NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:02:09 GMT <![CDATA[Jazz Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/jazz-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/jazz-festival Date: August 20, 2016

Enjoy the great outdoors with two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment.

No registration is required. For more information about this festival, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfbe8c0a85.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: August 20, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 20, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[The Sammie & Tudie Show at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/the-sammie-tudie-show-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/the-sammie-tudie-show-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 20, 2016

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

Come see why Sammie and Tudie are New York's favorite comedy duo! With their signature brand of silliness, Sammie and Tudie will take both kids and parents on a wild ride of fun, magic, and zany props. Come see what everyone is talking about! Created for all members of the family. Stop by after each show to say hello!

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5796680303a1f.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: August 20, 2016

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

Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967a27e72fe.jpg Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults Date: August 20, 2016

Learn to Ride - Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ab71f6e01c.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLLED Bike New York: Youth Bike Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/bike-new-york-youth-bike-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/bike-new-york-youth-bike-basics Date: August 20, 2016

This three-hour on-bike class is a kid-friendly adaptation of our Bicycling Basics class for adults and is designed as a next step for children ages 9+ who already know how to ride a bike but would like to refine their skills. The main emphasis will be on bike safety. Children will learn how to properly fit their helmets and seats, perform the ABC quick check, start and stop with confidence, and scan and signal. There will be an assessment at the beginning of the class to determine whether or not each child is ready to take the class.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Bradhurst Avenue at 152nd Street (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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B294 Jackie Robinson Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68019866943400000, -73.92769622802700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ab8a4b5781.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 20, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Communal Spaces: A Garden Play Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/communal-spaces-a-garden-play-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/communal-spaces-a-garden-play-festival Date: August 20, 2016

Now in it's sixth year, Communal Spaces is a series of site-responsive, free plays written for and performed in specific community gardens. Each garden hosts a 20 to 30 minute play using the space as inspiration.

First Quincy Street Garden will feature two plays: "The Wedding Party" an "An Invitation to a Panicking". Audience members can walk to other gardens to see other the plays over the course of the day or weekend. The hope is this festival will help build and strengthen the greater New York City community.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Quincy Street Community Garden

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2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.68790054321300000, -73.94429779052700000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: August 20, 2016

This series of workshops cover elements of voice production, acting, and stage combat.

Open to all, ages 13 and up. Please register here.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Dance Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/isadora-duncan-dance-performance-and-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/isadora-duncan-dance-performance-and-workshop Date: August 20, 2016

Lori Belilove and The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will be performing at Billings Lawn, in honor of their namesake. This free outdoor performance will unfold the life and art of Isadora Duncan with sensational dancing, delighting audiences of all ages.

This will be a rare opportunity for audiences to see original Duncan choreography coached by dancers from Duncan's original troupes. Children who have consistently participated in the Fort Tryon Park Trust's sponsored weekly dance classes will be included in the performance.

Bring your friends and a blanket and enjoy an afternoon of nature and dance with us!

Photo by Jason Chuang

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57602a9879160.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 20, 2016

Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bargemusic (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57605f18d1ebb.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 Date: August 20, 2016

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

Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967a27e72fe.jpg Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[The Sammie & Tudie Show at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/the-sammie-tudie-show-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/the-sammie-tudie-show-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 20, 2016

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

Come see why Sammie and Tudie are New York's favorite comedy duo! With their signature brand of silliness, Sammie and Tudie will take both kids and parents on a wild ride of fun, magic, and zany props. Come see what everyone is talking about! Created for all members of the family. Stop by after each show to say hello!

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5796680303a1f.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/karaoke-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/karaoke-in-the-park Date: August 20, 2016

Come join Nest Music Conservancy as they host an afternoon of family "Karaoke in the Park" at Shoelace Park!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 994-6378

Location: 211th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2016-08-20 2016-08-20 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.87822293612900000, -73.86924839019800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579bc0e949281.jpg Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Southern Queens 'Classic' Hip Hop & Reggae]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/southern-queens-classic-hip-hop-reggae http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/southern-queens-classic-hip-hop-reggae Date: August 20, 2016

See live performances by Biz Markie, Nice & Smooth, DJ Norie, and special guests!

Rain Date: August 27

Sponsored by Council District 28.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7272

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67278289794922000, -73.78794097900390000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/dance-at-socrates Date: August 20, 2016

Now in its fourth season, Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates offers a residency and performance program that brings New York-based choreographers and their dancers to Socrates’ unique waterfront environment. Three weeklong residencies will each culminate in a free dance performance on an outdoor stage within the grove of trees. Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers will be in full view of the public, so that visitors can witness cutting-edge dance and movement in the making, then experience fully produced performances every Saturday.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573a1aea90714.png Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/garden-grooves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/garden-grooves Date: August 20, 2016

Enjoy the soothing sounds of live music from local musicians in the comfort of New York Restoration Project’s outdoor spaces.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Bedford Stuyvesant Community Garden

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2016-08-20 2016-08-20 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.69039916992187500, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570291e6a872c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/family-camping-central-park-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/family-camping-central-park-manhattan Date: August 20, 2016

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery please visit our Event Registration page from August 3 through August 10.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Sessions Dance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/beach-sessions-dance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/beach-sessions-dance-series Date: August 20, 2016

This free, outdoor dance performance series presents professional dance companies to the Rockaway Community. Come to the beach and enjoy the show!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 523-2786

Location: Beach 90th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.58432388305664000, -73.81228637695312000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party Date: August 20, 2016

Roller skate under the stars with Lola Star.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (844) 765-5758

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761943908b6d.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: Cabin in the Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/arts-culture-fun-cabin-in-the-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/arts-culture-fun-cabin-in-the-sky Date: August 20, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors.

Director Vincente Minnelli. Based on the Broadway musical by Lynn Root, John LaTouche, and Vernon Duke, the film tells the story of Joe (Eddie "Rochester" Anderson), a shantytown denizen torn between the affections of faithful wife Petunia (Ethel Waters) and slinky seductress Georgia (Lena Horne). Seriously injured in a barroom brawl, Joe dreams that he is the centerpiece of a celestial power struggle between a heavenly emissary (Kenneth Spencer) and Lucifer Jr. (Rex Ingram, who ironically had played "De Lawd" in The Green Pastures). Joe is given another chance to redeem himself on Earth, lest he fall into the clutches of the Devil's little boy. Louis Armstrong briefly shows up, appropriately cast as "The Trumpeter." Song highlights include "Taking a Chance on Love," "Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe," "Life's Full of Consequences," and the title song.

In case of rain the event moves indoors.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 7:45 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae26199145.jpg Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nocturnal-wildlife Date: August 20, 2016

Join the Rangers as we search for local wildlife that only comes out at night!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Good Dinosaur]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosaur http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosaur Date: August 20, 2016

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

This 3D Pixar animated comedy is set on fictional Earth in which dinosaurs never became extinct. The story unfolds as Arlo, an Apatosaurus,meets an unlikely human friend while traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape. The film features the voices of Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, A.J. Buckley, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, and Steve Zahn.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:00 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. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Cooper Park

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B025 Cooper Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:00 pm 9:45 pm 40.71590042114300000, -73.93730163574200000 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Finding Nemo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-finding-nemo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-finding-nemo Date: August 20, 2016

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

This classic 2003 animated film tells the story of Marlin, an overprotective clownfish, searching for his son , Nemo. Marlin learns to take risks and comes to terms with Nemo taking care of himself. This delightful film stars the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, and Willem Dafoe

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:00 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. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Marine Park

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B057 Marine Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:00 pm 9:45 pm 40.59209823608400000, -73.92089843750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b2162c977b9.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Frankenstein (1931)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-frankenstein-1931 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-frankenstein-1931 Date: August 20, 2016

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

Still regarded as the definitive film version of Mary Shelley's classic tale of tragedy and horror, Frankenstein made unknown character actor Boris Karloff a star and created a new icon of terror. Along with the highly successful Dracula, released earlier the same year, it launched Universal Studio's golden age of 1930s horror movies. The film's greatness stems less from its script than from the stark but moody atmosphere created by director James Whale; Herman Rosse's memorable set designs, particularly the fantastic watchtower laboratory, featuring electrical equipment designed by Kenneth Strickfaden; the creature's trademark look from makeup artist Jack Pierce, who required Karloff to don pounds of makeup and heavy asphalt shoes to create the monster's unique lurching gait; and Karloff's nuanced performance as the tormented and bewildered creature. Frankenstein was greeted with screams, moans, and fainting spells upon its initial release, obliging Universal to add a disclaimer in which Edward Van Sloan advises the faint of heart to leave the theater immediately. If they don't: "Well...we've warned you." Director James Whale was memorably embodied by Ian McKellen in the Oscar-winning 1998 biopic Gods and Monsters. Author: Hal Erickson

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b72ad1d2ffb.jpg Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Incredibles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-the-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-the-incredibles Date: August 20, 2016

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

The Incredibles revolves around former high-profile superhero Bob Parr (aka Mr. Incredible), who has not-so-successfully settled into suburban life along with his wife and kids under the watchful eye of the Superhero Protection Program. A far cry from the "glory days" during which "supers" were a welcome addition to society, the Parrs' living situation was brought on after a series of superhero-related lawsuits forced them into hiding. When not trying to fight small-time crime undercover with fellow former superhero Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), Parr (voice by Craig T. Nelson) is muddling through the corporate world as a paunchy, emotionally unsatisfied insurance claims adjuster. His family is like any other with some notable exceptions -- his daughter has the uncanny ability to become invisible and create impenetrable force fields at will; his son, Dash, can run at incredible speeds; his wife, Helen (Holly Hunter), is known in super circles as Elastigirl, one of the most respected (and pliable) superwomen of her time. Just when it looks as if things can't get any worse for Bob, he gets a summons to show up at a remote island to receive instructions for a highly classified assignment, which he promptly accepts. Thrust back into the world of fighting crime, the Incredible family is back in familiar territory -- saving the world from Syndrome, a jilted former fan of Mr. Incredible.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57769f82d0b61.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Norm of the North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-norm-of-the-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-norm-of-the-north Date: August 20, 2016

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

In this animated comedy for the whole family, an oddball polar bear named Norm (voice of Rob Schneider) is outraged when he learns that human beings are planning to build condos in his Arctic home. He and three lemming pals decide to go to New York City to confront the real-estate developer responsible. Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Bill Nighy, and Loretta Devine also lend their voices. Directed by Trevor Wall.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Wolfes Pond Park at Hylan Blvd (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.52169036865234400, -74.19256591796875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57936e7ecdd27.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-frozen Date: August 20, 2016

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

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.88370132446289000, -73.88150024414062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5796294011891.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movie-night-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movie-night-frozen Date: August 20, 2016

When the newly crowned Queen Elsa uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.88370132446289000, -73.88150024414062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5799132c8b16f.jpg Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: August 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: August 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: August 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: August 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of reusable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 21, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1ed580fb7.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Skyline Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground Date: August 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to weed, garden, and beautify the garden at Skyline Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: The Garden (in Skyline Playground)

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R123 Skyline Playground 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63943562830000000, -74.08966360190000000 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/family-art-project-spray-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/family-art-project-spray-a-garden Date: August 21, 2016

Paint the colors of summer into a garden painting made without brushes. Work with mists of watercolor in a painting outdoors, then combine it with blossoms fashioned from color-soaked coffee filters to create your own blooming vision.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa3d9741c37.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/yoga1 Date: August 21, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy, and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps.

Classes are led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss. All levels are welcome; participants should bring their own mats.

Please arrive on-time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa3dfb02023.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/landmark Date: August 21, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/yoga Date: August 21, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 21, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours Date: August 21, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a49a2b3c157.jpg Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: August 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with White-tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: August 21, 2016

Come learn more about local white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/nature-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/nature-hike-moderate Date: August 21, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Union Turnpike Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.73109817504883000, -73.77400207519531000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/learn-to-rideadults Date: August 21, 2016

Learn to Ride: Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Register here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88610076904297000, -73.89749908447266000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/meditation Date: August 21, 2016

Take a moment to connect with your inner self while practicing peace and mindfulness. Classic sessions include instruction in simple techniques, followed by 20 to 30 minutes of guided meditation.

All levels are welcome. Please arrive on-time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors periodically, weather permitting.

This program is led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa3e5956859.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Water Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/councilman-donovan-richards-water-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/councilman-donovan-richards-water-festival Date: August 21, 2016

Join us for a fun-filled day of water slides, bounce house, popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59870147705078000, -73.76619720458984000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: August 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/basketball-clinics Date: August 21, 2016

Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8 to 17.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643d5da9d19.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Billy Kelly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/family-performance-festival Date: August 21, 2016

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

Enjoy some hip-shaking and scientific acoustic music performed by Billy Kelly from his Grammy-nominated album "Trees." Gain a fresh perspective on everybody’s favorite source of shade in Central Park through songs like, "The Dichotomous Key," and "Count Your Rings." Also, learn about recycling through the life story of the greatest cardboard box in history, Johnny Box!

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

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete listing of performances, visit Central Park Conservancy's Family Performance Festival page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758611a363ab.jpg Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Trail Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/tree-trail-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/tree-trail-walk Date: August 21, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of Fort Greene Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579679b1753ff.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 21, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1fcf8a3a1.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: August 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-08-21 2016-08-21 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/community-rowing Date: August 21, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: August 21, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 21, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Nantucket Lightship Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/nantucket-lightship-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/nantucket-lightship-public-tours Date: August 21, 2016

Join us for a free public tour of the Nantucket Lightship, a floating lighthouse docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard, and was decommissioned in 1985. The WLV612 is the only fully operational lightship in the United States today.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b5c5e7ede34.jpg Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 21, 2016

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

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579657b240315.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time and Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/storytime-craft Date: August 21, 2016

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon, featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Generously sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-21 2016-08-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ad7331acb2.JPG Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/jazz-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/jazz-festival Date: August 21, 2016

Enjoy the great outdoors with two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment.

No registration is required. For more information about this festival, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfbe8c0a85.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Communal Spaces: A Garden Play Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/communal-spaces-a-garden-play-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/communal-spaces-a-garden-play-festival Date: August 21, 2016

Now in it's sixth year, Communal Spaces is a series of site-responsive, free plays written for and performed in specific community gardens. Each garden hosts a 20 to 30 minute play using the space as inspiration.

First Quincy Street Garden will feature two plays: "The Wedding Party" an "An Invitation to a Panicking". Audience members can walk to other gardens to see other the plays over the course of the day or weekend. The hope is this festival will help build and strengthen the greater New York City community.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Quincy Street Community Garden

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2016-08-21 2016-08-21 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.68790054321300000, -73.94429779052700000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Ethel at Live at SeaGlass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/ethel-live-at-seaglass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/ethel-live-at-seaglass Date: August 21, 2016

Enjoy free live music performances every Friday through August 21.

Every Friday, bands will perform two sets of live music, the first starting at 8:00 p.m. and the second beginning around 9:00 p.m.; however, to finalize this successful first season of Live at SeaGlass, the string quartet Ethel will perform on Sunday, August 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the SeaGlass Carousel and buy merchandise from merchandise cart.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: SeaGlass Carousel (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70210658033600000, -74.01498633761200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967782690a5.jpg Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time in Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/story-time-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/story-time-in-fort-greene-park Date: August 21, 2016

Join neighborhood local authors and illustrators Betsy and Ted Lewin at their reading of books they have worked on featuring animals!

Ted reads from his early reader books including Can You See Me? and Look!, about animals around the world. Betsy shares a picture book she has illustrated with animals from the farm to the ballroom, including Mousquerade Ball, Click, Clack, Peep, and Click, Clack, Moo.

Following the readings will be a drawing activity with the authors!

This event is recommended for kids ages three to eight.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 925-2564

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57894d0ac5ae8.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Southern Queens Gospel Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/southern-queens-gospel-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/southern-queens-gospel-fest Date: August 21, 2016

See live performances by Dave James, Robin Campos, Rayon Brandt, Jah Pierce, Perth, and more!

