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 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:09:43 GMT <![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: July 23, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67380142211900000, -73.94390106201200000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: July 23, 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 re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Build a Birdhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/greenthumb-workshop-build-a-birdhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/greenthumb-workshop-build-a-birdhouse Date: July 23, 2016

Interested in building a birdhouse? Come and learn how to build a birdhouse to invite our feathery friends to the garden. This workshop is offered with Spanish translation.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: College Avenue Garden

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2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83803176879883000, -73.90991973876953000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 23, 2016

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

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5772a460a7653.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: July 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[International Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/international-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/international-day Date: July 23, 2016

Celebrate the Bronx’s Mosaic of People that make the Bronx strong!

Join the Friends of St. James Park for their mid-summer It’s My Park project! The day will include the following fun activities:

  • Music
  • Folk Art
  • Crafts
  • Old School Games
  • Live Performances

Please note: In case of rain, all activities will be moved indoors to St. James Recreation Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Park

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X044 St. James Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden1 Date: July 23, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/tai-chi Date: July 23, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park Date: July 23, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: July 23, 2016

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

Rita Auerbach will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Tinderbox" and Joy Kelly will share the Haitian story "Horse and Toad".

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with White-tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: July 23, 2016

Come learn about the 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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/basic-canoeing Date: July 23, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on a canoe adventure on the gentle waters of the Prospect Park Lake.

Program is first come first served, for ages 8 years and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: July 23, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: July 23, 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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Tailgating Extravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/family-tailgating-extravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/family-tailgating-extravaganza Date: July 23, 2016

This fun, family-friendly event includes favorite tailgating games such as corn hole, ladder ball, and horse shoes shoes.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Fishing and Crabbing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/fishing-and-crabbing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/fishing-and-crabbing Date: July 23, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Bayview Avenue Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58078765869140600, -74.00070190429688000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Clifford the Big Red Dog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/clifford-the-big-red-dog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/clifford-the-big-red-dog Date: July 23, 2016

It’s time to think Big! Think red! Think dog! Clifford’s back with enough stories, fun, and games to make up a pawfect day.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: July 23, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: July 23, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 23, 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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/community-rowing Date: July 23, 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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 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[Garden Walk: A Day in the Life of a Plant-Labeler]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/garden-walk-a-day-in-the-life-of-a-plantlabeler http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/garden-walk-a-day-in-the-life-of-a-plantlabeler Date: July 23, 2016

With their enigmatic scientific nomenclature, plant labels might seem intimidating, but they can be a useful aide in understanding the plants in a garden. Join Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day on a tour of the grounds as he explains labeling techniques and the mysteries of botanical Latin. Peek in the behind-the-scenes label room to see how labels are prepped for public display.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5772a4bf5c8bf.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bedford Park in the 1950s]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bedford-park-in-the-1950s-free-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bedford-park-in-the-1950s-free-lecture Date: July 23, 2016

Join past Bronx Co. Historical Society's educator Ed Schneider on a stroll down Bronx memory lane. Originally from the Bedford Park section, Ed will discuss his fond childhood memories and his experience watching the borough go through changes duirng the 1960s. He will also talk about his tenure with The Bronx County Historical Society.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87730026245117000, -73.87950134277344000 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/goalball Date: July 23, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour1 Date: July 23, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6dd29130ab.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 23, 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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Garden Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bedfordstuyvesant-community-garden-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bedfordstuyvesant-community-garden-walking-tour Date: July 23, 2016

Come out and tour the spectacular community gardens of Bedford Stuyvesant with the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust!

Meet other gardeners, neighbors, and community members while enjoying all the beauty that these gardens have to offer. Share gardening tips and garden histories with other community members while exploring these hidden garden jewels of Bedford-Stuyvesant.

The walking tour begins at 2:00 pm at Heaven's Gate Garden, and visits five BQLT community gardens. You are welcome to join us for any portion of the tour. The tour will end at The People's Garden where a free musical performance by Consumata Sonidera is scheduled for 6:00 pm, so make sure you wear your most comfortable walking/dancing shoes and don't forget your water bottle, sunblock, and hat!

  • Heaven’s Gate Community Garden, 169 Hart Street - 2:00 p.m. arrival, 2:30 p.m. departure
  • John The Baptist Community Garden, 10 Stuyvesant Avenue - 3:00 p.m.
  • Garden of Angels, 978 Greene Avenue - 4:00 p.m.
  • Central Bainbridge Community Garden, 277 Bainbridge Street - 5:00 p.m.
  • The People's Garden, 1237 Broadway - 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 963-7020

Location: Heaven’s Gate Community Garden

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2016-07-23 2016-07-23 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69382519210000000, -73.94455462698400000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Continental Knit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/continental-knit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/continental-knit Date: July 23, 2016

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

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

Beginners are welcome.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: July 23, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime and Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/storytime-craft Date: July 23, 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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2016-07-23 2016-07-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ad6aa04f78.JPG Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/compost-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/compost-101 Date: July 23, 2016

Join the NYC Compost Project to learn how to reduce organic waste and create “black gold” for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds. This workshop covers the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting, making a small pile in an Earth MachineTM.

Registration is required at qbgcompost101.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-23 2016-07-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ad8e99f464.JPG Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/gallery-tour Date: July 23, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of Glyndor Gallery exhibitions. Nature Pops! brings together 11 artists who interpret nature and the environment through a populist lens. In the Sunroom Project Space, Amie Cunat and Joiri Minaya transform each room to create dynamic experiences.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured above: Justin Berry,Public Collection, 2016. Archival inkjet print on Baryta paper. 22 1/2” x 22 1/2”. Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5772a51324270.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Kids and Helmet Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bike-new-york-learn-to-ridekids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bike-new-york-learn-to-ridekids Date: July 23, 2016

Learn to Ride - Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.

Bike New York is giving away free helmets and teaching a free Learn to Ride - Kids class in Astoria! This event is sponsored by the office of Council Member, Costa Constantinides. Learn to Ride-Kids class starts at 2:00 p.m.

The helmet giveaway will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (while supplies last)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Chappetto Square

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Q066H Chappetto Square 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77492732023700000, -73.92243961428000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577d3af37d2c7.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown Show at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/skats-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/skats-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: July 23, 2016

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

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57488ec87cbca.png Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: July 23, 2016

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

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.

About Bonkerz The Clown
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!

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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5743385092606.png Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: July 23, 2016

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

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.

About Bonkerz The Clown
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!

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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5743385591e98.png Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown Show at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/skats-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/skats-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 Date: July 23, 2016

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

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57488ece4ef79.png Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 23, 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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 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[Gardens Rising: Major Play Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/gardens-rising-major-play-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/gardens-rising-major-play-day Date: July 23, 2016

Following the Gardens Rising Design Team visiting each of the 47 community gardens in Community Board 3. Gardens Rising is scheduling a huge get together where they will be breaking into circles to address the specific needs of your garden and possible solutions. Saturday's activities will be a prep for your garden hosting the the Design Team at a scheduled garden meeting.

By defining terms, dreams and concepts we can arrive at understanding and consensus.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden

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2016-07-23 2016-07-23 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74649810791015600, -73.98130035400390000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[What the Health Should I Eat? - Botanical Cocktail Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/what-the-health-should-i-eat-botanical-cocktail-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/what-the-health-should-i-eat-botanical-cocktail-making Date: July 23, 2016

Make delicious summer cocktails that are also good for your health! Join registered dietitian and mixologist Maegan Ratliff, and partner Kate Mammolito, for this hands-on workshop to learn simple cocktail recipes that are not only tasty, but are packed with healthy, local ingredients to improve your overall well-being. This workshop includes a tour of Queens Botanical Garden's farm, followed by mingling in the garden.

This workshop is for adults 21+ only; registration is required at botanicalcocktailmaking.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-23 2016-07-23 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ad86fea648.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze Date: July 23, 2016

Summer on the Hudson welcomes all to join the Amateur Astronomers Association to gaze at the sun through a safe scope and see the central star of our solar system.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: A Night of Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/arts-culture-fun-present-a-night-of-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/arts-culture-fun-present-a-night-of-swing Date: July 23, 2016

Join us and celebrate Harlem's mostfamous dance genre--The Lindy Hop! We will be swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem Jazz greats and more to spice it up. Hosted in partnership with The Harlem Swing Dance Society, you'll learn a few swing dance steps and then get the chance to practice those moves to live DJ music. Enjoy demonstrations, mingle and have fun!

Dance Lesson: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Open Dance: 6:00 pm - 8:00 p,m.

A Night of Swing is part of the Dance Away the Night Series of the NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun program.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park),Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.82640075683594000, -73.94120025634766000; 40.82519912719726600, -73.94149780273438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5756d7cc424e2.JPG Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Quiet Clubbing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/quiet-clubbing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/quiet-clubbing Date: July 23, 2016

Don headphones and party on the pier with Summer on the Hudson and hundreds of all-ages revelers and two live DJs spinning different genres. Change DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along with your friends or to your own tune.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5952d0283a.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Alley Pond Park, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/family-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/family-queens Date: July 23, 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 July 6 through July 13.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/garden-grooves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/garden-grooves Date: July 23, 2016

Enjoy the soothing sounds of live music from local musicians, in the comfort of New York Restoration’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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2016-07-23 2016-07-23 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.69039916992187500, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570290e238b11.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Gibney Dance in Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/gibney-dance-in-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/gibney-dance-in-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: July 23, 2016

Gibney Dance goes outdoors this summer! Join us for sunset performances on the river, class in the grass, and other dance happenings set against the Manhattan skyline.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576062a56592a.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party Date: July 23, 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 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761943908b6d.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare: As You Like It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-as-you-like-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-as-you-like-it Date: July 23, 2016

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare's "As You Like It".

Three of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies are produced by the irreverent, surprising, and critically-acclaimed The Drilling Company: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It with music by Natalie Smith, and Measure for Measure. The plays feature the greatest, funniest and noblest women of the canon—Beatrice, Rosalind and Isabella—remarkable characters who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment.

Visit bryantpark.org for the schedule and general information about the performances.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75387093023100000, -73.98393744230300000 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-macbeth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-macbeth Date: July 23, 2016

See a free performance of this classic Shakespeare play presented by Classical Theatre of Harlem.

Performances will take place on Tuesdays through Sundays. Friday's performances will begin at 8:30 p.m. No performance on Mondays.

In Association with SummerStage By William Shakespeare, Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578e5c8d5e82f.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Avengers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-the-avengers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-the-avengers Date: July 23, 2016

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

When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. That team includes superheroes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and The Hulk.

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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Wayanda Park

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Q082 Wayanda Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.71080017089844000, -73.73899841308594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5776b810e5b5f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Moth Night and Eco Art Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/moth-night-and-eco-art-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/moth-night-and-eco-art-social Date: July 23, 2016

The Greenbelt partners with the Staten Island Museum for National Moth Night on Staten Island. Join us for this art-meets-nature celebration!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Snug Harbor Culture Center (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.64130020141601600, -74.10289764404297000 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Iron Man 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-iron-man-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-iron-man-3 Date: July 23, 2016

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

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

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: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775828196b92.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: July 23, 2016

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

In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis.

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, 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.52169036865234400, -74.19256591796875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c77d13a82d.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: War of the Worlds (2005)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-war-of-the-worlds-2005 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-war-of-the-worlds-2005 Date: July 23, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outdoors.

An ordinary man has to protect his children against alien invaders in this science fiction thriller, freely adapted from the classic story by H.G. Wells. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a dockworker living in New Jersey, divorced from his first wife Mary Ann (Miranda Otto) and estranged from his two children Rachel and Robbie (Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin), of whom he has custody on weekends. On one such visitation, looking after the kids becomes a little more difficult when, after a series of strange lighting storms hit his neighborhood, Ray discovers that a fleet of death-ray robotic spaceships have emerged nearby, part of the first wave of an all-out alien invasion of the Earth. Rated PG-13.

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, 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Henry M Jackson Playground

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2016-07-23 2016-07-23 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.71412561135200000, -73.98134132520100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575ed80f4eded.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out Date: July 23, 2016

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 8:45 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: 8:45 pm

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Saratoga Square Park (in Saratoga Park)

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B079 Saratoga Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 8:45 pm 10:45 pm 40.68500137329101600, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577a90fbd5618.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/23/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults Date: July 23, 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! Learn to Ride - Adults is a required class in our Earn A Bike program.

This is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program where you can earn a free bike by taking five free classes!

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-07-23 2016-07-23 11:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576803f9053fb.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 24, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will get your chi flowing each week when you join Silvana Pizzuti at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Plaza to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Cancelled: NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: July 24, 2016

**Due to heat advisory warnings over the weekend, the planned NYRR Open Run this weekend is cancelled. We will be back next week with the run as scheduled. Take caution when heading outside this weekend and stay hydrated. See you all next week!**

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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Cancelled: NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: July 24, 2016

**Due to heat advisory warnings over the weekend, the planned NYRR Open Run this weekend is cancelled. We will be back next week with the run as scheduled. Take caution when heading outside this weekend and stay hydrated. See you all next week!**

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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Cancelled: NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: July 24, 2016

**Due to heat advisory warnings over the weekend, the planned NYRR Open Run this weekend is cancelled. We will be back next week with the run as scheduled. Take caution when heading outside this weekend and stay hydrated. See you all next week!**

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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: July 24, 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 24, 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 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[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/yoga1 Date: July 24, 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Handmade River Rafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/family-art-project-handmade-river-rafts Date: July 24, 2016

Collage a mixture of buoyant materials cut from re-purposed foam trays, colorful foam sheets, and reeds. Make it into an all-natural raft or handmade boat. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats!

This event is 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5772a8a60cd5c.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/freshwater-fishing Date: July 24, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.61925331048000000, -74.10776889324200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761d397ce100.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/landmark Date: July 24, 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/yoga Date: July 24, 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Zumbathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/ocean-breeze-zumbathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/ocean-breeze-zumbathon Date: July 24, 2016

Get ready to dance and move to music from around the globe as we attempt to break the NYC Zumba record!

This event is open to the public. Bring your family and friends!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults Date: July 24, 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! Learn to Ride - Adults is a required class in our Earn A Bike program.

This is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program where you can earn a free bike by taking five free classes!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870 2080

Location: Near the baseball field (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81052146771000000, -73.91097760200500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577d426ed2b53.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 24, 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 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[Northern Manhattan Parks Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/northern-manhattan-parks-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/northern-manhattan-parks-hike-vigorous Date: July 24, 2016

Meander through parks in northern Manhattan on this one-way hike from Morningside Park to Jackie Robinson Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.80184383105200000, -73.96099954843500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5762ebcf4ec87.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/checkmate-101 Date: July 24, 2016

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630c10a6326.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/youth-volleyball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/youth-volleyball-clinics Date: July 24, 2016

Learn how to play volleyball at our open clinics for kids! Recommended for ages four to 10.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5764461bd0d85.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics Date: July 24, 2016

This three-hour, on-bike class is for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan and signal, and navigate around common road hazards. Bicycling Basics is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5768104e66244.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/bike-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/bike-new-york Date: July 24, 2016

Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of five to eight miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and league-certified cycling Instructors. This is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57681bd6bcab1.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids at Brooklyn Bridge Park: You Must Be This Tall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-you-must-be-this-tall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-you-must-be-this-tall Date: July 24, 2016

Join an interactive reading of Rex Finds an Egg! Egg! Egg! and You Must Be This Tall by author and illustrator Steven Weinberg.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57587f0b86c36.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/learn-to-ridekids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/learn-to-ridekids Date: July 24, 2016

Learn to Ride: Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.

Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88610076904297000, -73.89749908447266000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/meditation Date: July 24, 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 led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss. 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.

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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5772aa1f9ff43.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: July 24, 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Self Defense Class for Women by Warrior Sisters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/self-defense-class-for-women-by-warrior-sisters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/self-defense-class-for-women-by-warrior-sisters Date: July 24, 2016

This is a self defense class that is instructed by Warrior Sisters. The class is open to only females of all ages. There will be verbal and physical techniques taught. There will also be conversation about how to protect yourself. Please come dressed in comfortable clothes and sneakers.

Warrior Sisters is an agency that believe that free, empowerment-based, woman-centered self defense education should be available to every woman. Learn more abou them http://warrior-sisters.org/

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: July 24, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Arm of the Sea Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/family-performance-festival Date: July 24, 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!

Prepare to be enchanted by the larger-than-life puppetry, poetry, and evocative music of Arm of the Sea Puppet Theater. Gain insight into the history of New York City's ingenious system of aqueducts and reservoirs that provide clear mountain water from the Catskills to nine million residents downstate. You can expect plenty of visual punch and timely wit as the Hudson Valley's premier eco-logic theater traces life's quintessential liquid from mountain top to city tap.

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

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete listing of performances, visit Central Park Conservancy's 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/basketball-clinics Date: July 24, 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 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[Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Canoe Excursion (Intermediate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/orchard-beach-lagood-birding-excursion-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/orchard-beach-lagood-birding-excursion-intermediate Date: July 24, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Explore the Orchard Beach Lagoon, including Bartow Creek as we look for birds that live in this estaurine habitat of the Long Island Sound.

Prior canoe experience is preferred; for ages 8 years and older only. Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery please visit our Event Registration page July 7 through July 14.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-319-0912

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture, and Fun: Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert Date: July 24, 2016

This summer, join us in the park for free jazz concerts, featuring talented young musicians from the world-renowned New School for Jazz. With notable alumni including Robert Glasper, Brad Mehldau, Bilal, and Becca Stevens, New School Jazz has been recognized as an innovative leader in musical higher education for nearly thirty years.

The School of Jazz at The New School, founded in 1986, is one of the most influential institutions of its kind. The quality and uniqueness of the school lie in its artist-as-mentor approach to learning, its progressive curriculum, small ensemble-based performance, a stellar faculty composed of artist-practitioners, and our access to unique musical opportunities throughout New York City.

Rain or shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57112f4228dfb.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: July 24, 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 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[Discovery Hike: Reptiles and Amphibians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/discovery-hike-reptiles-and-amphibians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/discovery-hike-reptiles-and-amphibians Date: July 24, 2016

The summer forest is a great place to look for water snakes, basking turtles, leaping bullfrogs, and more. This happy herpetological walk follows the Yellow and Blue Trails past several ponds.

This hike is suitable for ages 7 and older.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/community-rowing Date: July 24, 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 24, 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 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[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: July 24, 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Laughter in the Park 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/laughter-in-the-park-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/laughter-in-the-park-2016 Date: July 24, 2016

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of four weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday starting July 3, you can catch up to two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.

This political year, New York politicians are taking the stage to support the laughs! Laughter crosses party lines! Jimmy "The Rent Too Damn High" McMillan kicks off the series by telling jokes at the premiere July 3. More political hijinx follow weekly! Check out Laughter in Park's website for information on scheduled performers.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public, live comedy shows. We want to celebrate the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the City a happier and healthier place through laughter.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Mineral Springs (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77289962768555000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5776b10685f4f.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: July 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 24, 2016

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773e8a19de51.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: July 24, 2016

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

As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, next to The Queens Zoo. 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57461b3d86e40.png Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Reactionary: An Exploration of Poetry and Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/reactionary-an-exploration-of-poetry-and-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/reactionary-an-exploration-of-poetry-and-place Date: July 24, 2016

Newtown Literary editors Stephanie Davis and Jackie Sherbow will facilitate a workshop and reading that explores history, motion, and place. Using the Lewis Latimer House Museum as inspiration, poetry prompts will be provided in several spaces inside the house and its garden, asking participants to respond to their surroundings. We will draw from Lewis Latimer’s life and career as well as from articles inside his home, the home’s architecture, and the encompassing neighborhood. Participants will have the opportunity to share their work, and readings by three Newtown contributors will take place as we move through the museum’s landscape, from its history to the present.

The tour starts at 2:30 p.m.; the workshop and reading starts at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5772ae6628b30.png Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artists: Caroline Larsen and Rachael Wren]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/meet-the-artists-caroline-larsen-and-rachael-wren http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/meet-the-artists-caroline-larsen-and-rachael-wren Date: July 24, 2016

Both artists, exhibiting in Wave Hill House, discuss their sources, techniques, and how they approach nature through painting. Specific moments observed in nature are catalysts for Rachael Wren’s abstract oil paintings, which incorporate dense mark-making and a rich palette. The Edge of Place traces her exploration of the ephemeral qualities of atmospheric space, where painted gestures conjure fragments of light streaming through trees, reflections in water or a flickering mirage, inviting viewers to enter into the illusionistic space of painting. On view in the Tea Room, Caroline Larsen’s Fruit and Foliageseries depicts still life images of fruit and other flora that evoke an exuberant tropical frenzy. The imagery draws on the artist’s recollections of her upbringing in Sarasota, Florida, of time spent in Panama as an adult, as well as her love of textiles and patterning.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773e8f4747dc.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: High and Mighty Brass Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/music-in-the-garden-high-and-mighty-brass-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/music-in-the-garden-high-and-mighty-brass-band Date: July 24, 2016

Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-beat and hip hop influences. Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member.

Sponsored by Kupferberg Center for the Arts. View the entire program's schedule

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-24 2016-07-24 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: July 24, 2016

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

As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, next to The Queens Zoo. 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 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57461b33552a2.png Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:00:03 EDT