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 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:15:38 GMT <![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures1 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures2 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures3 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures4 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Seed Balls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/wildflower-seed-balls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/wildflower-seed-balls Date: August 12, 2017

Use our locally-produced compost to create native wildflower seed balls. Take home your seed ball to introduce native wildflowers to your neighborhood!

QBG Farm & Compost staff will be on site to discuss the importance of native species and the role of compost in encouraging healthy plant growth.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592971fad2649.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Free Sailing

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: August 12, 2017

Enjoy monthly outdoor parties featuring children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Play Dates take place on the second Saturday of each month from May through August.

Schedule

May 13 - Dave Jay / making kids laugh
June 10 - Magic at Coney!!! / magical variety show
July 8 - Charlini / a magic pirate journey for children of all ages
August 12 - WonderSpark Puppets / The Lion & The Mouse though whimsical puppetry

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1beeac315f.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/learn-to-ride-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/learn-to-ride-adults Date: August 12, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Gershwin School (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66010320900800000, -73.88643515110100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a68e3d9e9c.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:30:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project1 Date: August 12, 2017

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

Registration is requested.

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Astoria Park Highlights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/new-york-history-astoria-park-highlights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/new-york-history-astoria-park-highlights Date: August 12, 2017

Astoria Park, on the west shore of Queens, extends from south of the Triborough Bridge to north of the Hell Gate Bridge. With a panoramic view of the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan in the south to the Hell Gate channel in the north, the scenery presents the diverse landscape of New York City. The Hell Gate channel, formed by faults deep underground, contains some of the deepest water in New York Harbor. Its treacherous reefs bear picturesque names such as “Hen and Chickens,” “Pot Rock,” “Bread & Cheese,” and “Bald Headed Billy.”

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Hoyt Avenue North and 19th Street

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77220153808600000, -73.92739868164100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596007b4ed161.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures6 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures7 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures8 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures8 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures9 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures9 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures10 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures10 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures11 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Phineas The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/phineas-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/phineas-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

About Phineas The Clown
Phineas is an award-winning clown and juggler. He has been trained by members of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, world juggling champion Tony Duncan, and the NY Goofs under the direction of former dean of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Dick Monday. He worked at the Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics teaching juggling and slapstick for multiple summer seasons. He currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick. Come see his show to see what he'll juggle next!

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 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faba8b37f9.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/gallery-tour Date: August 12, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the summer exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. An exuberant counterpoint to Wave Hill’s lush summer gardens, Flora Fantastica! shows the work of four artists who share an interest in using pattern derived from cultural and botanical sources to create fantastic hybrid forms. Nancy Blum, Amy Cheng and Elisabeth Condon each have an entire room for their paintings. Jill Parisi creates an installation for the entry foyer. In the Sunroom Project Space, Jan Mun combines digital and living media to explore the movement of plant species and the immigrant experience, while a window installation by David Rios Ferreira contains drawings and collages with cartoon-inspired characters, along with historical, cultural and contemporary pop references.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59652fe614e8b.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 12, 2017

Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/activity-table Date: August 12, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/storytime-craft Date: August 12, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation. While supplies last.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592d6b5934e8d.JPG Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: August 12, 2017

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

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

Monthly Crochet Projects

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 12, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library Date: August 12, 2017

Bring your blanket to the lawns by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and listen to librarians from the Walt Whitman branch of the Brooklyn Public Library read aloud to your favorite books!

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 935-0244 x62116

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:45 pm 3:30 pm 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5968e23507334.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-shakespeare-workout Date: August 12, 2017

Hudson Warehouse covers the elements of Voice Production, Acting, and Stage Combat in this workshop open to ages 13 and older. Online registration necessary; please visit hudsonwarehouse.net to register.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59419377a4ae2.jpg Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at SummerStage in Central Park as a part of Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-summerstage-in-central-park-as-a-part-of-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-summerstage-in-central-park-as-a-part-of-family-day Date: August 12, 2017

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


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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77279663085937500, -73.97016906738281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594017f90cd43.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/bargemusic-family-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/bargemusic-family-concerts Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/dance-at-socrates Date: August 12, 2017

Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its fifth season, bringing dancemakers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront. Internationally recognized for its large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations, Socrates partners with Norte Maar, renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, to present this choreographic residency in the park dedicated to the creation and presentation of dance.

“Because dance is, in many ways human sculpture in motion, it’s very much at home in Socrates Sculpture Park.” – The New York Times

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594815274fc2e.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Phineas The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/phineas-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/phineas-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

About Phineas The Clown
Phineas is an award-winning clown and juggler. He has been trained by members of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, world juggling champion Tony Duncan, and the NY Goofs under the direction of former dean of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Dick Monday. He worked at the Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics teaching juggling and slapstick for multiple summer seasons. He currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick. Come see his show to see what he'll juggle next!

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 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faba8b37f9.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture, & Fun: Silent Disco at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/arts-culture-fun-silent-disco-at-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/arts-culture-fun-silent-disco-at-orchard-beach Date: August 12, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to rain in the forecast. Please check back for rescheduled date. Thank you.

Come join us for an evening of dancing! Choose your DJ: Top '40s Pop, '80s, Hip-Hop/R&B.

Fun Facts about Dancing:

  • You can burn up to 445 calories dancing 30 minutes.
  • Dancing improves the condition of your heart and lungs.
  • It is a great way to meet new friends.
  • Better your coordination, agility, and flexibility.

Please Note:

  • It’s silent because you’re wearing headphones
  • You can bring your own music and headphones

RSVP via EventBrite.

Please note: Arrive before 7:00 p.m. to ensure you get your headphones.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.86299896240234400, -73.79429626464844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989d67deafe8.jpg Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/family-camping-brooklyn Date: August 12, 2017

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

Space is limited and familes are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit our Urban Park Rangers' Program Registration page. Registration opens on August 2.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970dfb2b96fd.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Harlem Parks & Manhattan Recreation Film Festival: 13th Film Screening and Soul Train Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival Date: August 12, 2017

13th, directed by Ava DuVernay, 100 minutes., USA.

This 2017 Academy Award nominated documentary takes an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Music
The Soul Train Tribute -- arguably the hottest Jam in the park for six consecutive years -- celebrates the soundtrack of American social movements with a tribute to Freedom Songs from the Soul Train Era! With Music spun by DJ Stormin' Norman of Sundae Sermon, this tribute will feature music from Soul Train artists: James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and others interpreted by an all-star cast of independent artists including: Abiah, Asa Lovechild, Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne, Keith Anthony Fluitt, Petawayne, Lorinda Robinson, Shelly Nicole and others.

Please visit ImageNation's website for rain information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5941820f3f0a2.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 Date: August 12, 2017

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

Henry V
By Wm. Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

The horrors of war throughout time have changed little and that is made even more apparent in this immediate and visceral production of
Henry V. Led by a war time correspondent, we follow King Henry as he politically positions himself and his subsequent military campaign across France in his quest to take what he believes is rightfully his.

For more information, see hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59541567aa297.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Golden Hour Photography Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/inwood-golden-hour-photography-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/inwood-golden-hour-photography-hike-light Date: August 12, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce to you the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

Explore the beauty of Inwood Hill Park as it basks in the summer sun. Bring your own camera or smartphone.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970e3cba05d4.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[RCTA Sunset Concert: Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rcta-sunset-concert-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rcta-sunset-concert-jazz Date: August 12, 2017

Calling all blankets, picnic baskets, and candles! The Riverside Clay Tennis Association is once again hosting its series of sunset concerts on the tennis lawn overlooking the Hudson River at 97th Street.

This week’s performer: Mimi & the Podd Brothers. Based in NYC, Mimi & the Podd Brothers are a fresh take on early jazz with classical trimmings and soulful underpinnings. They pride themselves on re-inventing the classics and retrograding the contemporary. Feisty, fun, soulful, and honkey-tonk all at once, Mimi and the Podd brothers will take you from Harlem to New Orleans, to France and the tin-pan alley.

The Series celebrates our fabulous park and represents the rich cultural diversity of the Upper West Side. Each concert begins at 7 p.m. and continues through shades of orange, red and purple, ending around 9 p.m. Bring your picnic basket and blanket and join us. Stick around afterward and watch the fireflies rise up out of the lawn and the stars speckle the sky. In the event of inclement weather, call the hotline, 212-978-0277, to see whether a concert has been postponed.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 978-0277

Location: 96th Street Tennis Courts (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.79629898071289000, -73.97750091552734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59396dac480f6.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Youssou N'Dour + Yacouba Sissoko]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/youssou-ndour-yacouba-sissoko http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/youssou-ndour-yacouba-sissoko Date: August 12, 2017

Youssou N'Dour and Yacouba Sissoko will perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance. For the latest information, including weather updates, set times, seating configurations, and FAQs, please visit the BRIC website.

We close our season in majestic fashion with one of the great artists of our time, Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour.

Gates open an hour before the performance unless otherwise noted, and all performances are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 7:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.66336442715600000, -73.97654700279300000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Max Steel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-max-steel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-max-steel Date: August 12, 2017

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

Based on the toy line by Mattel, this science fiction film chronicles the adventures of teenage Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) and alien companion Steel (Josh Brener), who combine their powers to form the superhero Max Steel. The film also stars Andy Garcia, Maria Bello and Ana Villafañe.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Leif Ericson Park

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.63100051879883000, -74.01219940185547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5967d29b478da.jpg Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movie-under-the-stars-finding-dory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movie-under-the-stars-finding-dory Date: August 12, 2017

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

Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin. She eventually heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rosemary's Playground

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Q398 Rosemary's Playground 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70470046997070000, -73.90399932861328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e68ae9b35ef.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-moana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-moana Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Kaiser Park

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B129 Kaiser Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.57904568370000000, -73.99582795550000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a618955dce.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Sully (2016)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/arts-culture-fun-sully-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/arts-culture-fun-sully-2016 Date: August 12, 2017

Come join us and watch a screening of the Tom Hanks starring in Sully. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Biopic of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger depicts his emergency landing on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented feat, he must endure the weight of sudden fame and second-guessing by investigators.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 3537853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59540b2fc2c3e.jpg Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-stargazing Date: August 12, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Amateur Astronomers Association to look and learn about the stars at night.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Back to the Future Part III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-back-to-the-future-part-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-back-to-the-future-part-iii Date: August 12, 2017

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

A teen leaps the space-time continuum to 1885 in the DeLorean time machine in order to rescue its inventor, whose 70-year-old letter reveals that he has retired to the Old West to live out his days there.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5978bb7bc7b45.jpg Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Yogi Bear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-yogi-bear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-yogi-bear Date: August 12, 2017

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

Yogi Bear (voiced by Dan Aykroyd), Boo Boo, and Ranger Rick must save Jellystone Park from Mayor Brown, who wants to sell the property due to low attendance.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Cedar Grove Avenue and Cedar Grove Place

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.55896459938300000, -74.10250759325400000 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Secret Life of Pets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets Date: August 12, 2017

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

Max is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: River Park (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.84320068359375000, -73.87729644775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597b73ef72744.jpg Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-fence Date: August 13, 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 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 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[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: August 13, 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: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 13, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 13, 2017

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/farmers-market Date: August 13, 2017

Through the efforts of Friends of Cunningham Park, Inc. and the Jamaica Estates Civic Association we are happy to announce a weekly farmers market. The market will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday. At the market you will be able to meet the farmers and purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: August 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: August 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: August 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Intro to Rowing Classes in Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/get-on-the-water-free-intro-to-rowing-classes-in-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/get-on-the-water-free-intro-to-rowing-classes-in-inwood Date: August 13, 2017

Enjoy free "introduction to rowing" classes with Harlem River Community Rowing. Join us at the Columbia Boatouse Dock in Inwood Hill Park.

Classes run for an hour at the following times:

  • *9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

**9:00 a.m. classes are for advanced beginners

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87301326773800000, -73.91845285892400000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: August 13, 2017

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

Sunday market reopens for a fifth season July 30, 2017 on the farm, with a series of healing events which highlight the value of herbs and non-invasive healing modalities for humans. This year, the farm has embarked on a 3 year scale up campaign in order to create the infrastructure needed to educate our community and operate an herbal distribution program which supplies local herbs and herbal products to the natural healing community.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground Date: August 13, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Jerome Park Friends and Neighbors to help sustain this beautiful green space with a community beautification project at Fort Independence Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Fort Independence Playground)

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X020 Fort Independence Playground 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88128663866900000, -73.89645887766800000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/summer-birding Date: August 13, 2017

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects, and habitats at Wave Hill that make it an appealing destination for such a wide variety of birds. Birders of all levels welcome! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds. Registration is not required. NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5976243614d61.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fishy Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/family-art-project-fishy-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/family-art-project-fishy-fun1 Date: August 13, 2017

Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59653adc0768b.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/bicycling-basics-adults2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/bicycling-basics-adults2 Date: August 13, 2017

This three-hour, on-bike class is designed for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately-sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start & stop with confidence, shift gears, scan & signal, and navigate around common road hazards.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82771584290600000, -73.93963098526000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f713340511.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/tai-chi-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/tai-chi-fort-greene Date: August 13, 2017

Movement, meditation, and deep breathing for better health, strength, concentration, and self-awareness!

Wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers.

Your instructors will be Leon Qi Ying and Marilyn Fleming. Leon Qi Ying is native Chinese speaker and Brooklyn resident who has studied and practiced Tai Chi for over 30 years. Marilyn Fleming ‘M’ grew up in the UK and is longtime resident of Fort Greene. M studied with Leon Qi Ying and is a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader.

To learn more, visit taichibklyn.com

Important note: if you practice Tai Chi for health purposes, it is important that you seek advice from your main health care providers, such as your family doctors. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.

No class if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: On the lawn between the Visitor Center and Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.69211135514100000, -73.97502458095600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595165ff33210.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/free-yoga-in-the-hudson-boulevard-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/free-yoga-in-the-hudson-boulevard-park Date: August 13, 2017

Join HY/HK Alliance for free yoga at Hudson Park every Sunday! Bring a mat.

Please note: there will not be class on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Sunday September 3.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5993427b30dc0.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/birding-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/birding-in-central-park Date: August 13, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Go birding with the Urban Park Rangers in Central Park. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970e4fa04d9a.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/prospect-park-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/prospect-park-walking-tours Date: August 13, 2017

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn. The tour will examine the park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the landscape design to architectural eras visible in the built environment, to stories about how people have enjoyed the park over time.

Presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 13, 2017

On Sundays, the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program includes both low and high elements.

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

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery. Registration opens on August 7. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 13, 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 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/27th-annual-hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival-in-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/27th-annual-hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival-in-new-york Date: August 13, 2017

This annual festival features two exciting days of dragon boat races, live music, dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts, a food court, and more for the entire family.

There will be an opening day parade at noon on Saturday, and the US Dragon Boat Open Championship will take place on Sunday. Dragon boat racing will take place on both days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For the full festival lineup, please visit the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival's website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 767-1776

Location: Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 10:30 am 4:00 pm 40.74399948120117000, -73.84300231933594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597913c8249dd.jpg Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Canoeing (Intermediate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/canoeing-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/canoeing-intermediate Date: August 13, 2017

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

Some canoe experience is preferred for intermediate programs. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 12:30 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.59740066528320000, -73.76799774169922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970e57c7fd08.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/basic-canoeing Date: August 13, 2017

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget.

Basic canoeing programs are great for all skill levels, and are open to children 8 years old and older. First-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62360000610351600, -74.11830139160156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970e55971493.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 13, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Schedule of Activities

Discovery Pack, 10 a..m. – noon: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Blooming Naturalist, 10 a.m.: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.

Nature’s Helpers, 11 a.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/learn-to-ride-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/learn-to-ride-adults Date: August 13, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: West end of Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86911092687000000, -73.93157422542500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f5511c5e39.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/learn-to-ride-adults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/learn-to-ride-adults1 Date: August 13, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f56bbafe5c.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike Practice Session - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/bike-practice-session-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/bike-practice-session-adults Date: August 13, 2017

Bike Practice Session is a two-hour, supervised practice session, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike. Bike Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71960067749000000, -73.97389984130900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f6bd842874.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[OB Zumbathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/ob-zumbathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/ob-zumbathon Date: August 13, 2017

Zumba is a high-energy, intense workout that combines Latin, African and Brazilian dance and hip hop music. You do not need to have any dance experience to enjoy a Zumba workout. Come join us at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex and be ready to move, sweat, party and enjoy the music!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/freshwater-fishing Date: August 13, 2017

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Whether you chose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970e65dc58ab.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 13, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Hester Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street Date: August 13, 2017

Come read, draw, and explore with the Uni every Sunday in front of the Hester Street Playground in Sara D Roosevelt Park.

Programming made possible with funding from The Ong Family Foundation and Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts.

Presented by NYC Parks

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hester Street Crossing (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594413b51dd32.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/sunday-tai-chi Date: August 13, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 13, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd 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 the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: August 13, 2017

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/yoga-in-the-battery Date: August 13, 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!

Classes take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:30 am 0:30 am 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59299c431592c.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: August 13, 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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2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Behind the Scenes at Lefferts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/behind-the-scenes-at-lefferts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/behind-the-scenes-at-lefferts Date: August 13, 2017

Discover what’s behind the scenes at the Lefferts Historic House. In honor of the Park’s 150th anniversary, Prospect Park Alliance is offering a special tour of this 18th century farmhouse. Learn about its Dutch-American architecture and the changing landscape of Brooklyn, and then explore our storage areas to view rarely seen collections items.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/family-nature-walk Date: August 13, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

No registration required. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59762558b4937.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-center-adventures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-center-adventures Date: August 13, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-center-adventures1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-center-adventures1 Date: August 13, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-center-adventures2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-center-adventures2 Date: August 13, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-center-adventures3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-center-adventures3 Date: August 13, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-center-adventures4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-center-adventures4 Date: August 13, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-center-adventures5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-center-adventures5 Date: August 13, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/basketball-clinic Date: August 13, 2017

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic youth basketball clinics on Pier 2. Each program will include yoga to enhance flexibility, or flag football for agility training. Recommended for ages 8 to 17 years old.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69931908735900000, -73.99871540069600000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/forest-crew Date: August 13, 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 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 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[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: August 13, 2017

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking & Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/kayaking-canoeing Date: August 13, 2017

LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing in Hallets Cove (weather permitting).

No prior boating experience is required and participants may sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis. Minors (younge than 18 years old) must have a parent or guardian present. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to accompany their owners! LICCB has life jackets available for your four-legged family members.

People of all ages are welcome to participate or volunteer.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Fit Back to School and Community Visioning Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/get-fit-back-to-school-and-community-visioning-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/get-fit-back-to-school-and-community-visioning-event Date: August 13, 2017

The Friends of Beach 59th Street Playground Association will be hosting their "Back to School and Visioning Event", partnering with the Dream Team Leaders in the playground. There will be jump rope and dance contest, along with other fun activities and giveaways.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58909988403320000, -73.78890228271484000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach Date: August 13, 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 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86619949340820000, -73.79479980468750000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: August 13, 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 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 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