NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:47:29 GMT <![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Raptor Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/wildlife-viewing-raptor-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/wildlife-viewing-raptor-watch Date: September 3, 2016

Join the Urban Park Rangers in their search for raptors—predators of the sky.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58990097045900000, -74.18769836425800000 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 3, 2016

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 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: September 3, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67380142211900000, -73.94390106201200000 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: September 3, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.

Showcasing fifteen artists whose work draws on the site’s history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the exhibition encompasses artworks of steel, wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and recycled plastics, including augmented-reality interventions and kinetic art choreographed by elements of nature.

Featured artists include Markus Holtby, Fitzhugh Karol, Wendy Klemperer, William Logan, Shannon Novak, Sarah Olson, Sui Park, Camilla Quinn, Audrey Shachnow, Aaron Suggs, Naomi Teppich and Martin Springhetti, Gregory Thielker, Beatrice Wolert, and Christopher Yockey.

Image credit: Audrey Shachnow, The Golden Muse, 2016, marine plywood, threaded rods, acrylic paint, brass hardware. Photograph courtesy of Audrey Shachnow, July, 2016.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: September 3, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/capoeira-for-beginners Date: September 3, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking at South Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/kayaking-at-south-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/kayaking-at-south-beach Date: September 3, 2016

Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore of South Beach.

Boats and life jackets will be provided for a short paddle off the shore at South Beach. 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 under must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59299850463867000, -74.06120300292969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57977b3d1633d.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Wildlife Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/seaside-wildlife-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/seaside-wildlife-exploration Date: September 3, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots for seaside creatures.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62988662719726600, -73.89472961425781000 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands on History: Old News, New News]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/hands-on-history-old-news-new-news http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/hands-on-history-old-news-new-news Date: September 3, 2016

Create paper out of recycled materials, read news stories for kids, and take a free tour of King Manor where you'll see a copy of The Long Island Farmer, the first newspaper published in Queens.

Families with children ages 5 and up are welcome to this free event. Reservations are not needed, just stop by!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/adaptive-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/adaptive-flag-football Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70196512533900000, -73.85458660309100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4de0d954fa.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/community-rowing Date: September 3, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreams of Color Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/dreams-of-color-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/dreams-of-color-opening-reception Date: September 3, 2016

Join us for the opening reception of "Dreams of Color" with artist Ernesto Camacho. Former danseur with Ballet de Puerto Rico, Ernesto Camacho will present his debut exhibition “Dreams of Color” throughout the month.

"Dreams of Color" is an exhibition that celebrates dancers of color in the world of ballet. Ballet has been seen, for the most part, with dancers of one hue. Within the last few decades, a crop of new dancers has introduced the beauty of diversity in one of the world’s most beautiful and powerful art form, ballet.

Ernesto has exhibited at various galleries in New York City and Connecticut. He has won awards throughout the years including, the 15th Annual Brio Award, from the Bronx Council on The Arts, and First Prize in Bohemia Beers Kahlo Challenge, in which his painting became part of Bohemia Beer’s permanent collection. His paintings have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Manhattan Arts International, Manhattan Times, the Advocate and the Greenwich Times.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c8689b01dac.JPG Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/goalball Date: September 3, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played wih a ball with bells inside and two teams of three who are blindfolded.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. A recreation center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Art Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/flow16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/flow16 Date: September 3, 2016

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

Artists

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6ea1061cb6.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Le Petit Zen Art-Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: September 3, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Create miniature Zen works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 3, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Send-Off Party at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 3, 2016

End your summer right with this encore presentation of a party! Hosted by Omar Olusion, come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57966fd15c5a0.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris Show at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: September 3, 2016

Every Saturday, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's only two-man kids magic show! They give an ultra, high-energy performance that capture's kids' attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past four years making kid's not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views right on the beach path, this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions, and fun games.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the 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 Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967b1d1de5b.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 3, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/paper-arts-crafts1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/paper-arts-crafts1 Date: September 3, 2016

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

Kids will make paper cup penguins. December, make an adorable caterpillar from paper.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 3, 2016

Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bargemusic (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57605f18d1ebb.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris Show at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 Date: September 3, 2016

Every Saturday, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's only two-man kids magic show! They give an ultra, high-energy performance that capture's kids' attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past four years making kid's not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views right on the beach path, this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions, and fun games.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the 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 Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967b1d1de5b.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare: Measure for Measure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party Date: September 3, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Roller skate under the stars with Lola Star.

