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 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:57:41 GMT <![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/game-social Date: August 19, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: High and Mighty Brass Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/summer-sounds-high-and-mighty-brass-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/summer-sounds-high-and-mighty-brass-band Date: August 19, 2016

This dynamic crew combines classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences.

Presented by The Kupferberg Center For Arts at Queens College.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7270

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances Series - Art of Stepping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/harlem-dances Date: August 19, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson and different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you specific dance-style steps and moves. Come out to all four of these monthly dance parties and end the summer with a new dance repetoire.

August 19
Art of Stepping - this body formations and techniques workshop delves in to the history of stepping.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5768a0af17.JPG Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/family-camping-bronx Date: August 19, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and familes are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit our Urban Park Rangers' Program Registration page from August 3 through August 10.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Soul Train]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-soul-train http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-soul-train Date: August 19, 2016

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

Dress up and come skate along to house, soul, and 80s club music.

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

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.65729904174805000, -73.96369934082031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575b4d4dd72cd.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Labyrinth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/arts-culture-fun-jaws http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/arts-culture-fun-jaws Date: August 19, 2016

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

George Lucas produced and Jim Henson directed this gothic fantasy which pits living and breathing actors Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie (who, along with Trevor Jones, provides the film's music) against a motley collection of Muppet monsters. The film centers upon teenage Sarah (Connelly), who lives in a fantasy world of myth and magic, evil spells, and wondrous enchantment. She is baby-sitting her little brother when she cavalierly wishes that goblins would take him away. She gets her wish, and a coterie of goblins abduct him. She then encounters Jareth (David Bowie), the ruler of a mystical world one step removed from reality. He tells Sarah that the only way to get her brother back is to find her way through a M.C. Escher-like labyrinth and find the castle at the center. As she makes her way through the maze, she faces a number of horrific challenges (like the Bog of Eternal Stench) before she finds her way to the gravity-defying castle, where her brother is being held by the evil goblins.

In case of rain, the event moves indoors.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2016-08-19 2016-08-19 7:45 pm 9:45 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576d85255b797.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Screening: Here on Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/screening-here-on-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/screening-here-on-staten-island Date: August 19, 2016

Alice Austen House and Staten Island’s pop-up cinema group, Aquehonga Cinema, present a selection of short independent films by local filmmakers relating themes relevant to Staten Island today. Selected works run 90 minutes and range from documentary narratives to fictionalized fantasies and dream-like trances. Please note: some pieces may include dramatized violence and explicit language.

The screening features the work of:
Jonathan Leiter
Laura Grace Marchi
Michael McWeeney & Sarah Yuster
Melissa Pellicano
Kevin Rogers
Patricia Silva
Sean Simpson, Maria Rusolo & Cara Liander
James Verdi
Jay Weichun
Melissa West

Please RSVP by calling (718) 816-4506 x10 or emailing info@aliceausten.org. Bring your own seating, blankets, and refreshments.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744987db20f3.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Finding Nemo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-the-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-the-incredibles Date: August 19, 2016

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

The wizards at Pixar take us under the sea to the world of clownfish Marlin and his son Nemo. When the defiant Nemo takes off from his dad and gets captured by a tropical fish seeker he finds himself stuck in a fishbowl in a dentist’s office. Marlin and his well meaning, but wacky, friend Dory embark on an epic journey to find his son.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Park)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Park 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.76039886474609400, -73.91179656982422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5797764b16668.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/grease Date: August 19, 2016

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

"Grease," said the poster and the Barry Gibb song, "is the word." Transferring its setting from Chicago to sunny California, and adding a dash of disco to the ersatz '50s score, producer Allan Carr and director Randal Kleiser turned this long-running Jim Jacobs-Warren Casey Broadway smash into the biggest blockbuster of 1978. 1950s teens Danny (John Travolta) and Australian transfer Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) spend their "Summer Nights" falling in love, but once fall comes, it's back to Rydell High and its cliques. As one of the bad-boy T-Birds, Danny has to act cool for best pal Kenickie (Jeff Conaway) and their leather-clad mates Sonny (Michael Tucci) and Doody (Barry Pearl, in the role Travolta played on-stage). Despite befriending Frenchy (Didi Conn), one of the rebel Pink Ladies, virginal Sandy is "too pure to be Pink," as the Ladies' leader, Rizzo (Stockard Channing), acidly observes. Declaring their devotion in such ballads as "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Sandy," Sandy and Danny split, reconcile, and split again amidst a pep rally, dances, drive-ins, and a drag race, before deciding "You're the One That I Want" at the climactic carnival. With Travolta white-hot from Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease soundtrack singles climbed the charts and summer movie crowds poured in.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a9edd463922.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Do the Right Thing (R)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-do-the-right-thing-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-do-the-right-thing-r Date: August 19, 2016

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

Set in 1989, this iconic Spike Lee film unfolds on the hottest day of the year in Bed-Stuy when a community member Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), goes into a local pizzeria and sees that the Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. He feels that a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal (Danny Aiello) disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to the neighborhood, causing tensions to rise and challenging everyone to "do the right thing". The film features a stellar cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Rosie Perez, John Turturro, John Savage, Spike Lee, the legedary Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. This film is rated R.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 8:00 pm 10:15 pm 40.68989944458008000, -73.94670104980469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b20ffb3e1fd.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out Date: August 19, 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 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: John Hancock Playground

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B237 John Hancock Playground 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.68230728506000000, -73.95417159058600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577a90fbd5618.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic Park III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-jurasic-park-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-jurasic-park-iii Date: August 19, 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.

Sam Neill returns as Dr. Alan Grant, a scientist who's tricked by wealthy couple Paul and Amanda Kirby (William H. Macy and Tea Leoni) into a fly-over of Isla Sorna. The object of their sightseeing tour is one of the Costa Rican islands populated by ferocious, genetically bred dinosaurs and the "site B" setting of Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World (1997). After their plane crash-lands, it's revealed that the Kirbys are actually seeking their teenage son, lost on the island after a paragliding accident. Trapped on Isla Sorna, Grant and his companions discover some painful truths the hard way. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Playground 103 CIII

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M108G Playground 103 CIII 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.78708431390000000, -73.93906586090000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792483f14f1a.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Act One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/act-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/act-one Date: August 19, 2016

Queens Theatre presents Act One, a free Lincoln Center Local Screenings

Few have captured the magic of the theater better than Moss Hart, a poor kid from the Bronx who became a lion of Broadway. Now James Lapine reinvents Hart’s memoir for the stage, creating a world as vivid and transformative as the stage itself.

Every Friday from July 29 to August 19, Queens Theatre will present free outdoor screenings of some of the most remarkable performances from Lincoln Center in the Festival Lawn of Flushing Meadows Corona Park—right behind Queens Theatre. You are welcome to bring a blanket, beach chair, and as many friends as you want to enjoy these historical performances.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 472-3705

Location: Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74399948120117000, -73.84300231933594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579291a4200a3.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Petr Cancura's Down Home at Live at SeaGlass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/petr-cancuras-down-home-live-at-seaglass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/petr-cancuras-down-home-live-at-seaglass Date: August 19, 2016

Enjoy free live music performances every Friday through August 21. Every Friday bands will perform two sets of live music, the first starting at 8:00 p.m. and the second beginning around 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy Americana and jazz music by Petr Cancura's Down Home on Friday, August 19.

Cancellations due to weather related conditions will be announced on SeaGlass Carousel’s Facebook page. In case of rain, the performance will happen the next day, Saturday, at 3:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: SeaGlass Carousel (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70210658033600000, -74.01498633761200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967673f30ae.jpg Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Blind Side]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-the-blind-side http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-the-blind-side Date: August 19, 2016

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

This film is the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home. Michael was taken in by a wealthy white family who helped him fulfill his potential as a person and as an athlete. He worked hard on the field and in the classroom and became an All-American in college and was picked in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, changing his life and the lives of the loving family who were there to watch him succeed.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Midland Field

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R038A Midland Field 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.57609939575195000, -74.09850311279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57936d63609a0.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles Date: August 19, 2016

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

Spawned from a lab experiment gone awry, teenage terrapins Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael live in the sewers beneath New York. Although their rodent sensei, Splinter, advises against showing themselves above ground, the justice-loving, pizza-eating brothers can't stand idly by while evil Shredder and his minions terrorize the city. With help from intrepid reporter April O'Neil and her cameraman, the Turtles set out to save New York.

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 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: Ferry Point Park

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X126 Ferry Point Park 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.81929467941900000, -73.82686008084800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a0ab46d06a2.jpg Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: August 19, 2016

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island

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

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

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 9:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.57329940795898400, -73.97799682617188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574e7214e284c.jpg Wed, 01 Jun 2016 02:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Queens (West)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/instructional-flag-football-queens-west http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/instructional-flag-football-queens-west Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7366

Location: The Velodrome (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 0:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74466323852539000, -73.80935668945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4d30a43e.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc Date: August 20, 2016

Come fly a kite with Summer on the Hudson at Riverside Park South!

This festival for all ages celebrates simple, low-tech fun with live music all day and kite-making kits provided free for children (while supplies last). Bring your kite, make a kite, or buy a kite and have free fun with us on Pier I.

Stage Lineup

Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Black Tie Brass is a horn-driven jazz/funk band from NYC. They combine the presence of a New Orleans Brass Band with the sound of a funk band to create a musically invigorating experience.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Utopia Pan Soul - committed to the preservation and promotion of Trinidad and Tobago's indigenous art form—the steel pan.

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.: Saw Lady - bringing the rare art form of playing music on a carpenter's saw

3:25 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Rochelle Lisa - Celtic harp

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 0:00 am 5:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f05d2ccc2f9.JPG Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/summer-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/summer-streets Date: August 20, 2016

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike.

Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, and features sports, fitness, and art events and programs.

All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully. For more information about activities along the Summer Street Route, please visit the Summer Streets website.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71483230590820000, -74.00276947021484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579baa36478df.jpg Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: August 20, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine! Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park! Please register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 20, 2016

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

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707f1381b9f1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/walk-randalls-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/walk-randalls-island Date: August 20, 2016

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Come walk Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a part of meeting that goal!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fun Day 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/family-fun-day-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/family-fun-day-2016 Date: August 20, 2016

Join us for a day of pool and street festivities! Activities include swim meets, pool games, Honeys & Bears Aqua swim performance, fitness classes, tie-dye, basketball, and much more. Family Fun Day 2016 is presented by Hansborough's Honeys & Bears and NYC Parks Hansborough Recreation Center.

Pool Activities: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Senior swim meet (demonstration)
  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - water activities
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.- Aqua water ballet (demonstration)

Street Activities: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Obstacle course
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Body toning
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Yoga
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m - Face painting
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Green screen fun (inside the Computer Resource Center)
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Tie-Dye (bring your own t-shirt)
2:30 p.m. - 3:34 p.m. - Zumba
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Basketball shootout

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 6:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhoods: Richmond Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/green-neighborhoods-richmond-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/green-neighborhoods-richmond-hill Date: August 20, 2016

Come on out to care for the young trees in Richmond Hill, Queens! Volunteers will be trained in street tree identification and best-practices. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1433

Location: Lane S at Myrtle Avenue (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70119857788086000, -73.84188079833984000 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/faces-of-cuba-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/faces-of-cuba-exhibition Date: August 20, 2016

This photo exhibit is the result of a "people to people" cultural exchange in which the artist participated last October. The artist and group visited Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Music and art were everywhere and the crumbling Spanish architecture made for some interesting images. The various images convey his impressions of Cuba and the Cuban people in an apolitical manner. The recent presidential visit and talk of lifting the embargo lend context to the images.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Park Mugwort Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/0820-marine-park-mugwort-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/0820-marine-park-mugwort-pull Date: August 20, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect young trees that were planted as part of MillionTreesNYC. Volunteers will help to pull and cut Mugwort, which threatens the otherwise healthy forest. Everyone will be trained in tree care and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1433

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: August 20, 2016

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 20, 2016

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat.

Please note: The ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 3:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park1 Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577556987c806.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/historical-tour-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/historical-tour-north Date: August 20, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6eed6b9a15.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/landmark Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/club-fit-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/club-fit-east-harlem Date: August 20, 2016

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

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027af0b4ff8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/club-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/club-fit Date: August 20, 2016

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

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027c944a67d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/club-fit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/club-fit1 Date: August 20, 2016

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

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027ee3e774d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 20, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park is pleased to commemorate Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 40th anniversary as Staten Island's only open space advocacy organization with a photographic exhibition. Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island. The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2016.

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier 2 Family Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/pier-2-family-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/pier-2-family-field-day Date: August 20, 2016

Games and races guarantee fun for the whole family at Pier 2 Family Field Day!

This event is accessible to all ages and abilities.

Enjoy obstacle courses on the play turf, bocce games, four square, shuffleboard, basketball clinics presented by Big & Little Skills Academy, handball, and fitness classes led by Dodge YMCA!

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576440ef8a581.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/kayaking Date: August 20, 2016

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

Additional Rules for Kayaking

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

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

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576442dc134ba.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/green-team Date: August 20, 2016

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/welcome-program Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/moves-with-limon-dance Date: August 20, 2016

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

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

Open to all levels and ages.

Visit bryantpark.org for updates and more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hike and Paddle Gerritsen Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/rangers-choice-hike-and-paddle-gerritsen-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/rangers-choice-hike-and-paddle-gerritsen-creek Date: August 20, 2016

NYC Park's bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our weekend adventure programs so amazing. Join us for a vigorous hike through the sandy paths of Marine Park then launch a canoe from Gerrittsen Beach and paddle back to the Salt Marsh Nature Center.

Prior canoe experience is preferred. This program is for ages 8 years old and older only.

Participants will be chosen by a lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit our Program Registration page from August 2through August 9.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579787d7ac0bb.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Cleanup Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: August 20, 2016

Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to grow veggies in the Children’s Garden.

Youth volunteers and children with adult supervision are welcome. Registration is requested; to register, please email lgill@bpmm.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/tai-chi-chuan Date: August 20, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this multi-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes an awareness of its health benefits.

Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or as more advanced students of Tai Chi. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa3cfbd1e5e.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Go Healthy in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/go-healthy-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/go-healthy-in-the-park Date: August 20, 2016

Bronx REACH Champs Parks and Open Spaces Coalition introduces free exercise and meditation classes at Shoelace Park.

10:00 a.m.: Qigong Meditation with Kathryn Davis
This is a fun and easy mind-body practice that helps to reduce accumulated stress at the same time that it helps to build physical energy and vitality. The sessions are guided so it is easy to follow along. The practice includes breathing and visualization techniques in combination with the meditation practice, which can be done while sitting, standing, or moving. The moving meditations are slow graceful movements that resembles tai chi.

11:30 a.m.: Physical Fitness with N'Namdi Nelson
This Physical Fitness class will include a combination of strength and aerobics activity.

Wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring a large towel or exercise mat. Bring your own water.

For more information visit bronxreachchamps.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 637-5895

Location: 211th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87822293612900000, -73.86924839019800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579b69ff60c51.jpg Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids Art: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/fort-tryon-kids-art-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/fort-tryon-kids-art-palisades-in-plaster Date: August 20, 2016

Join Artist Jenae Schwartz in making rock sculptures inspired by the magnificent formations of the Palisades. Use plaster made from mineral gypsum to create your own rock sculpture and add color to tint.

Jenaé Schwartz is a contemporary painter, and teaches in New York. She studied art at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. Her paintings are mainly comprised of oil and acrylic on canvas or slate, with her signature work consisting of natural layered colors creating textural effects.

This free art workshop is for children ages five to 12.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To RSVP, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cloisters Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86349868774414000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a219b77eb73.jpg Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: August 20, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group for a general cleanup and horticulture work at Owl's Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249023400, -74.03029632568360000 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Saratoga Ballfields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/its-my-park-at-saratoga-ballfields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/its-my-park-at-saratoga-ballfields Date: August 20, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with What About The Children, Inc. at Saratoga Ballfields. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Corner of Dean Street and Thomas Boyland Street (in Saratoga Ballfields)

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B387 Saratoga Ballfields 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.67496279569900000, -73.91393948113000000 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ocean Breeze Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park Date: August 20, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with NYC Parks to create a better, larger, and cleaner outdoor space for the horses at Ocean Breeze Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/family-art-project-spray-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/family-art-project-spray-a-garden Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578fe26867d8e.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:00:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Chess Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/brooklyn-chess-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/brooklyn-chess-festival Date: August 20, 2016

Learn to play chess, sharpen your game, meet and play a chess master, and much more.

Activities include:

  • Learn-to-play chess clinics for all levels
  • Skittles Pit Area; pick-up chess games
  • Simul-play National Grandmaster Alexander Lenderman
  • Play a Master: FM Andrey Krasnov and Azeez Alade
  • Film Barn Blitz Tournament
  • Scholastics Tournament for grades one through eight

This festival is free and open to the public. Chess boards will be provided. Visit bklynchessfest.eventbrite.com to register.

Sponsors: New York Chess & Games, Filmbarnbk.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Dr Ronald McNair Park (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67050170898437500, -73.96199798583984000 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Ocean Breeze Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/its-my-park-day-at-ocean-breeze-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/its-my-park-day-at-ocean-breeze-park Date: August 20, 2016

This It's My Park Day event is dedicated to Ocean Breeze Park. Come volunteer with friends and members of Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex to help beautify Ocean Breeze Park. Volunteers will help with general cleanup to get the park ready for the the fall season. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Having Fun with Our Food: Creative Composting on the NYC Parks Greenroof]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/having-fun-with-our-food-creative-composting-on-the-nyc-parks-greenroof http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/having-fun-with-our-food-creative-composting-on-the-nyc-parks-greenroof Date: August 20, 2016

For the first in a series of three workshops, join us at the NYC Parks 5 Borough Green Roof, arguably the most diverse greenroof in NYC! Come see this amazing space, and learn about compost methods including using compost tumblers, worm bins, and the unique bokashi method! See which one might work for you at home or in a green space you're involved in!

Composting mitigates organic waste and creates a healthy soil amendment for use on street trees and in gardens. Various locations on Randall's Island showcase many of the ingenious methods farms and gardens use to re-use organic waste!

Please note: To attend, RSVP here at Eventbrite.com. Attendees must RSVP for each workshop on Eventbrite.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NYC Parks Five Borough Complex Greenroof Garden

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2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.79928089100200000, -73.92311104655800000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Invasive Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-invasive-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-invasive-removal Date: August 20, 2016

Join New York Restoration Project's efforts to restore the north end of Highbridge Forest to its native flora. Get hands on experience in invasive removal and learn why this important for the heatlh of the forest. This volunteer event is perfect for anyone who is interested in joining the Forest Crew, but is unsure what that work entails.

To RSVP, email volunteer@nyrp.org or call (917) 291-6436.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: August 20, 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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 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[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 20, 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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 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[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/wave-hill-history-walk Date: August 20, 2016

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean, and Arturo Toscanini.

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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa3d488f033.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: August 20, 2016

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: August 20, 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 or garden beds, and/or general park cleanup. We look forward to caring for the park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67380142211900000, -73.94390106201200000 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: A-Frame Sandwich Board Garden Sign Demo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/greenthumb-workshop-aframe-sandwich-board-garden-sign-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/greenthumb-workshop-aframe-sandwich-board-garden-sign-demo Date: August 20, 2016

In this workshop, you will learn how to build a welcoming A-frame/sandwich bulletin board to invite neighbors into your community 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: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2016-08-20 2016-08-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82389831542969000, -73.91500091552734000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride Adults Package]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults-package http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults-package Date: August 20, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: East River Bikeway at the Sixth Street Bridge (in John V. Lindsay East River Park )

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71960067749000000, -73.97389984130900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ab7991e4fe.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/seining Date: August 20, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park Date: August 20, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: August 20, 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.

April Armstrong will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Tea Pot" and Laura Bobrow will share "A True Life Story".

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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/tai-chi Date: August 20, 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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/learn-to-ride-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/learn-to-ride-kids1 Date: August 20, 2016

Learn to Ride is a free class for kids who are ready to ride. 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 kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.67278289794922000, -73.78794097900390000 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[26th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/26th-annual-coney-island-sand-sculpting-contest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/26th-annual-coney-island-sand-sculpting-contest Date: August 20, 2016

The Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest features amateur and semi-professional sand sculpting artists of all ages. There are cash prizes for top winners in the family, individual adult, and group adult sand sculpting categories. Judges will base sand sculpting winners on unique creativity and artistic execution.

Last year, the Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest attracted more than 10,000 attendees from the U.S. and around the world to check out the sand artistry. This year’s fun, festive event will feature a music DJ, a performance by the Santos Latin band, Brooklyn Dance Center and Coney Island Brooklyn Public Library representatives showcasing the children’s summer reading program. An original sand sculpture to salute the BCS 150th anniversary year-long celebration will be built on the beach during the contest.

The Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest is co-sponsored by NYC Parks and the Alliance for Coney Island. This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Between West 10th Street and West 12th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.57303462600400000, -73.97882771492000000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[District 28 Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/district-28-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/district-28-day Date: August 20, 2016

Join NYC Parks and Council District 28 for attractions such as inflatables, sports and fitness, music, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting, a basketball clinic, Learn to Ride A Bike, and more!

Learn to Ride a Bike will be held from 11:30am-1:00pm. This free class is for kids who are ready to ride. 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 kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Basketball clinic for boys and girls ages 8-15 will be held from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Clinic includes passing, dribbling, shooting, defense, offense, and full court drills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67278289794922000, -73.78794097900390000 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: August 20, 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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking at South Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/kayaking-at-south-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/kayaking-at-south-beach Date: August 20, 2016

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

Boats and life jackets will be provided for a short paddle off the shore at South Beach. Launch help and paddling tips are given by experienced kayakers at the shore and on the water. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.

Children aged 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59299850463867000, -74.06120300292969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57977b1fb2853.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Funkytown Playground Band with Aly Sunshine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/funkytown-playground-band-with-aly-sunshine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/funkytown-playground-band-with-aly-sunshine Date: August 20, 2016

Hey everybody, come on down to Funkytown Playground for sun rays and a sing-a-long to songs from our favorite book Free To Be… You and Me.

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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/back-to-school http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/back-to-school Date: August 20, 2016

Learn throughout the summer with the library, NYC Parks, and community agencies.

Although it's still summer children still are learning. School is not the only place to get an education. Join us and read with the librarian from Mosholu Library; toddlers can sing with our Tiny Prints program; and families will enjoy the Urban Park Rangers teaching about urban wildlife.

A limited amount of school supplies will be given out to the public including backpacks, notebooks, pencils, and more!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f522047cec.png Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride : Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/learn-to-ride-kids Date: August 20, 2016

Bring your bike and helmet and learn how to ride! Instructors will show children how to ride a bike through the balance first method. Please meet us in front of the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. We will then go to the multi-purpose field court which is located behind the basketball courts. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There are limited spots available. Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to register.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Basketball Clinic with Queens Recreation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/free-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/free-basketball-clinic Date: August 20, 2016

Boys and girls ages 8-15 will learn passing, dribbling, shooting, offense, defense, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67278289794922000, -73.78794097900390000 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: August 20, 2016

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Plant A Fall Garden Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/plant-a-fall-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/plant-a-fall-garden-workshop Date: August 20, 2016

That’s right! It’s not too late to start gardening. There are many vegetables and herbs that do well in cooler temperatures—kale, collards, spinach, lettuce, swiss chard, rosemary, and cilantro, to name a few. There are also other advantages besides having fresh produce after the summer—fewer pests to contend with, less watering required, and much less work, guaranteed. Come plan and plant with us, and take home a few transplants for your own garden.

Sheryll Durrant is an urban farmer, educator, and food justice advocate. She is currently the Garden Manager at Kelly Street Garden, and Farm Coordinator for New Roots Community Farm, managed by International Rescue Committee (IRC,) both in the Bronx. For the past seven years, her work has included developing community-based urban agricultural projects, and providing expertise and technical assistance for supportive housing gardening programs while serving as the director of the urban farm and garden program for Sustainable Flatbush in Brooklyn. She is also responsible for communications and outreach for Farming Concrete, a data collection platform that helps urban farmers and gardeners measure the impact of their work. She is a parent founder and former board president of Brooklyn Free School, and served as committee co-chair and budget delegate for Participatory Budgeting in the 45th Council District since its inception in 2011.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57470f828938a.jpg Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 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/2016/08/20/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/community-rowing Date: August 20, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 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[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/goalball Date: August 20, 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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 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[Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/historical-tour-north1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/historical-tour-north1 Date: August 20, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique, and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and park it became.

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 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6ef2bd8bab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967a27e72fe.jpg Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: August 20, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/jazz-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/jazz-festival Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfbe8c0a85.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 20, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults Date: August 20, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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B294 Jackie Robinson Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68019866943400000, -73.92769622802700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ab8a4b5781.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Communal Spaces: A Garden Play Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/communal-spaces-a-garden-play-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/communal-spaces-a-garden-play-festival Date: August 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Quincy Street Community Garden

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2016-08-20 2016-08-20 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.68790054321300000, -73.94429779052700000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:28 EDT