Rain Date: August 27

Sponsored by Council District 28

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7272

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67278289794922000, -73.78794097900390000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: August 21, 2016

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

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579657b240315.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Nantucket Lightship Lecture: The Lightship from Boat to Book]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/nantucket-lightship-lecture-the-lightship-from-boat-to-book http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/nantucket-lightship-lecture-the-lightship-from-boat-to-book Date: August 21, 2016

Join guest speakers for free public lectures aboard the Nantucket Lightship, a historic floating lighthouse docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Ever wanted to write a children’s book? Award-winning author Brian Flocca describes the origin and art of his iconic children’s book Lightship, followed by a reading of his book for the whole family.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 6:00 pm 9:00 am 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ab64d957916.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[The Alex Nguyen Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/the-alex-nguyen-quintet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/the-alex-nguyen-quintet Date: August 21, 2016

Jam out to some sweet jazz outdoors with the Alex Nguyen Quintet at Stuyvesant Park, featuring a special guest artist each week.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576a1460aa793.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out1 Date: August 21, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Inside Out is a Pixar Studios film that introduces us to Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl. But, her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions—led by Joy (Amy Poehler)—try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:00 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. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Kolbert Park (in Kolbert Playground)

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B150 Kolbert Playground 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.62003822700000000, -73.95802141030000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577a90fbd5618.jpg Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Monsters University]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/21/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world Date: August 21, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Take a trip back in time to when star Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice of John Goodman) were just two promising young students at Monsters University in this frightfully fun Disney/Pixar prequel. Long before they were lurking in closets for a living, Mike and Sulley were just two Scaring majors at Monsters University, dreaming of the day they would make children shriek in terror. When their heated competition to be the most fearsome in their class gets out of hand, however, Mike and Sulley find themselves ejected from the prestigious Scare Program, and they are forced to seek the aid of their oddball friends in order to get their education back on track.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Manton Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2016-08-21 2016-08-21 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71189880371094000, -73.82160186767578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5776a7f80e075.jpg Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[PokéFit!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/pokfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/pokfit Date: August 22, 2016

Kids bring their smartphones using the game app, Pokémon GO, and we go out, exercise, and look for wild Pokémon together around the neighborhood!

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a36db9535a3.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: August 22, 2016

Every year millions of New Yorkers beat the heat in NYC Parks’ 55 outdoor pools and 14 miles of beaches. The Arsenal Gallery celebrates the 2016 summer season with the exhibition SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, which highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.

Exhibited artists include Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Tobias Hutzler, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles.

Please note: the Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconveinience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: August 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

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

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Game Design - Parks Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-game-design-parks-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-game-design-parks-scavenger-hunt Date: August 22, 2016

Students 10 years old and older will create a two-dimensional scavenger hunt video game using RPG Maker as they explore the history of NYC Parks' historic landmarks and monuments.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Photoshop Animated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-photoshop-animated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-photoshop-animated Date: August 22, 2016

Students use photography and Adobe Photoshop to create basic animations.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7711

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: August 22, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at J Hood Wright Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: August 22, 2016

Summer Sports Experience every M-F at J Hood Wright Recreation Center from 10:00am-6:00pm welcomes children ages 6-14 to learn different sports such as soccer, softball, flag football and others on a drop in basis.

Free, No registration needed.


351 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10033
For questions, Please call (212) 927-1514

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: August 22, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/landmark Date: August 22, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/am-stretch Date: August 22, 2016

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: August 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Pokemon Go Training Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-pokemon-go-training-cards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-pokemon-go-training-cards Date: August 22, 2016

Students will have the opportunity to create Pokemon training cards. Day one will include research of the strongest and most popular Pokemon and their statistics. Day two will involve creating the template for the front of the card inside Photoshop and typing in the information for the Pokemon and placing a picture. Day three will involve using InDesign to create the front and back sides of the cards.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Music Video Madness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-music-video-madness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-music-video-madness Date: August 22, 2016

Do you sing in the shower? Are you a closet diva? Have you ever wanted to make a music video? This is your chance! Choose your favorite song and record a version of it in our recording studio (or use an original song). Create a music video for the song using DSLR cameras and iMovie. The sky’s the limit!

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-08-22 2016-08-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: August 22, 2016

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

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 22, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/bryant-park-piano Date: August 22, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reel Talks: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Brian DePalma]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/bryant-park-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/bryant-park-reel-talks Date: August 22, 2016

Join Bryant Park's resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Megan Abbott's discussion about filmmaker and screenwriter Briand DePalma.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Rhythm Roulette- Hip Hop Sample Beat Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-rhythm-roulette-hip-hop-sample-beat-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-rhythm-roulette-hip-hop-sample-beat-making Date: August 22, 2016

Students learn and use FL Studio to sample music in order to create hip-hop or R&B tracks.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 22, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: 3D Animation Music Video]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-3d-animation-music-video http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-3d-animation-music-video Date: August 22, 2016

Kids over 10 years old can create their own music videos using anime characters to dance through MMD in 3D! Watch your favorite characters dance to your tune and become the DDR digital idol!

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Makey Makey Inventions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-makey-makey-inventions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-makey-makey-inventions Date: August 22, 2016

Kids aged 9-13 will learn how to use food, water, their own graphite drawings, and Play-Doh sculptures to create game controllers.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7711

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 2:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Brooklyn (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-north Date: August 22, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4aeb43a8.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Tech Workshop: Sounds of Change - Audio Doc Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-sounds-of-change-audio-doc-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/youth-tech-workshop-sounds-of-change-audio-doc-project Date: August 22, 2016

What is the issue closest to your heart? Create an Audio Documentary about it. We go into the community and interview people about the issue. Learn how to interview, record and edit audio while exploring an issue that’s close to home.

This program is free, but a free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-08-22 2016-08-22 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: August 22, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 22, 2016

“Khan” is considered by many to be the best movie of the cult sci-fi series. It’s great to see the Starship Enterprise manned by the old (no offense) crew: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, et al. Playing the villainous Khan is Ricardo Montalban who originated the role on TV in 1967. Gene Roddenberry, creator of the TV series and screenwriter of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” is listed as Executive Consultant. Beam us up, Scotty. (1982) 113 MIN. (PG) (PARAMOUNT)

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before the feature film.

The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m). All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. are subject to inspection.

Visit bryantpark.org for more information.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: School of Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/central-park-conservancy-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/central-park-conservancy-film-festival Date: August 22, 2016

Take a tour of New York City's neighborhoods through movies at the 2016 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, which will be hosted in Central Park and Marcus Garvey Park as part of the Conservancy's ongoing commitment to support parks throughout the city. Central Park Conservancy is also supporting a film festival at Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways.

The Film Festival is free. Tickets are not required. Please let us know you're coming! Gates open at 6:30 p.m. A DJ will perform live from 6:30 p.m. until the movie starts at 8:00 p.m. All movies are open captioned.

Please note: All seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early; we will do our best to accommodate everyone in attendance. To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras, and tape recorders. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather.

In partnership with Historic Harlem Parks

About School of Rock - 2003 [PG-13]
Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned (Mike White), he finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies' staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC, with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school's stern headmistress Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack), the battle-of-the-bands' promoter (Frank Whaley), and not least, his identity-deprived roomie Ned. Author: Michael Hastings

QUIZ: Where in Central Park were these movie scenes filmed?

While you're waiting for August 22 to come, see how well you really know Central Park – out of over 300 movies filmed here, we picked out a few of our favorite scenes. Tell us where in the Park those scenes were filmed and you could win VIP seating for the Film Festival and a free picnic!

Take the quiz!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57adf72850390.jpg Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 22, 2016

Join us for this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. You can also bring your own drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teachers.

African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a11191dbbd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[BK Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/bk-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/22/bk-boot-camp Date: August 22, 2016

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

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

Sponsored by WOODstack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Paerdegat Park

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B218 Paerdegat Park 2016-08-22 2016-08-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.63809967041015600, -73.93810272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47b2a3e49f.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:00:43 EDT