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 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:26:49 GMT <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: June 29, 2017

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level.

Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango Date: June 29, 2017

Enjoy Argentine Tango with an introductory lesson, music, and dancing in the open air led by Strictly Tango NYC.

Lessons take place at 6:45 and at 7:45.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07e0a115eb.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 11:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Secret Life of Pets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movies-under-the-stars-trolls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movies-under-the-stars-trolls Date: June 29, 2017

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

Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Midland Field

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R038A Midland Field 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.57609939575195000, -74.09850311279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee319a248ac.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 13:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Red, White, and Bluegrass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/red-white-and-bluegrass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/red-white-and-bluegrass Date: June 29, 2017

Celebrate our nation’s freedom at Manhattan’s oldest house while enjoying a selection of red and white wines and local bluegrass band, M. Shanghai.

Wines will be provided but feel free to BYOB.

Purchase Tickets!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594adc319d7f6.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Silent Disco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/silent-fitness-and-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/silent-fitness-and-dance-party Date: June 29, 2017

Ssshhhh! There's a party going on!

Grab a set of wireless headphones and join the party. Tune in to the channel of your choice and dance to amazing music curated by Sound Off Experience DJs.

Headphones will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718_ 965-8942

Location: South Oxford Park Stage Area (in South Oxford Park)

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B407 South Oxford Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.68369342654400000, -73.97256314754500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59407c2ab6b5e.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: June 29, 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.

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:08 EDT
<![CDATA[2017 Independence Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/2017-independence-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/2017-independence-celebration Date: June 29, 2017

Everyone is invited to the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition's 2017 Independence Celebration! This highly-anticipated event will feature a special performance by Queens Symphony Orchestra, followed by a spectacular Grucci fireworks display. We look forward to seeing you there!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:40 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 7:30 pm 9:40 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5936b885477cf.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Gremlins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets Date: June 29, 2017

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

If cute critters go into the light, get wet or fed after midnight, they turn into vicious monsters that wreak havoc on the town.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Electric Playground

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Q342 Electric Playground 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.73590087890625000, -73.80539703369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fe5561cd199.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Michael Jackson's This Is It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movies-under-the-stars-michael-jacksons-this-is-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movies-under-the-stars-michael-jacksons-this-is-it Date: June 29, 2017

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

Prior to his untimely death, Jackson was in the midst of preparing for a series of sold-out concerts that were scheduled to take place in London during the summer of 2009. Behind-the-scenes footage, filmed between March and June of 2009, captures the pop superstar in intimate detail as he developed and rehearsed for the "This Is It" tour.

This event is presented in observance of June's New York Music Month – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s diverse music ecosystem, across all five boroughs. The month is an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music. For more information, visit nymusicmonth.nyc.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.82640075683594000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59248bb6b97c9.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movies-under-the-stars-willie-wonka-the-chocolate-factory-1971 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movies-under-the-stars-willie-wonka-the-chocolate-factory-1971 Date: June 29, 2017

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

Bring the entire family out to enjoy this classic musical. Based on the Roald Dahl's novel, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this 1971 adaptation. Charlie (Peter Ostrum) receives the last of five coveted "golden tickets" to the chocolate factory. He and his grandfather (Jack Alberton) then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world by the owner, Willie Wonka (Gene Wilder). Charlie soon discovers there's an adventure in everything.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Mellet (in Mellett Playground)

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B197 Mellett Playground 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.59699560590000000, -73.95746039730000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5925fce3e5b13.jpg Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The U.S. vs. John Lennon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movies-under-the-stars-the-us-vs-john-lennon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movies-under-the-stars-the-us-vs-john-lennon Date: June 29, 2017

Celebrate Music Month with NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment!

Directed by David Leaf and John Scheinfeld, this poignant documentary looks at John Lennon's transformation from beloved musical artist to anti-war activist to iconic inspiration for peace. Attorney Leon Wildes, who represented John Lennon in this case, will introduce the film and answers questions from the audience.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:40 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 8:30 pm 10:40 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947107bbe69a.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Beat Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movies-under-the-stars-beat-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movies-under-the-stars-beat-street Date: June 29, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Please see the NYC Parks website for future events.

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

June 2017 is New York Music Month (NYMM) – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s diverse music ecosystem, across all five boroughs. The month is an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music.

At the forefront of early hip-hop culture, DJ Kenny Kirkland (Guy Davis), his B-boy brother, Lee (Robert Taylor), and graffiti artist Ramon (John Chardiet) all have hopes of showcasing their talents outside the confines of South Bronx, N.Y. When Tracy Carlson (Rae Dawn Chong), a composer and choreographer, runs into Kirkland and Lee at one of Manhattan's hottest nightclubs, she offers Lee an opportunity to perform on TV. However, the crew has a long way to go before achieving their dreams

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Devoe Park

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X013 Devoe Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.86315303600000000, -73.90655565970000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5931b455d695c.jpg Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/the-fence Date: June 30, 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 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Competitive Rowing Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/competitive-rowing-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/competitive-rowing-camp Date: June 30, 2017

For experienced* high school rowers, ages 14 to 18, this summer-long competitive camp meets five days a week, Mondays through Fridays, from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., on the historic Harlem River.

Athletes train with experienced coaches from a variety of competitive collegiate rowing programs. Rowing is a great way to distinguish your child’s college resume, and our seasoned coaches are always available as a resource to discuss rowing at a higher level. We work on enhancing rowing skills and technique in both sweep and sculling boats.

Along with rigorous training, participants compete in select regattas throughout the summer season. For those who are considering rowing at the collegiate level, this camp is the perfect addition to develop their talent.

*Previous rowing experience is defined as at least 10 months of previous rowing experience and/or race experience in at least four high school-level regattas. All participants are selected for this program at our coaches discretion.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-30 2017-06-30 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c056b59d2b3.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/introduction-to-meditation Date: June 30, 2017

Known benefits of a regular meditation practice include stress reduction. improved concentration, increased self-awareness and sense of happiness, improved cardiovascular and immune health, and more. This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat of blanket to sit on.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59442755cc0f0.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Sitting with the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/art-in-the-garden-h-hu-yun-zu-zhe-sitting-with-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/art-in-the-garden-h-hu-yun-zu-zhe-sitting-with-the-garden Date: June 30, 2017

Sitting with the Garden is a collection of site-specific watercolor paintings by Che Min Hsiao, a Taiwanese painter based in Queens. Viewers will experience the beauty of Queens Botanical Garden filtered through the artist’s memories of nature in Taiwan.

This project is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-30 2017-06-30 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5926f7469155b.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: June 30, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

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 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Crew Camp: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/crew-camp-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/crew-camp-brooklyn Date: June 30, 2017

Since 2004, Row New York has taught summer rowing camps to 6th through 12th graders, beginners and competitors. Camps run out of the beautiful Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Manhattan and our newest rowing location, the Paerdegat Basin Launch in Brooklyn.

Campers join for many reasons—fitness, discovery of a new sport, a competitive college application—but ultimately find one common result, a team to call their own.

During our novice Crew Camp your child will have the totally unique experience of learning to row on the Paerdegat Basin in Brooklyn. The two-week camp focuses on fun, fitness, and teamwork while prioritizing safety on the water. Campers are lead by experienced coaches while learning basic rowing techniques and boat moving skills, on and off the water. No experience is necessary to join!

This camp is open to teens ages 14 to 18.

Maximum of 12 participants

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Paerdegat Basin Launch

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2017-06-30 2017-06-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62821060000000000, -73.90516300000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c051d745185.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: June 30, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/popup-pool-free-swim Date: June 30, 2017

Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 30, 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 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/multimedia-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/multimedia-arts Date: June 30, 2017

We will be creating vintage-style bottles from your own clean bottles. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

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 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: June 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Board 8 Health Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/community-board-8-health-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/community-board-8-health-fair Date: June 30, 2017

Come join us at the Community Board 8's Seventh Annual Health Fair. There will be free health screenings, a puppet show, and fun activities for the whole family.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/seasonal-arts-andcrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/seasonal-arts-andcrafts Date: June 30, 2017

This month, we're creating Q-Tip painted hand print trees! This program is offered to kids ages six to 12 years old.

Seasonal Arts and Crafts Program Schedule
May: Q-Tip Painted Hand Print Tree
June: Colorful Rainbow Mobile

Start time: 2:45 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 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-cunningham-park Date: June 30, 2017

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.


The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72809982299805000, -73.77269744873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594004844c643.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Skate Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/family-skate-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/family-skate-day Date: June 30, 2017

Join NYC Parks & Council Member I. Daneek Miller for an evening of skating, face painting, music, and more!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx Date: June 30, 2017

Join Village Community Boathouse's special new public rowing program on Van Cortlandt Park Lake in the Bronx!

Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary. Sessions run every Friday from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. starting June 23 until September 1st. Boat rides last about 30 minutes. We have a mixture of small and large boats. The smaller boats are good for an adult and a child, while the larger boats can fit a whole family. Boats are launched from the south end of the lake.

Who Can Participate
Community rowing is open to all, although some physical dexterity is required to get in and out of the boats. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver; kids and teens younger than 18 must be escorted by a parent. Life jackets are provided—and must be worn!

What You'll Row
We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats, built by volunteers and similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing.

How the Villiage Community Boathouse is Funded
We are a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers. While no commitment is required from those who row with us, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. The park is surrounded by a large and diverse population that needs more access to on-water recreation.Your donations make our program possible. If you're looking to volunteer, please email volunteers@vcb.nyc.

Contact
For more information about the Village Community Boathouse and its programs, please email info@vcb.nyc. Please check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.88915215898600000, -73.89286369085300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593cc52b52532.JPG Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: June 30, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bensonhurst Park Visioning Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/bensonhurst-park-visioning-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/bensonhurst-park-visioning-session Date: June 30, 2017

NYC Parks will redesign Bensonhurst Playground with input from community members.

Want to learn more? Want to get involved? Can’t make the meeting? Email and send suggestions to BKspecialevents@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 965-8907.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Cropsey Ave. & Bay 29th Street (in Bensonhurst Park)

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B007 Bensonhurst Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.59769821166992000, -73.99939727783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59516c425f412.JPG Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Contemporary Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/bryant-park-presents-contemporary-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/bryant-park-presents-contemporary-dance Date: June 30, 2017

Fresh and original, innovative dance artists showcase exhillarating works on the Bryant Park stage.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/family-camping-bronx Date: June 30, 2017

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

Please note: Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Event Registration page. Register on Wednesday, June 21.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e6bab901a.JPG Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango at Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-at-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-at-union-square-park Date: June 30, 2017

Spend evenings this June experiencing the not-to-be-missed “authentic Buenos Aires Tango”. Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes—featuring a live band on June 30! All are welcome!

As part of the Arts, Culture & Fun series, this event is presented in partnership with Strictly Tango NYC.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59247e76ad598.JPG Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Orquesta Afinke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/arts-culture-fun-orquesta-finke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/arts-culture-fun-orquesta-finke Date: June 30, 2017

Join us for a special concert led by trombonist Tito Plata and percussionist Sam Diaz Jr. Orquesta Afinke is a Latin band featuring percussions, a swinging rhythmic section and a harmonic brass sound.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Ditmars Park

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Q385 Ditmars Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.77160587815700000, -73.90713321277400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5919bc4ecc92e.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 16:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: The Three Musketeers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-three-musketeers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-three-musketeers Date: June 30, 2017

Hudson Warehouse presents the Classics, on Thursdays through Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

The D'Artagnan Romances, Part 1: The Three Musketeers
By Suzanne Lee
Adapted from Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

The adventure begins! D’Artagnan arrives in Paris to pursue his dream of becoming a musketeer, but is denied by the renowned Captain Treville. Only when his anonymity and skill are called on to rescue the reputation of the Queen of France from the conspiracies of Cardinal Richelieu and his deadly agents, Rochefort and Milady, does he really shine and redeem the reputation of The Three Musketeers!

For more information, visit hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5952a7f5230ca.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Silent Glow in the Dark Fitness Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/silent-glow-in-the-dark-fitness-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/silent-glow-in-the-dark-fitness-party Date: June 30, 2017

Join us for a night of fitness, fun and dance through wireless headphones! For the best glow in the dark experience, participants are highly encouraged to wear white.

TO RSVP for this event, please visit https://sgitdfp.eventbrite.com.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by June 27.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-06-30 2017-06-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59305fcdc5a63.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-freshen-up-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/summer-on-the-hudson-freshen-up-friday Date: June 30, 2017

Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.

Freshen Up Fridays take place on the last Friday of the month from May through August.

Schedule

  • May 26: Felisa - cumbia, bolero, and bossa nova mixed with R&B, soul, and hip-hop
  • June 30: St. Lenox - art-pop project of former Juilliard- trained concert violinist
  • July 28: Eljuri - lyrics of message and social consciousness with a rock guitar
  • August 25: Soul Science Lab - innovative Brooklyn-based music and multimedia duo that translates stories into soul-stirring sounds and dynamic visuals.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07b7f9555c.JPG Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The LEGO Batman Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie Date: June 30, 2017

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

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self described leading man of that ensemble LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2017-06-30 2017-06-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b7a2e5c93b.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/movies-under-the-stars-transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/movies-under-the-stars-transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen Date: June 30, 2017

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

Sam Witwicky is adjusting to college when the ancient Decepticon The Fallen returns to Earth seeking revenge. Only Sam holds the key to preventing the destruction of mankind, but he'll need the Autobots' help to succeed.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Father Macris Park

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R075A Father Macris Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.61679840087890600, -74.16169738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5914977726642.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 13:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hidden Figures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/movie-under-the-stars-hidden-figures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/movie-under-the-stars-hidden-figures Date: June 30, 2017

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

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Main Street and Elder Avenue (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75093841552734400, -73.82570648193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7f61b46f7c.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Contempt by Godard, selected by Jim Jarmusch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/films-on-the-green-contempt-by-godard-selected-by-jim-jarmusch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/films-on-the-green-contempt-by-godard-selected-by-jim-jarmusch Date: June 30, 2017

Jim Jarmusch's Pick for #FilmOnTheGreen

Contempt (Le Mepris)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
With Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, Fritz Lang
1963 | Drama | PG | 1h43 | France | Rialto Pictures

Parisian screenwriter Paul Javal and his wife Camilla join director Fritz Lang and American film producer Jeremy Prokosch on the set of an adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey in Italy. Camille is bored and unhappy about this long journey away from home and among strangers...

Films in French with English subtitles
Music by WHCS Radio DJ prior to the screening!

#FilmsontheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b78d241ce9.jpg Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: June 30, 2017

Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.

The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m.

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

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593b19357d31e.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/the-fence Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/socrates-farmers-market Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 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[Yoga on the Beach: Beginner Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 1, 2017

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

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9299c8de8e.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/bird-walks Date: July 1, 2017

Head to the park to join bird walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon! Bird walks focus on 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 01 May 2017 11:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 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[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/parent-and-me-yoga Date: July 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: July 1, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/upper-river-paddle Date: July 1, 2017

Please note: This event is sold out.

Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River!

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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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Mountain Bike Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/mountain-bike-ob http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/mountain-bike-ob Date: July 1, 2017

Race your mountain bike through the vast trails of Ocean Breeze Park on a course suitable for all skill levels. The race will be broken down into a Youth Division (12-17 years old) and Adult Division (18+), and trails will be marked with ribbons for guidance. Each participant will receive a water bottle and top finishers will receive trophies.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the races begin at 10:00 a.m.

All participants must bring their own bike and helmet. You can register on site or online, and complete a Release and Waiver form in advance to get started.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: July 1, 2017

Join us for an exhibit at Conference House Park, Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds, on display through July 23.

Wilner’s paintings explore the realms of imagination evoked by today’s new ecological and trans-species consciousness. Far from naturalistic, they present symbolic relationships, especially those between human beings, our histories, tools, and environments, and the natural world.

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Closed holidays / Free admission

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Image: Lucy Wilner, Aperture (detail), 72” x 60” inches, acrylic on canvas 2016

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: July 1, 2017

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

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

Open to all levels and ages.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 26 May 2017 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/free-yoga-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/free-yoga-brooklyn Date: July 1, 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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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 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/2017/07/01/free-yoga-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/free-yoga-brooklyn1 Date: July 1, 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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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 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/2017/07/01/free-yoga-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/free-yoga-east-harlem Date: July 1, 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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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 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[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: July 1, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground Date: July 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to be active, stretch, and have fun while cleaning up trash at Raymond Bush Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Raymond Bush Playground

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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68650054931640600, -73.94159698486328000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: July 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to do horticultural beautification at Owl's Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

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

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249023400, -74.03029632568360000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Cabrini Woods Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/cabrini-woods-stewardship-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/cabrini-woods-stewardship-day Date: July 1, 2017

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust for a cleanup day in Cabrini Woods! This small woodland, located along Cabrini Boulevard just north of 190th Street, is an important ecological asset, as its rich biodiversity provides critical food and habitat for local wildlife. Help us restore and protect the native ecology and 80+ bird species that visit Cabrini Woods by participating in stewardship activities like weeding and debris removal.

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Tools, gloves, and safety goggles will be provided.

Volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Groups must email info@FortTryonParkTrust.org to RSVP by June 23.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592eec1e6d2a1.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Nature’s Canvas Bags]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/family-art-project-natures-canvas-bags http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/family-art-project-natures-canvas-bags Date: July 1, 2017

Create an image of watery ripples, waves, washes or sprays on an everyday canvas bag that you can take everywhere! Add quotes, and stencils or sketches of Wave Hill using fabric markers. Create it as a memento or to show off your love for water and nature.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5931c56314f33.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/kayaking Date: July 1, 2017

Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.

photo by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69950103759765600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594c3c3d775a9.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/popup-pool-free-swim Date: July 1, 2017

Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/green-team Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 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/2017/07/01/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 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[Compost 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/compost-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/compost-101 Date: July 1, 2017

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

Weather permitting, we will visit our Compost Demonstration Site.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59273a5dc4184.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: July 1, 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.

Megan Hicks will share the English story "King Thrushbeard," and Navida Stein will share the Indian tale "Old Woman and the Pumpkin."

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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/garden-highlights-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/garden-highlights-walk1 Date: July 1, 2017

Join us 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59383991ee0bb.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: July 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: July 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Canine Coalition to clean and spread mulch at the dog run at St. Mary's Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 571-5324

Location: Cypress Avenue Entrance (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80941708570300000, -73.91244208812700000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: July 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with New York City Mountain Bike Association to clean the trails at Wolfe's Pond Park. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring water, bug repellent, and sunscreen.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 9178855843

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.51743626775300000, -74.19087117910400000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 1, 2017

Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Plover Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/plover-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/plover-day Date: July 1, 2017

Join NYC Parks' Wildlife Unit to celebrate nesting shorebirds! Discover one of New York State's endangered species, the Piping Plover, and ways you can help protect it by sharing the beach.

Enjoy educational activities and crafts at this family-friendly event that raises awareness of this amazing shorebird.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1447

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58430099487300000, -73.81069946289100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5951882098a11.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Betsy Head Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-betsy-head-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-betsy-head-playground Date: July 1, 2017

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.


The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66270065307617000, -73.91329956054688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593ff7be54bc7.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/family-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/family-garden-walk Date: July 1, 2017

Visit favorite, family-friendly locations in the gardens on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5931c6b462c7d.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Upstander Love Letters with Museum of Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/upstander-love-letters-with-museum-of-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/upstander-love-letters-with-museum-of-impact Date: July 1, 2017

Upstander Love Letters is an artful intervention shining a light on the bravery and brilliance of unsung change-makers. During this interactive workshop, all are welcome to write, read, and create artistically-decorated letters of support to Upstanders: those local leaders, public figures, and future selves advocating for social movements.

Express your creativity as we build a community time capsule to document social justice here and now!

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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f3eaada8b.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: July 1, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. See you all next week!

The Village Community Boathouse is offering free public rowing on Prospect Park Lake this summer.

Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary. Sessions run from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays from June 10 to August 26. Boats are launched from the ramp on Well House Drive in the southwest corner of the lake. The temporary boathouse–two shipping containers–is located just across from the ramp.

Who Can Participate
Community rowing is open to all, although some physical dexterity is required to get in and out of the boats. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver; kids and teens younger than 18 must be escorted by a parent. Life jackets are provided—and must be worn!

What You'll Row
We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats, built by volunteers and similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing.

How the Villiage Community Boathouse is Funded
We are a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers. While no commitment is required from those who row with us, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. The park is surrounded by a large and diverse population that needs more access to on-water recreation.Your donations make our program possible. If you're looking to volunteer, please email volunteers@vcb.nyc.

Contact
For more information about the Village Community Boathouse and its programs, please email info@vcb.nyc. Please check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:30:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours and Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table Date: July 1, 2017

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929a609a8190.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-On-History: American Lanterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/handsonhistory-american-lanterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/handsonhistory-american-lanterns Date: July 1, 2017

Explore how Americans in the 19th century, like the Kings, celebrated Independence Day and then make festive red, white, and blue lanterns.

Families with children are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: July 1, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: July 1, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 10
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar’s 4th of July Block Party at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/omars-4th-of-july-block-party-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/omars-4th-of-july-block-party-at-forest-park-carousel Date: July 1, 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 Forest Park Carousel: Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

About Omar’s 4th of July Block Party
A party hosted by Omar Olusion, come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5924960eb3fb9.JPG Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/activity-table Date: July 1, 2017

Every weekend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please stop by our activity table to create something new. Activities are appropriate for all ages!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: July 1, 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 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 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[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: July 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/gallery-tour Date: July 1, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of current exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. The group show, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, explores how women have been treated and portrayed as outcasts in history, myth and biblical legend. In the Sunroom Project Space, Sonya Blesofsky’s sculptural installation is inspired by the history of Glyndor House, while Sindy Butz’sincludes enlarged photographs and videos of her performing with Wave Hill fireplaces.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59383ab58d3d3.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: July 1, 2017

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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X040 Poe Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: July 1, 2017

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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X040 Poe Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tending to a Growing Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/tending-to-a-growing-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/tending-to-a-growing-garden Date: July 1, 2017

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches at Lefferts Historic House by pulling weeds and helping to water the plants.

Bring a hat and a bottle of water, and we will provide the tools and gloves!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59494657ecd13.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/bargemusic-family-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/bargemusic-family-concerts Date: July 1, 2017

Bargemusic is New York City's floating concert hall, moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge. On Saturdays at 4:00 p.m., visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.

The doors open 15 minutes prior to concert, and there is no reserved seating. The music program will be announced at the performance.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:50 EDT