NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:37:04 GMT <![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults Date: September 17, 2016

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

This is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program where you can earn a free bike by taking five free classes!

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.71960067749000000, -73.97389984130900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acc6fd2de4.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: September 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: September 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: September 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: September 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Freshkills Park Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/trail-of-the-month-freshkills-park-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/trail-of-the-month-freshkills-park-edition Date: September 18, 2016

Just west of the Greenbelt there is an up-and-coming network of trails to explore. The Greenbelt is teaming up with Freshkills Park for Discovery Day to explore the trails and hills of New York City's landfill-to-park project! We will offer hikes of the future North Park section throughout the day.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/discovery-club-for-families Date: September 18, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's view" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a Park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades 1-4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a Field Notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Space is limited. Advance registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b4eeb09b1.jpg Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: September 18, 2016

Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States, from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books.

This art display, presented by the Tri State Cadillac Dealers, features larger-than-life sculptures crafted from natural materials and set amidst the Garden’s landscape.

Explore the detailed display during the day, discover its surprises after dark, and enjoy special experiences on select dates from Cadillac.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: September 18, 2016

Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Celebrate the season by putting on a festive fall puppet show and having a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse. Guided activities feature making a sprout-a-seed necklace and exploring flowers, fruits, and seeds.

Weekends bring interactive demonstrations featuring bats, reptiles, and other creepy creatures.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day Volunteer Shift]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/discovery-day-volunteer-shift http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/discovery-day-volunteer-shift Date: September 18, 2016

Help visitors explore 700 acres of the future park during this free public event! Assist with event setup, activities, and visitor services.

Free parking is available in the lots near the event entrance at 350 Wild Avenue. A free shuttle will also provide transportation to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George.

Volunteers will receive a free Freshkills Park t-shirt and lunch.

Additional details and instructions will be provided before the event. For more information, please email Fkpvolunteers@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5380

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578e2fcda8ef1.JPG Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/yoga Date: September 18, 2016

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

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: September 18, 2016

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/discovery-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/discovery-day Date: September 18, 2016

At Freshkills Park's Discovery Day, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the otherwise closed site will be open, providing opportunities to explore and learn about the world's largest landfill-to-park project.

Visitors of all ages can bring their own bicycle or borrow one at the park to bike across five miles of paved roadway, including a three-mile loop along meadows and wetland ponds. NYC Audubon, the Staten Island Greenbelt, and others will lead educational walking tours. Due to tide restrictions, kayaking will not be available at this event.

A free shuttle will make trips to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George (Ramp E, Taxi Stand) during the event. Parking will be just outside Freshkills Park in the lots near 350 Wild Avenue in Staten Island. From there, visitors can take a free shuttle bus or walk or bike one mile to the main event area.

Presented by NYC Parks, NYC Department of Sanitation, and the Freshkills Park Alliance.

About Freshkills Park
At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the former Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, the landfill has been covered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities.

Join the mailing list and follow @freshkillspark on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more details. For information about volunteering at the event, email fkpvolunteers@parks.nyc.gov.

Photo by Dimitrios Papanikos.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5380

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578d1775b8ab7.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours Date: September 18, 2016

Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a49a2b3c157.jpg Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bike Practice Session Package]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/bike-new-york-bike-practice-session-package http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/bike-new-york-bike-practice-session-package Date: September 18, 2016

Our free package of a Learn to Ride – Adults class and a Bike Practice Session are designed to get you riding with confidence and competence after just two classes, two hours each, a week apart.

In order to really take advantage of our Learn to Ride class, participants should practice their new skills soon after. Since that may prove difficult for someone who doesn’t have a bike or a safe place to practice, we have packaged together our proven Learn to Ride – Adults class with our new Bike Practice Session, scheduled one week apart at some of our Bike Ed Centers.

Our Bike Practice session is designed for students to further practice the skills they’ve acquired in Learn to Ride. Remember, practice makes perfect!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80941708570300000, -73.91244208812700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ad099a672e.jpg Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Photography Pioneers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/historic-new-york-photography-pioneers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/historic-new-york-photography-pioneers Date: September 18, 2016

Bring your camera and get inspiration from Alice Austen's amazing, historic photos.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct Date: September 18, 2016

During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water we needed to combat the cholera epidemic of the 1880s.

Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City’s oldest bridge (completed in 1848) actually brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan, and allowed our City to grow into the Twentieth Century.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.84251599073000000, -73.92589700222000000 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[32nd Annual Medieval Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/medieval-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/medieval-festival Date: September 18, 2016

Please join us for the 32nd annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages.

Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc., and food will be available for purchase.

Please note: There will be no ATM's on site at the festival.

Most areas are wheelchair accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:30 am 6:00 pm 40.86255254300800000, -73.93273985055600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571149fc22e5e.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Intensati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/shape-up-nyc-intensati http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/shape-up-nyc-intensati Date: September 18, 2016

IntenSati combines affirmations with interval training, martial arts, dance, and yoga.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.84149932861328000 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: September 18, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.

Showcasing fifteen artists whose work draws on the site’s history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the exhibition encompasses artworks of steel, wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and recycled plastics, including augmented-reality interventions and kinetic art choreographed by elements of nature.

Featured artists include Markus Holtby, Fitzhugh Karol, Wendy Klemperer, William Logan, Shannon Novak, Sarah Olson, Sui Park, Camilla Quinn, Audrey Shachnow, Aaron Suggs, Naomi Teppich and Martin Springhetti, Gregory Thielker, Beatrice Wolert, and Christopher Yockey.

Image credit: Audrey Shachnow, The Golden Muse, 2016, marine plywood, threaded rods, acrylic paint, brass hardware. Photograph courtesy of Audrey Shachnow, July, 2016.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: September 18, 2016

In celebration of the centennial of the formal garden, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum invited artists to paint the gardens en plein air on June 9, in conjunction with the annual summer luncheon on the theme of French classical gardens.

Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.

These paintings will be on view at Bartow-Pell from July 1 through September 23.

Featured artists: Michele Basora, Mary Colby, Sofya Dudnik, Elise Fechtmann, C'naan Hamburger, Thomas Legaspi, Sarah Olson, Julie Ortiz, Kim Power, Linda Sacewicz, Greg Thielker, Melanie Vote, and Alice Elisabeth Waite.

There will be an opening reception on July 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with live music from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Image: Mary Colby, The Artist in the Garden, 2016, oil on wood panel, oil sketch, 12 x 14 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: September 18, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 18, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day Volunteer Shift]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/discovery-day-volunteer-shift-1pm5pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/discovery-day-volunteer-shift-1pm5pm Date: September 18, 2016

Help visitors explore 700 acres of the future park during this free public event! Assist with event setup, activities, and visitor services.

Free parking is available in the lots near the event entrance at 350 Wild Avenue. A free shuttle will also provide transportation to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George.

Volunteers will receive a free Freshkills Park t-shirt and lunch.

Additional details and instructions will be provided before the event. For more information, please email Fkpvolunteers@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5380

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578e3152bee6c.jpg Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wildlife of Baisley Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/the-wildlife-of-baisley-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/the-wildlife-of-baisley-pond Date: September 18, 2016

King Manor Museum is pleased to host an exhibit of photographs by local artist Marvenia Knight. The exhibit explores the abundance of wildlife at Baisley Pond in Jamaica, Queens.

Ms. Knight was born in Sunbury, North Carolina, a small rural town surrounded by nature, which inspired her dedication to capturing natural aesthetics and calm in her work. She studied graphic design and photography at Parson New School and Empire State College both in New York City, New York.

Stop by to meet the artist and view her work here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c05cea9324d.jpg Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: September 18, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary opens this Sunday and every Sunday through Thanksgiving of this year.

Come see medicinal herbs growing in their habitat, sacred groves, a pyramid garden, a labyrinth garden, and exciting urban agriculture technologies.

There will be free cooking demonstrations and a Pick Upon Demand Farm Stand from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Curly The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/curly-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/curly-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 18, 2016

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Curly is the talk of the town! Her energetic and interactive style is sure to engage guests in a magical and hilarious experience. Curly’s magical talents and quick wit will keep all guests wondering and laughing!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579660e866fb7.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Smiling Hogshead Ranch Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/smiling-hogshead-ranch-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/smiling-hogshead-ranch-harvest-festival Date: September 18, 2016

Smiling Hogshead Ranch is excited to invite you to our first-ever Harvest Festival, an action-packed event for all ages, featuring cooking workshops, carnival-style games, community cook-off, a raffle, and more!

Over the past five years we have grown from a guerrilla garden into a legitimate NYC urban farm and community space that hosts dozens of free public events and skillshares each year!

We hope to see you on Sunday, September 18!

All proceeds raised will support the Ranch, including paying our annual insurance fees, supporting school tours of the garden, constructing a new greenhouse for season extension, and designing a new community tool-lending library we hope to roll out in 2017!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Smiling Hogshead Ranch

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 2:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74296765434700000, -73.94364686270500000 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:45:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Reception: In Conversation: The Photographs of Alice Austen and Christine Osinski]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/opening-reception-in-conversation-the-photographs-of-alice-austen-and-christine-osinski http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/opening-reception-in-conversation-the-photographs-of-alice-austen-and-christine-osinski Date: September 18, 2016

The work of Alice Austen and Christine Osinski, almost one hundred years apart, comprise a candid look at life on Staten Island. Separated by time and distance, the work of both artists bear marked similarities in subject matter and approach. This exhibition provides an opportunity for both artists to connect through their work.

Members’ Hour: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Public Opening: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c34a49bb498.jpg Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/hike-and-draw Date: September 18, 2016

Relax and de-stress with our new program partner The Art Students League. Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process. Bring a bottle of water and a light-weight portable chair to the Nature Center. From there, we venture out to beautiful sites worth feasting your eyes on with artist Pedro Ramirez.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b36d3ebce18.jpg Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Curly The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/curly-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/curly-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 18, 2016

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Curly is the talk of the town! Her energetic and interactive style is sure to engage guests in a magical and hilarious experience. Curly’s magical talents and quick wit will keep all guests wondering and laughing!

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579660e866fb7.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 18, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will lead a guided walk through Riverside Park South in search of site-specific choreography by movers and shakers of the NYC dance world.

Wear comfortable shoes; the walk is about one mile. Choreographers and dancers will meet post show at Pier i Cafe to celebrate each night.

Featured 2016 Choreographers

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.77819824218750000, -73.98870086669922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f062d1ef276.JPG Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Ant-Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/movies-under-the-stars-ant-man http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/movies-under-the-stars-ant-man Date: September 18, 2016

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

This Marvel film centers on Scott Lang (Paull Rudd), a master thief that is just released from prison. He's recruited and trained by Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to steal back Pym’s scientific secrets before they fall into the wrong hands of power. To accomplish this dangerous task, Lang is given a suit that allows him to shrink in size, possess superhuman strength and control an army of ants, becoming, Ant-Man.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: On the hill behind the playground (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.64015556021600000, -74.03113603591900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b2319e0493f.jpg Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Shadow Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/shadow-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/shadow-puppet-show Date: September 18, 2016

Join Miss C. & Company as exquisitely hand-crafted, two-dimensional puppets come to life through enchanting theatrical narrative alongside original score, transporting adults and children alike into the fairy tale realm.

Visit midnightradioshow.org to learn more about additional performances!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Madison Street Community Garden

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.68890687916800000, -73.91899434358600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c87b734d35b.jpg Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman Date: September 19, 2016

The Conference House Association presents "Franklin". In this exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) had already signed The Declaration of Independence when he visited the Bentley Manor (now The Conference House) with John Adams and Edward Rutledge in 1776. There, they met with King George III's representative Admiral Richard Lord Howe in the only Peace Conference held during the American Revolution.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d877567c33f.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: September 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/am-stretch Date: September 19, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 19, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the Park's northernmost highlights, including Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708024fda209.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harlem River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/its-my-park-at-harlem-river-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/its-my-park-at-harlem-river-park Date: September 19, 2016

Looking for a great way to start the week? This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Trash Hero New York to weed and do general clean up at Harlem River Park. Come discover and help care for this section of the Northern Manhattan shoreline. We look forward to cleaning up this unique waterfront park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (816) 365-3809

Location: 135th Street Entrance (in Harlem River Park)

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M208G Harlem River Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81100082397500000, -73.93440246582000000 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 19, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/bryant-park-piano Date: September 19, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 19, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Brooklyn (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-north Date: September 19, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Brooklyn. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4aeb43a8.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: September 19, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Manhattan. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[BK Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/bk-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/bk-boot-camp Date: September 19, 2016

Come to a BK Boot Camp class for a full body workout appropriate for adults of all ages and fitness levels.

Participants can arrive as early at 6:30 p.m. WOODstack representatives will be on-site as early as 6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by WOODstack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Paerdegat Park

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B218 Paerdegat Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.63809967041015600, -73.93810272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47b2a3e49f.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Cage Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/cage-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/cage-yoga Date: September 19, 2016

Cage Yoga is a wellness session that gets its name from the distinct and beautiful settings of our classes within the natural and energy-filled parks of NYC, enhanced by a sensory and auditory experience that only Sound Off™ can deliver. Cage Yoga presented by WOODstack is a wellness experience for the community unlike any other!

These guided yoga sessions use wireless Sound Off™ headphones to connect with practitioners. External distractions are eliminated as only the music and instructor’s voice are heard through the headphones.

Participants can arrive as early at 6:30 p.m.. WOODstack representatives will be on-site at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65919876098600000, -73.88749694824200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47cb871216.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/retro-basketball Date: September 19, 2016

Senior members ages 55 and older are invited to play basketball and compete.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 20, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

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

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

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 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at The High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/meditation Date: September 20, 2016

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

RSVP today!

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

About our partners

Integral Yoga Institute of New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the practice and teachings of Integral Yoga, as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda. These teachings facilitate an easeful body, a peaceful mind, a useful life and, ultimately, the realization of one's true Self. Integral Yoga encourages interfaith harmony by respecting all the world's faiths with the goal to promote peace in the individual and in the world.

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization named after Swami Sivananda, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century and founded by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda. Their mission is to spread peace, health and joy through yoga.

On the last Tuesday of every month, join our special guest meditation leaders:

  • June 28 – Emily Fletcher, Ziva Meditation
  • July 26 – John McIlwain, Garrison Institute
  • August 30 – Ben Turshen
  • September 27 – Jeff Kober

Support
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 22nd Street Seating Steps (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74670028686500000, -74.00569915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575073560e5ec.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Beginner Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/free-beginner-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/free-beginner-tai-chi-classes Date: September 20, 2016

Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. Dress comfortably and join us across the street from the Crotona Park Tennis Courts located at 1700 Crotona Avenue.

If it rains, we'll meet at the Claremont Center at 489 East 169th St (corner of Third Avenue and 169th Street).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 708-3863

Location: Crotona Tennis House & Courts (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.83990097045898400, -73.89530181884766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ae3a79badfd.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreams of Color Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/dreams-of-color-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/dreams-of-color-exhibition Date: September 20, 2016

Former danseur with Ballet de Puerto Rico, Ernesto Camacho will present his debut exhibition, “Dreams of Color,” throughout the month. "Dreams of Color" is an exhibition that celebrates dancers of color, in the world of ballet.

Ballet has been seen, for the most part, with dancers of one hue. Within the last few decades, a crop of new dancers has introduced the beauty of diversity in one of the world’s most beautiful and powerful art forms, ballet.

Ernesto has exhibited at various galleries in New York City and Connecticut. He has won awards throughout the years including, the 15th Annual Brio Award, from the Bronx Council on The Arts, and First Prize in Bohemia Beers Kahlo Challenge, in which his painting became part of Bohemia Beer’s permanent collection. His paintings have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Manhattan Arts International, Manhattan Times, the Advocate, and the Greenwich Times.

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 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c8682d34e58.JPG Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/fitness-walk Date: September 20, 2016

Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to 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 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/tai-chi-class Date: September 20, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi at The High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/tai-chi Date: September 20, 2016

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

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

RSVP here!

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

About Taoist Tai Chi Society
The Taoist Tai Chi Society is the largest non-profit Tai Chi organization in the world, practicing in 26 countries. Taoist Tai Chi is an exercise for health and relaxation, and can be practiced by people of any age or fitness level. Developed by the Taoist Society's founder, Master Moy Lin Shin, a 108 move "set" is specifically designed to improve health. Stretching, full range of motion, and the continuous turning of the spine distinguish this art at the physical level. Join us and learn the first few moves.

Partners
In partnership with Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Support
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Under the Standard (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74078269849600000, -74.00861740112300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57507524dd165.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Audubon New York's For the Birds! Volunteer Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/audubon-new-yorks-for-the-birds-volunteer-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/audubon-new-yorks-for-the-birds-volunteer-training Date: September 20, 2016

Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a 4, 8 or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades 2 through 4 learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community. For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager: rsantangelo@audubon.org 212-979-3077. Our next new volunteer training will be September 20th, 2016 from 9:30am – noon.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-09-20 2016-09-20 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c0376aef21f.jpg Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: September 20, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the early fall! Free, Drop in Sports programming at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park Tues-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm for youths aged 7-14 years old.

Flag Football will be offered on Tues/Thurs 2:30pm-4:30pm. A variety of sports and programming will be offered at other times.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-09-20 2016-09-20 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: September 20, 2016

Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States, from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books.

This art display, presented by the Tri State Cadillac Dealers, features larger-than-life sculptures crafted from natural materials and set amidst the Garden’s landscape.

Explore the detailed display during the day, discover its surprises after dark, and enjoy special experiences on select dates from Cadillac.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-20 2016-09-20 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: September 20, 2016

Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Celebrate the season by putting on a festive fall puppet show and having a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse. Guided activities feature making a sprout-a-seed necklace and exploring flowers, fruits, and seeds.

Weekends bring interactive demonstrations featuring bats, reptiles, and other creepy creatures.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-20 2016-09-20 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 20, 2016

Bryant Park Yoga is returning for its 13th season! Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning or Thursday evening class in this flagship series presented by Athleta, with instructors curated by Yoga Journal.

Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats—no need to bring your own.

RSVP now at Eventbrite! Walk-ins are also welcome.

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 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman Date: September 20, 2016

The Conference House Association presents "Franklin". In this exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) had already signed The Declaration of Independence when he visited the Bentley Manor (now The Conference House) with John Adams and Edward Rutledge in 1776. There, they met with King George III's representative Admiral Richard Lord Howe in the only Peace Conference held during the American Revolution.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d877567c33f.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/am-stretch Date: September 20, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: September 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint It Up: Acrylic Paint]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/paint-it-up-acrylic-paint http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/paint-it-up-acrylic-paint Date: September 20, 2016

Create a vibrant painting using acrylic paints.

This program is for adults with a real interest in creating art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Brooklyn (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-south Date: September 20, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Brooklyn. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Turf Field (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65659332275390600, -73.90232086181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4b6c552d.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 20, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bryant-park-piano Date: September 20, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Bronx (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/instructional-flag-football-bronx-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/instructional-flag-football-bronx-north Date: September 20, 2016

Please apply if you're interested in the NYC Parks Citywide Flag Football League in the Bronx.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: Hunts Point

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2016-09-20 2016-09-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81549835205078000, -73.88909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a3ba69e6084.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: September 20, 2016

Create miniature Zen works of art (4"x6" or less) using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, and ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Unlimited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/sports-unlimited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/sports-unlimited Date: September 20, 2016

Girls and boys ages 6-17 are invited to join our experienced staff for organized play in Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, dodgeball, flag football and handball!

For more information, pleae contact Sheroly Jones at (718) 367-3657 or sheroly.jones@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 20, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: September 20, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Manhattan. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/instructional-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/instructional-flag-football Date: September 20, 2016

The NYC Flag Football League takes place across the city every fall from September through November. The league welcomes both boys and girls ages 8-17 to take part in drills, strategy, and game play. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. To register or for more information, please call 718-351-7923 or email James.destefano@parks.nyc.gov. Flag football is a free program with rolling registration. The program takes place on Father Capodanno Blvd. Please contact James for more details about the program location.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 20, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-tango Date: September 20, 2016

Tuesday night Tango is extended by popular demand!

Spend an evening with NYC Parks and Strictly Tango. Strictly Tango NYC Dance School brings the “authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling”! Enjoy the beautiful sounds of tango.

Dance classes are for beginners and the open dance is for all levels.

In partnership with Strictly Tango, a premier authentic Argentine Tango school. Visit their website at learnargentinetango.com to learn more.

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 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743431503d3.JPG Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/zumba-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/zumba-in-the-park Date: September 20, 2016

Zumba is the perfect way to have fun while working out! Zumba classes on Randall's Island combine uplifting music, dancing, and energy with beautiful views and fresh air outdoors.

Come join the fun!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ac7ceb874d8.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/stargazing Date: September 20, 2016

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 5, and Tuesday, October 25.

Viewing times and locations along the High Line are subject to change due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3:00 p.m.

Stay for dinner and dessert after checking out the celestial sights.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571691c3e07e6.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with Viva]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-bodyroll-workout-with-viva http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-bodyroll-workout-with-viva Date: September 20, 2016

Summer on the Hudson brings Bodyroll, a 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body with slamming moves and banging grooves that will get you looking [and feeling] suppa duppa fly, to the Upper West Side! Dress to impress.

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 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59d6c4cfd1.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: September 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-09-20 2016-09-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bryant-park-poetry Date: September 20, 2016

Join Bryant Park Corp. for an evening of poetry, featuring Bryan Borland, Ocean Vuong, Michael Klein, Francine J. Harris, and Richie Hofmann.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[BK Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bk-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/bk-boot-camp Date: September 20, 2016

Come to a BK Boot Camp class for a full body workout appropriate for adults of all ages and fitness levels.

Participants can arrive as early at 6:30 p.m. WOODstack representatives will be on-site as early as 6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by WOODstack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47b2a3e49f.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Cage Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/cage-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/cage-yoga Date: September 20, 2016

Cage Yoga is a wellness session that gets its name from the distinct and beautiful settings of our classes within the natural and energy-filled parks of NYC, enhanced by a sensory and auditory experience that only Sound Off™ can deliver. Cage Yoga presented by WOODstack is a wellness experience for the community unlike any other!

These guided yoga sessions use wireless Sound Off™ headphones to connect with practitioners. External distractions are eliminated as only the music and instructor’s voice are heard through the headphones.

Participants can arrive as early at 6:30 p.m.. WOODstack representatives will be on-site at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Paerdegat Park

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B218 Paerdegat Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.63809967041015600, -73.93810272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47cb871216.jpg Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Angry Birds Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/movies-under-the-stars-the-angry-birds-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/movies-under-the-stars-the-angry-birds-movie Date: September 20, 2016

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

This animated adaptation of the hugely popular video-game series follows three avian friends as they put their anger to good use by fighting back against a hostile force. Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), and Bomb (Danny McBride) are all outcasts who don't quite fit in on Bird Island, a community of flightless fowl who pride themselves on staying positive and cheerful at all times. The trio hit it off after meeting at an anger-management class, and are the only birds who seem even remotely suspicious when a group of green pigs arrive on their island.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Jacob Schiff Playground (in Jacob H. Schiff Playground)

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M223 Jacob H. Schiff Playground 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.82049942016601600, -73.95200347900390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d6d7d3b13c8.jpg Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: September 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: September 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: September 20, 2016

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: September 21, 2016

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace.

Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back—and seeing results.

No equipment is necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-21 2016-09-21 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101a776c8da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Beginner Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/free-beginner-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/free-beginner-tai-chi-classes Date: September 21, 2016

Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. Dress comfortably and join us across the street from the Crotona Park Tennis Courts located at 1700 Crotona Avenue.

If it rains, we'll meet at the Claremont Center at 489 East 169th St (corner of Third Avenue and 169th Street).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 708-3863

Location: Crotona Tennis House & Courts (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-09-21 2016-09-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.83990097045898400, -73.89530181884766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ae3a79badfd.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: September 21, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-09-21 2016-09-21 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/walking-meditation Date: September 21, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-21 2016-09-21 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreams of Color Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/dreams-of-color-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/dreams-of-color-exhibition Date: September 21, 2016

Former danseur with Ballet de Puerto Rico, Ernesto Camacho will present his debut exhibition, “Dreams of Color,” throughout the month. "Dreams of Color" is an exhibition that celebrates dancers of color, in the world of ballet.

Ballet has been seen, for the most part, with dancers of one hue. Within the last few decades, a crop of new dancers has introduced the beauty of diversity in one of the world’s most beautiful and powerful art forms, ballet.

Ernesto has exhibited at various galleries in New York City and Connecticut. He has won awards throughout the years including, the 15th Annual Brio Award, from the Bronx Council on The Arts, and First Prize in Bohemia Beers Kahlo Challenge, in which his painting became part of Bohemia Beer’s permanent collection. His paintings have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Manhattan Arts International, Manhattan Times, the Advocate, and the Greenwich Times.

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 2016-09-21 2016-09-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c8682d34e58.JPG Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: September 21, 2016

Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States, from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books.

This art display, presented by the Tri State Cadillac Dealers, features larger-than-life sculptures crafted from natural materials and set amidst the Garden’s landscape.

Explore the detailed display during the day, discover its surprises after dark, and enjoy special experiences on select dates from Cadillac.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-21 2016-09-21 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: September 21, 2016

Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Celebrate the season by putting on a festive fall puppet show and having a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse. Guided activities feature making a sprout-a-seed necklace and exploring flowers, fruits, and seeds.

Weekends bring interactive demonstrations featuring bats, reptiles, and other creepy creatures.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-21 2016-09-21 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:33 EDT