NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:08:06 GMT <![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: September 3, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-09-03 2017-09-03 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/forest-crew Date: September 3, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: September 3, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach Date: September 3, 2017

Come on out and enjoy some Salsa, Freestyle, Bachata, Merengue R& B, and Pop eveny Sunday through September 3. Zumba will also be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 590-3567

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86619949340820000, -73.79479980468750000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[What's in Bloom in the Heather Garden? September Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-september-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-september-tour Date: September 3, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598dd4454529a.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: September 3, 2017

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

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946e824e8cd.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours & Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table Date: September 3, 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, check out our activity table every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-03 2017-09-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599c8ce415148.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 3, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598dfb2eab0fe.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 3, 2017

Every Sunday and Holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Cido The Clown
Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f82af5cdfb.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 3, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: September 3, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bronx Kill Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79676106648500000, -73.91593360900900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596515c9a6981.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Salsa Dura/Bailable]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 Date: September 3, 2017

The 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent in music and dance to Central Park! Enjoy jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

Boricua Legends
Salsa Dura/Bailable
Boricua Legends, created by world-renowned percussionist and producer, Pedro “Pocholo” Segundo, is comprised of world-class musicians and singers that cater to an audience that enjoys dancing to the rhythms of salsa dura. Get Details

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival takes place on Sundays from June 18 through September 3. For the full lineup, please visit Central Park Conservancy's Harlem Meer Performance Festival page.

In case of inclement weather, please check our Alerts & Closures page or @centralparknyc on Twitter

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1374

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942e2aad016a.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/kayak-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/kayak-staten-island Date: September 3, 2017

Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore at a new location on Page Avenue - Conference House Park in Tottenville.

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

Children aged 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. High winds or lightning cancels the event.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Page Avenue Beach

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2017-09-03 2017-09-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.50236193262400000, -74.22824013233200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598230a358c8f.JPG Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/cido-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 3, 2017

Every Sunday and Holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Cido The Clown
Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f82af5cdfb.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/movies-under-the-stars-moana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/movies-under-the-stars-moana Date: September 3, 2017

Please note: this event has been rescheduled due to impending inclement weather. Please see the Parks website for upcoming events.

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

A teen girl and a demigod embark on an adventure as they search for a legendary island.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Springfield Park

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Q107 Springfield Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.66180038452148400, -73.76159667968750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e68cdec0361.jpg Sun, 03 Sep 2017 16:30:08 EDT
<![CDATA[2017 J'Ouvert Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/2017-jouvert-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/2017-jouvert-parade Date: September 4, 2017

The name J'Ouvert originates from the French jour ouvert, meaning day break or morning, and signals the start of Carnival.

Steel band music is the dominating sound of J'Ouvert as revelers take to the street wining and chipping their way in the early hours before the daytime West Indian Day Carnival.

This Year's Parade Route
The City of New York is partnering with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and the NYPD for a safer J’Ouvert Parade. This year’s parade is permitted by NYPD and has an approved route (starts at Grand Army Plaza, goes south on Flatbush Avenue, east on Empire Boulevard, south on Nostrand Avenue, ending at Midwood Street.

Know Before You Go: Public Safety
To keep the event safe for everyone, there will be an increased NYPD presence and lighting along the parade route. Parade goers will be screened for alcohol and weapons upon entering.

For more information about the 2017 J'Ouvert Parade, please visit on.nyc.gov/jouvert.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 6:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-fence Date: September 4, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: September 4, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rose Garden

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2017-09-04 2017-09-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/popup-pool-free-swim Date: September 4, 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 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/women-with-wings-art-exhibit2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/women-with-wings-art-exhibit2 Date: September 4, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friendship Garden

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2017-09-04 2017-09-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 4, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP)

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2017-09-04 2017-09-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar’s Summer Send-Off Party at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 4, 2017

Every Sunday and Holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Omar’s Summer Send-Off Party
End your summer right! 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!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f839012dc7.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fae8bc9520.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Labor Day Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/labor-day-garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/labor-day-garden-highlights-walk Date: September 4, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e02bb1245c.jpg Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fae8bc9520.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/the-fence Date: September 5, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 5, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/meditation Date: September 5, 2017

Start your Tuesdays off right. Rise above the city streets and begin your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and other guests for guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels.

