NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:53:04 GMT <![CDATA[Opening Reception: Call and Response]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/opening-reception-call-and-response http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/opening-reception-call-and-response Date: June 17, 2017

Come to Alice Austen House Museum to check out this new exhibition featuring six photographers using experimental collaborative processes.

Presented with Magnum Foundation as part of worldwide events celebrating Magnum’s 70th anniversary.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593c47aa638c6.jpg Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/hudson-warehouse-presents-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/hudson-warehouse-presents-shakespeare-workout Date: June 17, 2017

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5941920a1b8d5.jpg Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59249481ba337.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Twilight Toast Fundraiser Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/twilight-toast-fundraiser-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/twilight-toast-fundraiser-event Date: June 17, 2017

Enjoy an evening on the lawn with specialty cocktails, small bites by Bin5, and live music by Karlus Trapp to support the museum’s programs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 9176265162

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593c4b6fbbef4.jpg Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[East Winds Ensembel: Koto and Shakuhachi Japanese Chamber Ensemble in Bruce's Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/east-winds-ensembel-koto-and-shakuhachi-japanese-chamber-ensemble-in-bruces-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/east-winds-ensembel-koto-and-shakuhachi-japanese-chamber-ensemble-in-bruces-garden Date: June 17, 2017

The East Winds Ensemble is back for a concert in the unique setting of the community garden Bruce’s Garden in Inwood. This event is presented by Isham Park Restoration Program 1970, Inc. and East Winds, Inc.

Two amazing masters of Japanese music will be featured in this concert: Marco Lienhard on Shakuhachi and Masayo Ishigure on the Koto. A concert of timeless Japanese music in a very special setting, the concert will feature new compositions and traditional pieces as well as songs composed for East Winds Ensemble.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 418-8808

Location: Bruce's Garden (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.86949920654297000, -73.91799926757812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594034d1d4042.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-camping Date: June 17, 2017

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

Please note: Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 7.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e0832a9d8.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-revival Date: June 17, 2017

Dances For A Variable Population, legendary dancers, and neighborhood adults perform seminal dance techniques of the 20th century alongside the dancers who created them.

Performances will take place at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: General Grant National Memorial (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.81320190429687500, -73.96299743652344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07bdac69f4.jpg Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: East Winds Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/arts-culture-fun-east-winds-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/arts-culture-fun-east-winds-ensemble Date: June 17, 2017

East Winds Ensemble presents a unique concert by two masters of Japanese music, Masayo Ishigure and Marco Lienhard.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Isham Park

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M043 Isham Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.86940002441406000, -73.91870117187500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f66e9354bda.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[RCTA Sunset Concert: Classical + House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/rcta-sunset-concert-classical-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/rcta-sunset-concert-classical-house Date: June 17, 2017

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

This week’s performer: Gotham Winds. A Double-Header: Classical + House Dance. Beginning the evening, Gotham Winds, a classical woodwinds ensemble, returns to bring the delightful sounds of Mozart and other greats to the riverside to welcome the summer. As the sun goes down, we will shift gears with the First Annual Deep House on the Hudson, featuring DJ CARLYNN of the House Musice Syndicate playing Deep House, Progressive, and Soulful House Music for your dancing enjoyment.

The Series celebrates our fabulous park and represents the rich cultural diversity of the Upper West Side. Each concert begins at 7:00 p.m. and continues through shades of orange, red and purple, ending around 9:00 p.m. Bring your picnic basket and blanket and join us. Stick around afterward and watch the fireflies rise up out of the lawn and the stars speckle the sky.

In the event of inclement weather, call (212) 978-0277 to see whether a concert has been postponed.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 978-0277

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

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M071 Riverside Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.79629898071289000, -73.97750091552734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593960ab16929.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Met Opera Summer Recital Series: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/the-met-operas-summer-recital-series-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/the-met-operas-summer-recital-series-crotona-park Date: June 17, 2017

The Met’s popular concert series in New York City parks in all five boroughs kicks off with an evening of arias and duets from a variety of operas.

Dan Saunders will be at the piano to accompany each performance.

So Young Park, soprano
Petr Nekoranec, tenor
Hyung Yun, baritone
Dan Saunders, piano

Recitals are free.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.83610153198242000, -73.89759826660156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5930845e69f2f.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Richard III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/richard-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/richard-iii Date: June 17, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare!

Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story of a country in turmoil and a madman lusting for power. As the ruthless and charismatic Richard claws his way to the throne, a nation is forced to the breaking point in this chilling tale of a tyrant, his enablers, and those who attempt to resist.

Know Before You Go:

Theatre-goers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain time. The stage will be set at the east end of Brooklyn's beautiful Carroll Park, along Smith Street. Ground seating is open to the public, as well as a limited number of chairs.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b7f1d90e5e.jpg Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Gibney Dance Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/gibney-dance-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/gibney-dance-performance Date: June 17, 2017

Join Gibney Dance Company's stunning professional artists for an evening of dynamic contemporary dance choreographed by Artistic Director Gina Gibney. Utilizing both the strength of rigorous physicality and the tenderness of intimate gestures, this full-time company of dancers is constantly reimagining the impact that dance and movement can have in today's society — in the studio, on stage, and in the community.

Performance will take place on the mounds by the base of the monument steps. Learn more about Gibney Dance's Centers, Company and Community Action programs on their website.

After the performance, scoot on over to the Myrtle Lawn to watch a free movie screening of Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-8560

Location: NW plaza performance mounds (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 7:45 pm 8:30 pm 40.69246560044900000, -73.97655344009400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59356f63d97c0.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Jaws]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-jaws http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-jaws Date: June 17, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Please see the NYC Parks website for future events.

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

An enormous great white shark terrorizes a summer resort town, where a police chief, a fisherman and a marine biologist realize they're "gonna need a bigger boat" to battle the bloodthirsty beast.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57553656314600000, -74.08273506164600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591495e3b78d1.jpg Sat, 17 Jun 2017 19:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movie Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movie-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movie-under-the-stars-sing Date: June 17, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Please see the NYC Parks website for future events.

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Paul Raimonda Playground

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Q298 Paul Raimonda Playground 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77271881966700000, -73.89761407539500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7d8119d94d.jpg Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2009 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2009 Date: June 17, 2017

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

An inventor and a weather-reporter intern try to discover why the sky is raining food instead of water in this adaptation of the children's book by Ron and Judi Barrett.

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!

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Catherine's Park

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M079 St. Catherine's Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.76520156860351600, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5914bc6271ffd.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Selena]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-selena http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-selena Date: June 17, 2017

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

June 2017 is New York Music Month (NYMM) – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s diverse music ecosystem, across all five boroughs. The month is an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music.

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Owen F. Dolen Park

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.84052658081055000, -73.84279632568360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5931afc6f200c.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Mr. Holland's Opus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-mr-hollands-opus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-mr-hollands-opus Date: June 17, 2017

Please note: this event has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Please see the NYC Parks website for future events.

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

Richard Dreyfus stars in the title role of this classic 1995 drama that follows a high-school music teacher who aspires to write his own composition. The cast also includes Glenne Headly, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy, and Jay Thomas.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: John Paul Jones Park

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B035 John Paul Jones Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.61109924316406000, -74.03389739990234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593ac792e3b45.jpg Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/the-fence Date: June 18, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 18, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/farmers-market Date: June 18, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/learn-to-ride-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/learn-to-ride-adults Date: June 18, 2017

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

To attend, please register on the registration page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Bradhurst Avenue at 152nd Street (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82771584290600000, -73.93963098526000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592ee6a51f7eb.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: June 18, 2017

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

Please note that the nature center is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdb4955e30.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/free-yoga-at-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/free-yoga-at-hudson-park Date: June 18, 2017

Join HY/HK Alliance for morning yoga with Malorie Bryant! Bring a mat.

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/yoga-in-the-garden Date: June 18, 2017

Enjoy a morning yoga class on the lawn. Participants should bring a mat, dress appropriately, and expect to be outside, unless precipitation or excessive humidity occurs. Classes are offered in partnership with Yoga Haven. All levels welcome. Continues Sundays through June and July 9.

$25/$15 Wave Hill Member. Pre-registration recommended online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590cdf1d2d060.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Big Hand, Little Hand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/family-art-project-big-hand-little-hand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/family-art-project-big-hand-little-hand Date: June 18, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591081925ebf1.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tide Pool Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/tide-pool-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/tide-pool-exploration Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/street-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/street-skills-ride Date: June 18, 2017

Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of five to eight miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and League-certified Cycling Instructors.

Please register on our registration page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 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 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71960067749000000, -73.97389984130900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592ef8a05a68b.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-up Audubon II: Water Detectives]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

Presented by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f522826496.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Montefiore Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/its-my-park-at-montefiore-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/its-my-park-at-montefiore-square Date: June 18, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Montefiore Park Neighborhood Association to clean up the park and participate in a public art project led by Urban Soul Alliance.

The public art project asks passersby, park users, and neighbors to respond to and finish the prompt "I need...". The responses will then be placed throughout Montefiore Park and will remain on view until mid-July. This first installation at Montefiore Square will be a representation of 1,000 voices from our community. You do not need to be an artist to do this work, all you need is the belief that, collectively, we can work toward social justice and social transformation.

We hope to see you in the park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 721-5654

Location: Park Entrance at 137th Street and Broadway (in Montefiore Square)

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M055 Montefiore Square 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82135017720100000, -73.95400035381300000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/learn-to-ride-adults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/learn-to-ride-adults1 Date: June 18, 2017

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

Please register for class on our registration page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 820-2080

Location: West end of Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86911092687000000, -73.93157422542500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5936e361d113c.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike Practice Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/bike-practice-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/bike-practice-session Date: June 18, 2017

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.

Please register on our registration page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5936eb98f0186.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/sunday-tai-chi Date: June 18, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Hester Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

Presented by NYC Parks

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594413b51dd32.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/yoga-in-the-battery Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:30 am 0:30 am 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59299c431592c.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-18 2017-06-18 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/forest-crew Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Bennett Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-bennett-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-bennett-park Date: June 18, 2017

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


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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bennett Park

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M009 Bennett Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.85279846191406000, -73.93810272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940035153f35.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/rangers-choice-archery Date: June 18, 2017

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

This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Please note: Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' Event Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 7.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e0d71a4ef.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfall Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/waterfall-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/waterfall-hike-light Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e17e86449.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Search of Something Special]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/in-search-of-something-special http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/in-search-of-something-special Date: June 18, 2017

Join us for a fun afternoon of crafts and activities designed for children of all abilities.

Sponsored by the Community Advisory Board, Queens Museum, Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and NYC Parks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6565

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/family-day Date: June 18, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for an afternoon of games, crafts, an animal show, inflatables, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7d4e1482ac.jpg Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Science in the Park: WOODLANDS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: June 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. Program is suitable for children ages 7-11.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 7183524793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: June 18, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pony Rides]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/pony-rides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/pony-rides Date: June 18, 2017

On Father's Day, head to the Riverdale Stables for free pony rides. Ages four to 10.

Younger ages may be held on the saddle for photos.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Stables Area (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.90240097045898400, -73.89409637451172000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/freshwater-fishing Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

Participation is first-come, first-served. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 18, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590ce10452e8b.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:29:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/music-in-the-garden-quintet-of-the-americas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/music-in-the-garden-quintet-of-the-americas Date: June 18, 2017

Quintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet, performs “Winds of Change,” a concert about the environment with ragtime, jazz, and contemporary music, and poetry about the Earth by American transcendentalists Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris at Fantasy Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591499d46dc1d.jpg Thu, 18 May 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/flax-to-linen Date: June 18, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f4d480e1a7.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/activity-table Date: June 18, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Latin Fusion Salsa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 Date: June 18, 2017

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

Sonido Costeño
Latin Fusion Salsa
Sonido Costeño presents a creative fusion of Latin music and salsa with other world music in an enticing, high-energy performance. Prepare to dance! Get Detail

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1374

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942e2aad016a.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Wonderful Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/storefront-science-wonderful-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/storefront-science-wonderful-trees Date: June 18, 2017

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Ever wonder how many different trees are in your neighborhood? Join Dr. A in examining the trees in Fort Tryon Park. Strengthen your tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees even without their leaves!

Funded through the generosity of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages 5 to 11) . RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593b0aad9c5ac.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris at Fantasy Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest1 Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591499d46dc1d.jpg Thu, 18 May 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/zumba-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/zumba-with-dodge-ymca Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. before each class.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 4:30 pm 5:30 am 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[History of Rock and Soul featuring Pauly and the Goodfellas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/history-of-rock-and-soul-featuring-pauly-and-the-goodfellas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/history-of-rock-and-soul-featuring-pauly-and-the-goodfellas Date: June 18, 2017

Join the fun and hilarity with the best interactive rock-and-roll comedy adventure band.

Generously funded by Council Member Eric A. Ulrich.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Mon, 01 May 2017 13:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let’s Dance!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 18, 2017

Learn to dance Salsa, Zouk, and Bachata with lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05d2316466.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Richard III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/richard-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/richard-iii Date: June 18, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare!

Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story of a country in turmoil and a madman lusting for power. As the ruthless and charismatic Richard claws his way to the throne, a nation is forced to the breaking point in this chilling tale of a tyrant, his enablers, and those who attempt to resist.

Know Before You Go:

Theatre-goers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain time. The stage will be set at the east end of Brooklyn's beautiful Carroll Park, along Smith Street. Ground seating is open to the public, as well as a limited number of chairs.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b7f1d90e5e.jpg Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: End of the Century: The Punk Singer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/movie-under-the-stars-end-of-the-century-the-punk-singer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/movie-under-the-stars-end-of-the-century-the-punk-singer Date: June 18, 2017

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

June 2017 is New York Music Month (NYMM) – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s diverse music ecosystem, across all five boroughs. The month is an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music.

This film profiles feminist musician Kathleen Hanna, one of the central figures in the riot grrrl movement. The filmmakers utilize a wealth of archival footage, as well as interviews with Hanna, to tell her story.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lawrence Virgilio Playground

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Q031 Lawrence Virgilio Playground 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74750137329100000, -73.91069793701200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592dc88b9455f.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Secret Life of Pets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-the-secret-life-of-pets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/movies-under-the-stars-the-secret-life-of-pets Date: June 18, 2017

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In this delightful nimated feature, the quiet life of Max (Louis C.K.), a spoiled terrier, is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a an unruly stray whom Max ( Eric Stonestreet) instantly dislikes. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and end up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, Snowball (Kevin Hart), a rebellious bunny, swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Sheepshead Playground

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B239 Sheepshead Playground 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.58895168800000000, -73.94020148590000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59123859f2f83.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/the-fence Date: June 19, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bootcamp in the Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/bootcamp-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/bootcamp-in-the-park Date: June 19, 2017

Join HY/HK Alliance for a free Bootcamp fitness class with Ruel Davis!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Competitive Rowing Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/competitive-rowing-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/competitive-rowing-camp Date: June 19, 2017

For experienced* high school rowers, ages 14 to 18, this summer-long competitive camp meets five days a week, Mondays through Fridays, from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., on the historic Harlem River.

Athletes train with experienced coaches from a variety of competitive collegiate rowing programs. Rowing is a great way to distinguish your child’s college resume, and our seasoned coaches are always available as a resource to discuss rowing at a higher level. We work on enhancing rowing skills and technique in both sweep and sculling boats.

Along with rigorous training, participants compete in select regattas throughout the summer season. For those who are considering rowing at the collegiate level, this camp is the perfect addition to develop their talent.

*Previous rowing experience is defined as at least 10 months of previous rowing experience and/or race experience in at least four high school-level regattas. All participants are selected for this program at our coaches discretion.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-19 2017-06-19 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c056b59d2b3.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise: Abhaya Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/sunrise-abhaya-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/sunrise-abhaya-yoga Date: June 19, 2017

Escape the bustle of the city with sunrise yoga in the morning light.

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

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. before each class.
- Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Crew Camp: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/crew-camp-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/crew-camp-brooklyn Date: June 19, 2017

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

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

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

This camp is open to teens ages 14 to 18.

Maximum of 12 participants

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Paerdegat Basin Launch

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2017-06-19 2017-06-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62821060000000000, -73.90516300000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c051d745185.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: June 19, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/bryant-park-language-classes Date: June 19, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: June 19, 2017

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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2017-06-19 2017-06-19 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: June 19, 2017

Enjoy classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.). All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. are subject to inspection. Food items for sale curated by Hester Street Fair on the Fountain Terrace.

King Kong
The granddaddy of all monster movies is a variation on the old “beauty and the beast” story. The adventure fantasy about the girl and the giant ape has been remade a few times, but there’s nothing like the original. Kong is captured on tropical Skull Island and brought back to New York for exhibition. Of course, this doesn’t turn out well for anyone and the poor monkey finds himself atop the Empire State Building, swatting at fighter planes. Max Steiner’s music swells, as Fay Wray’s lungs get quite a workout. “Kong” did not win any Oscars for Special Effects, as the award did not yet exist. (1933) 100 MIN. (NR) (WARNER BROS.)

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[3rd International Day of Yoga: Recharge at Battery Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/3rd-international-day-of-yoga-recharge-at-battery-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/3rd-international-day-of-yoga-recharge-at-battery-park Date: June 19, 2017

The Consulate General of India, New York presents the Third International Day of Yoga, at Castle Clinton in Battery Park!

Free yoga and meditation for all!

Program of the Day
5:00 p.m. - Welcome music
5:30 p.m. - Consul General's welcome address
5:35 p.m. - Shankdwani, Yoga Mudras and Sun Salutations by Hindu Temple of North America
6:00 p.m. - Yoga on the pole and pyramid formation by Mallakamb Federation
6:20 p.m. - Yoga demonstration by Urban Yogis
7:00 p.m. - Desk-top yoga, pranayama and meditation by the Art of Living Foundation
7:30 p.m. - Yoga on ropes by Mallakhamb Federation
8:00 p.m. - Musical performance by Butterthief

Registration
To participate, please register at indiacgny.org.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Castle Clinton (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 5:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.70365524291992000, -74.01675415039062000 Wed, 31 May 2017 17:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 19, 2017

Zumba 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn area behind the track and field area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.84830093383800000, -73.82260131835900000 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Drum Circle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/drum-circle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/drum-circle Date: June 19, 2017

Bring your own hand drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teacher. Djembes, ashikos, congas, bongos, frame drums, doumbeks, tamborines or any hand drum you might have around.

The teacher will also bring some extra drums for folks that would like to try the class but don’t have a drum.

All ages welcome — kids to adults.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943036710119.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[West African Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/west-african-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/west-african-dance Date: June 19, 2017

Join us for this fun dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while having tons of fun!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594305f136f0d.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/learntorow-2 Date: June 19, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible.

All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

To learn more about Row New York's 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes, please contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433.3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-19 2017-06-19 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c04c7b36592.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/the-fence Date: June 20, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Competitive Rowing Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/competitive-rowing-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/competitive-rowing-camp Date: June 20, 2017

For experienced* high school rowers, ages 14 to 18, this summer-long competitive camp meets five days a week, Mondays through Fridays, from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., on the historic Harlem River.

Athletes train with experienced coaches from a variety of competitive collegiate rowing programs. Rowing is a great way to distinguish your child’s college resume, and our seasoned coaches are always available as a resource to discuss rowing at a higher level. We work on enhancing rowing skills and technique in both sweep and sculling boats.

Along with rigorous training, participants compete in select regattas throughout the summer season. For those who are considering rowing at the collegiate level, this camp is the perfect addition to develop their talent.

*Previous rowing experience is defined as at least 10 months of previous rowing experience and/or race experience in at least four high school-level regattas. All participants are selected for this program at our coaches discretion.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-20 2017-06-20 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c056b59d2b3.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 20, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/meditation Date: June 20, 2017

Start your Tuesdays off right. Rise above the city streets and begin your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and other guests for guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels.

Meditation is subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 22nd St. (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74711794880300000, -74.00518564608800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f438fbae5b.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/fitness-walk Date: June 20, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: June 20, 2017

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

About the Artists

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Crew Camp: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/crew-camp-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/crew-camp-brooklyn Date: June 20, 2017

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

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

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

This camp is open to teens ages 14 to 18.

Maximum of 12 participants

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Paerdegat Basin Launch

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2017-06-20 2017-06-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62821060000000000, -73.90516300000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c051d745185.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tai-chi Date: June 20, 2017

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in our beautiful park! Join our neighbors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society for an introductory practice of the different moves included in the basic Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is learned by doing: the instructor will demonstrate, then perform the moves with the class, and finally watch the students as they repeat them. Movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system.

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

In the event of rain, Tai Chi will be moved into the 14th Street passage, on the High Line at 14th Street.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 13th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74072892169700000, -74.00806097415200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f4dbd68d6f.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 20, 2017

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

Class held on the upper terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening: Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme Press Launch in Joyce Kilmer Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/public-art-opening-patricia-cazorla-and-nancy-saleme-press-launch-in-joyce-kilmer-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/public-art-opening-patricia-cazorla-and-nancy-saleme-press-launch-in-joyce-kilmer-park Date: June 20, 2017

Join NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, UNIQLO Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Jean Shein, and the UNIQLO grantee artists to celebrate the new Art in Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant. In addition to the celebration of the public artwork there will also be a musical performance.

Inspired by American novelist Richard Bach’s bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme's Flying High for Equality uses oversized, colorful sculptures of the city’s sparrows as a metaphor for the search for equality. Sparrows are creatures of resilience, audacity, intelligence, and beauty that mirror many of the qualities of New York City’s communities.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: 161st Street Entrance (in Joyce Kilmer Park)

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X028 Joyce Kilmer Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82737944787500000, -73.92352509498600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59444c7582363.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: June 20, 2017

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

Please note that the nature center is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdb4955e30.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/paint-it-up Date: June 20, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/biweekly-gardening-club Date: June 20, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 20, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590ce046bc4d3.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: August Rush]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/movies-under-the-stars-the-secreat-life-of-pets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/movies-under-the-stars-the-secreat-life-of-pets Date: June 20, 2017

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

This 2007 American drama followsan 11-year-old musical prodigy (Freddie Highmore) living in an orphanage who runs away to New York City. He begins to unravel the mystery of who he is, all while his mother (Kerri Russll) is searching for him and his father (Jonathan Rhys-Myers) is searching for her. The many different sounds and rhythms he hears throughout his journey culminates in a major instrumental composition which concludes the film ("August's Rhapsody"). The film features the song "Raise It Up" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 80th Academy Awards. "Raise It Up" was written by written by Jamal Joseph, Charles Mack and Tevin Thomas. The song is performed in the film by Jamia Simone Nash and Impact Repertory Theatre, an African-American youth theatre group based in Harlem.

Know Before You Go:
Seating is limited, so you should come before 12:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2017-06-20 2017-06-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.61333465576172000, -74.02997589111328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593ad27a01978.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Classics BookClub]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/bryant-park-classics-bookclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/bryant-park-classics-bookclub Date: June 20, 2017

Join fellow enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss books under the canopy of the park’s London Plane trees. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion, available while supplies last.

**No Program on July 4**

  • June 6: The Trial by Franz Kafka. Hosted by Bruce Bauman, Broken Sleep
  • June 20: House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, Hosted by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos, Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism
  • July 11: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Hosted by Irina Reyn, The Imperial Wife
  • July 25: The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe, Hosted by Johanna Luthman, Love, Madness, and Scandal: The Life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck
  • August 8: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, Hosted by Radha Vatsal, Murder Between The Lines
  • August 22: The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Hosted by Meg Lemke, Mutha Magazine

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59249e3b108cf.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT