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 Sun, 31 Jul 2016 00:19:00 GMT <![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: July 30, 2016

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 60 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listened to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

Heather Forest will share the Japanese story "Three Strong Women" and LuAnn Adams will share the South African story "Magic Fish".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/birding Date: July 30, 2016

Go birding with the Urban Park Rangers at Bush Terminal Park, a waterfront park that recently opened in Brooklyn!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Bush Terminal Piers Park (in Bush Terminal Park)

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BT15 Bush Terminal Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.65469748162600000, -74.01706337928800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults Date: July 30, 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! Learn to Ride - Adults is a required class in Bike New York's Earn-A-Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57680f97e3a81.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics Date: July 30, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 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 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71960067749000000, -73.97389984130900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57681a3010c15.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-kids Date: July 30, 2016

Learn to Ride 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! Learn to Ride is a required class in Bike New York's Earn-A-Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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B294 Jackie Robinson Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68019866943400000, -73.92769622802700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57681d616cb8c.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Designing a Children’s Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/greenthumb-workshop-designing-a-childrens-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/greenthumb-workshop-designing-a-childrens-garden Date: July 30, 2016

Huge sunflowers, purple hyacinth bean, and bitter gourd are just a few of the colorful and magical crops you can grow to interest young children in gardening. Come to Keap Fourth Community Garden and learn about great crops and structures that you can design for a thriving children’s garden.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Keap Fourth Community Garden

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2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70899963378906000, -73.95480346679688000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/community-paddle Date: July 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Bronx River Alliance on a canoe trip within estuary of the Bronx River.

Suitable for beginners and families.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d08fb7cbf29.JPG Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: July 30, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/tai-chi Date: July 30, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park Date: July 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Chelsea Park, kids will take part in a softball program! They'll learn everything there is to know about softball and how to play. To find out more, please call (212) 408-0243.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt Date: July 30, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Greenbelt, on the outdoor playing fields behind the recreation center, kids will learn all about street hockey and basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: July 30, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of reusable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 30, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 30, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Up & Go! Family Adventure Race Manhattan 11AM]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/get-up-go-family-adventure-race-manhattan-11am http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/get-up-go-family-adventure-race-manhattan-11am Date: July 30, 2016

Supported by New York Road Runners

This exciting and FREE parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all! Open to children ages 8-12 and their parents.

The timed races take place on a course featuring 12 activity stations where team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line.

View a sample course here.

Meeting Location: Seaman Ave and West 207th St.

Races at 10 AM, 11 AM & 12 PM.

Register at www.CityParksFoundation.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Inwood Hill Park,Dyckman St. & Hudson River Manhattan, 10034 (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000; 40.87300109863300000, -73.92539978027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5797e749cecaa.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Up & Go! Family Adventure Race Manhattan 12PM]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/get-up-go-family-adventure-race-manhattan-12pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/get-up-go-family-adventure-race-manhattan-12pm Date: July 30, 2016

Supported by New York Road Runners

This exciting and FREE parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all! Open to children ages 8-12 and their parents.

The timed races take place on a course featuring 12 activity stations where team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line.

View a sample course here.

Meeting Location: Seaman Ave and West 207th St.

Races at 10 AM, 11 AM & 12 PM.

Register at www.CityParksFoundation.org

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Inwood Hill Park,Dyckman St. & Hudson River Manhattan, 10034 (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000; 40.87300109863300000, -73.92539978027300000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Strong Man/Woman Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ocean-breeze-strong-manwoman-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ocean-breeze-strong-manwoman-competition Date: July 30, 2016

This competition is for men and women interested in testing their strength through various weight lifting challenges.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: July 30, 2016

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are designed for kids (ages 5 to 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Activity Day: Colonial Ice Cream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/family-activity-day-colonial-ice-cream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/family-activity-day-colonial-ice-cream Date: July 30, 2016

Take a break from the summer heat and make your own colonial inspired ice cream! Learn all about the history of ice cream during the 1700s, and the many different unusual flavors colonists enjoyed. Then, make your own colonial-flavored ice cream, such as lavender, or a classic flavor, like vanilla.

Free with museum admission! Advanced registration is recommended. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: July 30, 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 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: July 30, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Photographer Jane Goodrich: New York Is My Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/photographer-jane-goodrich-new-york-is-my-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/photographer-jane-goodrich-new-york-is-my-playground Date: July 30, 2016

Take a spin on Le Carousel and pat the heads of the NYPL lions Patience and Fortitude, as photographer Jane Goodrich shares her latest works and takes us on a parade around the park to prove New York City is truly for kids of all ages.

Please note: a free carrousel ride is offered for on-timers to the event only

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575ae00d862ad.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[8th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/8th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/8th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-jazz-concert Date: July 30, 2016

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust, NYC Parks, and the Michels family in honoring the late Council Member Stan Michels at the eighth annual Memorial Jazz Concert. Enjoy live jazz by local impresario Marjorie Eliot and her ensemble underneath the majestic elms on the promenade, alongside the beautiful Heather Garden and overlooking the Hudson River.

Stan Michels represented Northern Manhattan in the City Council for 24 years from 1978 through 2001. He was chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, and his legislative record was notable for his work fighting on behalf of tenants for the expansion of the city’s recycling program, for the protection of our water supply and cleaner air, and against childhood lead poisoning, smoking in public places, and unreasonable noise. He was also a steadfast advocate for parks, allocating over $50 million for park improvements in Washington Heights, Inwood, and Harlem, including virtually every playground in his district. The promenade where this concert is being held was named in his honor shortly before he passed away on August 1, 2008.

We hope you can be with us to remember Stan on the eighth anniversary of his passing.

This program will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Rain Location: Fort Washington Collegiate Church Fellowship Hall located at 729 West 181st Street at Fort Washington Avenue.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86009979248047000, -73.93370056152344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e9c8a883e9a.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 30, 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 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 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[Ashford Learning Garden Getting it Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ashford-learning-garden-getting-it-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ashford-learning-garden-getting-it-together Date: July 30, 2016

Join Ashford Learning Garden for a day of enjoyment and learning about the garden. It will be a fun-filled day for all with face painting, arts and crafts, singing, and music.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ashford Learning Center

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2016-07-30 2016-07-30 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67401320000000000, -73.88514810000000000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/community-rowing Date: July 30, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/goalball Date: July 30, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played wih a ball with bells inside and two teams of three who are blindfolded.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. A recreation center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/historical-tour-south1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/historical-tour-south1 Date: July 30, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique, and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it became.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f0b94e8be.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel Date: July 30, 2016

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

With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574339180a448.png Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Young Dancemakers Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/young-dancemakers-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/young-dancemakers-company Date: July 30, 2016

For a debut performance at Socrates Sculpture Park, teen dancers from the Young Dancemakers Company will present original danceworks as part of their citywide tour. With a mix of roving and on-site performances, teens create expressive choreography with vital themes that are relevant, mindful, witty, and fun. This dynamic group blends live and recorded music with excerpts from their repertoire by renowned master choreographers. For the 2016 tour, students learn and perform an excerpt by Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Continental Knit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/continental-knit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/continental-knit Date: July 30, 2016

Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.

Learn to create garter stitch, stiockinette stitch, seed stitch, moss stitch, and ribbing.

Beginners are welcome.

Materials needed: 1 skein light colored #4 yarn, 1 pair short knitting needles #8, tapestry needle for weaving, and measuring tape.

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 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: July 30, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, 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 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 30, 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 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artists: Amie Cunat and Joiri Minaya]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/meet-the-artists-amie-cunat-and-joiri-minaya http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/meet-the-artists-amie-cunat-and-joiri-minaya Date: July 30, 2016

Meet Sunroom Project Space artists Amie Cunat and Joiri Minaya. Cunat considers the boundaries defining the Sunroom as an interior space from which to observe the natural world beyond, her site-specific wall painting encompasses the Sunroom in a kind of anti-camouflage.

In the Sun Porch, Joiri Minaya’s installation of hanging objects depicts digitally-manipulated images found by searching “Dominican women” on Google, in poses that can be perceived as exotic and obedient to foreign fantasies, yet seeming assertive and self-confident. As viewers move through the space, they are encouraged to take and share selfies on social media.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773ece011adf.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults1 Date: July 30, 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! Learn to Ride - Adults is a required class in Bike New York's Earn-A-Bike program.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Gershwin School (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66010320900800000, -73.88643515110100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576819936efd5.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bonkerz-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bonkerz-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: July 30, 2016

Every Saturday, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Bonkerz The Clown
He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57488f89bee03.png Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 30, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts and crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more. Kids will design and decorate paper fans

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 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Idlewild Birding by Canoe Excursion (advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/rangers-choice-idlewild-birding-by-canoe-excursion-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/rangers-choice-idlewild-birding-by-canoe-excursion-advanced Date: July 30, 2016

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

On this program, enjoy a paddle in the wetlands of Jamaica Bay and view the incredible birds of this habitat.

Prior canoe or kayaking experience is required. This event is available to ages 8 and older only. Participants are chosen via lottery. To register, please visit our Event Registration page from July 13 through 20.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Idlewild Park

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Q392 Idlewild Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.65250015258789000, -73.75489807128906000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Suite Summer Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/suite-summer-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/suite-summer-festival Date: July 30, 2016

In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival gathers compelling professional dance companies from New York City and beyond to create a diverse dance experience in Queens. The seventh annual festival will offer two distinct programs to be held over three days. The free, site-specific performances will invite the audience to rove around the park and participate in an immersive dance experience. Suite Summer Festival will take place over three days with performances as follows:

  • Friday, July 29: Program I - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Satruday, July 30: Program II - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 31: Program 1 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Program II - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: July 30, 2016

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

With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57433920e0789.png Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bonkerz-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bonkerz-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 Date: July 30, 2016

Every Saturday, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57488f960da3d.png Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[What the Health Should I Eat? - Botanical Cocktail Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/what-the-health-should-i-eat-botanical-cocktail-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/what-the-health-should-i-eat-botanical-cocktail-making Date: July 30, 2016

Make delicious summer cocktails that are also good for your health! Join registered dietitian and mixologist Maegan Ratliff, and partner Kate Mammolito, for this hands-on workshop to learn simple cocktail recipes that are not only tasty, but are packed with healthy, local ingredients to improve your overall well-being. This workshop includes a tour of Queens Botanical Garden's farm, followed by mingling in the garden.

This workshop is for adults 21+ only; registration is required at botanicalcocktailmaking.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-30 2016-07-30 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ad86fea648.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 30, 2016

Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts.

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. This one-hour performance includes a Q & A session with the musicians.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available. Visit bargemusic.org for more!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bargemusic (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57605f18d1ebb.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Euripides Summer Festival 2016 Presents Cyclops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-cyclops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-cyclops Date: July 30, 2016

This comic dramatization, based on an episode from Book IX of Homer’s The Odyssey, is Euripides’ only extant satyr play.

On their way back to Ithaca, Odysseus and his companions confront the cyclops Polyphemus before escaping from Sicily.

Enjoy a fully-staged production with music and dance presented by the American Thymele Theatre without intermission. To view the full lineup, please visit AmericanThymeleTheatre.yolasite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 781-3631

Location: The East River Park Amphitheater (in John V. Lindsay East River Park )

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71116478829400000, -73.97778439521800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57601bdc3c1dc.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Blue Heron Park, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/family-camping-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/family-camping-staten-island Date: July 30, 2016

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery please visit our Event Registration page from July 12 through July 19.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with Taulant Mehmeti]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert1 Date: July 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This summer, join us in the park for free jazz concerts, featuring Taulant Mehmeti.

Join us in the park for a free jazz concert featuring Taulant Mehmeti. As a youngster in war-torn Kosovo, Mehmeti amazed local audiences with his
songwriting talent and musicianship. Under the mentorship of renowned local jazz guitarist Armend Xhaferi, he developed into a leading jazz player in
Kosovo and Albania. Now an active performer on the New York scene, Mehmeti has played, as a leader and a sideman, in venues including Blue Note, B.B.Kings and Iridium just to name a few.

The School of Jazz at The New School, founded in 1986, is one of the most influential institutions of its kind. The quality and uniqueness of the school lie in its artist-as-mentor approach to learning, its progressive curriculum, small ensemble-based performance, a stellar faculty composed of artist-practitioners, and our access to unique musical opportunities throughout New York City.

Rain or shine!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577be44c32203.jpg Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ladies of the Bronx: Herstory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ladies-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ladies-of-the-bronx Date: July 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to tonight's weather forecast we will be postponing this event until a later date.

Women in hip hop are something to celebrate! This summer Rhodebeck Community Garden is hosting three unique events celebrating the music, visual art, and dance that make hip-hop culture so rich! The last Saturday of June, July, and August we will celebrate one of the pillars of this great culture!

Our July 30, the Bronx Graffiti Art Gallery and Hush Hip Hop Tours will bring color to the garden with Herstory, a visual celebration of woman graffiti writers' and artists' contributions to New York City graffiti.

Activites to include painting on t-shirts, participating in a traveling community mural, artist discussion, DJ Lady Love on the tables, and more!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Mildred T. Rhodebeck Garden (Garden of Eden)

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2016-07-30 2016-07-30 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.82148478095400000, -73.88943451653300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5702b1737a27d.jpg Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Mycoremediation and Medicinal Mushrooms by Tradd Cotter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/mycoremediation-and-medicinal-mushrooms-by-tradd-cotter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/mycoremediation-and-medicinal-mushrooms-by-tradd-cotter Date: July 30, 2016

We have Tradd Cotter, a leading mycologist and microbiologist working in mycoremediation, coming this weekend for a workshop and he has offered to do an additional public presentation on medicinal mushrooms this coming Saturday.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Brooklyn Boat Club

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2016-07-30 2016-07-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73823740000000000, -73.95320470000000000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Gibney Dance in Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/gibney-dance-in-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/gibney-dance-in-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: July 30, 2016

Gibney Dance goes outdoors this summer! Join us for sunset performances on the river, class in the grass, and other dance happenings set against the Manhattan skyline.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576062a56592a.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party Date: July 30, 2016

Roller skate under the stars with Lola Star.

Lola Star and her crew of fabulous burlesque dancers, roller derby stars, dance skaters, and colorful performers will host pop-up roller disco party at the newly renovated Roller Rink at Beach 108th Street. Skate to incredible retro 70s, 80s, and 90s skate classics as the sun sets, the wave of the ocean crash beside you, and the salty sea air drifts through the rink.

Bring your own skates or rent a pair for $8.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 731-7593

Location: Beach 108th Street Roller Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761943908b6d.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[National Moth Week Lecture and Light Trapping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/national-moth-week-lecture-light-trapping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/national-moth-week-lecture-light-trapping Date: July 30, 2016

Christine Johnson from the American Museum of Natural History will present a short lecture about moths and butterflies—what kind of insects they are, how they are different, why they are important, what plants they need to survive, and what we might find in the garden this night.

Then, we will set up a special light trap next to the native pollinator plant field, seeded over the past three years by donations from the Butterfly Project, to see what moths come to the light!

David Jakim from the Metropolitan Monarch Alliance will talk about monarchs and how to save them. There will also be caterpillars of the tobacco hornworm to see and touch! Take pictures and send them to National Moth Week Citizen Science to show them what moths we have in NYC!

Please note: The event is free and open to everyone of all ages but refreshments will be available at a low price.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pleasant Village Community Garden

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2016-07-30 2016-07-30 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79660034179687500, -73.93160247802734000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-macbeth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-macbeth Date: July 30, 2016

See a free performance of this classic Shakespeare play presented by Classical Theatre of Harlem.

Performances will take place on Tuesdays through Sundays. Friday's performances will begin at 8:30 p.m. No performance on Mondays.

In Association with SummerStage By William Shakespeare, Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578e5c8d5e82f.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights Date: July 30, 2016

NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Join us to explore the evening sky. Urban Park Rangers will use binoculars, telescopes, and the naked eye to explore the autumn night sky. All equipment provided. Feel free to bring your own binoculars or telescopes and set them up next to the experts.

About the Urban Park Rangers: The Urban Park Rangers foster stewardship for New York City parks and connect New Yorkers to the natural world through environmental education, outdoor recreation, wildlife management and active conservation.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57753fe44ba26.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/astronomy Date: July 30, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Malcolm X (1992)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-malcolm-x-1992 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-malcolm-x-1992 Date: July 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outdoors.

Come to Martin Luther King Jr. Playground to watch a free screening of Malcolm X, writer-director Spike Lee's epic portrayal of the life and times of the slain civil rights leader Malcolm X. The son of a Baptist preacher who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, Malcolm Little (Denzel Washington) was raised by foster parents after his mother was deemed clinically insane; as an adult, he turned to a life of crime, which leads to his imprisonment on burglary charges. In jail, Little receives epiphany in the form of an introduction to Islam; he is especially taken with the lessons of Elijah Mohammed, who comes to him in a vision. Adopting the name 'Malcolm X' as a rejection of the 'Little' surname, he meets the real Elijah Mohammed (Al Freeman, Jr.) upon exiting prison, and begins work as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Rated PG-13

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Playground (in Martin Luther King Jr. Park)

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M198 Martin Luther King Jr. Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.80020141601600000, -73.95040130615200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579236214717f.jpg Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Cinderella (2015)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-cinderella-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-cinderella-2015 Date: July 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars Lily James as the put-upon young women forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after her father dies unexpectedly. Forced to do every menial chore imaginable, Ella maintains her good spirits and eventually strikes up a friendship with a stranger in the woods who turns out to be the prince. When the royal court holds a gala ball, Cinderella wants nothing more to attend, and although her stepmother won't allow it, she gets help from a surprising source.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ea78f3bb40.jpg Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Monsters University]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-monsters-university http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-monsters-university Date: July 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Take a trip back in time to when star Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice of John Goodman) were just two promising young students at Monsters University in this frightfully fun Disney/Pixar prequel. Long before they were lurking in closets for a living, Mike and Sulley were just two Scaring majors at Monsters University, dreaming of the day they would make children shriek in terror. When their heated competition to be the most fearsome in their class gets out of hand, however, Mike and Sulley find themselves ejected from the prestigious Scare Program, and they are forced to seek the aid of their oddball friends in order to get their education back on track.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Kivlehan Park

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2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.55902800000000000, -74.10249150000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ea83c54cb7.jpg Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world Date: July 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

In this thrilling fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" franchise, two young brothers visit their Aunt Claire who's an executive at Jurassic World, a theme park populated with genetically resurrected dinosaurs. But chaos erupts when a newly created dino escapes its enclosure, forcing the park's animal behaviorist Owen Grady to save the day.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Haffen Park

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X196 Haffen Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.87322998046875000, -73.83770751953125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576d884b68dc3.jpg Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-grease Date: July 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

1950s teens Danny (John Travolta) and Australian transfer Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) spend their "Summer Nights" falling in love, but once fall comes, it's back to Rydell High and its cliques. As one of the bad-boy T-Birds, Danny has to act cool for best pal Kenickie (Jeff Conaway) and their leather-clad mates Sonny (Michael Tucci) and Doody (Barry Pearl, in the role Travolta played on-stage).

Know Before You Go
Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5751c31290c24.jpg Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia1 Date: July 30, 2016

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

When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the Zootopia police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:45 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. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:45 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:45 pm 10:30 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577b15cded0f5.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: July 31, 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 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 31, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will get your chi flowing each week when you join Silvana Pizzuti at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Plaza to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: July 31, 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 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: July 31, 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 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: July 31, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of reusable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park),McCarren Park Track - Bayard St. and Union Ave. Entrance (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000; 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 31, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1ed580fb7.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/yoga1 Date: July 31, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy, and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss.

All levels are welcome; participants should bring their own mats. Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773ed38317b4.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Delicate Dragonfly Wings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/family-art-project-delicate-dragonfly-wings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/family-art-project-delicate-dragonfly-wings Date: July 31, 2016

Study these ancient insects and see them fly upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hover in mid-air. Collect transparent materials and create brightly colored, metallic—even stained-glass-like—delicate, shimmering wings that mimic those of the dragonfly!

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773ed76a1196.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/landmark Date: July 31, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/yoga Date: July 31, 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 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: July 31, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers may assist with caring for tree beds and garden beds, or general park clean up. We look forward to caring for the park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67380142211900000, -73.94390106201200000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[FULL: Bring Your Own Bike World's Fair History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/bring-your-own-bike-worlds-fair-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/bring-your-own-bike-worlds-fair-history-tour Date: July 31, 2016

This event is now full.

Bring your bike and helmet and join us for Flushing Meadow Corona Park's first World's Fair history tour by bike. Docent volunteers will guide the ride and talk about a dozen of the more than 40 World's Fair sites and relics in the park, from the well-known Unisphere and New York State Pavilion to the lesser known locations of the "Underground Home", Westinghouse Time Capsules, and 2,000-year-old Column of Jerash.

Please note: The ride is free, but registration is highly recommended and space is limited. To register, please email your name and the number of riders to vickie.karp@parks.nyc.gov, or call (718) 760-6437. Riders will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

A bottle of water and sunscreen are highly recommended. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578005dc40935.jpg Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/checkmate-101 Date: July 31, 2016

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630c10a6326.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: July 31, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Come learn about an oft-misunderstood member of our local habitat—the urban coyote.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/highbridge-park-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/highbridge-park-history Date: July 31, 2016

Named after New York City’s oldest bridge, Highbridge Park is home to an unusual geologic makeup and an early engineering marvel that greet visitors who stroll the pathways north and south. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the park as these stories are told.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 165th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.83787034820500000, -73.93638586998000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5762ece4b50bb.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids at Brooklyn Bridge Park: Meet the Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-meet-the-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-meet-the-animals Date: July 31, 2016

Join Volunteers for Wildlife to meet the animals on the Pier 6 lawns!

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57587fae2159d.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/youth-volleyball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/youth-volleyball-clinics Date: July 31, 2016

Learn how to play volleyball at our open clinics for kids! Recommended for ages four to 10.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5764461bd0d85.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bike Path Cruise Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/bike-new-york-bike-path-cruise-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/bike-new-york-bike-path-cruise-ride Date: July 31, 2016

Bike Path Cruise Rides are a partnership between Bike New York and Five Boro Bicycle Club (5BBC) to give novice adult cyclists more opportunities to sharpen their skills. Join experienced 5BBC ride leaders for short, easy, mostly flat group rides. You can bring your own bike, or borrow one of Bike New York’s. Meet other novice cyclists, explore new scenic areas of New York City. All rides start and finish at one of Bike New York’s Community Education Centers. This is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57680d7936855.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults Date: July 31, 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! Learn to Ride: Adults is a required class in Bike New York's Earn-A-Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57681c71899ce.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/meditation Date: July 31, 2016

Take a moment to connect with your inner self while practicing peace and mindfulness. Classic sessions include instruction in simple techniques, followed by 20 to 30 minutes of guided meditation led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss. All levels are welcome.

Please arrive on time; late comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors periodically, weather permitting.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773edbc7fe9d.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: July 31, 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 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking at South Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/kayaking-at-south-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/kayaking-at-south-beach Date: July 31, 2016

Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore of South Beach.

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

Children aged 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59299850463867000, -74.06120300292969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57977acd54f9b.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: July 31, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/basketball-clinics Date: July 31, 2016

Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8 to 17.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643d5da9d19.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Billy B, the Science and Dance Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/family-performance-festival Date: July 31, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, Park adventures, puppetry, and more!

What is biodiversity? How is it fostered within Central Park? Learn this and more through song, dance, audience participation, and a changing backdrop. The audience will develop an appreciation for the wonderful variety of life on earth as they discover the many facets of biodiversity in Central Park.

This family-friendly program is FREE. All ages welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 - 90 minutes long.

This program runs on Sundays from June 19 to September 4, noon - 1:30 p.m. For a complete listing of performances, click here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/historic-new-york-fort-totten http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/historic-new-york-fort-totten Date: July 31, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Come learn about Fort Totten, a historic former army base in Northeast Queens that is now a public park with spectacular views and majestic buildings.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: July 31, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1fcf8a3a1.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/community-rowing Date: July 31, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 31, 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 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 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[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: July 31, 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 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market1 Date: July 31, 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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2016-07-31 2016-07-31 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 31, 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 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 31, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773ee3bc643e.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/bonkerz-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/bonkerz-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: July 31, 2016

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

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.

About Bonkerz The Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57461c02e729b.png Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Suite Summer Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/suite-summer-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/suite-summer-festival Date: July 31, 2016

In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival gathers compelling professional dance companies from New York City and beyond to create a diverse dance experience in Queens. The seventh annual festival will offer two distinct programs to be held over three days. The free, site-specific performances will invite the audience to rove around the park and participate in an immersive dance experience. Suite Summer Festival will take place over three days with performances as follows:

  • Friday, July 29: Program I - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Satruday, July 30: Program II - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 31: Program 1 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Program II - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/bonkerz-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/bonkerz-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: July 31, 2016

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

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.

About Bonkerz The Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57461bf6ca794.png Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[GRIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/grit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/grit Date: July 31, 2016

GRIT is an explosive, high-impact body weight-based workout which provides the double whammy of maximizing calorie burn during this workout and burning fat for hours afterwards.

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758834ebc0ef.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[I Love Staten Island Yankees Game]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/i-3-staten-island-yankees-game http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/i-3-staten-island-yankees-game Date: July 31, 2016

Join the Alice Austen House section at Richmond County Bank Ballpark to celebrate Staten Island culture.

A portion of the ticket price benefits the museum, thanks to the Staten Island Yankees.

To purchase tickets, please call (718) 816-4506 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Richmond County Ballpark

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2016-07-31 2016-07-31 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64535150000000000, -74.07643790000000000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/zumba Date: July 31, 2016

Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

  • Registration begins at 4 p.m. before each class.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586c5f8c415.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/shakespeare-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/shakespeare-in-the-park Date: July 31, 2016

Hip to Hip Theater Company presents a performance of Shakespeare's As You Like It on the lawn east of Memorial Grove.

The play will be preceded by a “Kids & The Classics” workshop for children ages four to 14, at 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.89220046997070000, -73.89720153808594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57596b7c21f9e.png Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:00:06 EDT