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 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:45:41 GMT <![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/kayaking Date: July 2, 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 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576442dc134ba.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/green-team Date: July 2, 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 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 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[Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt Date: July 2, 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 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats Date: July 2, 2016

See them and sketch them, flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite flowering shrub or bush. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape.

This event is 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 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57585a1d71358.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/welcome-program Date: July 2, 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 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: July 2, 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 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 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[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: July 2, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group for a general cleanup, weeding, and horticulture 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:

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

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249023400, -74.03029632568360000 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: July 2, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/summer-sports-experience-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/summer-sports-experience-basketball-clinic Date: July 2, 2016

Join us at J. Hood Wright Park for two sessions of basketball clinics. Open to youth ages six years to 17 years.

Session 1: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Session 2: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 10:30 am 6:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 Wed, 25 May 2016 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/basic-canoeing Date: July 2, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62360000610351600, -74.11830139160156000 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/tai-chi Date: July 2, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park Date: July 2, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: July 2, 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.

Connie Reagan Blake, Len Cabral, Laura Simms, and Lisa Marie Nedergaard will lead a special Independence Day Celebration and share Appalachian, Caribbean, and Danish stories with accompaniment from cellist Lynn Andersen.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Sowing Late Summer and Fall Crops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/greenthumb-workshop-sowing-late-summer-fall-crops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/greenthumb-workshop-sowing-late-summer-fall-crops Date: July 2, 2016

Get the most out of the growing season by sowing late summer and fall crops. Learn about the best vegetables, herbs, and fruits to plant around this time. Also, gain insight on good cultivating practices for supporting this type of plant growth. This workshop is in partnership with Just Food.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 2, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586067b8e2b.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Plover Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/plover-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/plover-day Date: July 2, 2016

Join us to celebrate 20 years of endangered species protection! Discover one of New York City's endangered species: The Piping Plover!

Enjoy family-friendly games, crafts, and educational activities that raise awareness of this amazing shorebird.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2774

Location: Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58430099487300000, -73.81069946289100000 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/its-my-park-atmccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/its-my-park-atmccarren-park Date: July 2, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track - Bayard St. and Union Ave. Entrance (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at the Inwood Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/its-my-park-at-the-inwood-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/its-my-park-at-the-inwood-street-trees Date: July 2, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Rose Court Tenant Association to take care of the local street trees. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 9173735701

Location: 603 Academy Street

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2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86450576782200000, -73.92395019531200000 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: July 2, 2016

Need to get beach body ready for summer? Looking to get outside and enjoy the warming weather? Want to make some new friends?

Join the insanely fun Mark Fisher Fitness Team at Hudson Park for a one-hour fitness party!

Classes are free and held each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. All skills levels and welcome, no experience necessary.

Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas! Space is limited, so please sign up on Eventbrite in advance to guarantee your spot.

Please bring a towel and water bottle. You're going to do some serious sweating!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 544 West 35th Street (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75586466046600000, -74.00046013491800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572104d8ac801.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: July 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: July 2, 2016

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

Join us at the open reception on June 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Sun, 19 Jun 2016 03:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: July 2, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Herbal Medicine Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/herbal-medicine-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/herbal-medicine-workshop Date: July 2, 2016

In this hands-on medicine making class, we will focus on creating a home first-aid kit for summer maladies. We will address the following conditions: cuts and scrapes, burns (sun and fire), bug bites, muscle aches, bleeding and bruises, and poison ivy and poison oak rash. We will talk about safety and effectiveness of various ingredients, as well as child-friendly dosages. Extensive handouts will be provided. Materials fee: $8.

Karen M. Rose is trained in Eastern and Western Herbal Medicine and is personally dedicated to empowering individuals to make informed decisions with regards to their health and lives. As owner of Sacred Vibes Healing and the Sacred Vibes Apothecary, a Brooklyn-based, community herbal apothecary, Karen is connected to both the earth and the community in which she practices, consults and teaches herbal medicine. Learn more about Karen at karenmrose.me.

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 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Colonial Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/historic-new-york-colonial-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/historic-new-york-colonial-life Date: July 2, 2016

Fort Greene, Brooklyn, holds an important place in the history of the colonies and the American Revolution.

Learn about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands on History: Fly a Kite]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/hands-on-history-fly-a-kite http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/hands-on-history-fly-a-kite Date: July 2, 2016

Learn to fabricate cool kites and watch them flutter in the big backyard at King Manor. At 1:00 p.m., listen to a reading let by Literacy INC. of Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5772b1febafbd.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba: Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/faces-of-cubaopening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/faces-of-cubaopening-reception Date: July 2, 2016

Meet and greet artist Walter Pofeldt at the opening reception of the Faces of Cuba exhibition.

Mr. Pofeldt offers a presentation and discussion about his trip and what inspired him to do the Faces of Cuba.

This exhibition is the result of a "people to people" cultural exchange and is not intended to be a travelogue or to express his political opinion. The exhibition conveys his impressions of Cuba and the Cuban people during his trip, where he visited Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:00:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/community-rowing Date: July 2, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 2, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 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[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/goalball Date: July 2, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 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[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 2, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: July 2, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/gallery-tour Date: July 2, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery,(Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still-life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists includeAdam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe, Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, art collective Dark Matters (Aimée Burg, Frank De León-Jones, and Anna Ritsch) create an interactive site for contemplating the invisible energy that fills the universe. Visitors may concoct their own wishes using materials available at stations throughout the space.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured above: Nicolas Touron, Artificial Terrain #3, 2015. Porcelain, aluminum, video projection, 5” x 10” x 5”. Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575860e548fa0.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Magic with Ethan at the Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/making-magic-with-ethan-by-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/making-magic-with-ethan-by-forest-park-carousel Date: July 2, 2016

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

Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd. Together, both Ethan and the audience create an amazing show.

Guests of all ages should come out and be surprised!

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 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f46cb05b20.png Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar Olusion's Fourth of July Block Party at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/omar-olussions-4th-of-july-block-party-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/omar-olussions-4th-of-july-block-party-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: July 2, 2016

Come celebrate the holiday weekend with a live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows with Omar Olusion. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

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: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5747816c31e88.JPG Sun, 19 Jun 2016 03:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/le-petit-art Date: July 2, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Toys and Games from the Attic and Beyond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/toys-games-from-the-attic-and-beyond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/toys-games-from-the-attic-and-beyond Date: July 2, 2016

Step back into your childhood and experience the magic of the toys of yesteryear. Indulge yourself in nostalgia, learn about toys and games from across the world, and discover toys you've never even heard of!

July 2 will be the first day our newest exhibit, and it will stay on view until June 2017. While you're there, don't forget to check out our hallway exhibit as well. Kingsland: Past to Present highlights the history of the Kingsland Homestead and the family that made it their home for over 100 years.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577406a1b1390.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 2, 2016

Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bargemusic (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57605f18d1ebb.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Magic with Ethan at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/making-magic-with-ethan-by-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/making-magic-with-ethan-by-forest-park-carousel1 Date: July 2, 2016

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

Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd. Together, both Ethan and the audience create an amazing show. Guests of all ages should come out and be surprised!

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f46bf42de6.png Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Fort Totten Park, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/family-camping-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/family-camping-queens Date: July 2, 2016

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

To enter your family into the lottery please visit our Event Registration page. Registration has been extended through June 25.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party Date: July 2, 2016

Roller skate under the stars with Lola Star.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (844) 765-5758

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761943908b6d.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Blackfish]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/movies-under-the-stars-blackfish http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/movies-under-the-stars-blackfish Date: July 2, 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.

Dawn Brancheau, a veteran trainer at the well-known Orlando, Florida water park Sea World, lost her life when she was attacked by Tilikum, a bull orca (or "killer whale") weighing ten thousand pounds who was a regular attraction at the park. What made the incident all the more disturbing was this was not the first time Tilikum had turned on one of his trainers, and that the orca had caused the death of a trainer in 1991 before he was purchased by Sea World. While orcas will sometimes attack humans in captivity, such incidents are extremely rare in the wild, leading some scientists to question the wisdom of keeping large, intelligent, and sometimes territorial creatures in captivity and expecting them to perform on a regular basis. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: James J. Walker Park (in James J Walker Park)

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M038 James J Walker Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.72949981689453000, -74.00669860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575ec97320c6e.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/movies-under-the-stars-minions1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/movies-under-the-stars-minions1 Date: July 2, 2016

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

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm.

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; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363 - 0215

Location: Kivlehan Park

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2016-07-02 2016-07-02 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.55902800000000000, -74.10249150000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574497784e42f.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Lego Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/movies-under-the-stars-little-giants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/movies-under-the-stars-little-giants Date: July 2, 2016

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

A lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy from the filmmakers behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and co-director Chris McKay (Robot Chicken).

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Maurice Park (in Frank Principe Park)

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Q131 Frank Principe Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72750091552734400, -73.90489959716797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5751c07cde19d.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: A League of Their Own]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/movies-under-the-stars-a-league-of-their-own http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/movies-under-the-stars-a-league-of-their-own Date: July 2, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

The All-American Girls' Professional Baseball League was founded in 1943, when most of the men of baseball-playing age were far away in Europe and Asia fighting World War II. The league flourished until after World War II, when, with the men's return, the league was consigned to oblivion. Director Penny Marshall and screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel re-create the wartime era when women's baseball looked to stand a good chance of sweeping the country. The story begins as a candy-bar tycoon enlists agents to scour the country to find women who could play ball. In the backwoods of Oregon, two sisters -- Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty) -- are discovered. Dottie can hit and catch, while Kit can throw a mean fastball. The girls come to Chicago to try out for the team with other prospects that include their soon-to-be-teammates Mae Mordabito (Madonna), Doris Murphy (Rosie O'Donnell), and Marla Hooch (Megan Cavanagh). The team's owner, Walter Harvey (Gary Marshall) needs someone to coach his team and he picks one-time home-run champion Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), who is now a broken-down alcoholic. After a few weeks of training, as Dugan sobers up, the team begins to show some promise. By the end of the season, the team has improved to the point where they are competing in the World Series (which is no big deal, since there are only four teams in the league).

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; 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: (917) 363-0215

Location: Continental Place and Grandview Avenue (in Grandview Playground)

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R068 Grandview Playground 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.63037343389100000, -74.16522834866000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c331d21ad8.jpg Sat, 02 Jul 2016 22:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world Date: July 2, 2016

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

In this thrilling fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" franchise, two young brothers visit their Aunt Claire who's an executive at Jurassic World, a theme park populated with genetically resurrected dinosaurs. But chaos erupts when a newly created dino escapes its enclosure, forcing the park's animal behaviorist Owen Grady to save the day.

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: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576d884b68dc3.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 3, 2016

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

Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Randall's Island Salt Marsh Canoe Excursion (advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/rangers-choice-randalls-island-salt-marsh-canoe-excursion-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/rangers-choice-randalls-island-salt-marsh-canoe-excursion-advanced Date: July 3, 2016

Explore the natural salt marshes and Forever Wild areas that surround Randall's Island.

Prior canoeing experience is required. All participants must be at least 8 years and older. Participants are chosen via a lottery. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers' registration page on Tuesday, June 21.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 8:30 am 12:30 pm 40.79650115966797000, -73.92099761962890000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1ed580fb7.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/landmark Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/yoga Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats Date: July 3, 2016

See them and sketch them, flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite flowering shrub or bush. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586167e3a64.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids at Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Royal Shindig & Brooklyn Beanstalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-a-royal-shindig-brooklyn-beanstalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-a-royal-shindig-brooklyn-beanstalk Date: July 3, 2016

Private Picassos and the Uni Project will offer fun, family-friendly activities from 11:00 a.m. to noon, followed by interactive reading with A Royal Shindig and circus interactive activities with Brooklyn Beanstalk from noon - 1:00 p.m.

A Royal Shindig guides interactive storytelling with your favorite fairy tale characters.

Brooklyn Beanstalk will offer Circus in the park, an introduction to circus activities for children and their families: juggling, flower sticks, spinning plates, hula hoops, physical comedy, mime, and acrobatics under the supervision of trained professionals!

Phtoo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57587c51a8e46.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/basic-canoeing Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/checkmate-101 Date: July 3, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630c10a6326.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/youth-volleyball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/youth-volleyball-clinics Date: July 3, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5764461bd0d85.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Tide Pool Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/kids-tide-pool-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/kids-tide-pool-exploration Date: July 3, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Bring your kids and explore some tide pools with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking at South Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/free-public-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/free-public-kayaking Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59299850463867000, -74.06120300292969000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/basketball-clinics Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643d5da9d19.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Central Park Players]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/family-performance-festival Date: July 3, 2016

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

Explore Central Park's diverse plant and animal life through hands-on nature activities led by Central Park Conservancy environmental educators.

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

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete listing of performances, visit centralparknyc.org

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/rangers-choice-archery1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/rangers-choice-archery1 Date: July 3, 2016

This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery, led by our Urban Park Rangers. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery please visit our Event Registration page from June 16 through June 23.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[What's in Bloom in the Heather Garden? July Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-july-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-july-tour Date: July 3, 2016

Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with horticulturist Madeline Byrne and learn about the dozens of plants currently in bloom. Learn about the garden's history and how the Heather Garden compares with the plants found at the New York Botanical Garden, where Madeline Byrne has over 15 years of experience.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576847d9b26e1.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1fcf8a3a1.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Cooking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/kids-cooking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/kids-cooking-workshop Date: July 3, 2016

Learn how to make a simple traditional Italian dish, risi e bisi with fresh local peas and a beautiful green garden salad. We'll also learn how to make and shake our own salad dressing!

Everyone will get plenty of samples and a recipe card to take home!

Kids ages five and older are welcome. Kids under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. For more info about the garden,visit 6BGarden.org or email sixbgarden@gmail.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden

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2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72430038452100000, -73.98210144043000000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 3, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/community-rowing Date: July 3, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 3, 2016

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

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575861ef6211c.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar Olusion's Fourth of July Block Party at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/omar-olussion-4th-of-july-block-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/omar-olussion-4th-of-july-block-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: July 3, 2016

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

Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows with Omar Olusion. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57461423213ea.png Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[GRIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/grit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/grit Date: July 3, 2016

GRIT is an explosive, high-impact body weight-based workout which provides the double whammy of maximizing calorie burn during this workout and burning fat for hours afterwards.

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758834ebc0ef.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/zumba Date: July 3, 2016

Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

  • Registration begins at 4 p.m. before each class.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586c5f8c415.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Tango Nights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/learn-to-tango-nights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/learn-to-tango-nights Date: July 3, 2016

Learn to tango while listening to a live DJ mixing music at Stuyvesant Park. Dance lessons will be led by certified instructor Esmeralda from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

After a 15 minute interval, watch and/or join professionals as they dance to live music from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. The event will continue with dancing and music until 9:00 p.m. Whether you choose to dance or watch, you'll be sure to have a wonderful time.

Check out the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association's Facebook page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Fountain (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071300000, -73.98439788818400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575798c4b1c67.jpg Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Irka Mateo y la Tirindanga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/summer-on-the-hudson-amplifed-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/summer-on-the-hudson-amplifed-sundays Date: July 3, 2016

Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by a spectacular sunset over the Hudson River! Join us every Sunday in July!

July 3
Irka Mateo y la Tirindanga - a Caribbean whirlwind, delivering songs that celebrate the music, history, and culture of her beloved Caribbean and Latin America. Her songs bring to the world the deep-rooted sounds of this wonderful region of our planet. With an amazing voice and charismatic performances supported by her stellar band La Tirindanga. She fills the dance floors with healing and happy energy, moving the hearts and feet of those in attendance with her joyful celebration of Mestizo music.

July 10
Bella’s Bartok - The Bohemian Folk Punk powerhouse melds klezmer pop with a circus vibe into a spectacle that can’t help but compel you dance!

July 17
DeLeon - a distinctive style of rock transforms Sephardic folk music into a sound that is both brand new and centuries old. They released two albums on JDub Records and have toured internationally with other like-minded bands such as Gogol Bordello, Os Mutantes, Ozomatli and Balkan Beat Box.

