NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:30:38 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 24, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/nature-exploration Date: June 24, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The 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.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/bryant-park-piano Date: June 24, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sports Clinics - Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-soccer Date: June 24, 2016

Learn the basics of soccer at our free sports clinics in J Hood Wright Park. Open to kids and teens ages 6 years to 17 years.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks1 Date: June 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 24, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: June 24, 2016

Built as a folly and completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/seasonal-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/seasonal-arts-crafts Date: June 24, 2016

Make arts and crafts items relating to celebrity women from the Bronx. For all ages; parents and kids together.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Stand Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/farm-stand-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/farm-stand-fridays Date: June 24, 2016

The Heritage Farm Stand sells seasonally fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs produced on their 2.5-acre farm. This year, customers will also be able to drop off vegetable food scraps for composting locally, thanks to the NYC Compost Project.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Snug Harbor

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2016-06-24 2016-06-24 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64310073852539000, -74.10179901123047000 Wed, 25 May 2016 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at the Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/summer-sports-experience-at-the-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/summer-sports-experience-at-the-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: June 24, 2016

Come learn the basics of Wiffleball, Tee ball and kickball, Flag Football, and other sports at this FREE Drop in program at the Playground for all Children in Queens.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Avenue (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74330139160200000, -73.85140228271500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 24, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Jesse Owens Playground

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B269 Jesse Owens Playground 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.69139862060547000, -73.93250274658203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: June 24, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 4:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots Date: June 24, 2016

City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic Puss in Boots tale, with a twist. Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life – a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573e087058252.jpg Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Drag March Prep at Le Petit Versailles!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/drag-march-prep-le-petit-versailles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/drag-march-prep-le-petit-versailles Date: June 24, 2016

This is the first YOOHOO! It’s going be that time for everyone’s favorite march to Christopher Street in all the drag we can drag through our last workday before Pride! Ring in the forthcoming Pride Weekend with us as we dress and make ourselves pretty for Tompkins Square Park!

And afterward, enjoy the New York City Church Ladies for Choice and Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence conjure: The NYC Drag March.

  • 7:00 p.m.: Gather at Tompkins Square Park (8th Street entrance)
  • 8:00 p.m: March begins towrads the Stonewall Inn

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Petit Versailles

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2016-06-24 2016-06-24 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72200012207031000, -73.98339843750000000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/bryant-park-modern-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/bryant-park-modern-dance Date: June 24, 2016

Three modern dance companies perform each evening on four consecutive Fridays, from June 17 to July 8. The events feature one emerging, one established, and one veteran dance company on each evening. The series is produced with Inception to Exhibition.

Visit bryantpark.org for the schedule and general information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75387093023100000, -73.98393744230300000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen and Young Adult Open Mic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/teen-young-adult-open-mic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/teen-young-adult-open-mic Date: June 24, 2016

Teens and young adults will be able to express themselves through poetry, spoken word, singing, or any form of creative expression.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8918

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/game-social Date: June 24, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/historical-tour-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/historical-tour-north Date: June 24, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique and varied history. RIPA’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about the man, the bridges, and the history of the Island and the park it became.

Meet at: Randall's Island Connector

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Marques Toliver's In Transit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/arts-culture-fun-presents-marques-tolivers-in-transit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/arts-culture-fun-presents-marques-tolivers-in-transit Date: June 24, 2016

Joe’s Pub at The Public and The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit present composer and musician Marques Toliver’s In Transit, a concert featuring his original music created for and inspired by the Mobile Unit’s Spring 2016 production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.

The Mobile Unit continues The Public’s commitment to bring free Shakespeare to communities with limited or no access to the arts by taking the plays on tour to correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations and community centers across the 5 boroughs of NYC.

Space is limited so please RSVP to artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your spot.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212 408-0243

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57504dcdcfab1.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Sounds in the Garden: Nowheresville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/sounds-in-the-garden-nowheresville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/sounds-in-the-garden-nowheresville Date: June 24, 2016

Sounds in the Garden: Nowheresville, coordinated by garden member Peter Loureiro is an ongoing musical series featuring an eclectic mix of NYC singer-songwriters. All events are free and open to the public!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 499-1411

Location: 6th St & Ave B Comm. Garden

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<![CDATA[Met Opera]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/met-opera http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/met-opera Date: June 24, 2016

The Met Opera’s Summer Recital Series returns to Pier 1 with a concert filled with favorite arias and duets, and featuring Met artists Angel Blue, Ben Bliss, and Alexey Lavrov with pianist Dan Saunders.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5760703804558.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/family-camping-manhattan Date: June 24, 2016

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

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

To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 15. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03a4e99560.JPG Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday Concert Series - Tattoo Money]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/freshen-up-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/freshen-up-friday Date: June 24, 2016

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

Every month Summer on the Hudson features a different artist to get your weekend started right. Meet up in West Harlem Piers Park with friends on the last Friday of the month for great music, fresh air, and beautiful scenery.

