NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:07:59 GMT <![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: Raptors of Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-raptors-of-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-raptors-of-inwood-hill-park Date: July 22, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29267e0c6aa.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays3 Date: July 22, 2018

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 families, aged 8 and older.

Please note: Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time. First come first served.

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 the Monday before the program date. 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/yoga-in-the-garden Date: July 22, 2018

Enjoy a morning yoga class in the gardens, offered in partnership with Yoga Haven.

All levels are welcome; please bring a mat and be on time. This class meets indoors in case of rain.

Online registration is suggested, or register day-of at the Front Gate. Yoga sessions continue through July 29.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d750385010.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/family-art-project-spray-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/family-art-project-spray-a-garden Date: July 22, 2018

Add the colors of summer to a garden painting, inspired by all the flowering plants in the garden. Work with mists of watercolor, combining them with color-soaked paper flowers to create your own blooming vision.

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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d7567b8390.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[E-Waste Recycling Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/ewaste-recycling-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/ewaste-recycling-event Date: July 22, 2018

Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 17188863800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden

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2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75189971923800000, -73.83029937744100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ee4536c5bb.png Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/yoga Date: July 22, 2018

Socrates offers Vinyasa Yoga presented by 3 unique practioners with varying styles and backgrounds: 9:30 a.m. Saturday classes are taught by Jennifer Batson, 11:00 a.m. Saturday classes by Morgan Miller; Sunday classes are led by Yojaida Estrella. In all classes, participants flow through a series of connected yoga poses with an awareness of the breath in this welcoming waterfront environment of nature and art.

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

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:59:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: July 22, 2018

Join NYC Parks for goalball, a Paralympic sports for athletes with visual impairments. This sport is played by two blindfolded teams of three using a ball with bells on the inside to score goals against your opponent. Test your agility and hearing skills against the best!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/sunday-tai-chi Date: July 22, 2018

Best practiced outdoors, Tai Chi is a moving experience that exercises the body, relaxes the spirit, uplifts the heart, and heals the soul. Classes at Socrates are taught by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society.

All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:59:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/smorgasburg-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/smorgasburg-prospect-park Date: July 22, 2018

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Breeze Hill (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.65892477964400000, -73.96616744995100000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:59:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: July 22, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous.

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

This moderate hike is longer, faster-paced on rugged terrain. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, bring water and pack a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2926cdafda9.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/rangers-choice-archery Date: July 22, 2018

NYC Park's bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Please note: Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' Event Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, July 11.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2928364d8a9.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 22, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/yoga-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/yoga-at-the-battery Date: July 22, 2018

Yoga in The Battery is back this summer twice a week!

Tejal Patel will lead open level yoga practice on the Woodland Lawn overlooking the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty.

June 3 through September 30

  • Sundays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wednesdays: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please RSVP first. Sunday classes are open for all ages. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours while supplies last, first come first served.

Photo credit: Rob Alcantar

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc4ee501e93.JPG Fri, 18 May 2018 14:59:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 22, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: July 22, 2018

Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing in our fleet of Whitehall Gigs. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity.

Community Rowing events 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 on site.

Please note: The rows last, depending on river conditions and crew experience, between one and three hours. Please arrive on-time as the crews will be assigned before 1:00 p.m. Bring extra water, a hat, and sunscreen as you will be rowing outdoors in the hot sun. Rowing is weather dependent and will be canceled for high winds, rain, or thunderstorms. All participants must sign a waiver and be able to climb a ladder.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 40

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2018-07-22 2018-07-22 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking and Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/kayaking-canoeing Date: July 22, 2018

LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park. People of all ages are welcome to participate or volunteer.

No prior boating experience is required and participants may sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. Minors (younger 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.

Please note: No RSVP is required; however, participants are encouraged to call (631) 542-2628 or visit licboathouse.org two hours prior to a scheduled paddle for updates and cancellations, especially during inclement weather.

In partnership with LIC Community Boathouse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Hallet's Cove

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2018-07-22 2018-07-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76925380000000000, -73.93555550000000000 Fri, 04 May 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: July 22, 2018

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: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays2 Date: July 22, 2018

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 families, aged 8 and older.

Please note: Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time. First come first served.

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 the Monday before the program date. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Magical Matt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/magical-matt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/magical-matt Date: July 22, 2018

Magical Matt’s show is magical mayhem! As a fast-talking, wise-cracking magician, his act if full of guesses and surprises! With over 20 years of Clowning and Comedy Magic under his belt, he is sure to keep family members of all ages entertained. Hold on to your hats and get ready to laugh!

Two individual performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

There is no admission fee. Live entertainment is free to guests. For ride and game pricing at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, please visit fantasyforestnyc.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b06dfb608581.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 22, 2018

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d62fac264b.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artist: Katie Westmoreland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/meet-the-artist-katie-westmoreland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/meet-the-artist-katie-westmoreland Date: July 22, 2018

Join us at this artist talk in the Sun Porch. Artist Katie Westmoreland will discuss her installation with Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch. Westmoreland’s presentation of kinetic tapestries responds to the space’s architecture, evoking the patterns cast by sunlight through trees and plants. Her immersive installation utilizes the passing light and shadow patterns of the day as active mediums in her work, calling attention to the sun’s enduring, inspirational qualities.

Pictured: Katie M. Westmoreland, Sunroom Project Model, 2017, cotton fabric, liquid emulsion, clay, thread, acrylic paint, glass, and illustration board, 16 x 16 x 11 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d75b8c9a09.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Floral Design Workshop: Recycled Containers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/floral-design-workshop-recycled-containers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/floral-design-workshop-recycled-containers Date: July 22, 2018

Learn how to adapt containers that had a previous use to become your next table centerpiece. Then create an arrangement of colorful summer blooms.
Bring your own container from home or choose from a variety provided. All floral materials will be provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 17188863800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ee2a89fedc.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/le-carrousel-magique Date: July 22, 2018

Voila! The world’s best magicians perform fun-filled tricks for kids of all ages! Featuring:

  • June 10 Ben Nemzer
  • June 17 Jeff Moche
  • June 24 R.J. Lewis
  • July 1 R.J. Lewis
  • July 8 Chris Capehart
  • July 15 R.J. Lewis
  • July 22 Chris Capehart
  • July 29 Lee Barrett
  • August 5 Ben Nemzer

Produced in partnership with www.mondaynightmagic.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs.org Presents: Laughter in the Park 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp Date: July 22, 2018

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor weekly comedy series, presented by NYLaughs.org, that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer.

Every Sunday starting June 24, you can catch up to two hours of stand-up comedy performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.

Please bring a blanket and a picnic basket!

For more information, please visit Laughter in the Park's website.

(Bookings are subject to change)

Laughter in the Park Schedule
Our shows are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 24 - Wolfe's Pond Park in Staten Island, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 1 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 8 - Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 22 - Old Bandshell Lawn at Tompkins Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About NYLaughs
NYLaughs.org is a unique performing arts non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public, live comedy shows. We want to celebrate and deepen an appreciation of the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the city a happier and healthier place through laughter.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the men and women of NYC Parks!

"Laughter in the Park" is a passion project run solely by volunteers. Funding for Laughter in the Park 2018 is also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at LMCC.net. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. Additionally, NYLaughs is the recipient of Community Arts Grant from the Washington Square Park Conservatory. NYLaughs would like to acknowledge our sponsor Manhattan Mini-Storage, a NY business that is focused on the health and wellness of New Yorkers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72579956054687500, -73.98210144042969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1a34cea37dc.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Brown Rice Family (World Afro-Beat)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/harlem-meer-performance-festival-brown-rice-family-world-afrobeat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/harlem-meer-performance-festival-brown-rice-family-world-afrobeat Date: July 22, 2018

The 25th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to Central Park! Enjoy a variety of performances featuring multi-cultural music and dance, family-friendly entertainment, and more while admiring the lakeside views.

Brown Rice Family is today's freshest world roots band jamming toward global solidarity and organic happiness. With band members from Japan, Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States of America, Brown Rice Family provides the masses with music that encompasses reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, afro-beat, jazz stylings, rock, Brazilian, Latin, and funk. The Brown Rice Family sound is in the truest sense of the words, world roots music.

All ages are welcome.

Check out the full performance lineup!

In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's Alerts & Closures page or @centralparknyc on Twitter.

Sponsored by Time Warner

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b20a82f5091a.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastic Soul]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/plastic-soul http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/plastic-soul Date: July 22, 2018

Enjoy an afternoon of 60’s & 70’s rock favorites!

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 7182354100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Wed, 30 May 2018 14:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Art-Making Workshop with Cecile Chong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/free-artmaking-workshop-with-cecile-chong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/free-artmaking-workshop-with-cecile-chong Date: July 22, 2018

As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), artist Cecile Chong will lead a free public art-making workshop to celebrate participants' own cultural identities. All ages and families are welcome to join.

RSVP at makeartlatimer.eventbrite.com

El Dorado (meaning “The Golden” in English) is an art installation that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua (infant)” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold to reflect the 49% New Yorkers, presented as a contemporary archeological site. It also pays tribute to Lewis H. Latimer’s contribution to electrical light by adding a glowing-in-the-dark element in the guaguas.

The installation will be on view till October 14, 2018.

This program and exhibition is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afb1075c344e.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 15:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Magical Matt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/magical-matt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/magical-matt1 Date: July 22, 2018

Magical Matt’s show is magical mayhem! As a fast-talking, wise-cracking magician, his act if full of guesses and surprises! With over 20 years of Clowning and Comedy Magic under his belt, he is sure to keep family members of all ages entertained. Hold on to your hats and get ready to laugh!

Two individual performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

There is no admission fee. Live entertainment is free to guests. For ride and game pricing at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, please visit fantasyforestnyc.com.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b06e15aec239.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tango in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/tango-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/tango-in-the-park Date: July 22, 2018

Enjoy a wonderful evening of music, dance, and song in the beautiful historic Stuyvesant Square. Professional tango instruction will be provided. This event is perfect for families and perfect for date night. Come with your children and dogs, and dance around the fountain flower bed into the sunset.

This event will take place in six sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. The dates are: June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. When selecting tickets, please choose your desired date.

Get your tickets!

Facebook Event Link

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Fountain (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071300000, -73.98439788818400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0244ff17da4.png Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays Date: July 22, 2018

Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

Amplified Sundays take place each Sunday in July. Music begins at 7:00 p.m..

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da9badb6ac.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Edward Scissorhands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/movies-under-the-stars-edward-scissorhands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/movies-under-the-stars-edward-scissorhands Date: July 22, 2018

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

A fantastic modern day suburban fairy tale. Edward's unconventional charm is soon discovered as he styles hair, gardens and grooms dogs with the shears of metal where his fingers should have been.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b200fe15d6cc.JPG Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night at Randall's Island Park - The LEGO Batman Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/outdoor-movie-night-at-randalls-island-park-the-lego-batman-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/outdoor-movie-night-at-randalls-island-park-the-lego-batman-movie Date: July 22, 2018

Within the Lego Universe, Batman (Will Arnett) must save Gotham City from his arch-enemy The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) who has vowed the ultimate revenge. Will Batman team up with fellow heroes: Bat Girl (Rosario Dawson), Robin (Michael Cera) and Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) to save the day? Join us as we watch this animated film to find out!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:10 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Field 42 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 8:30 pm 10:10 pm 40.79611941968500000, -73.91541862487800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9f14dcae6e9.jpg Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/introduction-to-meditation Date: July 23, 2018

Known benefits of a regular meditation practice include stress reduction, improved concentration, increased self-awareness and sense of happiness, improved cardiovascular and immune health, and more.

This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat or blanket to sit on.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 7:00 am 7:45 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59442755cc0f0.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/bryant-park-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/bryant-park-pilates Date: July 23, 2018

Head to Bryant Park on Monday mornings for a beginner Pilates class, presented by the Pilates Initiative and Return to Life Center. Mats are provided by Balanced Body and are available to the first 30 attendees at each class.

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eb9da2bb35.jpg Wed, 30 May 2018 14:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 23, 2018

Culled from the ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present), this exhibition renders verdant alcoves and expansive green spaces throughout New York City, as well as select sites across the United States. Featuring black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, A Collective Utterance offers an exploration into the tender interiors of individuals that constitute the creative communities of a city, through an associative, atmospheric mapping of its outdoor spaces.

Spanning sites such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park, Green’s photographs present quiet, quotidian portraits—nuanced compositions that revel in her subjects’ subtle gestures, varied postures, and soft gazes. Documenting a community that is tight-knit yet sprawling in scope, Green’s project deeply engages with the historical and social role of photographic portrait, as a tool deployed to communicate, classify, or reinforce particular notions of subjectivity. Yet “Jewels from the Hinterland” destabilizes such structures, with photographic portraits that are as much a product of the subject’s agency, as they are of Green’s intent to portray their complexity. Through these insistently beautiful photographs, we access a kaleidoscopic consideration of what it means to find solace, comfort, and visibility within a community often relegated to the margins.

A project such as “Jewels from the Hinterland” takes on a particular type of urgency within the context of this sociocultural moment of seemingly interminable crisis, where the imaging of black and brown bodies is often deployed to a particular end. Whether portrayed in a mythical manner or as the sites of structural or physical trauma, black and brown bodies are ever in a state of being performed upon. But here, they are left to be. Collectively, these images attest to the tenderness and the strength, the beauty and the intricacy, that is present if only one were to spend time, and look and listen closely.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:14:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Tennis Summer Youth Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program Date: July 23, 2018

Kids can hit the courts in Brooklyn’s Backyard all summer long! From June through August, children ages 6-16 are invited to Prospect Park Alliance’s Summer Youth Program at the Prospect Park Tennis Center. Youth of all skill levels will enjoy personal instruction that will help their game and improve their confidence on the court.

Act fast! Registration for this popular program is now open and a limited number of slots are available! Register today.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 436-2500 x 305

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.65119934082031000, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: July 23, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 23, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 23, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: July 23, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[West African Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/west-african-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/west-african-dance Date: July 23, 2018

Get fit while having tons of fun!

Join us for this fun dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594305f136f0d.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-presents-grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-presents-grease Date: July 23, 2018

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this popular classic!

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Mon, 21 May 2018 15:29:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Movie Nights: The Princess Bride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/bryant-park-movie-nights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/bryant-park-movie-nights Date: July 23, 2018

Bring a blanket and sit on the Lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a feature film at Bryant Park Movie Nights. The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m., and the film begins at sunset. There will be food items for sale, curated by Hester Street Fair, on the Fountain Terrace.

The Princess Bride (1987)
This movie is based on William Goldman's novel "The Princess Bride", a fairy tale about a young woman and her true love.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75381979201100000, -73.98373445868500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eb8664bf4e.jpg Thu, 31 May 2018 11:44:23 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Movies on the Waterfront Series: Bambi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/2018-movies-on-the-waterfront-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/2018-movies-on-the-waterfront-series Date: July 23, 2018

Central Astoria LDC is pleased to kick off the 2018 Movies on the Waterfront Series with a showing of Bambi.

This free movie presentation is open to the public, and no RSVP or tickets are required. Just show up!

See you there!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1157d3bfc5a.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 24, 2018

Join these morning classes provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.

All ages and levels are welcome. Classes are rain or shine.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4e1c4a664e.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: July 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi Classes at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/free-tai-chi-classes-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/free-tai-chi-classes-at-washington-square-park Date: July 24, 2018

Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination in this Taijiquan class open to beginner and experienced alike. This martial art, created in the 19th century in Beijing, China, is a gentle, non-impact exercise benefiting both body and mind. Practitioners Tina and Juan invite you to join them in their practice—northern Wu style—every Tuesday at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes brought to you by the Washington Square Park Conservancy and NYC Parks

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af9b0d862742.png Sat, 19 May 2018 21:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 24, 2018

Culled from the ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present), this exhibition renders verdant alcoves and expansive green spaces throughout New York City, as well as select sites across the United States. Featuring black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, A Collective Utterance offers an exploration into the tender interiors of individuals that constitute the creative communities of a city, through an associative, atmospheric mapping of its outdoor spaces.

Spanning sites such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park, Green’s photographs present quiet, quotidian portraits—nuanced compositions that revel in her subjects’ subtle gestures, varied postures, and soft gazes. Documenting a community that is tight-knit yet sprawling in scope, Green’s project deeply engages with the historical and social role of photographic portrait, as a tool deployed to communicate, classify, or reinforce particular notions of subjectivity. Yet “Jewels from the Hinterland” destabilizes such structures, with photographic portraits that are as much a product of the subject’s agency, as they are of Green’s intent to portray their complexity. Through these insistently beautiful photographs, we access a kaleidoscopic consideration of what it means to find solace, comfort, and visibility within a community often relegated to the margins.

A project such as “Jewels from the Hinterland” takes on a particular type of urgency within the context of this sociocultural moment of seemingly interminable crisis, where the imaging of black and brown bodies is often deployed to a particular end. Whether portrayed in a mythical manner or as the sites of structural or physical trauma, black and brown bodies are ever in a state of being performed upon. But here, they are left to be. Collectively, these images attest to the tenderness and the strength, the beauty and the intricacy, that is present if only one were to spend time, and look and listen closely.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:14:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Capturing the Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition Date: July 24, 2018

The Bronx is both a place and a collection of metaphors, a peninsula attached to the mainland in a city of islands. In many ways, it is defined by its diversities—social, demographic, geographic and temporal. Hospitals, museums, universities, formal gardens, beaches, parks, and historical sites are prominent features of the landscape. Massive public housing developments, neighborhoods of six-story apartment buildings and private homes, and bucolic landscapes surrounding long-standing estates can be found within the borders of the Bronx.

The photographers represented in this exhibit are connected to the Bronx by birth, residency, work, or affinity. Each has a unique history, a particular point of view, and an evolving personal story. Who we are as individuals and as a group is represented in this exhibit. We are creating a photographic archive of the Bronx. The Bronx Photographers Collaborative hopes these images speak to, inform, provoke, and inspire you to join us in documenting, celebrating, and advocating for the borough that means so much to us and has contributed so much to who we are.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b047af1957ce.jpg Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/fitness-walk Date: July 24, 2018

Join us for a free self-guided fitness walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Tennis Summer Youth Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program Date: July 24, 2018

Kids can hit the courts in Brooklyn’s Backyard all summer long! From June through August, children ages 6-16 are invited to Prospect Park Alliance’s Summer Youth Program at the Prospect Park Tennis Center. Youth of all skill levels will enjoy personal instruction that will help their game and improve their confidence on the court.

Act fast! Registration for this popular program is now open and a limited number of slots are available! Register today.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 436-2500 x 305

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.65119934082031000, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movement Classes for Adults and Seniors at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park Date: July 24, 2018

Get your body moving this summer with fun, unique dance classes that promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. Classes are led by Dances founder, dancer/choreographer/teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas.

Classes brought to you by the Washington Square Park Conservancy and NYC Parks

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aff3c339cbe4.png Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 24, 2018

Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning class in this flagship series presented by Kevita. Gaiam provides a colorful selection of mats for the first 1,200 participants. If you would like to secure one of our mats, please arrive at least 30 minutes before class begins. Otherwise, feel free to bring your own!

Walk-ins are also welcome.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eb68bae662.jpg Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 24, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d648cda9c2.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/learn-to-ride Date: July 24, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler.

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

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before event at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

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

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72150039672851600, -73.87650299072266000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/communication-and-soacialization Date: July 24, 2018

An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.

Staff and family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities are welcome, as well as college students interested in a career in the field

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: July 24, 2018

Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts.

Call (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4eb1dd2b2c.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/gallery-tour Date: July 24, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator continues Wave Hill’s efforts to examine the ways that artists engage in ecological projects that present a call to action. The exhibition documents environmental art that explores persistent problems throughout New York City.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall’sinstallation uses traditional landscape architecture, such as a conventional English garden maze, to expose the instability of identity in the United States. Working collaboratively since 2015, Dasgupta and Marshall’s work explores the dichotomy of the sanctuary—its ability to protect as well as restrict.

In the Sun Porch, Katie Westmoreland’s presentation of kinetic tapestries responds to the space’s architecture, evoking the patterns cast by sunlight through trees and plants. Her immersive installation utilizes the passing light and shadow patterns of the day as active mediums in her work, calling attention to the sun’s enduring, inspirational qualities.

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 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d650c72708.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Strictly Tango at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/strictly-tango-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/strictly-tango-at-washington-square-park Date: July 24, 2018

Join NYC Parks and the Washington Square Park Conservancy in a series of FREE dance classes. Every Tuesday from July 10 to September 11, 2018, put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. They bring you “the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner!

In case of rain the event will be cancelled. Check this website for updated information.

This event is sponsored by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.408.0243

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b05921211862.jpg Wed, 30 May 2018 13:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/family-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/family-music Date: July 24, 2018

In this highly entertaining and educational class, music is used as a vehicle for kids to learn about the world around them. Hank’s energetic approach and commitment to engage each and every child in class creates an atmosphere where singing and moving become essential elements of life. Hank’s intention is to help kids and parents embody the music learned in class so it can be easily translated to experiences out in the world.

For families with kids ages infant to 6 years old.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594423008c820.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/yoga Date: July 24, 2018

Join us in beautiful Inwood Hill Park for a free yoga class!

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow Bread and Yoga Facebook Page for the most up-to-date cancellations.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594424cb151b3.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Park Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bronx-park-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bronx-park-connections Date: July 24, 2018

Are you a park volunteer or supporter in the Bronx? Come to this workshop to meet other community members caring for local parks, and hear about the amazing work park groups are doing across the Bronx!

You will learn about ways to spruce up your neighborhood park, get funding, work with NYC Parks staff in your borough, and more. Enjoy a free dinner as you mingle and get plugged into the larger network of park volunteers & staff in your borough.

Topics Include:

  • Navigating NYC Parks and the many resources available to you
  • Updates on how to apply for special event and field permits
  • How to speak “Parkie”, a guide to the common idioms and acronyms to know as a park volunteer
  • Guidance and inspiration from other active community leaders in the Bronx

Featured Speakers: TBA

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College

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2018-07-24 2018-07-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.81740590000000000, -73.92719080000000000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/yoga-in-the-park Date: July 24, 2018

Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our evening yoga classes.

Bring a mat and join an instructor from Sweet Water Dance and Yoga to strengthen your muscles while taking in views of the sunset on water.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Sunken Meadow Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79469323427100000, -73.91434574127200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab40fc49c44a.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: July 24, 2018

Veteran Donald Calliste leads exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive even after your workout is done.

Please bring a mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96a70a62df.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: July 24, 2018

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates Mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da710dc915.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/stargazing Date: July 24, 2018

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 3, and Tuesday, October 30.

In the event of rain, Stargazing on the High Line will be cancelled. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3pm.

Partners
Stargazing at the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Support
High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: July 24, 2018

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with Latin-inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:14:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: July 24, 2018

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. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-07-24 2018-07-24 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Free Waterfront Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/free-waterfront-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/free-waterfront-yoga Date: July 24, 2018

Join us for free summer evening yoga classes at Hunter's Point South Park!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunter's Point South Park

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74190567639500000, -73.96069294535100000 Thu, 31 May 2018 15:44:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: July 24, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b11963a42b26.png Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:59:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Justice League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/movies-under-the-stars-justice-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/movies-under-the-stars-justice-league Date: July 24, 2018

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

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Come early! Before the screening we will have activities related to the movie.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

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

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2018-07-24 2018-07-24 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.71931522568300000, -73.98413822467600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b197910677dc.jpg Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Flicks 2018: Movies on the Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/red-hook-flicks-2018-movies-on-the-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/red-hook-flicks-2018-movies-on-the-pier Date: July 24, 2018

At the Red Hook Flicks series, see movies on the water and under the watch of Lady Liberty. Presented by Pioneer Works and in association with Red Hook Community Justice Center.

The film schedule runs every Tuesday night from July 10 to August 28 on Valentino Pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Film schedule

  • July 10: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
  • July 17: Creed
  • July 24: Captain Underpants
  • July 31: Roadhouse
  • August 7: Hairspray (1988)
  • August 14: Silence of the Lambs
  • August 21: Coco
  • August 28: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.67839813232422000, -74.01830291748047000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/free-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/free-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: July 25, 2018

Get your yoga on in Washington Square Park this summer and fall with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch with us mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Classes brought to you by the Washington Square Park Conservancy and NYC Parks.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af1e850dca31.png Fri, 11 May 2018 13:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Capturing the Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition Date: July 25, 2018

The Bronx is both a place and a collection of metaphors, a peninsula attached to the mainland in a city of islands. In many ways, it is defined by its diversities—social, demographic, geographic and temporal. Hospitals, museums, universities, formal gardens, beaches, parks, and historical sites are prominent features of the landscape. Massive public housing developments, neighborhoods of six-story apartment buildings and private homes, and bucolic landscapes surrounding long-standing estates can be found within the borders of the Bronx.

The photographers represented in this exhibit are connected to the Bronx by birth, residency, work, or affinity. Each has a unique history, a particular point of view, and an evolving personal story. Who we are as individuals and as a group is represented in this exhibit. We are creating a photographic archive of the Bronx. The Bronx Photographers Collaborative hopes these images speak to, inform, provoke, and inspire you to join us in documenting, celebrating, and advocating for the borough that means so much to us and has contributed so much to who we are.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b047af1957ce.jpg Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 25, 2018

Culled from the ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present), this exhibition renders verdant alcoves and expansive green spaces throughout New York City, as well as select sites across the United States. Featuring black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, A Collective Utterance offers an exploration into the tender interiors of individuals that constitute the creative communities of a city, through an associative, atmospheric mapping of its outdoor spaces.

Spanning sites such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park, Green’s photographs present quiet, quotidian portraits—nuanced compositions that revel in her subjects’ subtle gestures, varied postures, and soft gazes. Documenting a community that is tight-knit yet sprawling in scope, Green’s project deeply engages with the historical and social role of photographic portrait, as a tool deployed to communicate, classify, or reinforce particular notions of subjectivity. Yet “Jewels from the Hinterland” destabilizes such structures, with photographic portraits that are as much a product of the subject’s agency, as they are of Green’s intent to portray their complexity. Through these insistently beautiful photographs, we access a kaleidoscopic consideration of what it means to find solace, comfort, and visibility within a community often relegated to the margins.

A project such as “Jewels from the Hinterland” takes on a particular type of urgency within the context of this sociocultural moment of seemingly interminable crisis, where the imaging of black and brown bodies is often deployed to a particular end. Whether portrayed in a mythical manner or as the sites of structural or physical trauma, black and brown bodies are ever in a state of being performed upon. But here, they are left to be. Collectively, these images attest to the tenderness and the strength, the beauty and the intricacy, that is present if only one were to spend time, and look and listen closely.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:14:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Tennis Summer Youth Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program Date: July 25, 2018

Kids can hit the courts in Brooklyn’s Backyard all summer long! From June through August, children ages 6-16 are invited to Prospect Park Alliance’s Summer Youth Program at the Prospect Park Tennis Center. Youth of all skill levels will enjoy personal instruction that will help their game and improve their confidence on the court.

Act fast! Registration for this popular program is now open and a limited number of slots are available! Register today.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 436-2500 x 305

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.65119934082031000, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: July 25, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-25 2018-07-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: July 25, 2018

Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are!

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Adults must be present throughout the class.

Classes brought to you by the Washington Square Park Conservancy and NYC Parks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.73079546508700000, -73.99673581123400000 Fri, 11 May 2018 13:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/american-sign-language Date: July 25, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.

This program consists of 17 lessons that are repeated. Open to all adults.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance: Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York’s Guelaguetza Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/performance-ballet-folklrico-mexicano-de-nueva-yorks-guelaguetza-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/performance-ballet-folklrico-mexicano-de-nueva-yorks-guelaguetza-festival Date: July 25, 2018

Come and immerse yourself in one of the most vivid expressions of Mexican culture: the 6th annual Guelaguetza Festival New York City comes to Socrates Sculpture Park for a cultural celebration of joy and pride through music, dance, and crafts from the eight regions of the state of Oaxaca. The festival is the most celebrated event in Mexico, brought to New York by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York (BFMNY) since 2013. BFMNY is a non-profit organization founded in 1983, celebrating 35 years of proudly promoting Mexican culture and tradition.

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Deeper Diving Guided Tour of Van Cortlandt House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/deeper-diving-guided-tour-of-van-cortlandt-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/deeper-diving-guided-tour-of-van-cortlandt-house-museum Date: July 25, 2018

This summer enjoy a deeper dive into the rich history of Van Cortlandt House, it's residents, and the notable people who have come through it's doors.

Join our Museum’s professional staff as they bring to life collections objects once owned by the family and how the plantation was used and by whom during the Revolutionary War. The tours will also have plenty of opportunity for Q & A. We may even venture outside the grounds of the museum to view other aspects of the plantation that have survived over time.

We will serve light refreshments after the hour.

Please keep in mind that Van Corltandt House is not air conditioned not is not wheelchair-accessible. For more questions, please contact the museum at (718) 543-3344.

Please note: Space is limited, reservations are not required but are suggested. To make a reservation, please email info@vchm.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b103091da8d6.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/farm-open-hours Date: July 25, 2018

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-25 2018-07-25 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/family-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/family-yoga Date: July 25, 2018

Come together in a lighthearted environment for family yoga fun!

Age- and developmentally-appropriate yoga poses, animated breathing exercises, and soothing relaxation techniques awaken the inner-child of all age participants. Laughter and love fill each class and is sure to inspire the entire family.

Parents and kids of all ages are welcome.

*No class on Wednesday, July 4.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 5:30 pm 6:15 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942fc9909731.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Picnics: Carnegie Hall Citywide Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/bryant-park-picnics-carnegie-hall-citywide-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/bryant-park-picnics-carnegie-hall-citywide-concert Date: July 25, 2018

Carnegie Hall offers five free concerts featuring outstanding classical, blues, Latin, gospel, and world music artists.

July 18: Brave Combo
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

July 25: Decoda
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

August 1: Locos por Juana
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

August 8: Sinkane
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

August 10: Carnegie Hall Citywide Night
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

This event is part of the Bryant Park Picnics series. Each Picnics evening is free to the public with no dress code, no tickets, and no lines. Over 200 blankets are free to borrow so audience members can spread out and relax while enjoying the performance. Beer and wine are available for purchase, along with food from Hester Street Fair.

Photo credit: Ryan Muir

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75387093023100000, -73.98393744230300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ec38fcd059.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-salsa-with-piel-canela-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-salsa-with-piel-canela-dance Date: July 25, 2018

Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more! Featuring lessons and performances by the Piel Canela Dance School. Open dance for all!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 390-8023

Location: South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58959197998047000, -74.06551361083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc5b9089c8d.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Athens in Manhattan: The Role of Greek Revival Architecture in Early New York City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/athens-in-manhattan-the-role-of-greek-revival-architecture-in-early-new-york-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/athens-in-manhattan-the-role-of-greek-revival-architecture-in-early-new-york-city Date: July 25, 2018

America turns 242 this year, and even if we start counting from the arrival of the Dutch in 1642, New York City is less than 400 years old — a baby by global standards!

As a burgeoning metropolis in a young republic, 19th-century New York sought to strengthen its position in the world by connecting itself to history—especially Ancient Greece, regarded as the birthplace of democracy. From these efforts, the Greek Revival style of architecture was born, linking New York to the glorious “Golden Age” of Athens in the 5th century BCE.

Join us for a walking tour focused on Greek Revival architecture in the neighborhood of the 1832 Merchant’s House Museum, itself an example of this powerfully symbolic style. Along the way, we’ll learn about the specific features of Greek Revival and compare the realities of Ancient Greek civilization with the ideal presented in 19th-century America. Enjoy Greek nibbles in the garden.

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Walking tour #1
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Reception in the garden of the Merchant’s House Museum
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Walking tour #2

Co-sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Please note: Reservations required. Open in late June.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Vagabond Puppets Presents Caps for Sale and Three Billy Goats Gruff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/hudson-vagabond-puppets-presents-caps-for-sale-and-three-billy-goats-gruff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/hudson-vagabond-puppets-presents-caps-for-sale-and-three-billy-goats-gruff Date: July 25, 2018

Two classic stories come to life. First, a hat salesman falls asleep and wakes to find his hats missing! In the second story, three billy goats try to avoid and ogre as they try to cross a bridge!

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.88559722900390000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: July 25, 2018

End your day with Hatha yoga led by Hollis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da7609d251.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/zumba Date: July 25, 2018

Join us in the park for Zumba, an aerobic exercise and cardio dance session that combines high-energy, motivational international music with unique movements.

Please note: There will be no sessions on June 27 and July 4.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Boot Camp with Ruel Davis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/fitness-boot-camp-with-ruel-davis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/fitness-boot-camp-with-ruel-davis Date: July 25, 2018

Ready to work hard and sweat with NYC's newest skyline behind you? Ruel Davis returns to Hudson Park for a new season of boot camp!

This one-hour, intense class will challenge you, and keep you coming back for more!

This series is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/yoga-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/yoga-at-the-battery Date: July 25, 2018

Yoga in The Battery is back this summer twice a week! Tejal Patel will lead open level yoga practice on the Woodland Lawn overlooking the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty.

June 3 through September 30

  • Sundays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wednesdays: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours while supplies last, first come first served.

Photo credit: Rob Alcantar

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc51bcc5cdb.JPG Sat, 19 May 2018 21:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Sherman Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/free-yoga-at-sherman-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/free-yoga-at-sherman-creek-park Date: July 25, 2018

Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Wednesday in June through September, these hour-long sessions are bilingual and led by certified yoga teachers from Bread & Yoga. Mats will be provided for temporary use. Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Mats will be provided for temporary use. Stay tuned to NYRP's Facebook page, Twitter feed (@nyrp), or check the NYRP Events page for up-to-date information about weather or other schedule changes!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.85740280151367000, -73.92161560058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b241fbc35b61.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays: Live Music on the Great Lawn - Smokey's Secret Family]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/sunset-wednesdays-live-music-on-the-great-lawn-smokeys-secret-family http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/sunset-wednesdays-live-music-on-the-great-lawn-smokeys-secret-family Date: July 25, 2018

Smokey Hormel and his stellar New York band—Smokey on guitars; David Hofstra on bass and tuba; Davi Viera, Tony Mola and Meia Noite on percussion; Doug Weiselman on clarinet and baritone sax; and Clark Gayton on trombone—resurrect songs from the dance halls of Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean of the ‘50s and ‘60s with electric guitar, tuba, trombone, clarinet, percussion, and more.

Says Smokey himself, "It's that magical moment just before the heavy influence of American Soul, Funk and Rock and Roll, the pre-James Brown era of urban African dance music. There are no big drum kits, no loud amplifiers, just wild guitars bursting through small amps afloat on a sea of hand drums and shakers, often with a very distorted bass or maybe even a tuba pulsating underneath it all. It's more Latin than western. It's not Funk. It's Cha Cha, Mambo and Rhumbas, and it all has that very contagious and danceable groove."

Sunset Wednesdays take place rain or shine! All Sunset Wednesday Concerts are held on the Great Lawn. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved indoors to Armor Hall with overflow space in the Mark Twain Room and the covered terrace behind Wave Hill House.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d7602429ad.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema: The Young Girls of Rochefort (France)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/outdoor-cinema-the-young-girls-of-rochefort-france http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/outdoor-cinema-the-young-girls-of-rochefort-france Date: July 25, 2018

Before the screening, there will be a performance at 7:00 p.m.; the film begins at sundown.

The Young Girls of Rochefort (France)
Directed by Jacques Demy; 1967, 126 mins.
Programmed by Film Forum.

Real-life sisters, uber-gorgeous Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac play twins looking for love. Dancers George Chakiris (West Side Story) and Grover Dale need new partners. Mom Danielle Darrieux mourns lost love Michel Piccoli, who awaits colleague Gene Kelly, who… Mainly non-stop singing and dancing through the sunny streets of the port, rendered in easter egg colors by French musical auteur Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg) with tunes by Michel Legrand. “Lyrical and intricate. Blends romance, drama, comedy, and some aspects of a thriller into a wonderful, mesmerizing whole.” – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

Limited VIP seating is available for Cinema Stars! contributors. Please visit Socrates Sculpture Park's website to make your donation or find out more.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Mon, 21 May 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - Toy Story 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show-toy-story-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show-toy-story-3 Date: July 25, 2018

Pack a picnic, bring a friend (or a few) and settle in for a movie night on the Pier! Open captioned.

Movies are shown each Wednesday from July 11 to August 22. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m.. The movie starts after sunset, at around 8:30 p.m.

Pier I Picture Show Movie Schedule:

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9daad639739.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: July 25, 2018

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. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Lego Batman Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie Date: July 25, 2018

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

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Come early! Before the screening we will have activities related to the movie.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: St. Nicholas Playground South

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M211A St. Nicholas Playground South 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.81111360960000000, -73.94723114420000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b197a23dd1c4.jpg Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/summer-in-the-square Date: July 26, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 26, 2018

Join these morning classes provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.

All ages and levels are welcome. Classes are rain or shine.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4e1c4a664e.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT