NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:15:18 GMT <![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 Date: September 7, 2017

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

Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast's hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: St. James Park

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X044 St. James Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b0570042ae7.jpg Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/the-fence Date: September 8, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 8, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/conference-house-inside-out Date: September 8, 2017

Explore the Conference House in a unique way – inside out. View the “bones” through blueprint drawings and photographs highlighting the architecture of this National and New York City landmark.

An opening reception will take place on September 16 at 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. We're closed on Sundays. Admission is free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 8, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP)

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2017-09-08 2017-09-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 Date: September 8, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friendship Garden

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2017-09-08 2017-09-08 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 8, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/weekend-nature-exploration Date: September 8, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Discovery Pack, noon - 3:00 p.m.: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Bird Nerd Game Hour ,1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!

Nature on the Go!, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beekeeping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bryant-park-beekeeping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bryant-park-beekeeping Date: September 8, 2017

Join Bryant Park Corp. for educational talks about bees and the art of beekeeping.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 03 May 2017 13:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/adult-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/adult-imaginative-arts Date: September 8, 2017

Get your imagination going. Create intriguing art to delight family and friends. For adults of all ages. Requires fine concentration.

July: Decorative Wine Bottles

August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore

September: Silhouettes Ablaze

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d640a27d67.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: September 8, 2017

Kids have fun creating art inspired by the summer and holiday season. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Younger children are welcome with a parent or adult.

Schedule

  • July: Patriotic Red/White/Blue Hand
  • August: Sand Craft Project
  • September: Watercolor Circle Art

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/girls-basketball-clinic Date: September 8, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a free 12-week basketball clinic for girls ages 12 to 14 and ages 15 to 17.

Instructors will teach participants the basic rules and fundamental skills of basketball in preparation for our 2018 winter basketball tournament.

All skill levels are welcome!

For more information, please call Roberto Valle at (718) 393-7370 or email roberto.valle@parks.nyc.gov.

For accessibility information, please contact Roberto Valle by Wednesday, August 22 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bollywood & Bomba with Back to School Giveaway and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bollywood-bomba-with-back-to-school-giveaway-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bollywood-bomba-with-back-to-school-giveaway-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: September 8, 2017

Enjoy a live performance, Bollywood & Bomba, in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park. There will also be a back to school giveaway of book bags with supplies.

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599359ffe2461.JPG Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Bollywood and Bomba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/arts-culture-fun-bollywood-and-bomba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/arts-culture-fun-bollywood-and-bomba Date: September 8, 2017

Join us for Fun Fridays in September and October at Virginia Park.

Enjoy a live performance, Bollywood & Bomba, in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park. There will also be a back to school giveaway of book bags with supplies.

More events:

October 6 Chess Night - Learn and play chess with our instructors.

October 13 Photo Night - Join us to take pictures with the artwork installed in the park using props. An instructor will be teaching how to take better pictures with your phones.

October 20 Drum Circle - Feel free to bring your own drum

October 27 Day of the Dead with BxArts Factory - Come celebrate the Mexican tradition Day of the Dead creating paper flowers, face painting, book binding and listening to Mexican music.

About the public art:

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Photo credit: T. Pope Jackson

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a98533e3e1a.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 12:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: September 8, 2017

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for all ages and abilities with a focus on seniors.

Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

All are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.82019102036800000, -73.95993142386500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07cd1a9313.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 8, 2017

Bring your own food and soft beverages to this free, all-ages BINGO! night. Each game winner receives a prize!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bbce901d1.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare Date: September 8, 2017

Join us on the lawn for a full production of The Tempest. Produced by the Drilling Company.

Friday performances are part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, and beer and wine also available for purchase.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike at Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bat-bonanza-night-hike-at-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bat-bonanza-night-hike-at-willowbrook-park Date: September 8, 2017

Back by popular demand! Join us for an end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park to search for nocturnal mammalian mosquito eaters.

Ages 8+.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a90fd081bd.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: September 8, 2017

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

A rabbit cop must solve a missing person's case in a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84670081474700000, -73.94127815961800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59664773afbb3.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story Date: September 8, 2017

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

In this 2016 epic adventure, scientist Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn (Felicity Jones). His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance. The film also stars Oscar-winner Forrest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed and Jimmy Smits.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:15 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted

Start time: 7:15 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Owl's Head Park

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:15 pm 9:30 pm 40.64009857177734400, -74.03240203857422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59554594ccc76.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-moana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-moana Date: September 8, 2017

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

This computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure shares the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian tribe, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of saving her people. This wonderful film features the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and music composed by Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 7:15 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 7:15 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Tilden Playground

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B234 Tilden Playground 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:15 pm 8:45 pm 40.64759826660200000, -73.93139648437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a618955dce.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-grease Date: September 8, 2017

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

A goody two-shoes from Australia falls in love with a greaser over a summer. When her family moves to the boy's hometown, and she enrolls at the same high school, they have a difficult time maintaining their relationship.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q094 Tudor Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5b28fcc0f9.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-moana1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-moana1 Date: September 8, 2017

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

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auli?i Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 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; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Nelson Avenue and Tennyson Drive (in Seaside Wildlife Nature Park)

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.54034545367200000, -74.14343070983900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a7048bcf60d.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-moana2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-moana2 Date: September 8, 2017

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

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Mullaly Park

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X034 Mullaly Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.83349990844726600, -73.92379760742188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b057ab3a227.jpg Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-fence Date: September 9, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/socrates-farmers-market Date: September 9, 2017

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also enjoy fresh-brewed coffee from vendor Henley Coffee and buy organic condiments from Hellgate Farm.

Cash transactions preferred
WIC & FMNP Checks accepted at individual farm stands

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by The NYC Compost Project with BIG Reuse – Seven days a week drop-off in the green bin next to the bathroom facilities.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Lafayette Ave Mall Greenstreet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-lafayette-ave-mall-greenstreet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-lafayette-ave-mall-greenstreet Date: September 9, 2017

Please note: this event has been postponed until Oct 14.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Pratt Towers Community Space Committee to beautify Lafayette Ave Mall Greenstreet. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue Mall Greenstreet

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.68856017264500000, -73.96254197511600000 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bird-walks Date: September 9, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 9, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Bocce Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bocce-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bocce-tournament Date: September 9, 2017

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the citywide championship.

The tournament is open to ages 18 and older. Register individually or as a group online at queensbocce2017.eventbrite.com or call (718) 393-7370.

Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 16, 2017 at Marine Park, Brooklyn. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

16 teams maximum.

Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament starts at 9:00 a.m.

For accessiblity information, contact Roberto Valle by Saturday, September 6 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:30 am 5:00 pm 40.72150039672851600, -73.87650299072266000 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/volunteer-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/volunteer-at-washington-square-park Date: September 9, 2017

Join us on Saturday mornings this summer and fall to help rake leaves, mulch, plant, and more. We provide all the tools you might need. Make the day social by volunteering with a friend.

Ages 14 and older are welcome to volunteer with us.

RSVP here or email us at volunteer@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:45 am 11:00 am 40.73149871826172000, -73.99749755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a836413b5c2.png Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: September 9, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify the park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-forest-park Date: September 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Forest Park to participate in trail maintenance day at Forest Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-0754

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70133568698000000, -73.84157711267500000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Manhattan Bocce Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/manhattan-bocce-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/manhattan-bocce-tournament Date: September 9, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a Bocce Tournament!

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Open to adults 18 years and older. There is a six team maximum. We invite participants to bring a famous family dish or a bag of chips to share with the bocce community as part of our Potluck! The Citywide Bocce Championship will be held on Saturday, September 16 at Marine Park.

For more information and to RSVP for the tournament, please contact Sandy Requeno in the Manhattan Borough Office at Sandy.Requeno@parks.nyc.gov.

In case of rain, this event will be held on Sunday, September 10.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by September 6.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -74.00610351562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a8570863122.jpg Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Saturday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market Date: September 9, 2017

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is opening for its ninth season of healthy food, activities, education and food justice programming. The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market has engaged hundreds of local youths, distributed over 10 tons of fresh food ,recycled 24 tons of organic waste via its market compost dropoff operation, hosted 240 community market sessions, delivered 550 cooking demonstrations, 16 bread baking workshops and more in its eight seasons of operation.

2017 brings several new initiatives to the Market. This season, our newly formed food justice collective will introduce food justice activities around the newly constructed food justice mural. The market continues to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. Through strategic partnerships with local partners, the markets have introduced bus stop and subway advertisements, author readings in our children's garden, and weekly deliveries to Head Start and hospital outpatient centers. Our Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains takes place in the cooking island area in September. The markets will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, local eggs and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs: The Mixed Basket Weekly and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 9, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row Level 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/learntorow-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/learntorow-1 Date: September 9, 2017

Unlike most other sports, rowing can be learned at any age and fitness level! Taking an introductory class with Row New York is a great way to get fit, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of the river against the backdrop of the city. It’s a truly unique experience! Learn to Row classes take place in the spring, summer, and fall at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River in Northern Manhattan.

Learn-to-Row 1: Intensive Learn-to-Row session, $130. All classes take place on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This is a one-day program.

— Learn basics of sweep rowing.
— Develop working knowledge of the sport including vocabulary and equipment.
— Learn proper rowing technique on land and on the water.
— Advance to water on a stable rowing barge to develop on-water technique.

This session prepares participants for our Level 2 course, in which advanced rowing skills are acquired on the water. Questions about Learn-to-Row? Visit Row New York's Q&A page.

Ready to register or learn more? Visit Row New York's Learn-to-Row page.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 1 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach Claudia Loeber at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03d199bc77.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: September 9, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: September 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify the park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61975881882100000, -74.13444897532500000 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park1 Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/upper-river-paddle Date: September 9, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River, starting at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard and ending at Bronx Zoo.

Register here!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 9, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP),Friendship Garden

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000; 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 9, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/green-team Date: September 9, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Ikebana on View]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-on-view http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-on-view Date: September 9, 2017

Join us in celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana at Wave Hill. Ikebana is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging, and Sogetsu, founded in 1927, is an avant garde style, with study groups all over the world. A famous saying by founder Sofu Teshigahara—and the credo of the Sogetsu school—is that Sogetsu can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime with any kind of material. View beautiful works of art in an exhibition featuring arrangements, courtesy of the New York Branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Attend a live demonstration by Sogetsu instructors, and stop by The Shop at Wave Hill for a special promotion on ikebana-related titles.

Registration not required. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e043617270.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Borderless Plants and Kavad Boxes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/family-art-project-borderless-plants-and-kavad-boxes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/family-art-project-borderless-plants-and-kavad-boxes Date: September 9, 2017

On select Saturdays, artists participating in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, will be presenting talks, readings, live music, performance art and workshops in and the gallery. Welcome back artist Tammy Nguyen, exhibiting in Call & Response. She will share her storytelling and bookmaking techniques. Hear her stories about plants as global citizens from her own Kavad Box, a brightly colored folding box used in traditional Indian culture to house stories. Collage and paint your plant story onto a neatly folding box that travels.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e0560caa3e.jpg Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[St. Mary's Senior Marlins Celebrate Second Saturday Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/st-marys-senior-marlins-celebrate-second-saturday-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/st-marys-senior-marlins-celebrate-second-saturday-family-day Date: September 9, 2017

Join the St. Mary's Senior Marlins, Healthy & Livable Mott Haven, BronxWorks, Road Runners, and NYC Parks to celebrate Second Saturdays at St. Mary's Park.

Activites include: NYRR Open Run, fitness and yoga classes, drama workshops, food tasting, health screenings, Mental Health First Aid, activities for the kids, information, and resources.

This event will be fun for the entire family!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599f358905925.jpg Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/saturday-woodland-corps Date: September 9, 2017

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to on site, ongoing care of the park’s 250 acres of forest.

Please note: volunteers must be able to lift and carry 10 pounds in order to participate in these activities.

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga and Public Art in Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-and-public-art-in-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-and-public-art-in-morningside-park Date: September 9, 2017

Three and a Half Acres Yoga will offer free community yoga classes at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month during the exhibition Reflections by Aya Rodriguez-Izumi. Bring your own mat and water.

FLUX Public Art Projects is an Art In FLUX initiative that supports greater accessibility to the arts and creates opportunities for artists by reclaiming underutilized and unique spaces for art.

Reflections is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 866-5263

Location: Lawn at 117th Street (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.80619812011719000, -73.95809936523438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59305f752534c.JPG Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

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

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249000000, -74.03029632568400000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: September 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy to help with a general cleanup around the Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 204-9514

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Charlton Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-charlton-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-charlton-garden Date: September 9, 2017

Please note: this event has been postponed until a later date.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Charlton Garden to help beautify and clean up our historical park at Charlton Garden. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 648-6059

Location: Charlton Garden

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X086 Charlton Garden 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82486910994300000, -73.90700092495700000 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Drew Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-drew-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-drew-playground Date: September 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bringing the Peace to clean up at Drew Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 697-0879

Location: Drew Playground

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X021 Drew Playground 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83309936523437500, -73.90329742431640000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Bike Jumble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/new-york-bike-jumble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/new-york-bike-jumble Date: September 9, 2017

Join us at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn for back-to-school bargains on new and used bicycles, accessories, and repairs!

Gear up for commuting season, test out a new ride, and buy your children early holiday gifts. Park Slope will be buzzing with the sound of happy cyclists!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a84064c6e89.jpg Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/conference-house-inside-out Date: September 9, 2017

Explore the Conference House in a unique way – inside out. View the “bones” through blueprint drawings and photographs highlighting the architecture of this National and New York City landmark.

An opening reception will take place on September 16 at 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. We're closed on Sundays. Admission is free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-brooklyn Date: September 9, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! On Saturdays, join our free yoga classes in the garden!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270718b4bed.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-brooklyn1 Date: September 9, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us in the garden on Saturdays for a free yoga class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270a3428d90.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-east-harlem Date: September 9, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us in the garden for a free yoga class!

Free yoga mats available for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270f7b85227.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: September 9, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: September 9, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a6a7555ff.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 9, 2017

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.

Liz Weir will share Irish tales and Angela Halvorson Borg will share the Iraqi story "The Golden Lamb."

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 9, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 9, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: September 9, 2017

Enjoy free yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain, which opens June 20. Bring a yoga mat, water, and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome!

This weekly class will take place on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 3 to October 14 (except July 1 and September 2).

This free event is sponsored by lushretreats.com for Circadia!

Meet at the flag pole between the monument and Visitor's Center. This yoga class will take place on the lawn in front of the Ft. Greene Park Visitor Center. Circadia is an interactive luminescent sculpture and seating system made from concrete and glow sand, which acts as a guide to the park entrance. Resembling a historic building foundation, Circadia also mimics the park's rolling hills and the natural rhythms found in nature.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriters Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/screen-writers-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/screen-writers-workshop Date: September 9, 2017

Join Juan Ramirez Jr. at our free Screenwriters Workshops in Poe Park! Bring the story idea you wish to develop into a screen play or series.

For adults.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: September 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Healthy and Livable Mott Haven Partnership to help sustain St. Mary's Park's Second Saturdays! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1815

Location: 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81229371880000000, -73.91405409574500000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: September 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to help with a general clean up at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/learn-to-ride Date: September 9, 2017

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages five and older how to ride a two-wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids,

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James by September 6 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70100021362305000, -73.84259796142578000 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Wormshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/wormshop-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/wormshop-nyc-compost-project Date: September 9, 2017

Worms will convert your food scraps into compost for your plants. Learn how to set up, care for, harvest, and use vermicompost from a worm bin.

Free Admission | Registration is requested

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598392542cf69.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: September 9, 2017

Join us for a landscape painting workshop. Andrea Cuckier will introduce the participants to the notion of frame, composition elements, atmosphere, and graphic aspects of painting. After giving basic guidelines and a brief demo, Andrea will guide the group to a spot where you will each create your own work.

No previous experience is necessary.

All art supplies will be provided but please bring a few household supplies: 2-3 large yogurt containers (or other recycled plastic containers) 2-3 flat plastic surfaces such as plastic lid/covers from yogurt or humus containers, plastic trays or Tupperware tops, and a blanket to sit on.

About the artist
Andrea Cukier is a New York-based visual artist from Argentina whose work focuses on nature, and her love for its conservation. Ms. Cukier holds a degree of Profesora Superior de Pintura from Argentina and her paintings have been part of several juried and invitational group as well as solo shows at prestigious venues . Throughout her career she has taught studio art and art history and has participated in several projects with developmentally challenged children. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Godwin Ternbach Museum, The Argentine Consulate in New York City, and The Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

RSVP
Space is limited. Please RSVP to hold your spot at manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595e9f61a7044.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Caring for Staten Island Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/workshop-for-new-volunteers-how-to-get-involved-with-your-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/workshop-for-new-volunteers-how-to-get-involved-with-your-park1 Date: September 9, 2017

Partnerships Academy Workshops

Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: Staten Island Parks Connections

Do you want to find new ways to improve your Staten Island neighborhood by caring for parks?

Join us at our next Staten Island Parks Connections networking workshop to meet staff members and other Staten Island volunteers who support parks. Hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders and learn about resources that will help you reach your goals.

Topics will include:

  • Working with NYC Parks officials
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • How to get 501(c)3 status and acquire funding
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your parks

Please register here if you would like to attend.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 9, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ikebana Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-demonstration Date: September 9, 2017

Attend a live demonstration by Sogetsu instructors, as part of our celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana at Wave Hill. Ikebana is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging, and Sogetsu, founded in 1927, is an avant garde style, with study groups all over the world. A famous saying by founder Sofu Teshigahara—and the credo of the Sogetsu school—is that Sogetsu can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime with any kind of material. Stop by The Shop at Wave Hill for a special promotion on Ikebana-related titles. Registration not required.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e06e4c5346.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: September 9, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946dc93d24c.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wormshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/wormshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/wormshop Date: September 9, 2017

Let worms convert your food scraps into compost for your plants. Learn how to set-up, care for, harvest, and use vermicompost from a worm bin.

Facilitated by the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3558

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 9, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Clay Sculpture with The Noguchi Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/saturday-sculpture-workshop-clay-sculpture-with-the-noguchi-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/saturday-sculpture-workshop-clay-sculpture-with-the-noguchi-museum Date: September 9, 2017

Isamu Noguchi once wrote about working with clay as “my close embrace with the earth, as seeking after identity with some primal matter beyond personalities and possessions.” Join Noguchi Museum educator Harumi Ori for a clay workshop and consider the possibilities and limitations of sculpting with clay. Find natural materials at Socrates and embrace the earth while creating a entirely organic sculpture.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Williamsbridge Oval Park 80th Birthday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/williamsbridge-oval-park-80th-birthday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/williamsbridge-oval-park-80th-birthday Date: September 9, 2017

Come celebrate the 80th anniversary of Williamsbridge Oval Park with us! This commemorative event will feature plenty of family-friendly events, including arts and crafts, games from the 1930s, tap dance lessons, and more! Join us while we sing happy birthday and commemorate the park, and enjoy the free cake!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59af13d305189.JPG Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Medicine Plant Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/medicine-plant-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/medicine-plant-workshop Date: September 9, 2017

Join us at Concrete Plant Park to learn about how to identify, extract, and use the medicinal properties of plants while practicing your Spanish, as this workshop is conducted in Spanish.

Taller de Plantas Medicinales
Acompáñanos y aprende como las plantas se pueden usar como medicina. Este taller se impartirá en español.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: The Foodway (in Concrete Plant Park)

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.82603992793900000, -73.88488960266100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b2a1e4caacd.JPG Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/capoeira-for-beginners Date: September 9, 2017

Led by certified instructor Camaleao from Capoeira Nago Queens, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab1e8bfc8b.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa Panel Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-bronx-meets-east-africa-panel-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-bronx-meets-east-africa-panel-discussion Date: September 9, 2017

Join our panel discussion with an artist from The Bronx Meets East Africa exhibition. The public is invited to participate in the exchange.

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: the drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 1:00 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: September 9, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093info@cityparksfoundation.org

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946e824e8cd.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: September 9, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month,from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second and third Saturdays of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

About 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 concession stand.

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faf086da81.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-skills-fire-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-skills-fire-building Date: September 9, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Scavenger Hunt at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/family-nature-scavenger-hunt-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/family-nature-scavenger-hunt-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 9, 2017

Explore Fort Tryon Park's flora and fauna during a family scavenger hunt. Families will work together on a quest to identify the unique wildlife that is native to New York City and unlock clues to the park's history along the way.

Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

This program is made possible by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599deecf35b44.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[InGardens Free Jazz Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ingardens-free-jazz-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ingardens-free-jazz-concerts Date: September 9, 2017

Children's Magical Gardens hosts three afternoons of free jazz concerts in partnership with presenter Arts for Art, September 9, 10, & 16.

The schedule includes artists who have shaped the Lower Manhattan creative music scene over the past four decades, along with exciting emerging musicians. Children are welcomed and encouraged to participate with the bands, so make sure to bring instruments!

Schedule

  • 2:00 p.m. - William Parker / Cooper-Moore duo
  • 3:00 p.m. - Dave Sewelson / Dave Hofstra w/ special guest Bobby Kapp
  • 4:00 p.m. - Steve Swell / William Parker / TA Thompson

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 702-4171

Location: Childrens Magical Garden

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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: September 9, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Make beautiful, fun things out of paper to give as a gift or keep for yourself

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

  • July: Paper Beads Bracelet
  • August: Paper Picture Frame
  • September: Cardboard Collage Art

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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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: September 9, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Learn the basics of crochet: how to select your materials, gauge, yardage, tension, chain, single crochet, double crochet, and treble and slip stitch. Make accessories for beginners level.

Materials needed-Mercerized cotton thread #10 in three colors, steel crochet hook #6, 1/2" buttons (3)

Monthly Crochet Projects

  • August: Delicate Crochet Bracelet - White or ecru mercerized cotton thread #10 #6 steel crochet hook. Learn double crochet and treble
  • September: Two Color Scarf - Two colors #4 acrylic yarn #H crochet hook

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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<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: September 9, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Compost 101 (Chinese-Language Workshop)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/101compost-101-in-chinese http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/101compost-101-in-chinese Date: September 9, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and Master Composter Joanne Hung to learn how to reduce your waste and create “black gold” for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds. This Chinese-language workshop covers the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting. Weather permitting, we will visit our Compost Demonstration Site.

Presented by NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599c98363253f.jpg Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[8th Annual Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/8th-annual-fort-greene-park-jazz-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/8th-annual-fort-greene-park-jazz-festival Date: September 9, 2017

Come to the free jazz festival in the park! This is the second round of the jazz festival, following the July event. It's fun for the whole family!

The festival is produced by Eric Frazier, whose musical expertise spans the world of Jazz, Swing, BeBop, Salsa, R&B, and more. Come hear a variety of jazz musicians near the Visitor Center, including five different vocalists.

For more information, visit fortgreeneparkjazzfestival.com/about

Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59887b09bf8c6.png Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

About 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 concession stand.

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faf086da81.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT