NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:58:19 GMT <![CDATA[CANCELLED: Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx Date: June 23, 2017

CANCELLED DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS See you next week!

Join Village Community Boathouse's special new public rowing program on Van Cortlandt Park Lake in the Bronx!

This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing. Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, visit their website at VCB.NYC. Email mailinglist@vcb.nyc to join the mailing list for updates.

For specifics on the Van Cortlandt Park lake row, please email VCPark@vcb.nyc.

Volunteers
We always apprecite volunteers. Those kind enough to help with the setup, please go to the container in the parking lot south of the lake. Volunteers should meet at 4:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 4:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.88915215898600000, -73.89286369085300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593cc52b52532.JPG Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Exhibition Opening: Daniele Frazier - The Giant Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/public-art-exhibition-opening-daniele-frazier-the-giant-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/public-art-exhibition-opening-daniele-frazier-the-giant-flowers Date: June 23, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Daniele Frazier for the opening of her public art exhibition The Giant Flowers.

The Giant Flowers consists of five giant flowers made of rip-stop nylon fabric that will inflate and move hypnotically in the wind. Each twelve-foot-long brightly colored flower will be a unique design and will tower above the park twenty feet off the ground. Not only will these joyous flowers be an unexpected sight to behold, but they will provide park-goers a real-life illustration of the changing weather conditions.

Also, join the Forest Park Trust for Quiet Clubbing from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. nearby. This family-friendly headphone party has something for everyone. Three live DJs will play the hottest beats from Top 40, Latin, Caribbean, and Hip Hop. Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

For accessibility information, please contact Art & Antiquities by June 19 by phone at (212) 360-8163 or by email at artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Image Credit: Rendering of the Giant Flowers by Trenton Duerksen

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Highland Park Tennis Courts (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.68427256405600000, -73.88679873943300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f5fab3652c.jpeg Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-swing Date: June 23, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Join us to celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre — The Lindy Hop! We will be swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem Jazz greats and more. Be part of a Fun Family Summer Night of Dance to Pop, Soul, R&B, and Hip Hop to spice it up!

Hosted in partnership with The Harlem Swing Dance Society, you’ll learn a few swing dance steps and then get the chance to practice those moves to live DJ music. Enjoy demonstrations, mingle, and have fun!

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome! RSVPs encouraged.

Schedule of Activities

Open Dance: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dance Lesson: 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Open Dance: 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

RSVP encouraged: https://acfswing623.eventbrite.com

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by June 20.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591de80360199.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: June 23, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Exhibition Opening: Cecile Chong - EL DORADO -The New Forty Niners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/public-art-exhibition-opening-cecile-chong-el-doradothe-new-forty-niners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/public-art-exhibition-opening-cecile-chong-el-doradothe-new-forty-niners Date: June 23, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Cecile Chong for the opening of her public art exhibition EL DORADO-The New Forty Niners.

EL DORADO-The New Forty Niners is a new public art installation that pays tribute to the 49% of NYC households that speak a language other than English. The installation is based on the myth of the lost treasure of El Dorado, a metaphor for an ultimate prize that one might spend a lifetime seeking. In this updated version of the story, El Dorado is discovered in Sunset Park as a contemporary archeological site. This installation promotes ideas of transformation, immigration, and community. It honors the opportunities that this city offers to newcomers, but most of all, it acknowledges the labor and efforts that immigrants contribute in return. The 100 metallic-colored sculptures are modeled after tightly-swaddled babies, or “guaguas,” that the artist saw while living in Ecuador.

Image Credit: Image courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5939745c4cef1.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Quiet Clubbing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/quiet-clubbing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/quiet-clubbing Date: June 23, 2017

This family-friendly headphone party has something for everyone. Three live DJs will play the hottest beats from Top 40, Latin, Caribbean, and Hip Hop.

You must RSVP for free tickets.

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L.Espinal, Jr. and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

We will simultaneously celebrate the opening of Highland Park's first public art exhibition The Giant Flowers by Daniele Frazier. For more information contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.68371324794000000, -73.88562953472100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f8dc891792a.JPG Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/table-toppers Date: June 23, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Magic in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/magic-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/magic-in-the-park Date: June 23, 2017

Come see our magical magician in our lovely community garden. Refreshments while supplies last.

Sponsored by Fidelis and Giving Circle

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 981-3861

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2017-06-23 2017-06-23 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Contemporary Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/bryant-park-presents-contemporary-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/bryant-park-presents-contemporary-dance Date: June 23, 2017

Fresh and original, innovative dance artists showcase exhillarating works on the Bryant Park stage.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/family-camping Date: June 23, 2017

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

Please note: Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 14.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e2f45e5b3.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/arts-culture-fun-the-new-school-for-jazz-and-contemporary-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/arts-culture-fun-the-new-school-for-jazz-and-contemporary-music Date: June 23, 2017

Join us for a special concert led by the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Ditmars Park

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Q385 Ditmars Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.77160587815700000, -73.90713321277400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5919bc2b27f67.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 09:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening and Performance: Capucine Bourcart at Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/public-art-opening-capucine-bourcart-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/public-art-opening-capucine-bourcart-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: June 23, 2017

Join NYC Parks for the opening of the public artwork LINOUQ by Capucine Bourcart. From 2008 to 2012, Capucine Bourcart walked every street in Manhattan, from State Street to 220th Street, taking photographic details of walls along her route. This collection of photographs will be used to create a photo-assemblage made of 4,170 metal squares that will hang from a chain link fence in a design inspired by those of Native Americans, the island’s first inhabitants.

The opening will feature a storytelling performance by Delwin Fiddler, Jr. of Lakota Performing Arts Program, with Native American flute, grass dance, and double beat.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: First Avenue at 112th Street (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79309844970703000, -73.93730163574219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592dc2b4d3f78.jpg Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Live at SeaGlass Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/live-at-seaglass-music-festival-at-seaglass-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/live-at-seaglass-music-festival-at-seaglass-carousel Date: June 23, 2017

SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery is excited to announce Live at SeaGlass Music Festival 2017, a free outdoor music festival on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24.

Created by NY Carousel Entertainment, the operators of SeaGlass, and curated by bassist/composer Michael Bates, and drummer/composer Rob Garcia, Live at SeaGlass brings together great bands, original music, the magical SeaGlass Carousel all at The Battery, the exquisite park overlooking the New York harbor.

Performer/Magician, Todd Robins will be emceeing the festival and SeaGlass Carousel riders will have the unique experience of riding SeaGlass to beautiful live music.

Live at SeaGlass Music Festival - Friday, June 23
Tonight's concert features the best of the swing and blues dance community. Expect mobs of swing dancers and high-energy music from three of the most active and in-demand groups in New York City. Setting the scene will be the SeaGlass Carousel, a magnificent spiraling pavilion of glass and steel by the New York City harbor front.

Schedule:

6:00 p.m. - King Solomon Hicks
Solomon Hicks has been called ‘Lil’ B.B. King, East Montgomery, and King Solomon by his fans from NYC, nationally and now internationally. He is the real deal - the next best thing out of New York City. Solomon has been in the biz since age 13 as the lead guitarist and performer at the Cotton Club, with a 13-piece band. He recorded his first CD, Embryonic, at age 14 with the Cotton Club All-Star Band.

7:20 p.m. - The Grand St. Stompers featuring Tamar Korn
Led by trumpeter Gordon Au, The Grand St. Stompers are a New York-based New Orleans-style hot jazz band, reviving and refreshing the music of the 1920s onward for today’s listeners, swing dancers, and music fans. With the talent and experience of NYC’s top traditional jazz singers and players, they delight audiences all over the world.

8:40 p.m. - Svetlana & the Delancey Five
Led by the "outstanding vocalist and songwriter" (Wall Street Journal), Svetlana & The Delancey Five transport the audience with a carnival of sound, seamlessly moving from lush ballads to a rowdy exuberant, foot-stomping party fit for the 21st Century! The band has headlined sold-out shows at premier venues and festivals across the US and internationally, combining the charm of Svetlana’s sultry vocals, the exuberance and power of a little big band, and the intoxicating improvisations of a small jazz group.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: SeaGlass Carousel (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70210658033600000, -74.01498633761200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592ee70eee88f.png Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango at Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-at-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-at-union-square-park Date: June 23, 2017

Spend evenings this June experiencing the not-to-be-missed “authentic Buenos Aires Tango”. Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes—featuring a live band on June 30! All are welcome!

As part of the Arts, Culture & Fun series, this event is presented in partnership with Strictly Tango NYC.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59247e76ad598.JPG Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: The Triumph of Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-triumph-of-love http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-triumph-of-love Date: June 23, 2017

Hudson Warehouse is now in its fourteenth year of presenting classic works of theater to the public on Thursdays - Sundays at 6:30. Just show up and grab a seat on the benches or stairs of the Soldiers and Sailors monument. You may bring your own folding chair, but be forewarned, there is very limited space for folding chairs. Performances are typically under two hours. There is no intermission. Dogs are allowed, but we ask you to sit at the top of the monument if you bring pets.

The Triumph of Love
By Pierre de Marivaux
Translated by Stephen Wadsworth
Directed by Emily Rose Parman

For more information, see hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) NEW-YORK

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Met Opera Summer Recital Series: Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/the-met-opera-summer-recital-series-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/the-met-opera-summer-recital-series-jackie-robinson-park Date: June 23, 2017

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

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

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

Recitals are free.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.82640075683594000, -73.94120025634766000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Richard III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/richard-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/richard-iii Date: June 23, 2017

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

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

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b7f1d90e5e.jpg Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: School of Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/movies-under-the-stars-school-of-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/movies-under-the-stars-school-of-rock Date: June 23, 2017

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

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

Playful, high-energy comedy about a teacher who turns his pupils into a rock band.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5914966c18dfa.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:45:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Lion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/movies-under-the-stars-lion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/movies-under-the-stars-lion Date: June 23, 2017

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

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

An Indian man who was adopted as a child by an Australian couple searches for his birth family.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Ferry Point Park

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X126 Ferry Point Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81929467941900000, -73.82686008084800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b77b0855f3.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:45:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Monsters Inc.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets Date: June 23, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

A girl befriends two monsters. Voices include Billy Crystal and John Goodman. Directed by Pete Docter.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Colden Playground

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Q347 Colden Playground 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77024320140000000, -73.82721862120000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fe547abe219.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Mauvais Sang by Carax, selected by Wes Anderson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/films-on-the-green-mauvais-sang-by-carax-selected-by-wes-anderson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/films-on-the-green-mauvais-sang-by-carax-selected-by-wes-anderson Date: June 23, 2017

Wes Anderson's Pick for #FilmsOnTheGreen

Mauvais Sang
Directed by Leos Carax
With Michel Piccoli, Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Julie Delpy
1986 | Drama | 1h50 | France | Carlotta Films US

Marc and Hans, two old gangsters, plan to steal the vaccine for a mysterious virus which affects those who make love without being in love. After the death of their associate, the two accomplices call on his son, Alex, a talented conjuror. But Alex falls madly in love with a girl he sees on a bus. Her name is Anna and she turns out to be Marc's mistress.

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

#FilmsontheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b7820dc401.jpg Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun presents MOCA Cinema: Pushing Hands (1991)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-pushing-hands-1991 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-pushing-hands-1991 Date: June 23, 2017

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

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

A Chinese tai-chi master moves to America to live with his son's family. This film is Not Rated.

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.71519851684570000, -74.00000000000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5912056867b58.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/outdoor-movie-willie-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/outdoor-movie-willie-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory Date: June 23, 2017

Cinema LIC presents our first outdoor movie of the year!

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie receives a golden ticket to a chocolate factory. Led by the owner, Charlie and his grandpa venture on a thrilling tour of the factory.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

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

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5936c8c618be3.jpg Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moonlight (R)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/movies-under-the-stars-moonlight-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/movies-under-the-stars-moonlight-r Date: June 23, 2017

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

This Oscar-winning 2016 coming-of-age drama presents three stages in the life of the main character. It explores the difficulties he faces with his own sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he receives as a result of it. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on MacAuthur Fellow, Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, this film t stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali; who won an Oscar for his performance.

Moonlight is the first film with an all-black cast, the first LGBT film, and the second lowest-grossing film domestically (behind The Hurt Locker) to win the Best Picture award. The film's editor, Joi McMillon, became the first black woman to be nominated for an editing Oscar (alongside co-editor Nat Sanders), and Ali became the first Muslim to win an acting Oscar.

Know Before You Go:
This film features explicit content and is rated R. Seating is limited, so you should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot for. You are welcome to bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72016525268555000, -73.94971466064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593ae23147e4f.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: June 23, 2017

Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.

The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m.

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

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593b19357d31e.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/the-fence Date: June 24, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/socrates-farmers-market Date: June 24, 2017

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also enjoy fresh-brewed coffee from vendor Henley Coffee and buy organic condiments from Hellgate Farm.

Cash transactions preferred
WIC & FMNP Checks accepted at individual farm stands

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by The NYC Compost Project with BIG Reuse – Seven days a week drop-off in the green bin next to the bathroom facilities.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach: Beginner Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 24, 2017

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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9299c8de8e.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bird-walks Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 01 May 2017 11:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Eco Volunteer Day and Free Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/eco-volunteer-day-and-free-commuity-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/eco-volunteer-day-and-free-commuity-paddle Date: June 24, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance in a day of service and fun as we recruit volunteers to help us restore the Bronx River Forest with our Conservation Crew, followed by a free community paddle!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee455d7bd04.JPG Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: June 24, 2017

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

About the Artists

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Gentle Flow Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/gentle-flow-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/gentle-flow-yoga Date: June 24, 2017

Join us on the lawn of Clear Comfort for yoga every other Saturday this summer. Led by Be Yoga & Dance in partnership with Shape Up NYC.

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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593d70e6ada0e.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer 2017 Fun, Fit & Fabulous]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-beach-59th-street-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-beach-59th-street-playground Date: June 24, 2017

Join the Friends of Beach 59th Street Playground Association for a fun-filled day, as we focus on fitness and health!

Enjoy hula hoop, jump rope, dance, rock wall challenges, prizes, refreshments, a Zumba workout session with the Rockaways very own Lisa G, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 922-9927

Location: Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58909988403320000, -73.78890228271484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59402abbecb79.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/kayaking Date: June 24, 2017

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

photo by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69950103759765600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594c3c3d775a9.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: June 24, 2017

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

Please note that the nature center is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdb4955e30.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Make It Verde!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/make-it-verde http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/make-it-verde Date: June 24, 2017

In partnership with the Loisaida Center, join us for a day of dancing, music, and creating with recycled materials. Portions of this program will be offered in Spanish and English.

This program is geared towards children ages 0 to 12.

Schedule of events:

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Storytime for children ages 0 to 5 years old by Poncili Creacion
10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Ongoing activities: mobile garden with a Friends of the High Line gardener, worm bin exploration, and mural art project led by Poncili Creacion
11:30 a.m.: Performance by Poncili Creacion
12:00 p.m.: Performance by Poncili Creacion (repeat)
12:30 p.m.: Performance by The Brandon Project

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

This program is held rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line, at 16th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74298872408000000, -74.00720266726800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593b09bba2d8a.jpg Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bond Fitness with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bond-fitness-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bond-fitness-with-dodge-ymca Date: June 24, 2017

Bond Fitness is a great way to bond with your newborn! This class is designed to help new moms regain strength and vitality, while incorporating baby in the process. The class also provides opportunity to build relationships with other new parents.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Raymond Bush Playground

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68650054931640600, -73.94159698486328000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Lawrence Virgilio Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-lawrence-virgilio-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-lawrence-virgilio-playground Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Assemblymember Barnwell's Office to do general cleanup at Lawrence Virgilio Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 651-3185

Location: Lawrence Virgilio Playground

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Q031 Lawrence Virgilio Playground 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74750137329100000, -73.91069793701200000 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/free-yoga-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/free-yoga-brooklyn Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270718b4bed.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/free-yoga-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/free-yoga-brooklyn1 Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270a3428d90.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[DogSpeak]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/dogspeak http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/dogspeak Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89839935302734400, -73.89579772949219000 Tue, 09 May 2017 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: June 24, 2017

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

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

Open to all levels and ages.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 26 May 2017 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats Date: June 24, 2017

See them and sketch them flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite flowering shrub or bush. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591082899e397.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orvis

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75311208147800000, -73.98086478220900000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/free-yoga-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/free-yoga-east-harlem Date: June 24, 2017

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

Free yoga mats available for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270f7b85227.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Time Travelers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/discovery-walks-for-families-time-travelers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/discovery-walks-for-families-time-travelers Date: June 24, 2017

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f92966396.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/green-team Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: June 24, 2017

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

Boots will be provided.

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.78960037231445000, -73.78700256347656000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/learn-to-ride Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Bowne Playground

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Q308 Bowne Playground 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75820159912109400, -73.82479858398438000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:15:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration Date: June 24, 2017

Summer on the Hudson and the Baylander connect you to the life living within the Hudson River with STEAM activities, live music from The Fuzzy Lemons & Music with Patrick, and river-related arts, crafts, and games.

Catch & Release Fishing Clinics have been canceled for this event, but feel free to bring your own equipment to fish. There will be plenty of fun games, arts & crafts, live bands, and Baylander STEAM and water based activities to keep everyone occupied.

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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bf5d3596d.JPG Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/basic-canoeing Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e3376b417.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/saltwater-fishing Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81906574643900000, -73.96124034186400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e3b5b3437.jpg Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: June 24, 2017

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

Mary Ann Schmidt will share the E. Haywood story "Storm Child" and Marianne McShane will share the Irish tale "Triona in the Land Below the Well."

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590cdda15dff4.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-up Audubon II: Water Detectives]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

Presented by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f522826496.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 972-1721

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

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Olympic Day: Countries Around The World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/olympic-daycountries-around-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/olympic-daycountries-around-the-world Date: June 24, 2017

All are welcome to participate in our official Olympic Day!

Visitors will be competing in unique sports and activities that are found throughout different countries across the world. Get ready to run, jump, sweat, and learn as we host an event that is perfect for the whole family!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 17 May 2017 15:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Bees: A Hands-On Adventure in the Apiary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/meet-the-bees-a-handson-adventure-in-the-apiary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/meet-the-bees-a-handson-adventure-in-the-apiary Date: June 24, 2017

Observe bee behavior in the gardens, then suit up in a hat and veil to peek inside a hive filled with 50,000 honeybees. Search for worker bees, drones, brood (baby bees) and maybe even catch a glimpse of the elusive queen. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day leads this fascinating foray into the world of the honeybee. Appropriate for curious adults and kids ages 14 and older accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591082d3b13cb.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Pollination Headquarters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/pollination-headquarters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/pollination-headquarters Date: June 24, 2017

Get your pollinator info here! See butterfly and insect displays, pick up self-guided tours, take home pollinator-friendly plant lists and adopt a bee-condo.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59108366bae16.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice & Wellness Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-solstice-wellness-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-solstice-wellness-day-celebration Date: June 24, 2017

Celebrate the summer solstice with a day of wellness at New Roots Community Garden. Featuring gentle flow yoga meditation (11:00 am - Bring your yoga mat), Egyptian bellydance, internal healing, tai chi, massage, nutrition, mindful drawing, cooking, natural soapmaking, activities for children, and more.

** If you will be joining us for Brunch please bring a dish/fruit or a beverage to share **

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 617-5765

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82122039794922000, -73.92516326904297000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Hunts Point Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-hunts-point-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-hunts-point-recreation-center Date: June 24, 2017

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


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

A performance of Cinderella Samba will take place at 11am and 1pm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594007419b27c.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Windmill Community Garden Grand Opening Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/windmill-community-garden-grand-opening-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/windmill-community-garden-grand-opening-block-party Date: June 24, 2017

Join us for the grand opening of Windmill Community Garden, featuring a block party and more! Events include:

  • A gardening workshop with GreenThumb
  • Bike workshop with Nomad Cycles
  • 'Murals of LIC' bike tour with Transportation Alternatives
  • Performances by Flux Factory
  • Power Patches workshop for kids by Eleni Z of Flux Factory

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Windmill Community Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75306060000000000, -73.93513430000000000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bryant-park-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bryant-park-kids Date: June 24, 2017

Join Bryant Park Corp. at Summer Saturdays, featuring stories, music, magic, and visits from favorite literary characters:

Schedule

  • June 24 - Justin The Magician
  • July 8 - Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • July 15 -Bubble Fun Kim Winslow, The Grand Falloons and Founding Member of The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit
  • July 22 - Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band
  • July 29 - Happy Hooping with Amy Rogers, Hula Hoop Mover & Shaker
  • August 5 - Comic Con Kids, Produced in partnership with Penguin Random House
  • August 12 - Funkytown Playground Band with Aly Sunshine
  • August 19- Storytime Quartet: Storytelling and Live Music String Quartet

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5938588467d0f.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Who Am I? Zine-Making with Pam Reyes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/saturday-sculpture-workshop-who-am-i-zinemaking-with-pam-reyes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/saturday-sculpture-workshop-who-am-i-zinemaking-with-pam-reyes Date: June 24, 2017

Create your own eight-page zine (pronounced “zeen,” or a self-published book) in response to the question: Who am I? Participants have the liberty to combine drawing, writing, and collage to produce a book that represents themselves. The possibilities are endless! Make a zine of eight biographical facts, or a picture book of memories, or even write the story of what kind of superhero you would like to be.

Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947ef84581ed.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/learn-to-ride-kids Date: June 24, 2017

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

Please register for the class on our registration page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 820-2080

Location: St. Ann's Avenue and 147th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81294129931400000, -73.91367590427400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5941b62a1a9d5.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Afternoon Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/afternoon-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/afternoon-swing Date: June 24, 2017

Enjoy an afternoon of swing with live music by the Stephanie Jeannot Band. So grab your dance shoes and join the fun at this free event sponsored by NYC Council Member Vincent Gentile!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.61333465576172000, -74.02997589111328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594adbf73187d.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/butterfly-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/butterfly-block-party Date: June 24, 2017

Calling all swallowtails, fritillaries, skippers and hairstreaks! Everyone’s invited to the Butterfly Block Party in the Flower Garden. Mingle with guest naturalists and meet your local Lepidoptera.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591083ce5224c.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening: Risa Puno at Rufus King Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/public-art-opening-risa-puno-at-rufus-king-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/public-art-opening-risa-puno-at-rufus-king-park Date: June 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the King Manor Museum for the opening of Risa Puno's public artwork Common Ground. Consisting of a grid of interconnected picnic tables with tiled mosaic surfaces, Common Ground will be an interactive sculpture that literally brings people closer together. The shared tabletops and benches will each have a different mosaic design inspired by the neighborhood’s unique mix of cultures, as well as by the patterns within the adjacent King Manor Museum. Common Ground is a celebration of harmony through diversity, imbued with the ideals of the park’s namesake, Rufus King.

Pack a picnic and join the artist at the communal table!

The public art opening is part of King Manor's Summer Festival, so stay for the fun! The festival is a free event is fun for families, with historic games, crafts, bubbles, and more!

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Rufus King Park,King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.80339813232422000; 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d3e474deb9.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fest 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-fest-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-fest-2017 Date: June 24, 2017

Come on down to King Manor for Summer Festival! This free event is fun for families, and features historic games, crafts, bubbles, and more! Who doesn't love bubbles?

The weather should be gorgeous, so why not bring a blanket or towel and picnic under one of the many shady trees in King Park and make a day of it?

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593028487ed27.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Family Fun Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-fun-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-fun-field-day Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join us for a fun afternoon of free activities, including kayaking, inflatables, interactive games, live entertainment, and much more! Check out Kan Jam, Sport Stacking, and our obstacle course!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79159927368164000, -73.77600097656250000 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Some experience is preferred; 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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.59740066528320000, -73.76799774169922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e40fc24f9.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 11:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark Graphic Novel Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-graphic-novel-workshop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-graphic-novel-workshop-series Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

In partnership with the Art Students League Seeds of the League

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.965.8942

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

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5938340360fac.jpg Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hydrangea Hurrah at Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/hydrangea-hurrah-at-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/hydrangea-hurrah-at-madison-square-park Date: June 24, 2017

Madison Square Park Conservancy is excited to present the second annual Madison Square Hort Day: Hydrangea Hurrah celebrating our beautiful hydrangea collection. Hydrangea Hurrah is a family-friendly event for our favorite summer blooms with a host of free, fun activities including guest speakers, park tours, floral demos, a kids zone with games, and musical entertainment.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74129867553711000, -73.98840332031250000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: June 24, 2017

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6facc56553.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Hunts Point Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-hunts-point-recreation-center1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-hunts-point-recreation-center1 Date: June 24, 2017

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


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

A performance of Cinderella Samba will take place at 11am and 1pm.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594007c5a9b5c.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[P.S. 6 Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/ps-6-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/ps-6-family-day Date: June 24, 2017

Celebrate summer with NYC Parks and NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene!

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: P.S. 6

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64898270000000000, -73.95624550000000000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[LIC & Astoria Love Letter with Five Boro Story Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/lic-astoria-love-letter-with-five-boro-story-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/lic-astoria-love-letter-with-five-boro-story-project Date: June 24, 2017

Do you love your neighborhood? Join Five Boro Story Project for LIC & Astoria Love Letter for a fun afternoon in the park and a chance to meet neighbors, hear true stories about life in the neighborhood from long-time residents, and enjoy performances of poetry and music inspired by Astoria and Long Island City. Share your own stories, write a love note to your neighborhood, and leave your mark on the park with participatory art-making activities reflecting the local landscape.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f09bdbfb1.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Camping Gear and How to Use It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rangers-choice-camping-gear-and-how-to-use-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rangers-choice-camping-gear-and-how-to-use-it Date: June 24, 2017

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

This hands on workshop will give you a list of essentials to bring on your next camping trip. You will learn proper use of cutting tools and wood processing, and how to take your camping skills to the next level.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 14.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Garden (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69210052490234400, -73.97740173339844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e478a8697.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 24, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT