretty in Pink]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-pretty-in-pink http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-pretty-in-pink Date: September 16, 2016

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s glitter to 80s glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways, and more!

It's an 80s Prom Party!

Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.65729904174805000, -73.96369934082031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575b4d4dd72cd.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out Date: September 16, 2016

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

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.). Young Riley was perfectly content with her life when her father landed a new job in San Francisco, and the family moved across the country. Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.52209854125976600, -74.19010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57befd9f7d323.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Queens (West)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/instructional-flag-football-queens-west http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/instructional-flag-football-queens-west Date: September 17, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Queens. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7366

Location: The Velodrome (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 0:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74466323852539000, -73.80935668945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4d30a43e.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bird-walks Date: September 17, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: September 17, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: September 17, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: September 17, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/international-coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/international-coastal-cleanup Date: September 17, 2016

Spend your day at one of NYC’s beautiful Bronx waterfront parks while giving back to our city's oceans and coastlines. Please join Friends of Soundview Park and the Bronx River Alliance for International Coastal Cleanup! Meet like-minded people while giving back and exploring some of the city’s most scenic green spaces.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 430 4636

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57519a4ee81d2.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: September 17, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/walk-randalls-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/walk-randalls-island Date: September 17, 2016

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Come walk Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a part of meeting that goal!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/its-my-park-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/its-my-park-at-forest-park Date: September 17, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Forest Park to clean up at Forest Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-0754

Location: Victory Field Track Entrance (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70071822383700000, -73.85248053073900000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience-Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-sports-experienceasser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-sports-experienceasser-levy-recreation-center Date: September 17, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the fall at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park. Free, Drop in sports programming for youths aged 7-17. Saturdays will be dedicated to Flag Football, and will take place outside unless inclement weather.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[16th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/16th-annual-chessinthepark-rapid-open http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/16th-annual-chessinthepark-rapid-open Date: September 17, 2016

Come to the largest outdoor chess tournament in the United States! There will be competitions for kids, teens, and adults at all skill levels.

To play, please register in advance at chessintheschools.org. Registration is limited to the first 700 entrants. You will need to provide a name, section, phone number, email address, and USCF rating (if applicable).

Competition sections (subject to change):

  • Youth Unrated: Open to unrated players under age 12
  • Adult/Teen Unrated: Open to unrated players ages 13 and up
  • Novice: Open to players rated under 900
  • Reserve: Open to players rated 900 to1299
  • Intermediate: Open to players rated 1200 to 1699
  • Open Championship: Open to players rated 1200 and above

Competition rounds will take place at 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. There will be a GM Speed Match at 10:00 a.m. GM will play with challengers throughout the day. Bring clocks if you own them.

There will also be chess puzzles for kids. Chess sets, trophies, medals, and other prizes will be awarded after the last round.

Please check in from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m, on the day of the event.

For more information (and in case of rain), visit chessinschools.org or call (212) 643-0225 ext. 225.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 643-0225

Location: Bethesda Fountain (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.77429962158203000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577ec0b79971c.JPG Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: September 17, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: September 17, 2016

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: September 17, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 3:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: September 17, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Father Popieluszko Square to help with general cleaning, raking, and weeding at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 838-4671

Location: Father Popieluszko Square (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.72294774759800000, -73.95237588882400000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: September 17, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to do a general cleanup and horticulture work at Owl's Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

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

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249023400, -74.03029632568360000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach Date: September 17, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan to clean up the shoreline for Ocean Conservancy Day at New Dorp Beach Park. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

Location: Maple Terrace Beach Entrance (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.56276182241700000, -74.09868025779700000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/discovery-club-for-families Date: September 17, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's View" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades one through 4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a field notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b2a54fba5.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: September 17, 2016

Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem River and East River.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6dd667267c.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt Date: September 17, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Greenbelt, on the outdoor playing fields behind the recreation center, kids will learn all about street hockey and basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/welcome-program Date: September 17, 2016

Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington Square Park Conservancy’s "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.

Tours will be available, free of charge. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and will depart from the Welcome Wagon. Tours are led by community volunteers. Tours are first-come, first-served.

You’ll find the Welcome! Wagon located near the Park House or Holley Plaza throughout the summer and early fall (but not on severely rainy days).

"Welcome!" is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/moves-with-limon-dance Date: September 17, 2016

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.

Visit bryantpark.org for updates and more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/kayaking Date: September 17, 2016

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Additional Rules for Kayaking

  • Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at least 14 years old.
  • Doubles are for one adult and no more than one child under 14 or paddler that needs assistance.
  • Please show up at least 1 hour before closing, as that is when the line closes and the last boats go out.

For more information about kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge Park, please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse website.

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576442dc134ba.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/green-team Date: September 17, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 17, 2016

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.

Donna Jacobs Sife will share the Biblical story "Samson and Delilah" and Susan Stone will share the German story "Hansel and Gretel".

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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 17, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, 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. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 17, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Linden Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/its-my-park-at-linden-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/its-my-park-at-linden-park Date: September 17, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Brite leadership Coalition/ENY to do general cleanup at Linden Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 754-2426

Location: Main Park House (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.65870739556700000, -73.88743829727200000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: September 17, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers may assist with caring for tree beds and garden beds, or general park cleanup. We look forward to caring for the park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67380142211900000, -73.94390106201200000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bike-new-york-learn-to-ridekids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bike-new-york-learn-to-ridekids Date: September 17, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Bloomingdale Playground

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M238 Bloomingdale Playground 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79930114746094000, -73.96600341796875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577d3e40181df.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/tai-chi Date: September 17, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park Date: September 17, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Chelsea Park, kids will take part in a softball program! They'll learn everything there is to know about softball and how to play. To find out more, please call (212) 408-0243.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/learn-to-ride-kids Date: September 17, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, 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 kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 408-0243

Location: Bloomingdale Playground

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M238 Bloomingdale Playground 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79930114746094000, -73.96600341796875000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 17, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Poseidon's Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/poseidons-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/poseidons-parade Date: September 17, 2016

Poseidon's Parade is a family-friendly celebration of participants wearing sea-themed costumes with floats and artwork while celebrating the opening of Rockaway Boardwalk.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 106th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58029937744100000, -73.82810211181600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707f57123920.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: September 17, 2016

In celebration of the centennial of the formal garden, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum invited artists to paint the gardens en plein air on June 9, in conjunction with the annual summer luncheon on the theme of French classical gardens.

Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.

These paintings will be on view at Bartow-Pell from July 1 through September 23.

Featured artists: Michele Basora, Mary Colby, Sofya Dudnik, Elise Fechtmann, C'naan Hamburger, Thomas Legaspi, Sarah Olson, Julie Ortiz, Kim Power, Linda Sacewicz, Greg Thielker, Melanie Vote, and Alice Elisabeth Waite.

There will be an opening reception on July 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with live music from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Image: Mary Colby, The Artist in the Garden, 2016, oil on wood panel, oil sketch, 12 x 14 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: September 17, 2016

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are designed for kids (ages 5 to 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/capoeira-for-beginners Date: September 17, 2016

Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queen, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/greenthumb-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/greenthumb-harvest-fair Date: September 17, 2016

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvests!

Bring your best harvest from your GreenThumb Community Garden to win prizes and join us as we celebrate the close of the growing season. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.

Activities for all ages include:

• GreenThumb’s second annual Fresh Chef Contest Sign up here.
• Harvest Fair Contest
• Workshops
• Face painting
• Zumba
• Puppet-making workshop
• Raffle prizes
• Cooking Demos
• Decorate a vegetable
• First Annual Garden Recognition Award
• Live Entertainment and More!

Rain or Shine

Volunteer
Get involved! We are still seeking volunteers for the Harvest Fair. Sign up to gain event operations experience. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to volunteer, please register through the Google Form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Diamante Garden

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2016-09-17 2016-09-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79790115356445000, -73.93640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bdc4c6782ec.JPG Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/adaptive-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/adaptive-flag-football Date: September 17, 2016

NYC Parks is committed to serving athletes of all abilities.The Citywide Flag Football League takes place across the city in the fall. The league
welcomes girls and boys of all ages to take part in instructional drills, strategy, and game play. All equipment will be provided.

How to Join
Registration is available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis. Teams will be formed on the first day of the league. If you sign up after the first day, you will be added to an existing team.

For more information about Adaptive Flag Football and other adaptive programs, call Chris Noel at (646) 632-7344 or Rodolfo Guevara at (212) 360-3319.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70196512533900000, -73.85458660309100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4de0d954fa.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: September 17, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 17, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: September 17, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. This vigorous hike features long treks through uneven terrain.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a2474acc3b9.JPG Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Continental Knit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/continental-knit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/continental-knit Date: September 17, 2016

Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.

Learn to create garter stitch, stiockinette stitch, seed stitch, moss stitch, and ribbing.

Beginners are welcome.

Materials needed: 1 skein light colored #4 yarn, 1 pair short knitting needles #8, tapestry needle for weaving, and measuring tape.

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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bike Practice Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bike-new-york-bike-practice-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bike-new-york-bike-practice-session Date: September 17, 2016

Bike Practice Session is a two-hour, supervised practice session, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike. Bike Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills.

This is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program where you can earn a free bike by taking five free classes!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acac5f2b0a.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: September 17, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown Show at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/skats-the-clown-show-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/skats-the-clown-show-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 17, 2016

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

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

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.

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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5796734bbaa95.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze Date: September 17, 2016

Summer on the Hudson welcomes all to join the Amateur Astronomers Association to gaze at the sun through a safe scope and see the central star of our solar system.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour1 Date: September 17, 2016

Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem River and East River.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bronx Kill Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79676106648500000, -73.91593360900900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6ddade5d6e.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 17, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts and crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more. Kids will design and decorate paper fans

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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown Show at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/skats-the-clown-show-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/skats-the-clown-show-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 17, 2016

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

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

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.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5796734bbaa95.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: September 17, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Manhattan. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 17, 2016

Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bargemusic (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57605f18d1ebb.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 17, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will lead a guided walk through Riverside Park South in search of site-specific choreography by movers and shakers of the NYC dance world.

Wear comfortable shoes; the walk is about one mile. Choreographers and dancers will meet post show at Pier i Cafe to celebrate each night.

Featured 2016 Choreographers

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2016-09-17 2016-09-17 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.77819824218750000, -73.98870086669922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f062d1ef276.JPG Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Ratchet and Clank]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/movies-under-the-stars-ratchet-and-clank http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/movies-under-the-stars-ratchet-and-clank Date: September 17, 2016

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

Oddball alien Ratchet (voice of James Arnold Taylor) and his brainy robot sidekick Clank (David Kaye) embark on their biggest adventure ever in this adaptation of the video-game franchise by Insomniac Games, which explores the characters' origin story as they work together to defend the Solana Galaxy from the evil Chairman Drek (Paul Giamatti). John Goodman, Bella Thorne, and Sylvester Stallone also lend their voices to this animated adventure directed by Jericca Cleland and Kevin Munroe. Author: Daniel Gelb

Know Before You Go
Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Grover Cleveland Park (in Grover Cleveland Playground)

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Q002 Grover Cleveland Playground 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.71080017089844000, -73.91120147705078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bdff112ae4c.jpg Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare: Measure for Measure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure Date: September 17, 2016

Three of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies are produced by the irreverent, surprising, and critically-acclaimed The Drilling Company—Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It with music by Natalie Smith, and Measure for Measure.

The plays feature the greatest, funniest, and noblest women of the canon—Beatrice, Rosalind and Isabella—remarkable characters, who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment.

Visit bryantpark.org for the schedule and to learn more information about the performances.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Captain America Civil War]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/movies-under-the-stars-captain-american-civil-war http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/movies-under-the-stars-captain-american-civil-war Date: September 17, 2016

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

In this superhero epic, the denizens of the Marvel Universe are forced to pick sides when Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) come to blows over ideological differences. After a mission involving a new Avengers squad led by Cap ends with several civilian casualties in Lagos, the team are asked to sign an agreement that would force them to take orders from a United Nations panel. Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) pressures Cap to accept this new arrangement, in part because he feels deeply guilty about his own past recklessness; Captain America, however, fears that the Avengers will only be corrupted by bureaucracy. Their disagreement eventually escalates into all-out war when Cap's old friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), now a brainwashed assassin known as the Winter Soldier, reenters the picture. Captain America: Civil War brings back former Avengers characters such as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Vision (Paul Bettany); it also drags into the fray low-rent superhero Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and introduces both the powerful African prince Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and a new, younger incarnation of Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.57553656314600000, -74.08273506164600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57befe39b2f56.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nocturnal-wildlife Date: September 17, 2016

Join the Urban Park Rangers as they search for some of the lesser-seen creatures of the night.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shadow Performance by Cave Dogs: Sure-Minded Uncertainties]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/shadow-performance-by-cave-dogs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/shadow-performance-by-cave-dogs Date: September 17, 2016

On the occasion of their collaboration with Juanli Carrion's public artwork OSS#02, the shadow performance group Cave Dogs will perform "Sure-Minded Uncertainties", which explores how immigration and the interplay of materialism, spiritualism, technology, and stewardship of the earth shapes our modern world.

A range of fantastical characters acting as modern day archetypes navigate a series of transformations through five short stories interweaving their fundamentally similar, but often out of place worlds. The work, when viewed in its entirety, forms a collective narrative that addresses mankind’s complicated relationship to each other, nature, and its resources. "Sure-Minded Uncertainties" uses innovative, visual effects and an original soundtrack to create a rich experience that documents and preserves important cultural voices and stories.

Cave Dogs brings together visual artists, puppeteers, musicians, dancers, storytellers, and writers in the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration. Their medium evolves out of two ancient traditions: shadow puppet theatre and storytelling—and several contemporary art forms including film, video, sound, computer-generated animation, and performance art to create multiple, richly-layered visual tableaus, and produce effects that conjure both the dreamlike quality of early experimental film and the humor of contemporary animation.

We invite the audience to both de-construct these shadowy illusions while they are caught up in the intriguing layers of effects.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (845) 334-9918

Location: The Lawn at Myrtle Avenue and North Portland Avenue (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 8:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.69288789980500000, -73.97549664974200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a8b72844a00.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults Date: September 17, 2016

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

This is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program where you can earn a free bike by taking five free classes!

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: East River Bikeway at the Sixth Street Bridge (in John V. Lindsay East River Park )

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.71960067749000000, -73.97389984130900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acc6fd2de4.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: September 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:14 EDT