NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:54:35 GMT <![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: June 6, 2017

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

About the Artists

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/exhibition-other-homes Date: June 6, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/tai-chi Date: June 6, 2017

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

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74072892169700000, -74.00806097415200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f4dbd68d6f.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 6, 2017

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

Class held on the upper terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/paint-it-up Date: June 6, 2017

Create a still-life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans and Containers
June: Recycle Painted Rocks-painted nature on rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYC Parks Paralympic Track and Field Open]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/nyc-parks-paralympic-track-and-field-open http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/nyc-parks-paralympic-track-and-field-open Date: June 6, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The NYC Parks and Recreation Paralympics Track and Field Open is an annual event that allows children with various disabilities to compete and participate in a number of track and field events. Since there are no winners or losers at this event, all participants will receive an NYC Parks Adaptive Sports T-shirt and medal with a green and white ribbon once the event concludes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: June 6, 2017

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

Please note that the nature center is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdb4955e30.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/garden-highlights-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/garden-highlights-walk1 Date: June 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590ce046bc4d3.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Classics BookClub]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/bryant-park-classics-bookclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/bryant-park-classics-bookclub Date: June 6, 2017

Join fellow enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss books under the canopy of the park’s London Plane trees. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion, available while supplies last.

**No Program on July 4**

  • June 6: The Trial by Franz Kafka. Hosted by Bruce Bauman, Broken Sleep
  • June 20: House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, Hosted by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos, Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism
  • July 11: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Hosted by Irina Reyn, The Imperial Wife
  • July 25: The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe, Hosted by Johanna Luthman, Love, Madness, and Scandal: The Life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck
  • August 8: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, Hosted by Radha Vatsal, Murder Between The Lines
  • August 22: The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Hosted by Meg Lemke, Mutha Magazine

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59249e3b108cf.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/gallery-tour Date: June 6, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow leads a tour of current exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. The group show, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, explores how women have been treated and portrayed as outcasts in history, myth and biblical legend. In the Sunroom Project Space, Sonya Blesofsky’s sculptural installation is inspired by the history of Glyndor House, while Sindy Butz's life-sized replicaof a fireplace in one of Wave Hill’s buildings includes enlarged photographs and videos of her performing with Wave Hill fireplaces.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590cde5f811f3.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/book-worms Date: June 6, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/kids-le-petit-art Date: June 6, 2017

Make your own miniature, personalized art for gift or to keep. This class is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Kids Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Painting Small Cans Upcycle Art
June: Create A Mini Book

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/arts-culture-fun-the-new-school-for-jazz-and-contemporary-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/arts-culture-fun-the-new-school-for-jazz-and-contemporary-music Date: June 6, 2017

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

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5919bc063d216.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 09:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: June 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/art-in-action Date: June 6, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/soccer-training-camp Date: June 6, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will be able to participate in a variety of physical exercises while learning the basic fundamentals of soccer.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29b3e7ad1d.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/table-toppers Date: June 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango the Night Away!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-the-night-away http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-the-night-away Date: June 6, 2017

Spend Tuesday evenings in June experiencing the not-to-be-missed “authentic Buenos Aires Tango”. Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes! All are welcome!

This event is presented in partnership with Strictly Tango NYC. Entertainment generously funded by Whole Foods Market.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591222845d61a.JPG Fri, 12 May 2017 16:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing and Sign: Sign Language Class with Baby Fingers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/sing-and-sign-sign-language-class-with-baby-fingers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/sing-and-sign-sign-language-class-with-baby-fingers Date: June 6, 2017

Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age. Go home each week with new vocabulary and new tunes to enhance communication between you and your child! Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during this pre-verbal/developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language. See the research come to life, as music and sign language both aid in the development of language and literacy. Baby Fingers programs incorporate the research supporting the benefits of sign language at all ages and stages, for children with and without special needs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5944219cf25cc.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/evening-yoga Date: June 6, 2017

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow Bread and Yoga Facebook Page for the most up-to-date cancellations.

*No class on Tuesday, July 4.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594424cb151b3.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting Herbs for Health and Wellness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/planting-herbs-for-health-and-wellness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/planting-herbs-for-health-and-wellness Date: June 6, 2017

Curious about how you can help your community members naturally increase their resilience to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic conditions…with what you grow? Then join us as we explore how to simply and strategically plan and plant medicinal herbs and foods, which support our best health and satisfy our taste for diversity!

Facilitated by Janiele Lewis, Intergenerational WELLth Educator, Coach, and Community Chef, and GreenThumb.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Ashford Learning Center

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2017-06-06 2017-06-06 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.67401320000000000, -73.88514810000000000 Fri, 26 May 2017 14:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/learntorow-2 Date: June 6, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible.

All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

To learn more about Row New York's 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes, please contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433.3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-06 2017-06-06 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c04c7b36592.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 6, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a multi-level class that tones and balances your muscles, aligns your body, and strengthens your core!

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0689588178.JPG Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: June 6, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/yoga-in-the-park Date: June 6, 2017

Spend time breathing, stretching, and taking full advantage of the day at a Randall's Island yoga class. Bring your yoga mat and come tone your muscles while finding your inner peace. Ages 15 and older are welcome to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Near the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59ca84d70b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/bryant-park-poetry Date: June 6, 2017

Join us for award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer.

Featuring the poets:

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5927006295e12.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: June 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: June 6, 2017

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

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-06-06 2017-06-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59357922a9d5a.jpg Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: June 6, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593583fd9a16e.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/sunrise-tai-chi Date: June 7, 2017

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with certified Tai Chi Instructor Robert Martinez on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace.

These classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Please check the Fort Tryon Park's Facebook Page for weather/air advisory cancellations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.86169815063476600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a079bbdd43.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: June 7, 2017

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results.

No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: June 7, 2017

Join us for free fitness walks in Mornngside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

Location: 123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: June 7, 2017

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

About the Artists

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/exhibition-other-homes Date: June 7, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: June 7, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-07 2017-06-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: June 7, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting.

Bring a water bottle, and wear a sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

This volunteer event takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at Heritage Farm and on the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/le-petit-art Date: June 7, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: June 7, 2017

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

Please note that the nature center is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdb4955e30.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime on Wednesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/summer-reading-storytime-on-wednesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/summer-reading-storytime-on-wednesdays Date: June 7, 2017

Join librarians from Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: June 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/bryant-park-public-tours Date: June 7, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/special-express-arts Date: June 7, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are scheduled for every two weeks. Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

Start time: 11:30 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 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reads Panel in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/summer-reads-panel-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/summer-reads-panel-in-bryant-park Date: June 7, 2017

Celebrity authors with their latest books offer insight into what it takes to be a bestseller.

Summer Reads

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592701dca3111.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn Date: June 7, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52e32df34f.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/book-worms Date: June 7, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/recycle-to-art Date: June 7, 2017

Create flower art using old newspaper. This program is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Recycle to Art Program Schedule
May: News Paper Flower Art
June: Popsicle Stick Puppets

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: June 7, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).

We build these boats at our workshop on Pier 40. But we also row them throughout the summer at least twice a week.

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-07 2017-06-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f96d23e8452.png Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/farm-open-hours Date: June 7, 2017

Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-07 2017-06-07 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/art-in-action Date: June 7, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Mighty Milers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/mighty-milers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/mighty-milers Date: June 7, 2017

Children will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the basic fundamentals of running.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29caf27a8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/table-toppers Date: June 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Using Art to Envision the Future (Unit 3)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/borolinc-staten-island-using-art-to-envision-the-future-unit-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/borolinc-staten-island-using-art-to-envision-the-future-unit-3 Date: June 7, 2017

Free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.

Join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see. Come to meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Most importantly, come to have fun!

Unit 3: Where Are We Going?
We will use art as a way to envision the futures we desire. Together we will make a real and science-fiction future through protest songs, movement, and puppetry.

This event takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 5, 7, 12, and 14 in Building P. There will be a special performance event on Saturday, June 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

No experience necessary. All workshops are free and open to the public. Dinner is provided free-of-charge.

Registration
We only have space for 25 participants, so sign up today! Participants are encouraged to commit to all dates in the unit. Please register on Eventbrite.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee7264f1c1f.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/family-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/family-yoga Date: June 7, 2017

Come together in a lighthearted environment for family yoga fun! Age and developmentally appropriate yoga poses, animated breathing exercises, and soothing relaxation techniques awaken the inner-child of all age participants. Laughter and love fill each class and is sure to inspire the entire family.

Parents and kids of all ages welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 5:30 pm 6:15 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942fc9909731.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Prince Birthday Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/prince-birthday-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/prince-birthday-party Date: June 7, 2017

Party like it's 1999 with NYC Parks!

Join NYC Council Member Mark Treyger and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams as we celebrate the life and music of Prince! Dance to your favorites and sing all the songs that touched your life at this beach birthday party for his royal purple badness.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Steeplechase Plaza

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2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.57347020000000000, -73.97901990000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59260a9c6826c.jpg Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[¡Arriba!: Latin Dance Party with Orlando Marin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/arriba-latin-dance-party-with-orlando-marin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/arriba-latin-dance-party-with-orlando-marin Date: June 7, 2017

Feel the rhythm of some of New York City's hottest Latin bands as the High Line is transformed into an epic dance floor for our annual series. Grab your friends and get ready to dance.

Come mambo with living legend and all-time-favorite Orlando Marin—The Last Mambo King—and his all-star band. Orlando will be lighting up the ¡Arriba! stage for the six consecutive year. Join us at 6:00 p.m. for a dance lesson with Milteri Tucker Concepcion of Bombazo Dance Company, or come early for a drink at Terroir and a killer sunset view!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 16th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.74320006857800000, -74.00690225985800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f0e8eb0254.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/bryant-park-presents-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/bryant-park-presents-dance-party Date: June 7, 2017

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Bryant Park Presents and Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. All ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including swing, tango, salsa, bachata and more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: June 7, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/yoga-in-the-battery Date: June 7, 2017

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

Wednesday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Sundays pre-brunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929990d4621d.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:29:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: June 7, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing work out! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: June 7, 2017

Enjoy Hatha Yoga with Hollis and a beautiful sunset. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06970c97a6.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/learntorow-2 Date: June 7, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible.

All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

To learn more about Row New York's 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes, please contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433.3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c04c7b36592.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: June 7, 2017

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity along the restored sandy beach at Coney Island Creek. We'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tagging them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity. This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters. Come and take a closer look at our city’s valuable natural resources! Please come dressed in layers, clothes that can get dirty, and waterproof boots or sneakers, and bring your own water bottle. All volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590a457e13960.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Free African Dance Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/free-african-dance-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/free-african-dance-workout Date: June 7, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Please join us for the next one!

Shake the stress away each Wednesday evening with our fitness dance class featuring moves from across the continent. No dance experience required.

Instructor: Goussey Celestin

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Garden

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2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69206619262695000, -73.95530700683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5926fda589464.jpg Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/free-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/free-zumba Date: June 7, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us for free Zumba in the garden with Sweet Water Dance and Yoga.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81219863891601600, -73.92019653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592711f71e636.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/zumba Date: June 7, 2017

Join us in the park for Zumba, a cardio dance session that combines high-energy, motivating international music with unique moves.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/sunset-yoga Date: June 7, 2017

Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while overlooking the beautiful Hudson River and basking in the glow of the setting sun.

Arrive early. Bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels the event.

Please check the Fort Tryon Park Facebook Page for weather/air advisory cancellations.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a0610ef55d.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 18:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga In The Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/yoga-in-the-garden Date: June 7, 2017

Join free yoga classes in the garden every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., from May 17 through September 6, 2017.

The classes are taught by a certified yoga instructor.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 453-9490 ext. 302

Location: Kosciuszko Garden Learning Center

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2017-06-07 2017-06-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69220359545200000, -73.93924607605700000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/brooklyn-traditional-slow-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/brooklyn-traditional-slow-jam Date: June 7, 2017

This is acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the following traditions: Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and maybe even Scandinavian. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended to provide a musical home for folks interested in playing tunes with other musicians, learning to play by ear and overall increasing their own musical skill. It’s fun and welcoming to all ages and levels of playing. While we won’t play from sheet music, you can certainly use this as a reference on your own!

What do you mean by SLOW JAM? All acoustic instruments (e.g., fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, etc.) are welcome and the typical format is that we sit in a circle (or circle-ish, depending on the space) and take turns suggesting/leading a song. The songs will typically follow the AABB format (two “A” parts followed by two “B” parts) and we will simply play it over many repeats and if you know it, great (!), but if you don’t, you try to figure it out as we go along, maybe picking up a few notes here and there. We’ll play tunes at a slow to moderate speed so that they are accessible to a variety of levels.

It’s fun and can be challenging, but is a great way to improve your playing. You don’t have to be a great player, play in tune, or know the songs to give it a shot. If you want to suggest a song, you should either know the song well enough to play it on repeat or we can see if anyone else does!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5911f2a9e0e83.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Richard III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/richard-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/richard-iii Date: June 7, 2017

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

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

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b7f1d90e5e.jpg Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: June 7, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: Kubo and the Two Strings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/movie-under-the-stars-kubo-and-the-two-strings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/movie-under-the-stars-kubo-and-the-two-strings Date: June 7, 2017

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

A young Japanese boy embarks on a journey to learn the truth about his missing father. Along the way, he battles the vengeful Moon King and two evil twin sisters with his shamisen, a magical stringed instrument.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Frederick B Judge Playground (in Frederick B. Judge Playground)

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Q119 Frederick B. Judge Playground 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.68349838256836000, -73.80819702148438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e6880eb25b8.jpg Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: FrogWatch USA Monthly Monitoring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-session Date: June 7, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

We will hike within High Rock Park to listen for frogs. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight. Recommended for children 8 years old and older.

Registration is required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

This program is sponsored by Greener NY.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c892bf00385.png Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moonlight, R]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/movies-under-the-stars-moonlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/movies-under-the-stars-moonlight Date: June 7, 2017

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

Moonlight is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. Rated R (Not suitable for younger audiences; viewer discretion is advised).

This event is done in partnership with The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Community Center in observance of June’s LGBTQ Pride Month.

Know Before You Go

Moonlight is Rated R; not suited for younger audiences and viewer discretion is advised.
You should arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come, first serve basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corporal John A Seravalli Playground (in Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground)

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M237 Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.73910140991211000, -74.00479888916016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590798f88e89f.PNG Fri, 26 May 2017 09:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beat Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/movies-under-the-stars-beat-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/movies-under-the-stars-beat-street Date: June 7, 2017

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

Calling all b-boys and b-girls! Come on out and bust a move before we show this break-dancing classic. At the forefront of early hip-hop culture, DJ Kenny Kirkland (Guy Davis), his B-boy brother, Lee (Robert Taylor), and graffiti artist Ramon (John Chardiet) all have hopes of showcasing their talents outside the confines of South Bronx, N.Y. When Tracy Carlson (Rae Dawn Chong), a composer and choreographer, runs into Kirkland and Lee at one of Manhattan's hottest nightclubs, she offers Lee an opportunity to perform on TV. However, the crew has a long way to go before achieving their dreams.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592603c801072.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Chancellor’s Day at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/chancellors-day-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/chancellors-day-at-prospect-park Date: June 8, 2017

Celebrate Chancellor’s Day with special family programming at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House, and the 1912 Carousel!

Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm, Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerd Game Hour 1–2 pm: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go! 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 2pm.
  • Animal Encounter 3–4 pm: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection

Race Around the Farmyard, 2–4 pm, Lefferts Historic House, $3 Suggested Donation
Get out and get moving in the Lefferts yard! The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts and other old fashioned games.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Children's Corner (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 0:00 am 0:00 am 40.66378464473700000, -73.96373200416600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f531667d63.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 8, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Wade Into the Bronx River: Metropolitan Monarch Alliance Educator Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/wade-into-the-bronx-river-metropolitan-monarch-alliance-educator-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/wade-into-the-bronx-river-metropolitan-monarch-alliance-educator-workshop Date: June 8, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance and Queens College GLOBE NY Metro in a teacher professional development workshop that will provide teachers with training and the tools to create and customize a versatile interdisciplinary suite of classroom activities that introduces Monarch butterflies.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Fannie Lou Hamer High School

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2017-06-08 2017-06-08 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83164620000000000, -73.88850400000000000 Mon, 22 May 2017 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/exhibition-other-homes Date: June 8, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/fitness-walk Date: June 8, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: June 8, 2017

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

About the Artists

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[17th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/17th-annual-jana-hunsaker-memorial-wheelchair-tennis-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/17th-annual-jana-hunsaker-memorial-wheelchair-tennis-tournament Date: June 8, 2017

More than 96 wheelchair tennis players will participat in the 17th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park from Thursday June 8 to Sunday June 11, 2017.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6251

Location: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.74969863891601600, -73.84639739990234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5935cb0d8ba9c.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 17:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: June 8, 2017

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

Please note that the nature center is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdb4955e30.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cedar Grove Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/its-my-park-at-cedar-grove-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/its-my-park-at-cedar-grove-beach Date: June 8, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, by helping to spruce up the 9/11 Memorial Garden at the Cedar Grove Beach parking lot. We look forward to cleaning up the garden with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

Location: Cedar Grove Beach Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.55989837646500000, -74.10179901123000000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Grace Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/its-my-park-at-grace-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/its-my-park-at-grace-playground Date: June 8, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Empowering Youth in Excellence, Inc. to clean the playground at Grace Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grace Playground

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B078 Grace Playground 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67139816284180000, -73.89440155029297000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: June 8, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 8, 2017

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on our comfy turf lawn. Great for kids ages 5 and younger.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c062903c856.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 8, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/special-express-arts-2 Date: June 8, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression. Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Due to large number of requests, groups are scheduled for every two weeks.

Schedule

  • July: Paper Beads - Make a bracelet out of paper beads
  • August: Cardboard Coasters-Create a work of art on cardboard coaster
  • September: Painted Rocks - Paint a small rock or stone using your imagination for inspiration. Please bring your own clean stones or small rocks to paint. We do not provide the rocks or stones.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Day at Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/community-day-at-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/community-day-at-highland-park Date: June 8, 2017

Enjoy an afternoon of inflatables, games, music, face painting, and more!

Generously sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.88569641113281000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[WBO Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/wbo-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/wbo-field-day Date: June 8, 2017

Schools are closed for Chancellor's Conference Day! Come out and enjoy the weather. Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center will be offering a variety of games to play that day including soccer, capture flag, obstacle courses and more! Children 6 - 13 years old can come play. Please come dressed in comfortable clothes and sneakers. If it's raining we will bring the activities indoors.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572f4b59d11fd.jpg Thu, 11 May 2017 10:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Skate Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/family-skate-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/family-skate-day Date: June 8, 2017

Join NYC Parks for an afternoon of roller skating, music, face painting, popcorn, ices, and more!

Limited skates available. We recommend you bring your own.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Daniel M. O'Connell

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2017-06-08 2017-06-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69944189551600000, -73.75837174603300000 Wed, 17 May 2017 15:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/tour-the-battery Date: June 8, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/book-worms Date: June 8, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/creative-3d-arts Date: June 8, 2017

Create a 3D gift for mom! This program is suitable for ages six to 12 years old.

Creative 3D Arts Schedule
May: Make 3D gift for Mom & Nature Art
June: Make a Father's Day Key Chain Charm

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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