Lola Star and her crew of fabulous burlesque dancers, roller derby stars, dance skaters, and colorful performers will host pop-up roller disco party at the newly renovated Roller Rink at Beach 108th Street. Skate to incredible retro 70s, 80s, and 90s skate classics as the sun sets, the wave of the ocean crash beside you, and the salty sea air drifts through the rink.

Adult skates are available for rent at $8, or you can bring your own. Kids are welcome if they bring their own skates!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (844) 765-5758

Location: Beach 108th Street Roller Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761943908b6d.jpg Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world Date: September 3, 2016

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

In this thrilling fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" franchise, two young brothers (Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson) visit their Aunt Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) who's an executive at Jurassic World, a theme park populated with genetically resurrected dinosaurs. But chaos erupts when a newly created dino escapes its enclosure, forcing the park's animal behaviorist Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to save the day

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park

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Q129 Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.69480133056640600, -73.82160186767578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5751cb3b4953a.jpg Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Remember the Titans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/movies-under-the-stars-remember-the-titans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/movies-under-the-stars-remember-the-titans Date: September 3, 2016

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

A high school football coach finds himself fighting for stakes much higher than the State Championship in this drama based on actual events. In 1971, a court order forces three high schools in Alexandria, Virginia (two white, one African-American), to integrate their student bodies and faculties for the first time. As a result, Coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton), longtime head coach of the T.C. Williams High School football team, is asked to step down, and Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) is appointed to replace him as the school's first black faculty member. The new coach is hardly welcomed with open arms, either by the school's staff or the students, and the newly integrated team is full of players (both black and white) who have little trust or respect for one another. But Boone is determined to put a winning team on the field -- it's how he approaches the game, and his future depends on it. Against long odds, Boone helps his team overcome distrust and misunderstanding of their coach (and each other) as they become a gridiron force to be reckoned with.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Lamberts Lane and May Avenue (in Father Macris Park)

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R075A Father Macris Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.61577224270100000, -74.16160082817100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57befb0fb8d45.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world1 Date: September 3, 2016

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

Located off the coast of Costa Rica, the Jurassic World luxury resort provides a habitat for an array of genetically-engineered dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus rex. When the massive creature escapes, it sets off a chain reaction that causes the other dinos to run amok. Now, it's up to a former military man and animal expert to use his special skills to save two young brothers and the rest of the tourists from an all-out, prehistoric assault.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 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) 430-1825

Location: Haffen Park

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X196 Haffen Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.87322998046875000, -73.83770751953125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c74d72ac01e.jpg Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Neptune at Opposition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/neptune-at-opposition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/neptune-at-opposition Date: September 3, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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) 352-1769

Location: Boardwalk at Beach 116th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.57779701451600000, -73.83594077825500000 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: September 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: September 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: September 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: September 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: September 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to do general clean up at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Print and Fly with Monarch Butterflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/family-art-project-print-and-fly-with-monarch-butterflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/family-art-project-print-and-fly-with-monarch-butterflies Date: September 4, 2016

The monarch butterfly begins its migration in September, heading thousands of miles south. With paint and techniques involving symmetry, make large-scale, printed butterflies with gorgeous, orange-and-black patterned wings.

Participate in a group installation, planting handmade, paper milkweed and displaying the inspiring, arduous journey of the monarch butterfly.

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 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b60bf46898f.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/yoga Date: September 4, 2016

These yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours Date: September 4, 2016

Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a49a2b3c157.jpg Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: September 4, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.

Showcasing fifteen artists whose work draws on the site’s history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the exhibition encompasses artworks of steel, wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and recycled plastics, including augmented-reality interventions and kinetic art choreographed by elements of nature.

Featured artists include Markus Holtby, Fitzhugh Karol, Wendy Klemperer, William Logan, Shannon Novak, Sarah Olson, Sui Park, Camilla Quinn, Audrey Shachnow, Aaron Suggs, Naomi Teppich and Martin Springhetti, Gregory Thielker, Beatrice Wolert, and Christopher Yockey.

Image credit: Audrey Shachnow, The Golden Muse, 2016, marine plywood, threaded rods, acrylic paint, brass hardware. Photograph courtesy of Audrey Shachnow, July, 2016.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Intensati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/shape-up-nyc-intensati http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/shape-up-nyc-intensati Date: September 4, 2016

IntenSati combines affirmations with interval training, martial arts, dance, and yoga.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.84149932861328000 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Mad Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/family-performance-festival Date: September 4, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!

Did you know that only one percent of all of the water on our planet is fresh and drinkable? Come and shake it up with the Mad Scientists as you learn about the amazing attributes of water while focusing on the importance of conserving this precious resource. As a bonus, check out the water filtration fun station and gain hands-on experience in building water filters using various materials to clean dirty water.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete listing of performances, visit Central Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Sat, 03 Sep 2016 16:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: September 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Gerritsen Grist Mill and Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/gerritsen-grist-mill-and-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/gerritsen-grist-mill-and-farmhouse Date: September 4, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Wood pilings still remain more than 360 years after the original foundation of Gerritsen Mill was first laid down. Explore the area surrounding one of the first water-powered mills in North America and discover its value both past and present.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a83d98a89a.jpg Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ranger's Choice: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/rangers-choice-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/rangers-choice-hawk-watch Date: September 4, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey. Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters.

Participants are selected via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Program Registration page from August 18 through August 25.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/saltwater-fishing Date: September 4, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81906574643900000, -73.96124034186400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a85253c0ee.JPG Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: September 4, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary opens this Sunday and every Sunday through Thanksgiving of this year.

Come see medicinal herbs growing in their habitat, sacred groves, a pyramid garden, a labyrinth garden, and exciting urban agriculture technologies.

There will be free cooking demonstrations and a Pick Upon Demand Farm Stand from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Trees of the Heather Garden Tour with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/trees-of-the-heather-garden-tour-with-author-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/trees-of-the-heather-garden-tour-with-author-leslie-day Date: September 4, 2016

Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York. Learn about Fort Tryon's many flowers, conifers, evergreens, and deciduous trees and find out which trees predate the park and which have been added in recent park restoration projects.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but people with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's steep paths.

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 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ab8946521af.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 4, 2016

Summer on the Hudson's biggest event of the whole season—the West Side County Fair—is a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!

The West Side County Fair is a great way to celebrate the winding down of summer with family, friends, and neighbors.

Stage Lineup
1:10 - 1:35pm: Annie DiRusso - a Hudson Valley singer-songwriter, accompanying herself on the guitar and ukelele.

2:00 - 3:30pm: City Stompers - move to Southern Appalachian fiddle music with New York City's only clogging school.

4:00 - 5:00pm: Ol' Savannah - plumbing depths of old time Americana roots music.

5:00 - 6:00pm: Big Dog Run - a six-piece folk rock band with a comfortable, laid-back sound straight from the Mile-High City.

Featuring our host and emcee, Justin Wood, with aerial and stilt performances by House of Yes.

Animal Adoption Event
Bideawee joins us at this year's West Side County Fair! Come meet your next life-long furry friend!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f05ddc78984.JPG Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: September 4, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/community-rowing Date: September 4, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 4, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 4, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Program: Monarch Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/nature-program-monarch-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/nature-program-monarch-migration Date: September 4, 2016

It’s monarch migration season! Join environmental educator Emily Nestlerode from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for a short indoor presentation and a guided walk to search for monarch butterflies and caterpillars in the gardens. Learn about their natural history, the reasons for their decline, and how planting a patch of milkweed can help monarchs survive.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b60c4a2310b.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Send-Off Party at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 4, 2016

End your summer right! Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

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: 6:00 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 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57965ecb44aed.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare: Measure for Measure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure Date: September 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Philharmonic Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/concert-staten-island-philharmonic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/concert-staten-island-philharmonic Date: September 4, 2016

“The British Are Coming!” to Staten Island for Labor Day Weekend.

Enjoy selections from British Invasion rock groups as well as traditional music from the British Isles.

Conductor: Russ Houser.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c349803f693.JPG Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Star Wars The Force Awakens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens Date: September 4, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, as well as new villains such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order, a fascist regime that has emerged from the ashes of the old Empire. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels return to reprise their roles as, respectively, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and C-3PO. Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie co-star. J.J. Abrams directed from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt. The film also features new contributions from composer John Williams and sound designer Ben Burtt, whose familiar palette of sounds have helped define the Star Wars universe

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Elmhurst Park

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.72999954223633000, -73.88510131835938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c489c928dc7.jpg Sat, 03 Sep 2016 13:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: The Angry Birds Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/movies-under-the-stars-the-angry-birds-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/movies-under-the-stars-the-angry-birds-movie Date: September 4, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

This animated adaptation of the hugely popular video-game series follows three avian friends as they put their anger to good use by fighting back against a hostile force. Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), and Bomb (Danny McBride) are all outcasts who don't quite fit in on Bird Island, a community of flightless fowl who pride themselves on staying positive and cheerful at all times. The trio hit it off after meeting at an anger-management class, and are the only birds who seem even remotely suspicious when a group of green pigs arrive on their island. When the swine's nefarious plans are revealed, only Red and his pals have what it takes to save the day.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57befbf7a90a3.jpg Sat, 03 Sep 2016 13:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: September 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

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

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: September 5, 2016

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: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/am-stretch Date: September 5, 2016

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 5, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/bryant-park-piano Date: September 5, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/presto-pete-incredulous-chris http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/presto-pete-incredulous-chris Date: September 5, 2016

Every Sunday and Holiday during the summer, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's only two-man kids magic show! They give an ultra, high-energy performance that capture's kid's attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past four years making kid's not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57965f7e6efa4.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust show at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/the-amazing-captain-faust-show-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/the-amazing-captain-faust-show-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 5, 2016

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

A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5796708085188.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Send-Off party at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: September 5, 2016

End your summer right! Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views right on the beach path, this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions, and fun games.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967bbdf08c5.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Brooklyn (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-north Date: September 5, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4aeb43a8.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: September 5, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/presto-pete-incredulous-chris1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/presto-pete-incredulous-chris1 Date: September 5, 2016

Every Sunday and Holiday during the summer, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's only two-man kids magic show! They give an ultra, high-energy performance that capture's kid's attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past four years making kid's not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57965f7e6efa4.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[BK Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/bk-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/bk-boot-camp Date: September 5, 2016

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

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

Sponsored by WOODstack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Paerdegat Park

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B218 Paerdegat Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.63809967041015600, -73.93810272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47b2a3e49f.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Cage Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/cage-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/cage-yoga Date: September 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65919876098600000, -73.88749694824200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47cb871216.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/retro-basketball Date: September 5, 2016

Senior members ages 55 and older are invited to play basketball and compete.

A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. 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 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 6, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

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 Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Beginner Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/free-beginner-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/free-beginner-tai-chi-classes Date: September 6, 2016

Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. Dress comfortably and join us across the street from the Crotona Park Tennis Courts located at 1700 Crotona Avenue.

If it rains, we'll meet at the Claremont Center at 489 East 169th St (corner of Third Avenue and 169th Street).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 708-3863

Location: Crotona Tennis House & Courts (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.83990097045898400, -73.89530181884766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ae3a79badfd.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at The High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/meditation Date: September 6, 2016

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.

RSVP today!

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

About our partners

Integral Yoga Institute of New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the practice and teachings of Integral Yoga, as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda. These teachings facilitate an easeful body, a peaceful mind, a useful life and, ultimately, the realization of one's true Self. Integral Yoga encourages interfaith harmony by respecting all the world's faiths with the goal to promote peace in the individual and in the world.

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization named after Swami Sivananda, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century and founded by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda. Their mission is to spread peace, health and joy through yoga.

On the last Tuesday of every month, join our special guest meditation leaders:

  • June 28 – Emily Fletcher, Ziva Meditation
  • July 26 – John McIlwain, Garrison Institute
  • August 30 – Ben Turshen
  • September 27 – Jeff Kober

Support
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 22nd Street Seating Steps (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74670028686500000, -74.00569915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575073560e5ec.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreams of Color Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/dreams-of-color-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/dreams-of-color-exhibition Date: September 6, 2016

Former danseur with Ballet de Puerto Rico, Ernesto Camacho will present his debut exhibition, “Dreams of Color,” throughout the month. "Dreams of Color" is an exhibition that celebrates dancers of color, in the world of ballet.

Ballet has been seen, for the most part, with dancers of one hue. Within the last few decades, a crop of new dancers has introduced the beauty of diversity in one of the world’s most beautiful and powerful art forms, ballet.

Ernesto has exhibited at various galleries in New York City and Connecticut. He has won awards throughout the years including, the 15th Annual Brio Award, from the Bronx Council on The Arts, and First Prize in Bohemia Beers Kahlo Challenge, in which his painting became part of Bohemia Beer’s permanent collection. His paintings have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Manhattan Arts International, Manhattan Times, the Advocate, and the Greenwich Times.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c8682d34e58.JPG Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/fitness-walk Date: September 6, 2016

Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 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 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/tai-chi-class Date: September 6, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: September 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

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

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi at The High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/tai-chi Date: September 6, 2016

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.

RSVP here!

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

About Taoist Tai Chi Society
The Taoist Tai Chi Society is the largest non-profit Tai Chi organization in the world, practicing in 26 countries. Taoist Tai Chi is an exercise for health and relaxation, and can be practiced by people of any age or fitness level. Developed by the Taoist Society's founder, Master Moy Lin Shin, a 108 move "set" is specifically designed to improve health. Stretching, full range of motion, and the continuous turning of the spine distinguish this art at the physical level. Join us and learn the first few moves.

Partners
In partnership with Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Support
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Under the Standard (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74078269849600000, -74.00861740112300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57507524dd165.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: September 6, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 6, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: September 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-09-06 2016-09-06 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots Date: September 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: High Bridge Park (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.84299850463900000, -73.93419647216800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c89cc9d3ad5.jpg Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/am-stretch Date: September 6, 2016

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint It Up: Acrylic Paint]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/paint-it-up-acrylic-paint http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/paint-it-up-acrylic-paint Date: September 6, 2016

Create a vibrant painting using acrylic paints.

This program is for adults with a real interest in creating art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: September 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: September 6, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 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 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Brooklyn (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-south Date: September 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Turf Field (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65659332275390600, -73.90232086181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4b6c552d.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 6, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/bryant-park-piano Date: September 6, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Klezmer Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/klezmer-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/klezmer-concert Date: September 6, 2016

Join internationally-renowned tsimbl (hammered dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman from the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

Enjoy an afternoon exploring Jewish Klezmer music, the celebratory music of the Jews of Eastern Europe that was transplanted to New York in the early 20th century, and then revitalized in the 1970s. From soulful spirituals to infectious dance tunes, Klezmer has much to offer listeners of all ages.

This concert is suitable for adults.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: September 6, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Bronx (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/instructional-flag-football-bronx-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/instructional-flag-football-bronx-north Date: September 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: Hunts Point

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2016-09-06 2016-09-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81549835205078000, -73.88909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a3ba69e6084.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Unlimited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/sports-unlimited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/sports-unlimited Date: September 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:31 EDT