June 24
Tattoo Money - Downtown stories fuse indie rock sounds with an 808

July 29
Consumata Sonidera - This performance features heavy tropical rhythms, sweet horn melodies, and vibrant percussions. Consumata collages a full spectrum of local and global sounds by means of cut-ups.

Aug 26
The Bones of J.R. Jones - "He's a one man band who can hold an audience rapt, rendering the cacophony of a stage full of musicians utterly unnecessary." - Noisey.Vice

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f57b3d024d1.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Metropolitan Opera]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/the-metropolitan-opera http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/the-metropolitan-opera Date: June 24, 2016

A favorite summer tradition in New York, the Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series returns to Pier 1.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5768320704d77.PNG Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Born This Way]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-born-this-way http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-born-this-way Date: June 24, 2016

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

Dress and skate for the themed party in tribute to Lady Gaga and Gay Pride!

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

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.65729904174805000, -73.96369934082031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575b4d4dd72cd.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: June 24, 2016

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high-caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

“Comedy, love and a bit with a dog, that’s what they want” – Henslow from Shakespeare in Love by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

With William Shakespeare’s 400 anniversary in mind, we’re featuring what many believe to be his earliest play—Two Gentlemen of Verona. See star-crossed lovers, cross-dressing, betrayal, intrigue, clowns, and a real dog! . . . Comedy with a pastiche of romance, melancholy, and a startling conclusion.

Directed by Ted Minos. Technical director/Costumes, Catherine Bruce. Music, Luke St. Francis. Fight choreography, Ray A. Rodriguez. Assistant director, Maya Kates. Graphic art, Lee Kaplan. Produced by Ted Minos for Moose Hall Theatre Company.

Please note: Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled. Cancelleation notices will be available after 7:00 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance. For more information, please call (212) 567-5255.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.87440109252930000, -73.92050170898438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575354fb96544.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 20:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Muppets Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-muppets-most-wanted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-muppets-most-wanted Date: June 24, 2016

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

Disney’s "Muppets Most Wanted" takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic.

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 water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84830093383800000, -73.82260131835900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57448397dc88a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Avengers: Age of Ultron]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-avengers-age-of-ultron http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-avengers-age-of-ultron Date: June 24, 2016

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

This sequel to the smash-hit comic-book epic The Avengers finds the iconic superhero team dealing with a threat of their own making: a sentient robot called Ultron (voice of James Spader), who was originally designed as part of a peacekeeping program. Since the events of the last film, Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) have been working to take down various cells of a secret society of villains known as HYDRA. Their zeal to make the world a better, safer place inspires Tony Stark, genius billionaire and alter ego of Iron Man, to create Ultron in order to respond to additional threats that the Avengers aren't able to handle. Ultron, unfortunately, takes this directive way too seriously; he believes that world peace can only be achieved by exterminating humanity, and he'll stop at nothing to accomplish this goal. The battle between the Avengers and Ultron is further complicated by the appearance of superpowered siblings Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), who ally themselves with the homicidal android. Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders co-star as, respectively, S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives Nick Fury and Maria Hill. Joss Whedon, writer and director of the previous Avengers movie, returns in both capacities here.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a15003ece.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun presents MOCA Cinema: Journey to the West (Subtitled)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-journey-to-the-west-subtitled http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-journey-to-the-west-subtitled Date: June 24, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outdoors.

A Buddhist monk battles demons, including a fish monster that attacks a village and a nefarious monkey scheming to escape from captivity. Meanwhile, a female warrior falls in love with the monk and tries to trick him into a relationship. PG-13

This movie is being shown in collaboration with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71519851684570000, -74.00000000000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730f83521898.jpg Fri, 20 May 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: The Avengers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-spiderman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-spiderman Date: June 24, 2016

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

When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. That team includes superheroes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and The Hulk.

Know Before You Go:
You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Springfield Park

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Q107 Springfield Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.66180038452148400, -73.76159667968750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f409f12498.jpg Fri, 20 May 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Shaun The Sheep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-shaun-the-sheep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-shaun-the-sheep Date: June 24, 2016

In this delightful family film, a sheep takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he anticipated when a mix up with a farmer, a caravan, and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure. It becomes the whole flock's responsibility to embark on a whimsical mission and bring everyone home.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park

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Q129 Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.69480133056640600, -73.82160186767578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f41226148f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: "Selena"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-selena http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-selena Date: June 24, 2016

Join NYC Parks for a free film!

Selena shares the music and life of Tejano music icon Selena Quintanilla-Perez (Jennifer Lopez). Born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas, Selena is encouraged by her father (Edward James Olmos), 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 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. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745103bcf4db.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Subway by Luc Besson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/films-on-the-green-presents-subway-by-luc-besson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/films-on-the-green-presents-subway-by-luc-besson Date: June 24, 2016

Films on the Green 2016 presents Subway by Luc Besson (Lucy, The Fifth Element) in Transmitter Park on June 24, 2016.

Subway, directed by Luc Besson, 1985, R, 1h44
with Isabelle Adjani, Christophe Lambert, Jean Reno, Richard Bohringer, Eric Serra

Fred (Christophe Lambert) is a hipster thief who falls in love with the bored and beautiful wife of the millionaire (Isabelle Adjani) he just robbed. She wants her stolen papers back and he wants her heart. With gangsters and Metro police on their tail, the two seek refuge in the wild labyrinth beneath the subway and team up with the strange characters who inhabit the subterranean world.

Music by WHCS DJ prior to the screening!

Films in French with English subtitles
Free and open to the public

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572251118b4c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/24/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: June 24, 2016

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 17th through September 2, 2016.

For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2016-06-24 2016-06-24 9:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.57329940795898400, -73.97799682617188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574e7214e284c.jpg Wed, 01 Jun 2016 02:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/the-oyster-project Date: June 25, 2016

Inspired by Brooklyn's native oyster reefs, this show will feature photos of Colleen Flanigan's underwater sculptural installations which are designed to restore reefs by raising the pH of seawater.

Judith Pleva's multimedia scrapbook uses interwoven photos and articles to chronicle recent oyster reef restoration work.

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/bird-walks Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5785417523fa1.JPG Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: June 25, 2016

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

Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park! Please register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 25, 2016

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School at this beginner Hatha Yoga class.

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707f1381b9f1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run (5M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/front-runners-new-york-lgbt-pride-run-5m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/front-runners-new-york-lgbt-pride-run-5m Date: June 25, 2016

This year marks the 35th running of this festive collaboration between NYRR and Front Runners New York, a competitive and social club for LGBT runners, multisport athletes, and their allies. Join more than 5,000 runners and show your pride at this five-mile run in Central park. Whether you’re a top racer or a novice looking for a healthy run and some good camaraderie, the Pride Run delivers the goods.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 8:30 am 10:00 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56eb047fde8ad.jpg Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: Canarsie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/green-neighborhood-canarsie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/green-neighborhood-canarsie Date: June 25, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help us preserve our woodlands in Canarsie, Brooklyn! Volunteers will remove invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed, Mugwort, and Asiatic bittersweet. If time allows, we may also transition our work in to cleaning up the coastline nearby.

Volunteers will be trained in forest ecology and trail management techniques.

Come dressed in workboots or shoes, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: McGuire Fields at Avenue W (in McGuire Fields)

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B166D McGuire Fields 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61909866333008000, -73.90010070800781000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: June 25, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Williamsbridge Oval to beautify Williamsbridge Oval. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: June 25, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun. to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way.

Please note: projects may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Check out Good.Clean.Fun. on Facebook.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 9:00 am 3:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: June 25, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

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

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-06-25 2016-06-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acebdf3366.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: June 25, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender, loving care to Conference House Park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the warm weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodworking Workshop: Build a Potting Bench]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/woodworking-workshop-build-a-potting-bench http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/woodworking-workshop-build-a-potting-bench Date: June 25, 2016

Calling all urban gardeners? Stop repotting plants on your kitchen table! Construct your very own potting bench with master carpenter and Wave Hill Director of Facilities Frank Perrone. This unique bench is designed with folding components for easy transport. No previous carpentry skills required.