July 24
Michael Arenella & Quintet - Steeped in the hot-dance band tradition of the 1920s and the early 1930s, Michael Arenella and his Quintet distill the essential magic of the era.Spontaneous, joyous and alluring, the band allows you to bask in the warmth of the Jazz Age and a truly American phenomenon

July 31
JoJo Abot - experimental blend of electronica, afrobeat, jazz, neo-soul, house and reggae. Hypnotic, sultry, vulnerable, empowering, Jojo found sonic inspiration in the music of Thandiswa Mazwai, Savage Rose, Seeed, Lucky Dube, and Simphiwe Dana.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f060773be43.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: On the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/movies-under-the-stars-the-adventures-of-robin-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/movies-under-the-stars-the-adventures-of-robin-hood Date: July 3, 2016

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

This classic story of Mob informers was based on a number of true stories and filmed on location in and around the docks of New York and New Jersey. Mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) rules the waterfront with an iron fist. The police know that he's been responsible for a number of murders, but witnesses play deaf and dumb ("plead D & D"). Washed-up boxer Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) has had an errand-boy job because of the influence of his brother Charley, a crooked union lawyer (Rod Steiger). Witnessing one of Friendly's rub-outs, Terry is willing to keep his mouth shut until he meets the dead dockworker's sister, Edie (Eva Marie Saint). "Waterfront priest" Father Barry (Karl Malden) tells Terry that Edie's brother was killed because he was going to testify against boss Friendly before the crime commission. Because he could have intervened, but didn't, Terry feels somewhat responsible for the death. When Father Barry receives a beating from Friendly's goons, Terry is persuaded to cooperate with the commission.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5776be0f19894.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise: Abhaya Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/sunrise-abhaya-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/sunrise-abhaya-yoga Date: July 4, 2016

Join Sunrise Abhaya Yoga for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen, and condition.

  • Registration begins at 7 a.m. before each class.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586fe99be0d.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: July 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Gateway Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle Date: July 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with League Education & Treatment Center to help care for Gateway Triangle through weeding, litter removal, and leaf raking. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gateway Triangle

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B388 Gateway Triangle 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.96829986572266000 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/landmark Date: July 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: July 4, 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 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 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[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: July 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/am-stretch Date: July 4, 2016

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Walking Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/free-walking-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/free-walking-club Date: July 4, 2016

Get Healthy on The Hudson with Shape Up NYC for a summer of exercise and well-being. The Hudson River Park and Shape Up NYC will offer a weekly walking club at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84 Fountain

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2016-07-04 2016-07-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76340440180300000, -74.00081181526200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575aeffa81ff1.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: July 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 4, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/bryant-park-piano Date: July 4, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Independence Day Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/independence-day-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/independence-day-concert Date: July 4, 2016

Bronx Arts Ensemble will perform at Rockwood Circle. Enter the park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave.

A salute to George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, W. C. Handy, and more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.90079879760742000, -73.89320373535156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57596adcac984.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 03:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: July 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5746164040e43.png Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Binx the Clown Show at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/binx-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/binx-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: July 4, 2016

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

Ladies and gentlemen: the one, the only, Binx the Clown! A local Staten Islander, Binx has been performing since 1999. Creating some of the funniest and most entertaining shows in New York City, Binx is excited to bring his show to Fantasy Shore.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574782173ac02.png Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 4, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights on this holiday Monday.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586280c9bc6.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar Olusion's Fourth of July Block Party by Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/omar-olussion-4th-of-july-block-party-by-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/omar-olussion-4th-of-july-block-party-by-forest-park-carousel Date: July 4, 2016

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

Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows with Omar Olusion. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

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

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: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f489657d32.png Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: July 4, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6dcb1db717.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: July 4, 2016

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

A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57461646d6343.png Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Binx the Clown Show at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/binx-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/binx-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 Date: July 4, 2016

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

Ladies and gentlemen: the one, the only, Binx the Clown! A local Staten Islander, Binx has been performing since 1999. Creating some of the funniest and most entertaining shows in New York City, Binx is excited to bring his show to Fantasy Shore.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5747821764d3f.png Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:00:25 EDT