Meditation is subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 22nd St. (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74711794880300000, -74.00518564608800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f438fbae5b.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: September 5, 2017

Fun is had with cute and funny stories and songs for tiny tots to enjoy. Session ends with fun arts activity inspired by the stories and songs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/fitness-walk Date: September 5, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tai-chi Date: September 5, 2017

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in our beautiful park! Join our neighbors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society for an introductory practice of the different moves included in the basic Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is learned by doing: the instructor will demonstrate, then perform the moves with the class, and finally watch the students as they repeat them. Movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system.

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

In the event of rain, Tai Chi will be moved into the 14th Street passage, on the High Line at 14th Street.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 13th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74072892169700000, -74.00806097415200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f4dbd68d6f.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 5, 2017

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 14th season of outdoor yoga classes. Open to everyone of all ages and skill levels.

Class held on the upper terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 5, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art/Vintage and Steam Punk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/upcycletoartvintage-and-steam-punk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/upcycletoartvintage-and-steam-punk Date: September 5, 2017

Adults decorate and up-cycle your clean, empty cans and bottles with beautiful napkins, wrapping paper, and vintage images from home.

Participants should bring their own vintage party napkins, wrapping paper or magazine cut outs to apply to surfaces of the items they are up-cycling to art. Outside and inside of cans and bottles should be clean and free of labels and gummy residue.

Schedule

  • July: Decorative Cans/Vintage (bring your own clean cans from home)
  • August: Up-cycle Wine Bottles/Vintage (bring your own clean bottles from home)
  • September: Up-cycle Cardboard Books Steam Punk/Vintage. We will provide cardboard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McLaughlin Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park Date: September 5, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey to garden at McLaughlin Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in McLaughlin Park)

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B061 McLaughlin Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69667172506400000, -73.98606705665600000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: September 5, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bilingual Meditative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/bilingual-meditative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/bilingual-meditative-arts Date: September 5, 2017

Join us as we collaborate with SAGE Bronx Center to bring you a blended art class, featuring a meditation session prior to a creative art class. Rafaela Santos will lead individuals ages 60 and over as they create their own works of art. (Seniors 60 years and over)

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: September 5, 2017

The Summer Sports Experience teaches an abundant array of sports activities to our NYC youth throughout the spring and summer seasons. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, track, kickball, and more! Every hour another sport is introduced.

This event is free for participants. Please check in at the recreation center to get a free membership card which will allow you to come into the building when the staff are on break between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, which means that your kids can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Groups are welcome! Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to arrange a date for your group.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: September 5, 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 at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets)

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: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 5, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friendship Garden

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2017-09-05 2017-09-05 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: September 5, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: September 5, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/kids-le-petit-art Date: September 5, 2017

Kids create their own miniature art to take home. The piece is small enough to carry in your pocket or in your hand. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Parents or adults welcome with their younger child.

Schedule

  • July: Thumb Things - Little ones make watercolor work of art with their very own thumb print
  • August: Mini Greeting Cards-Make a mini greeting card to keep or give as a gift
  • September: Mini Books - Make a mini journal, or coloring book of your own

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: September 5, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/yoga Date: September 5, 2017

Get ready to challenge yourself with a yoga session to both strengthen and relax the mind and body.

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: September 5, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with VIVA!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-on-the-hudson-bodyroll-workout-with-viva http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-on-the-hudson-bodyroll-workout-with-viva Date: September 5, 2017

Join this 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to get you feeling "suppa duppa fly" with slammin' moves to bangin’ grooves!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06fb2395d4.JPG Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Bootcamp Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/free-bootcamp-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/free-bootcamp-class Date: September 5, 2017

Join HY/HK Alliance at a free bootcamp fitness class every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. at Hudson Park!

Beginners are welcome.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: September 5, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: September 5, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: September 5, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59357922a9d5a.jpg Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/movie-night-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/movie-night-sing Date: September 5, 2017

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition which becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.

Join NYRP on the lawn of Bathgate Community Garden, and leave transformed!

Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Bathgate Community Garden

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2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84474182128906000, -73.89803314208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f11dea046e.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Smurfs: The Lost Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/movies-under-the-stars-smurfs-the-lost-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/movies-under-the-stars-smurfs-the-lost-village Date: September 5, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Bayswater Playground (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.59899902343750000, -73.76699829101562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5b20262c25.jpg Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Big Hero 6 (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/movies-under-the-stars-big-hero-6-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/movies-under-the-stars-big-hero-6-2014 Date: September 5, 2017

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

A young tech whiz named Hiro must save his city with the help of his inflatable robot Baymax, as well as his friends Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 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: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nathan Straus Playground (P.S. 140)

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2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.71931522568300000, -73.98413822467600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff0bad736b.gif Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/the-fence Date: September 6, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: September 6, 2017

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results.

No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: September 6, 2017

Join us for free fitness walks in Mornngside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

Location: 123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: September 6, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-06 2017-09-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Garden Work Days (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project Date: September 6, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc.

Bring a water bottle, sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Free admission | Registration is requested

First Wednesday of the month: Meet at Heritage Farm
Third Saturday of the month: Meet at Compost Demonstration Garden (next to Heritage Farm)

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Heritage Farm (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64157297921900000, -74.10124459372400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983aaaf50239.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Labor Day Picnic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/seniors-labor-day-picnic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/seniors-labor-day-picnic Date: September 6, 2017

Join NYC Parks for an afternoon of dancing, performances, giveaways, light breakfast, lunch, and more!

Sponsored by the Rego Park Senior Center and Integra health

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 9:00 am 2:30 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 Date: September 6, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friendship Garden

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2017-09-06 2017-09-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 6, 2017

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/bryant-park-public-tours Date: September 6, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/adults-le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/adults-le-petit-zen-art Date: September 6, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5") to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks. The work requires intense concentration, following precise directions and use of fine tools for cutting and shaping.

Schedule

  • July: Delicate Paper Cutting lace-like art through precise, delicate paper cutting.
  • August: Painted Animal /Character Rocks - Please bring your own clean stones and mini rocks for this project. We do not supply the stones of rocks.
  • September: ACEO - Create a miniature work of art to exchange with another participant, keep for yourself or to give as a gift.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: September 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598339c41a7b3.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:30:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Stewards - Volunteers Needed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/forest-stewards-volunteers-needed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/forest-stewards-volunteers-needed Date: September 6, 2017

Volunteer to lend a hand and care for the land during the growing season. Activities may include cutting back vegetation, watering plants, spreading wood chips, and more. Community service credit is available.

Bring water and a snack; recommended for adults and teens comfortable with strenuous outdoor activities.

Ages 13+.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5984cf39e16ea.png Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/recycle-to-art Date: September 6, 2017

You'll learn how to make cute crafts out of recycled materials to give as gifts or keep for yourself.

Monthly Recycle to Art Projects

  • July: Stick Puzzles - Make an original puzzle using popsicle sticks
  • August: DIY Balloon Bowl - Make your very own bowl using a balloon
  • September: Cardboard Collage - Make a cardboard collage work of art to hang or display

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 6, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP)

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2017-09-06 2017-09-06 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/farm-open-hours Date: September 6, 2017

Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-06 2017-09-06 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: September 6, 2017

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/evening-group-hike-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/evening-group-hike-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: September 6, 2017

Join us for our weekly evening hike where we will cover 4 or 5 miles. There are some small climbs but it's fairly easy. You will probably see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven't seen before!

Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required. The hike is moderately paced; bring a headlamp along as it will begin to get dark out when we return! We go in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. Always check the Greenbelt Conservancy's Facebook page for updates on changes or cancellations.

Sponsored by generous funding from Councilmember Joseph Borelli.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9be1b970ba.png Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/zumba Date: September 6, 2017

Join us in the park for Zumba, a cardio dance session that combines high-energy, motivating international music with unique moves.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Reclaiming the Public Realm: How Can Design Improve Our Streets, Sidewalks, and Cities?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/reclaiming-the-public-realmhow-can-design-improve-our-streets-sidewalks-and-cities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/reclaiming-the-public-realmhow-can-design-improve-our-streets-sidewalks-and-cities Date: September 6, 2017

As our cities grow and demand on our public spaces increases, it is increasingly important that we maximize the use of these spaces, including parks, streets, and sidewalks. This panel will discuss the benefits, challenges, and opportunities in transforming urban public spaces through creative design, programming, and partnerships.

Speakers

  • Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal for Transportation at Bloomberg Associates and author of Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution
  • Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Commissioner, NYC Parks

Please RSVP here

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8217

Location: American Museum of Natural History, Kaufmann Theatre

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2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77935100000000000, -73.97411500000000000 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: September 6, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for September 20th.

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for September 20th.

Join artist Amy DiGi for a rooftop watercolor painting and monotypes printmaking workshopt, Hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program!

Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies are provided for you. No experience is necessary.

Amy DiGi is a United States Coast Guard Artist and is included in their permanent collection. She is also an artist in the prestigious Art in Embassies
Program. Amy studied at the League and received her MFA from Lehman College and BFA from Pratt Institute. She exhibits prolifically in the New York
area.

Space is limited so please RSVP to hold your spot on Eventbrite at https://amydigi2017.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ee1967d6e0.JPG Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wade Into the Bronx River: Pop and Stock Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/wade-into-the-bronx-river-pop-and-stock-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/wade-into-the-bronx-river-pop-and-stock-celebration Date: September 6, 2017

In celebration of the re-stocking of Alewife Herring on the Bronx River, the Bronx River Alliance will join in an evening of ichthyo-professionals speaking on the importance of this daring diadromous fish and its return to the Bronx River fresh waters.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee4e074a386.jpg Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 6, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Enjoy Hatha Yoga with Hollis and a beautiful sunset. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06970c97a6.JPG Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Class with Orangetheory!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/fitness-class-with-orangetheory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/fitness-class-with-orangetheory Date: September 6, 2017

Come work out at a high intensity interval training class!

Taught by an Orangetheory instuctor; this class is open to all fitness levels!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/yoga-in-the-battery Date: September 6, 2017

Join Tejal Yoga and The Battery Conservancy for weekly yoga practice on The Battery Woodland lawn, newly reopened after two years of rejuvenation. With views of the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty, it might be the most beautiful place to practice in the city!

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929990d4621d.jpg Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[The Awesome Oyster Night Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/the-awesome-oyster-night-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/the-awesome-oyster-night-tour Date: September 6, 2017

Join Isa Del Bello, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Director of Education, and discover the history of the Awesome Eastern Oyster.

While investigating the oyster gardens at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, examine the various critters that live in the East River and the history of New York Harbor’s keystone species: the eastern oyster.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening: Saving Jamaica Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/join-us-for-a-special-screening-of-saving-jamaica-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/join-us-for-a-special-screening-of-saving-jamaica-bay Date: September 6, 2017

Saving Jamaica Bay tells the story of how one community fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, Saving Jamaica Bay also symbolizes the efforts to preserve urban nature, combat climate change, and invest in our national parks.

After the screening, you will have the opportunity to meet Dan Hendrick, the filmmaker and visionary behind Saving Jamaica Bay.

This screening will be hosted by the Natural Areas Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, the Washington Square Park Conservancy, and the team behind Saving Jamaica Bay.

Please bring your own blanket to sit on. Food and non-alcoholic beverages welcome. Seating is first come, first served.

This event was generously supported by Con Edison.

Stop by the Natural Areas Conservancy tent to pick up a t-shirt or stuffable tote bag celebrating this partnership.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3356

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.73120117187500000, -73.99710083007812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598b1bd54d150.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga In The Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/yoga-in-the-garden Date: September 6, 2017

Join free yoga classes in the garden every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., from May 17 through September 6, 2017.

The classes are taught by a certified yoga instructor.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 453-9490 ext. 302

Location: Kosciuszko Garden Learning Center

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2017-09-06 2017-09-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69220359545200000, -73.93924607605700000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens-2015 Date: September 6, 2017

Please note: this event has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Please see the Parks website for upcoming events.

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

An ex-stormtrooper, a scrappy desert dweller, and a droid companion embark on a journey that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, who are now battling a fascist regime called the First Order. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 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: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.87440109252930000, -73.92050170898438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596644f40305a.gif Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/the-fence Date: September 7, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 7, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/fitness-walk Date: September 7, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Horticulture Volunteer Day at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/horticulture-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/horticulture-volunteer-day Date: September 7, 2017

Help keep Queens Botanical Garden clean, green, and growing! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with our plants. Registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-07 2017-09-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599eec6a50b40.JPG Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movement Classes for Adults and Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors Date: September 7, 2017

Experience the joys of moving with strength and creativity with Dances For a Variable Population! Led by Naomi Goldberg Haas and members, Dances For a Variable Population will provide fun and free programs for adults every Thursday morning through the summer. DVP believes that beautifully-crafted choreography and performances extend and improves the quality of life.

Free and open to all.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (347) 683-2691

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595cee4a7a266.png Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 7, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/conference-house-inside-out Date: September 7, 2017

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

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

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 Date: September 7, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friendship Garden

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2017-09-07 2017-09-07 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: September 7, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Yards Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/hudson-yards-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/hudson-yards-farmers-market Date: September 7, 2017

Buy fresh produce and prepared foods every Thursday at the Hudson Yards Farmers Market in front of the #7 train station on 34th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: No. 7 Train Station Entrance (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75485486389800000, -74.00079272883600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59663faeb1d6f.jpg Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/tour-the-battery Date: September 7, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 7, 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition Hours

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP)

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2017-09-07 2017-09-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT