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 Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:59:48 GMT <![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Little Red Lighthouse Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-lantern-tour Date: August 5, 2017

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

The Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse." Join us as we explore this unique landmark at night.

Space is limited and participants will be chosen via lottery. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration opens on July 26.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Fort Washington Park

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.84945992950900000, -73.94659233093300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596005b5b3a44.JPG Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/astronomy Date: August 5, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.63930130004883000, -74.03199768066406000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Finding Nemo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-finding-nemo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-finding-nemo Date: August 5, 2017

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

A clown fish searches for his missing son in this animated adventure, the winner of an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

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: Rosemary's Playground

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Q398 Rosemary's Playground 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70470046997070000, -73.90399932861328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596cc393dd88e.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-indiana-jones-and-the-temple-of-doom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-indiana-jones-and-the-temple-of-doom Date: August 5, 2017

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

Indy gets help from a feisty heroine and a sawed-off sidekick in this "Raiders" prequel featuring a sacred jewel, a bloodthirsty cult, human sacrifices, runaway mining cars, a chamber of scorpions, and a perilous bridge.

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: Broad Channel Park

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Q460 Broad Channel Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.60100173950195000, -73.81980133056640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596cc51277ee3.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/the-fence Date: August 6, 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 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 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[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 6, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Early Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/early-morning-bird-walk-early-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/early-morning-bird-walk-early-migrants Date: August 6, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance to search for early migrants along the park’s waterways and in the woodlands.

The tour leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: August 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Beach Sports Festival: Obstacle Course and Pull-Up and Dip Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/brooklyn-beach-sports-festival-obstacle-course-and-pullup-and-dip-contest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/brooklyn-beach-sports-festival-obstacle-course-and-pullup-and-dip-contest Date: August 6, 2017

NYC Parks is hosting a weekend of sports and fitness at Coney Island. Come watch or participate!

On Sunday, August 6, join us for a free obstacle course competition, and or a Pull-up and Dip contest. All skill strengths welcome!

No registration is required. Just stop by!

  • Obstacle course time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Pull-up / Chin up time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.

Sponsored by New Wave

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.57270050048828000, -73.97830200195312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59690fdb91bfb.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: August 6, 2017

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is opening for its ninth season of healthy food, activities, education and food justice programming. The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market has engaged hundreds of local youths, distributed over 10 tons of fresh food, recycled 24 tons of organic waste via its market compost dropoff operation, hosted 240 community market sessions, delivered 550 cooking demonstrations, 16 bread baking workshops and more in its eight seasons of operation.

Sunday market reopens for a fifth season July 30, 2017 on the farm, with a series of healing events which highlight the value of herbs and non-invasive healing modalities for humans. This year, the farm has embarked on a 3 year scale up campaign in order to create the infrastructure needed to educate our community and operate an herbal distribution program which supplies local herbs and herbal products to the natural healing community.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: August 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: August 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: August 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/farmers-market Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/free-yoga-at-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/free-yoga-at-hudson-park Date: August 6, 2017

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

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 6, 2017

On Sundays, the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and family, ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers.

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery. Registration opens on July 31. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 6, 2017

Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Water is Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/family-art-project-water-is-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/family-art-project-water-is-life Date: August 6, 2017

“Mni Wiconi,” a saying of the indigenous people of Lakota, South Dakota, means “Water is Life.” With visiting Caddo Native American storyteller Joe Cross, hear time-honored stories about the importance of water for all people. Follow his lead in group movement and dance resembling water and honoring this vital resource. Make a simple pinch or coil, air-dry clay pot inspired by the patterns of authentic Caddo pots, with designs showing the beautiful, directional flow of swirling water.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59653a05c3bdf.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/tai-chi-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/tai-chi-fort-greene Date: August 6, 2017

Movement, meditation, and deep breathing for better health, strength, concentration, and self-awareness!

Wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers.

Your instructors will be Leon Chung and Marilyn Fleming. Leon Chung is native Chinese speaker and Brooklyn resident who has studied and taught Tai Chi for over 30 years. Marilyn Fleming ‘M’ grew up in the UK and is longtime resident of Fort Greene. M studied with Leon Chung and is a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader.

No class if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: On the lawn between the Visitor Center and Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.69211135514100000, -73.97502458095600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595165ff33210.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: August 6, 2017

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov

Groups must RSVP by July 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cff0c98d14c.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Rail Yard History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-rail-yard-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-rail-yard-history-tour Date: August 6, 2017

Join an informative walking tour of Riverside Park South with rail-history expert Tom Flagg.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/sunday-tai-chi Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 6, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Schedule of Activities

Discovery Pack, 10 a..m. – noon: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Blooming Naturalist, 10 a.m.: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.

Nature’s Helpers, 11 a.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Hester Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street Date: August 6, 2017

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

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

Presented by NYC Parks

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594413b51dd32.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[End of Summer Trail Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/end-of-summer-trail-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/end-of-summer-trail-cleanup Date: August 6, 2017

Show some love for the trails! Help us remove debris and cut back overgrown vegetation in preparation for the fall hiking season. Community service credit is available.

Water and snacks will be provided.

Ages 13+

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a64a6bfffd.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 6, 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 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/yoga-in-the-battery Date: August 6, 2017

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

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

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:30 am 0:30 am 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59299c431592c.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/basketball-clinic Date: August 6, 2017

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic youth basketball clinics on Pier 2. Each program will include yoga to enhance flexibility, or flag football for agility training. Recommended for ages 8 to 17 years old.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69931908735900000, -73.99871540069600000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: August 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/basic-canoeing Date: August 6, 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.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Canoe programs are limited to ages 8 years and older. Program is first-come, first-served. Due to demand, line may close prior to end time.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79731057762900000, -73.95351123809800000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/forest-crew Date: August 6, 2017

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

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

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

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours and Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table Date: August 6, 2017

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-06 2017-08-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929a733b6a46.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 6, 2017

Join our Urban Park Rangers on a canoe adventure at Marine Park.

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.

Some experience is required. Canoe programs are limited to ages 8 years and older.

Because of demand, the line may close prior to end time.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596006ec3fce3.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach Date: August 6, 2017

Come on out and enjoy some Salsa, Freestyle, Bachata, Merengue R& B, and Pop eveny Sunday through September 3. Zumba will also be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 590-3567

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86619949340820000, -73.79479980468750000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Pollinators Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/heather-garden-pollinators-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/heather-garden-pollinators-tour Date: August 6, 2017

Join author and NYC naturalist Leslie Day for a pollinator walk in the Heather Garden. Watch and learn about the honey bees and our native butterflies, moths, bees, and maybe a hummingbird or two as they gather nectar from flower to flower and help pollinate the plants in our beautiful Heather Garden.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59481c0c2e57c.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: August 6, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 6, 2017

On Sundays, the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and family, ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers.

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery. Registration opens on July 31. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 Date: August 6, 2017

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

Reuben Wilson Combo Quartet
Jazz
Reuben Wilson was one of few soul-jazz organists to emerge in the late 1960s. His records have been sampled by artists in the newly emerging acid jazz and jazz-rap genres. Get Details

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1374

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942e2aad016a.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/activity-table Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-06 2017-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/volunteer-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/volunteer-orientation Date: August 6, 2017

Want to get more involved at Brooklyn Bridge Park this year? Learn about our volunteer positions and their schedules!

Directions to find the group will be sent by email to registered volunteers only on the day before orientation.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for orientation on the calendar.

For more information, please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79676106648500000, -73.91593360900900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596515c9a6981.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 6, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59710fef185a7.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 6, 2017

Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/family-day Date: August 6, 2017

Join Green Patch on Walton for their first-ever Family Day! Come enjoy food, games (twister, limbo, balloon animals,), and more fun activities for the whole family.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 262-9543

Location: Green Patch on Walton

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2017-08-06 2017-08-06 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84794188419300000, -73.90958822090100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Phineas The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/phineas-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/phineas-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 6, 2017

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

About Phineas the Clown
Phineas is an award-winning clown and juggler. He has been trained by members of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, world juggling champion Tony Duncan, and the NY Goofs under the direction of former dean of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Dick Monday. He worked at the Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics teaching juggling and slapstick for multiple summer seasons. He currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick. Come see his show to see what he'll juggle next!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f7fd001c8c.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Phineas The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/phineas-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/phineas-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: August 6, 2017

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

About Phineas the Clown
Phineas is an award-winning clown and juggler. He has been trained by members of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, world juggling champion Tony Duncan, and the NY Goofs under the direction of former dean of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Dick Monday. He worked at the Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics teaching juggling and slapstick for multiple summer seasons. He currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick. Come see his show to see what he'll juggle next!

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f7fd001c8c.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip to Hip Theatre Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/hip-to-hip-theatre-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/hip-to-hip-theatre-company Date: August 6, 2017

From the taverns of London to the palaces of Vienna, Shakespeare invites us into the personal trials and triumphs of the common people and their all-too-human leaders. Hip to Hip’s 11th season of “Free Shakespeare in the Parks” features madcap capers and epic battles, mistaken identity, and unexpected marriages, and a vibrant cast of unforgettable characters, including the iconic Falstaff.

Kids & the Classics is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of “Free Shakespeare in the Parks.” This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, and creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and close reading of text.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594816301f9ac.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/zumba-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/zumba-with-dodge-ymca Date: August 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 4:30 pm 5:30 am 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/kayak-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/kayak-staten-island Date: August 6, 2017

Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore at a new location on Page Avenue in Tottenville.

Boats and life jackets will be provided for a short paddle. Launch help and paddling tips are given by experienced kayakers at the shore and on the water. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.

Children aged 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. High winds or lightning cancels the event.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Page Avenue Beach

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2017-08-06 2017-08-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.50236193262400000, -74.22824013233200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5963ad65c019b.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Katz Concert Series: Yesterday & Today]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/katz-concert-series-yesterday-today http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/katz-concert-series-yesterday-today Date: August 6, 2017

Beatles tribute band Yesterday & Today will be performing the Beatles greatest hits!

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz in Partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts and NYC Parks

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Juniper Valley Park Track (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71939849853515600, -73.88430023193360000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 Date: August 6, 2017

Hudson Warehouse presents the Classics, on Thursdays through Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Henry V
By Wm. Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

The horrors of war throughout time have changed little and that is made even more apparent in this immediate and visceral production of
Henry V. Led by a war time correspondent, we follow King Henry as he politically positions himself and his subsequent military campaign across France in his quest to take what he believes is rightfully his.

For more information, see hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59541567aa297.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights in the Rockways: Indiana Jones - Temple of Doom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/movie-nights-in-the-rockways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/movie-nights-in-the-rockways Date: August 6, 2017

Enjoy a movie for the entire family to enjoy! Refreshments will be served. Bring a chair or blanket.

Temple of Doom
The second of the Lucas/Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indy needs to retrieve a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. This time he teams up with a night club singer and a 12-year-old boy.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park)

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Q460 Broad Channel Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.60100173950200000, -73.81980133056600000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night: A League of Their Own]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/outdoor-movie-night-a-league-of-their-own http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/outdoor-movie-night-a-league-of-their-own Date: August 6, 2017

In celebration of our 25th anniversary, many of this summer's featured films will take us back to the year 1992! Whether a classic favorite or a recent blockbuster, Randall's Island Park is an amazing place to take in a flick.

Outdoor movie nights take place at sunset every Sunday from June through September. Outdoor movie nights are presented in partnership with NYC Parks.

A League of Their Own (PG), Year: 1992, Run Time: 2 hr 8 min
A look at the first women's professional baseball league focuses on the rivalry between sisters on the same team, and their washed up, hard-drinking coach. - Swank

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Field 81 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:15 pm 10:30 pm 40.78372985973800000, -73.93353271484400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5ac7a2fef0.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/the-fence Date: August 7, 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 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bootcamp in the Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/bootcamp-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/bootcamp-in-the-park Date: August 7, 2017

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Competitive Rowing Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/competitive-rowing-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/competitive-rowing-camp Date: August 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-08-07 2017-08-07 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c056b59d2b3.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 7, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[2nd Annual Ocean Breeze Cross Country Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/2nd-annual-ocean-breeze-cross-country-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/2nd-annual-ocean-breeze-cross-country-clinic Date: August 7, 2017

Join us for our second summer of our week long XC clinic for runners! Children ages 7-17 yars are encouraged to register through oceanbreezenyc.org. Runners must come packed with a bagged lunch. For more information, please contact the WaveRunners coaching staff at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex at 718-351-7923 or email obwave.runners@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 7, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 7, 2017

Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway Dance with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/broadway-dance-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/broadway-dance-with-dodge-ymca Date: August 7, 2017

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.

Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective, and fun workout. Sneakers are a must.

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. before each class.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: August 7, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rose Garden

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2017-08-07 2017-08-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Marion Hopkinson Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-marion-hopkinson-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-marion-hopkinson-playground Date: August 7, 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marion Hopkinson Park (in Marion Hopkinson Playground)

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B110 Marion Hopkinson Playground 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68168586410000000, -73.91357542220000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940148fc8e52.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: August 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/bryant-park-language-classes Date: August 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: All That Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 7, 2017

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

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

All That Jazz
“It’s showtime, folks!” Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is a workaholic Broadway director and choreographer. He is also a womanizer, a heavy drinker, a chain smoker and frequent pill popper. Bob Fosse directed this jazzy, thinly-veiled autobiographical film showcasing his very own personal demons. Not surprisingly, Gideon (like Fosse) eventually finds himself in a life-or-death struggle as he goes under the knife for open-heart surgery. Nominated for nine Oscars, All That Jazz won four (Score, Art Direction, Costumes, Editing). If you can survive it, there’s no business-like show business. (1979) 123 MIN. (R) (FOX)

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Drum Circle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/drum-circle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/drum-circle Date: August 7, 2017

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

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

All ages welcome — kids to adults.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943036710119.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 7, 2017

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.84830093383800000, -73.82260131835900000 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[West African Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/west-african-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/west-african-dance Date: August 7, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594305f136f0d.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: Get Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/flicks-on-the-beach-get-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/flicks-on-the-beach-get-out Date: August 7, 2017

Beach chills and "Get Out" movie thrills!

"Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined."

Pull up your choice of beach chair or blanket and join us for a funny, yet thought-provoking mystery thriller.

Schedule
7:00 p.m. - Music
7:45 p.m. - Performances
8:30 p.m. - Film

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 946-1350

Location: On the Beach at West 12th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 7:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.57318946409200000, -73.97837710380600000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Books Beneath the Bridge with Community Bookstore Park Slope: Jill Eisenstadt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/books-beneath-the-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/books-beneath-the-bridge Date: August 7, 2017

Jill Eisenstadt reads from Swell, a darkly funny new novel about a New York family, a conversion of faith, and a haunted house in Rockaway.

Sponsored by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Community Bookstore Park Slope

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70193862915039000, -73.99747467041016000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:30:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ballet Barre with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/ballet-barre-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/ballet-barre-with-dodge-ymca Date: August 7, 2017

Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout.

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. before each class.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Just '60s Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/just-60s-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/just-60s-concert Date: August 7, 2017

Sing along and bring your dancing shoes for a wonderful evening of '60s music.

Sponsored by Friend of Cunningham Park with funds provided by Councilman Rory Lancman.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/movies-under-the-stars-presents-the-wiz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/movies-under-the-stars-presents-the-wiz Date: August 7, 2017

In the The Wiz, Dorothy chases after her dog during a NYC snowstorm, gets swept up by a cyclone and gets transplanted to the Land of Oz.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68371324794000000, -73.88562953472100000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2017 Movies On The Waterfront Series: School of Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/2017-movies-on-the-waterfront-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/07/2017-movies-on-the-waterfront-series Date: August 7, 2017

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition invites everyone to come out this summer to enjoy the 2017 Movies On The Waterfront Series, Monday evenings at sunset (approximately 8:15 p.m.). These free movies are open to the public, and no RSVP or tickets are required. Just show up!

School of Rock (2003) PG-13 | 1h 48min | Comedy, Family, Music | 3 October 2003 (USA)
After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Mike White
Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-08-07 2017-08-07 8:15 pm 10:15 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5954fc23bcbdd.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/the-fence Date: August 8, 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 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Competitive Rowing Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/competitive-rowing-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/competitive-rowing-camp Date: August 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-08-08 2017-08-08 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c056b59d2b3.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 8, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 8, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/meditation Date: August 8, 2017

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74711794880300000, -74.00518564608800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f438fbae5b.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/fitness-walk Date: August 8, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 8, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[2nd Annual Ocean Breeze Cross Country Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/2nd-annual-ocean-breeze-cross-country-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/2nd-annual-ocean-breeze-cross-country-clinic Date: August 8, 2017

Join us for our second summer of our week long XC clinic for runners! Children ages 7-17 yars are encouraged to register through oceanbreezenyc.org. Runners must come packed with a bagged lunch. For more information, please contact the WaveRunners coaching staff at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex at 718-351-7923 or email obwave.runners@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: August 8, 2017

Fun is had with cute and funny stories and songs for tiny tots to enjoy. Session ends with fun arts activity inspired by the stories and songs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/storytime-at-the-battery Date: August 8, 2017

Drawing inspiration from books like The Carrot Seed and The Grouchy Ladybug, Storytime at The Battery will give children their first introduction to urban farming with activities like planting seeds, touching the soil, crafting, or tasting new and delicious herbs and vegetables.

Stories are geared toward children ages five to eight years old, but accessible for children ages three and older, so bring the whole family!

Free and open to the public.

Story Schedule

July 11 - The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and The Empty Pot by Demi
July 13 - Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
July 18 - The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin and The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
July 20 - Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
July 25 - A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
July 27 - The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins
August 1 - Tidy by Emily Gravett
August 3 - Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
August 8 - Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van Laan
August 10 - The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
August 15 - The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
August 17 - Just A Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595d52f043c03.JPG Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/tai-chi Date: August 8, 2017

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

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74072892169700000, -74.00806097415200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f4dbd68d6f.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 8, 2017

Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 8, 2017

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

Class held on the upper terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 8, 2017

Calling children ages 10 and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Come play giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more in the park! Small groups and neighbors are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art/Vintage and Steam Punk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/upcycletoartvintage-and-steam-punk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/upcycletoartvintage-and-steam-punk Date: August 8, 2017

Adults decorate and up-cycle your clean, empty cans and bottles with beautiful napkins, wrapping paper, and vintage images from home.

Participants should bring their own vintage party napkins, wrapping paper or magazine cut outs to apply to surfaces of the items they are up-cycling to art. Outside and inside of cans and bottles should be clean and free of labels and gummy residue.

Schedule

  • July: Decorative Cans/Vintage (bring your own clean cans from home)
  • August: Up-cycle Wine Bottles/Vintage (bring your own clean bottles from home)
  • September: Up-cycle Cardboard Books Steam Punk/Vintage. We will provide cardboard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Theatre Fun in the Sun! Diversion Debajo del Sol! - Drop-in Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol Date: August 8, 2017

People's Theatre Project presents Theatre Fun in the Sun!

We love our parks and playgrounds - just like you! This summer, People’s Theatre Project is offering free theatre activities in Payson Playground for kids ages four to 10 and their adult family members. You and your child (or grandchild!) will play fun games and work together with a professional PTP teaching artist to make theatre inspired by our parks. Join us for one or more drop-in classes, and sign up for the mini camp!

Drop-In Classes
Theatre games and activities for the whole family!
Dates: Tuesdays from July 18 through August 8: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

3-Day Mini Camp (Registration Required)*
This mini camp will culminate with a short theatre piece created by the participants that will be presented for the community!
Dates: August 14 - 16: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

*Register for FREE at Payson playground during our drop-in classes or at PTP.nyc.

In case of rain, activities will be held indoors at the Payson Park House.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks and is made possible by the generous support of the Hispanic Federation and the Miranda Family Fund.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (646) 398-9062

Location: Payson Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86694466333700000, -73.92874717712400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5963f9d52aae7.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/biweekly-gardening-club Date: August 8, 2017

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

All ages and experience are welcome.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 8, 2017

The Summer Sports Experience teaches an abundant array of sports activities to our NYC youth throughout the spring and summer seasons. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, track, kickball, and more! Every hour another sport is introduced.

This event is free for participants. Please check in at the recreation center to get a free membership card which will allow you to come into the building when the staff are on break between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, which means that your kids can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Groups are welcome! Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to arrange a date for your group.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/bryant-park-storytime Date: August 8, 2017

Bring the kids to Bryant Park for tails, meowsic, and arts and crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 438-5137

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4e90fd80a7.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:30:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/08/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: August 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-08 2017-08-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:02 EDT