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 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:15:53 GMT <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/human-chess Date: September 1, 2016

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as an embodied team sport at Human Chess.

We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece (King, Queen, Bishop, etc.), and play the game with a group as a team.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Cello in Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/cello-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/cello-in-hudson-park Date: September 1, 2016

Cellist Dan Kassel will play for an hour near the 7 train subway entrance to add some entertainment to the evening commute.

Dan plays with a looping station, creating a full sound with one instrument.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Near the 7 train subway station (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75501469066700000, -74.00094829695900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5797cc7f738a3.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/kayaking Date: September 1, 2016

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

Additional Rules for Kayaking

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

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

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644381ae072.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[2016 Wheelchair Sports Federation Softball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/2016-wheelchair-sports-federation-softball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/2016-wheelchair-sports-federation-softball-clinics Date: September 1, 2016

The sport is very similar to traditional softball, but played by athletes using wheelchairs, with some differences in the rules. People of all ages are welcome to join us and learn the game. No experience is required and the program is free.

Volunteers are of course welcome to join us as well!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70196512533900000, -73.85458660309100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57755b6aaba5d.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 1, 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f487e65b3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Run Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/open-run-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/open-run-night Date: September 1, 2016

This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize the world-class Icahn Stadium! Once a month, Open Run Nights will also feature a free introductory running form seminar.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ac81287e7eb.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: September 1, 2016

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-09-01 2016-09-01 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare: Measure for Measure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure Date: September 1, 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: 9:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 9:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me: Engaging Baby's Imagination]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/baby-me-engaging-babys-imagination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/baby-me-engaging-babys-imagination Date: September 2, 2016

Join the activities that engage your baby's imagination: stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and more.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: September 2, 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 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 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[Summer Sports Experience at Levy Playground, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/summer-sports-experience-at-levy-playground-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/summer-sports-experience-at-levy-playground-staten-island Date: September 2, 2016

Join NYC Parks at Levy Playground on Castleton and Jewett Ave. on Fridays from 10:00am-11:30am to play basketball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 718-390-8023

Location: Levy Playground

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R033 Levy Playground 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.63371949336600000, -74.12918639894700000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: September 2, 2016

Join NYC Parks at the Playground for all Children in Queens (field adjacent to playground) Mondays- Fridays this summer from 3:00pm-5:00pm to learn sports such as Wiffleball, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football and Softball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/am-stretch Date: September 2, 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 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/kids-express Date: September 2, 2016

Groups must schedule in advance. Space is limited.

Kids engage in activities that encourages self expression through process-oriented art—allowing for individual expression.

Interpretation of literary arts through a different art form includes discussion and sharing of ideas.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: September 2, 2016

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Bronx (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/instructional-flag-football-bronx-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/instructional-flag-football-bronx-north Date: September 2, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a3c41021bcb.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Faber Field House, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/summer-sports-experience-at-faber-field-house-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/summer-sports-experience-at-faber-field-house-staten-island Date: September 2, 2016

Join NYC Parks at Faber Field House in Staten Island to play Flag Football on Fridays from 12:00pm-2:00pm. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-390-8023

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 2, 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 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 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/2016/09/02/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/bryant-park-piano Date: September 2, 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 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Unlimited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/sports-unlimited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/sports-unlimited Date: September 2, 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 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts & Crafts: Fork Painting Flower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/seasonal-arts-craftsfork-painting-flower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/seasonal-arts-craftsfork-painting-flower-power Date: September 2, 2016

Kids and parents will create painted flowers using forks.

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 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:01:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Grandview]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview Date: September 2, 2016

Join NYC Parks at Grandview Playground on Fridays at 3:00pm-6:00pm to play Soccer and Volleyball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-390-8023

Location: Grandview Playground (in The Big Park)

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R068 The Big Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.63087011813500000, -74.16449878780800000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Queens (East)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/instructional-flag-football-queens-east http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/instructional-flag-football-queens-east Date: September 2, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Queens. 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: (718) 393-7366

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84849929809570000, -73.82559967041016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4c9d77a0.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: September 2, 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: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/bingo Date: September 2, 2016

Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59b1b753ac.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dances for All Abilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/dance-for-seniors Date: September 2, 2016

Summer on the Hudson with Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company will lead Variable Pop, a dance workshop for seniors and all other ages and abilities.

Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

All are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f56d2243569.JPG Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:00:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/family-camping-inwood-hill-park-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/family-camping-inwood-hill-park-manhattan Date: September 2, 2016

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery please visit our Event Registration page from August 17 through August 24.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare: Measure for Measure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/bryant-park-shakespeare-measure-for-measure Date: September 2, 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 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Oops, I Did It Again]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-oops-i-did-it-again http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-oops-i-did-it-again Date: September 2, 2016

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

Dress up and skate along to 90s Pop and Britney Spears greatest hits.

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

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.65729904174805000, -73.96369934082031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575b4d4dd72cd.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Iron Man 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/movies-under-the-stars-iron-man-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/movies-under-the-stars-iron-man-3 Date: September 2, 2016

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

Marvel Studios' "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

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: Springfield Park

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Q107 Springfield Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.66180038452148400, -73.76159667968750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57be02e08ea05.jpg Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: September 2, 2016

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island

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

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

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 9:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.57329940795898400, -73.97799682617188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574e7214e284c.jpg Wed, 01 Jun 2016 02:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Queens (West)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/instructional-flag-football-queens-west http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/instructional-flag-football-queens-west Date: September 3, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Queens. 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: 0:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7366

Location: The Velodrome (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 0:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74466323852539000, -73.80935668945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4d30a43e.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/bird-walks Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/yoga-on-the-beach Date: September 3, 2016

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

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707f1381b9f1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: September 3, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: September 3, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: September 3, 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 three miles long.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: September 3, 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 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: September 3, 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: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577556987c806.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 9:00 am 3:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/moves-with-limon-dance Date: September 3, 2016

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

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

Open to all levels and ages.

Visit bryantpark.org for updates and more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/welcome-program Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/club-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/club-fit Date: September 3, 2016

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

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2016-09-03 2016-09-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027c944a67d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/club-fit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/club-fit1 Date: September 3, 2016

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

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2016-09-03 2016-09-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027ee3e774d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/club-fit-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/club-fit-east-harlem Date: September 3, 2016

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

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2016-09-03 2016-09-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027af0b4ff8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Art Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/flow16-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/flow16-tour Date: September 3, 2016

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

Artists

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6e9a936b9c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/kayaking Date: September 3, 2016

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

Additional Rules for Kayaking

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

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

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576442dc134ba.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/green-team Date: September 3, 2016

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: September 3, 2016

Learn more about New York Restoration Project's weekly volunteer opportunities! Whether you are interested in getting your hands dirty with traditional ornamental gardening, removing the vines threatening our native NYC trees, or just want to meet an awesome group of people just as excited about getting into nature as you, our weekly Garden and Forest Crews could be for you! Attend an orientation to learn how to get involved. Come prepared to work!

Please register by calling 917-291-6436 or emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[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 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 3, 2016

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

Leeny Del Seamonds will share the Argentinian story "Renaldo" and Laura Simms will share the true tale "The Mud Sisters".

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/tai-chi Date: September 3, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park Date: September 3, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 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[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[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[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: Canarsie Park,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 40.62799835205078000, -73.89430236816406000; 40.62988662719726600, -73.89472961425781000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 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[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[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[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[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

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, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:38 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[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: September 3, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, 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 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:42 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[Continental Knit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/continental-knit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/continental-knit Date: September 3, 2016

Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.

Learn to create garter stitch, stiockinette stitch, seed stitch, moss stitch, and ribbing.

Beginners are welcome.

Materials needed: 1 skein light colored #4 yarn, 1 pair short knitting needles #8, tapestry needle for weaving, and measuring tape.

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 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 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: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:16 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[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[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

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, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:17 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[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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Neptune at Opposition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-neptune-at-opposition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-neptune-at-opposition Date: September 3, 2016

Join us for an Astronomy evening: Neptune at Opposition.

NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folkloreof the universe. Join us at Beach 116th Street at the Boardwalk to explore the evening sky. The Urban Park Rangers will use binoculars, telescopes, and the naked eye to explore the autumn night sky. All equipment provided. Feel free to bring your own binoculars or telescopes and set them up next to the experts.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th St (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57680130004900000, -73.83709716796900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577fd69a8d0dd.jpg Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[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

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 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:37 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 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:14 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, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 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, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 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[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[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[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[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

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 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[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

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 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[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

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 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[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

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 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:38 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