Space is limited. The second day of this two-day workshop meets Sunday, June 26, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 9:30 am 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745e0a2c8ab5.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/tai-chi-chuan Date: June 25, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this multi-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes an awareness of its health benefits.

Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or as more advanced students of Tai Chi.

Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745e1230c4bd.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Luminous Paper Lanterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns Date: June 25, 2016

Cut nature shapes from bright, multicolored tissue paper. Then use a simple papier-mâché method to transform your cut shapes into festive lanterns for bright and magical summer days and nights.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745e19f58b74.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Battery Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/the-battery-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/the-battery-fair Date: June 25, 2016

The Battery Conservancy will celebrate the grand opening of The Battery Oval with a weekend fair to engage the public in our region’s biodiversity and its emerging food and plant producers, illustrating The Battery’s core values.

Over the past two decades, The Battery has transformed New York’s birthplace park into an oasis of vast perennial gardens, educational farm plots, toxin-free lawns, and sinuous bicycle paths. The Battery Fair reinstates one of the oldest uses of civic space, the public market, at one of New York’s most prominent public parks. Since antiquity, public markets have protected and promoted fresh food, regional economies, and vibrant civic spaces. The Battery Fair creates a new public stage for local food and plant purveyors inspired by this history and dedicated to the ongoing revitalization of Lower Manhattan.

The fair will showcase innovations in agriculture, horticulture, food, and craft, emphasize the connections between food production and plant production, and support and connect local small batch entrepreneurs who are defining alternative, sustainable systems of natural production without compromising taste and beauty.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Battery Oval (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70427416059700000, -74.01484686274300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575d70a22f52b.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 25, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park is pleased to commemorate Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 40th anniversary as Staten Island's only open space advocacy organization with a photographic exhibition. Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island. The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2016.

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/landmark Date: June 25, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-astoria-park Date: June 25, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Astoria Park Alliance and New York Cares to help beautify Astoria Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harlem Art Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park Date: June 25, 2016

This It’s My Park season, Friends of Art Park Alliance, together with Young Buck’s Sports, 111th St. Old Timers, Casabe Houses, and Sylvan Court Home Owners Association, invites you to join neighbors and volunteers in painting and removing litter at Harlem Art Park.

Please email drq104@gmail.com to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of stewardship at Harlem Art Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: Harlem Art Park

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M166 Harlem Art Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80099868774414000, -73.93879699707031000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/moves-with-limon-dance Date: June 25, 2016

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

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

Open to all levels and ages.

Visit bryantpark.org for updates and more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Make It Slow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/make-it-slow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/make-it-slow Date: June 25, 2016

Enjoy a whole day of family fun on the High Line! Get your hands dirty in our mobile garden, create a large-scale art installation with an artist, hear stories from everyone's favorite librarian, design custom-made structures with the Children's Workyard Kit, and watch an outrageous variety show with the performers of Whoop Dee Doo! Each month features a different theme for the Make It! series.

In June, our program will take inspiration from High Line Art's group exhibitionWanderlust, families will think about how to do things very slowwwwly.

RSVP here

Schedule of events
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Storytime with Librarian Amalia Butler, for kids ages 0-5 years old
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Ongoing activities: mobile garden, art project, and building activity
Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Variety Show by Whoop Dee Doo
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Variety Show by Whoop Dee Doo (repeat)

A family guide of the park will be available online and throughout the day.

All children must be attended by a caregiver at all times.

Support
Major Support for High Line Families comes from Deutsche Bank. This program is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

MetLife Foundation is a Supporting Sponsor of High Line Families.

Additional support is provided by Westbeth Artists Housing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574f085225186.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Hatha Yoga Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/kids-hatha-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/kids-hatha-yoga-meditation Date: June 25, 2016

Enjoy yoga and meditation time designed to help children focus their minds and stretch their bodies, while having fun. Various poses improve posture, strength, concentration, coordination, and poise, creating a special place in their world where they feel peace, happiness, and compassion.

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 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 21:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[DogSpeak]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/dogspeak http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/dogspeak Date: June 25, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89839935302734400, -73.89579772949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57596c7b5af70.png Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/free-yoga-at-alice-austen-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/free-yoga-at-alice-austen-house Date: June 25, 2016

Join us for a free gentle yoga session on the lawn of Clear Comfort.

This session is presented by Be Yoga & Dance of Rosebank, Staten Island, in partnership with Shape Up NYC.

Free yoga is offered on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, and August.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575061d59c38c.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/welcome-program Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/club-fit-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/club-fit-east-harlem Date: June 25, 2016

Enjoy free, outdoor yoga classes. Yoga is a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027af0b4ff8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/club-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/club-fit Date: June 25, 2016

Enjoy free, outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027c944a67d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/club-fit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/club-fit1 Date: June 25, 2016

Enjoy free, outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027ee3e774d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Halfway to the Holidays Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/halfway-to-the-holidays-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/halfway-to-the-holidays-hike Date: June 25, 2016

Search for evergreens, holly, and other natural features associated with the holiday season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/treasure-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/treasure-hunt Date: June 25, 2016

Join us as we unlock the island's secrets at The Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt! This event, offered in partnership with Hudson Valley Orienteering, includes two orienteering courses—one for adults and one for children. Learn how to use a map and compass (provided) while exploring the park; enjoy arts and crafts as well as light refreshments.

Treasure for all who participate!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c0bf25e4fa.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Art Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/flow16-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/flow16-tour Date: June 25, 2016

FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the park's southern end. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Island’s environment. Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.

Artists

  • Football - Michael Shultis
  • Monument to a Missing Island - Tim Clifford
  • Hell Gate Cairns - Samantha Holmes
  • Spartan Follies - Denise Treizman
  • Untitled - Tracie Hervy

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6e6bff1050.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Colonel Young Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-colonel-young-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-colonel-young-playground Date: June 25, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with friends and neighbors to remove debris, rake, edge the pathway and sweep at Colonel Young Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: Col Charles Young Playground (in Col. Young Playground)

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M186 Col. Young Playground 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81930160522461000, -73.93569946289062000 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at A. Philip Randolph Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-a-philip-randolph-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-a-philip-randolph-square Date: June 25, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with friends and neighbors to paint the benches in the circular area of A Philip Randolph Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: A Philip Randolph Square

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M021 A Philip Randolph Square 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80385777751600000, -73.95247643881600000 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/kayaking Date: June 25, 2016

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

Additional Rules for Kayaking

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

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

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576442dc134ba.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/green-team Date: June 25, 2016

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Community Farm Drop-In Volunteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/red-hook-community-farm-dropin-volunteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/red-hook-community-farm-dropin-volunteering Date: June 25, 2016

Red Hook Community Farm welcomes drop-in volunteers to help with compost and farm work. Come dressed for the weather and ready to get dirty. No RSVP required, just show up and Red Hook Community Farm will put you to work!

Children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Farm work goes on hiatus during the winter months, but compost continues year-round.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Community Farm

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2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.67206192016601600, -74.00937652587890000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/summer-sports-experience-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/summer-sports-experience-soccer-clinic Date: June 25, 2016

Join us at J. Hood Wright Park for two sessions of soccer. Open to kids ages six years to 17 years.

Soccer Session 1: 10:30 am - 1:00 p.m.
Soccer Session 2: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:30 am 6:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 Wed, 25 May 2016 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at The Playground For All Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/summer-sports-experience-at-the-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/summer-sports-experience-at-the-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: June 25, 2016

Come learn the basics of Wiffleball, Tee Ball, Kick Ball and Flag Football at this FREE drop in program at the Playground for all Children in Queens.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Avenue (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 10:30 am 12:45 pm 40.74330139160200000, -73.85140228271500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745e20ad8429.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Thomas Greene Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-thomas-greene-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/its-my-park-at-thomas-greene-playground Date: June 25, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Thomas Greene Park to clean and weed the planted beds at Thomas Greene Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 868-5332

Location: Thomas Greene Playground

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B145 Thomas Greene Playground 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68030166625976600, -73.98539733886719000 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 25, 2016

The one-acre Urban Farm at Randall’s Island Park offers a wide variety of organically grown fruits and vegetables.

With over 80 raised beds, two greenhouses, a milk-crate container garden, a trellis tunnel for gourds and climbing vines, and even rice paddies, the Farm presents a wide array of crops and growing methods to visitors of all ages.

Drop by to see the beautiful variety of the farm and learn about Randall's Island Park Alliance’s efforts to promote healthy, informed, and conscientious eating habits.

The Urban Farm is open for public Exploration Days every Saturday, June to September, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 02:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: June 25, 2016

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

Megan Wells will share the Nordic story "Myth of the Midnight Sun" and Robin Bady will share the H.C. Andersen story "Bettle's Journey".

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/tai-chi Date: June 25, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health Series - Replenishing Your Soil]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health-series-replenishing-your-soil http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health-series-replenishing-your-soil Date: June 25, 2016

Want to learn how to keep your plants growing strong this season? GreenThumb’s Soil Health Series provides a hands-on educational experience to understanding soil science and its importance in your garden. In this workshop we will discuss how to use amendments such as bone and blood meal to reintroduce nutrients into your soil. Amending throughout the season will keep your plants nourished and viable.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Bryant Hill Community Garden

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2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81998010000000000, -73.88705300000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745e96425089.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[GROW Brooklyn Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/grow-brooklyn-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/grow-brooklyn-festival Date: June 25, 2016

Join us at the first GROW Brooklyn Festival of urban gardening, healthy cooking, and digital exploration for participants of all ages in Crown Heights. The event will showcase organizations who come together to bring greater awareness of the importance of nutrition, access to healthy, affordable and locally-grown food and digital skills to help keep bodies and the environment healthier.

The Garden Row will include:

  • seedling giveaway and potting workshop by Imani Garden
  • seed germinating terrarium building with Friends of Brower Park
  • foraged medicinal herbal teas, oils, and tinctures by Sacred Warrior
  • composting workshop by New York Restoration Project
  • worm composting demo by The Youth Farm at HSPS' students, who will explain their research on the importance of worms to soil fertility

The Culinary Row will include:

  • cooking demonstrations by community chefs from Just Food, West Side Campaign Against Hunger, and Communities for Healthy Food at NEBHDCo
  • Crown Heights Farm Share’s organic lettuce tasting
  • pesto, tabouleh, and healthy pastry making
  • cooking for babies and toddlers with natural food, including a family doctor in attendance
  • healthy variations on lemonade and herbal refreshments

The Technology Row will include:

  • NYC Parks Computer Research Center and the Major’s Office for International Affairs - Global Partners Junior joint table featuring food and immigration educational programs and interactive games for children
  • digital apps that educate about nutrition and food access
  • 596 Acres’ interactive mapping demo on community land access tools helping people to start their own gardens
  • “Feed the Robot” game to educate children about food pyramid
  • textile printing using computer generated graphics

There will be live music by AKA Majestic and Tattoo Money, and the event will be curated and DJ'd by A. Sarr.

For more information about the festival, please visit growbrooklynfestival.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576aa8e276284.jpg Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden2 Date: June 25, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 25, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/riverfish-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/riverfish-celebration Date: June 25, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and the Urban Park Rangers invite you to spend a day in West Harlem Piers Park connecting to the life living within the Hudson River. Activities include catch and release fishing, Arm of the Sea puppet theatre, Music with Patrick, and river-related arts and crafts.

Fishing equipment will be provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f58eb10eec5.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: June 25, 2016

Need to get beach body ready for summer? Looking to get outside and enjoy the warming weather? Want to make some new friends?

Join the insanely fun Mark Fisher Fitness Team at Hudson Park for a one-hour fitness party!

Classes are free and held each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. All skills levels and welcome, no experience necessary.

Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas! Space is limited, so please sign up on Eventbrite in advance to guarantee your spot.

Please bring a towel and water bottle. You're going to do some serious sweating!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 544 West 35th Street (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75586466046600000, -74.00046013491800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572104d8ac801.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Activity Day: Exploration of the Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/family-activity-day-exploration-of-the-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/family-activity-day-exploration-of-the-decorative-arts Date: June 25, 2016

Come learn all about the newly restored furniture and wallpaper with a special family tour at the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Then use the new styles to inspire you to decorate a small box—yours to keep.

Free with museum admission! Advanced registration is recommended. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Street Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/arts-culture-fun-street-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/arts-culture-fun-street-stories Date: June 25, 2016

This hands-on workshop is an introduction to documentary photography. Aldo Saligno will take you through a range of tips and techniques necessary to capture compelling images of people, events, and city-scapes that can be persuasive and advocate for social justice.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras, cellphones with cameras, and related equipment.

Aldo Soligno is a professional photographer and photojournalist. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, MSNBC, Repubblica, and Marie Claire, among many others.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.60240173339844000, -73.76249694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56df3cc530d45.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/saltwater-fishing Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f043ad88c7b.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/basic-canoeing Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e9afb905507.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 25, 2016

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

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

Some canoe experience is preferred for intermediate programs. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 1:30 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.59740066528320000, -73.76799774169922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e9b017ce24a.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT