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 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:05:50 GMT <![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: July 12, 2016

Every year millions of New Yorkers beat the heat in NYC Parks’ 55 outdoor pools and 14 miles of beaches. The Arsenal Gallery celebrates the 2016 summer season with the exhibition SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, which highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.

Exhibited artists include Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Tobias Hutzler, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles.

Please note: the Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconveinience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/tai-chi-class Date: July 12, 2016

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

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/faces-of-cuba-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/faces-of-cuba-exhibition Date: July 12, 2016

This photo exhibit is the result of a "people to people" cultural exchange in which the artist participated last October. The artist and group visited Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Music and art were everywhere and the crumbling Spanish architecture made for some interesting images. The various images convey his impressions of Cuba and the Cuban people in an apolitical manner. The recent presidential visit and talk of lifting the embargo lend context to the images.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: July 12, 2016

Tots Program (2-5 Years old) M-F 9:15am-10:00am

Tots Program (8 months - 3 Years old) M-F 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm M-F.

Other activities for ages 6-14 will be offered M-F 9:15am- 4:45pm. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Goalball, Softball and Group Games.

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 Sunset Park, kids will learn basketball, soccer and football! To find out more, please call the Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park),Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 12:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/tai-chi Date: July 12, 2016

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

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

RSVP here!

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

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

Partners
In partnership with Taoist Tai Chi Society.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Under the Standard (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74078269849600000, -74.00861740112300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57507524dd165.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/storytime-at-the-battery Date: July 12, 2016

Storytime takes place on the Labyrinth Farm every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from July 5 through August 18. Stories are geared towards children ages five years old to 8 years old, but all are welcome, so bring the whole family!

Story Schedule:

  • July 5 - Wangari’s Trees of Peace
  • July 7 - The Empty Pot
  • July 12 - Sophie’s Fish
  • July 14 - Blueberries For Sal
  • July 19 - Where the River Begins
  • July 21 Rainbow Crow
  • July 26 – Plants Feed Me
  • July 28 - Weeds Find a Way
  • August 2 - The Curious Garden
  • August 4 - The Honeybee Man
  • August 9 – Yoko
  • August 11 - The Imaginary Garden
  • August 16 - Make Way for Ducklings
  • August 18 – Green Eggs and Ham

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Labyrinth Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70411962625300000, -74.01668685812700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575d775dd6860.JPG Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Gateway Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle Date: July 12, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with League Education & Treatment Center to help care for Gateway Triangle through weeding, litter removal, and leaf raking. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gateway Triangle

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B388 Gateway Triangle 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.96829986572266000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Grandview, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-staten-island Date: July 12, 2016

Join NYC Parks to play Flag Football at Grandview Park on Staten Island. All levels appropiate, ages 7-17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: Benny Adorno

Location: Grandview Playground

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R068 Grandview Playground 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63087011813500000, -74.16449878780800000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/garden-crew Date: July 12, 2016

Help care for our vegetable beds at Friends’ Compost and Garden Site. Grown produce will be donated to local food pantries.

Bring water and sunscreen.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90449905395508000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575977812bcf2.JPG Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval Date: July 12, 2016

Learn to play sports at Williamsbridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others at this drop in, FREE program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: July 12, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park is pleased to commemorate Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 40th anniversary as Staten Island's only open space advocacy organization with a photographic exhibition. Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island. The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2016.

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children’s Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: July 12, 2016

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages six to 11. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Company members of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will lead these free public classes underwritten by the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Consistent participants will be invited to perform as part of the dance performance on August 20.

Please note: There is no class on Saturday, August 13 or Tuesday, August 16.

Rain or wet ground cancels. Check the Fort Tryon Park Trust Facebook Page for updates.

Registration is now open! Please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to enroll your child today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86339950561523400, -73.93009948730469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730fd505b399.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: July 12, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573237da0f4f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/landmark Date: July 12, 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 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-reading-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-reading-storytime Date: July 12, 2016

Listen to Brooklyn Heights librarians read stories from the Brooklyn Public Library’s reading list.

Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!

Brooklyn Heights children’s librarian will read stories from the library’s summer reading list, plus a whole lot more! The only thing more fun than a good storytime is one with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/am-stretch Date: July 12, 2016

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-storytime Date: July 12, 2016

Enjoy tails, meowsic, and arts and crafts, hosted by Cali Co Cat.

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Walk, Jog, or Run with NYRR]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/shape-up-nyc-walk-jog-or-run-with-nyrr http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/shape-up-nyc-walk-jog-or-run-with-nyrr Date: July 12, 2016

Walk, Jog, or Run with the New York Road Runners. The scenic and early morning setting paints the perfect picture to train your cardiovascular strength and endurance. This class is in partnership with the New York Road Runners.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[FMCP Presents 'Hip Pickles']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/fmcp-presents-hip-pickles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/fmcp-presents-hip-pickles Date: July 12, 2016

Hip Pickles brings an exciting blend of high-energy drumming, vocals, electronics, hip choreography, humor, and interactive audience participation that your kids are sure to love.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74219894409180000, -73.85050201416016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 12, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 12, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-piano Date: July 12, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-knits Date: July 12, 2016

Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

To register, call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park Date: July 12, 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 Clove Lakes Park, kids will learn all about basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: July 12, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/gallery-tour Date: July 12, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of Glyndor Gallery exhibitions. Nature Pops! brings together 11 artists who interpret nature and the environment through a populist lens. In the Sunroom Project Space, Amie Cunat and Joiri Minaya transform each room to create dynamic experiences.

This tour is fee with admission to the grounds.

Pictured above: Amy Pryor, Red, Yellow!, 2016. Mixed-media collage on panel. 34” x 30". Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ac22d0830c.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: July 12, 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 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park-staten-island Date: July 12, 2016

Join NYC Parks at Clove Lakes Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00pm-6:00pm to play basketball. All levels appropiate. Ages 7-17.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-390-8023

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.61849975585937500, -74.10600280761719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: July 12, 2016

Join NYC Parks at the Playground for all Children in Queens (field adjacent to playground) Mondays- Fridays this summer from 3:00pm-5:00pm to learn sports such as Wiffleball, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football and Softball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: July 12, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 12, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Memory at King Manor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/queens-memory-at-king-manor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/queens-memory-at-king-manor Date: July 12, 2016

Make your memories of Jamaica part of history and get those family photos digitized for free! The Queens Memory team will scan your photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia to save them to a thumbdrive you can take home.

Stop by to see rare maps from the archives at Queens Library and learn something new about your neighborhood! For more information, contact Queens Memory Director Natalie Milbrodt at (718) 990-0837.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57755973e9507.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: July 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Street Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-street-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-street-stories Date: July 12, 2016

This hands-on workshop is an introduction to documentary photography. Aldo Saligno will take you through a range of tips and techniques necessary to capture compelling images of people, events, and city-scapes that can be persuasive and advocate for social justice.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras, cellphones with cameras, and related equipment.

Aldo Soligno is a professional photographer and photojournalist. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, MSNBC, Repubblica, and Marie Claire, among many others.

The event is in partnership with More Art, a nonprofit that brings artists and communities together to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice. Discover more at www.moreart.org

Please RSVP to hold your spot at info@moreart.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56df3cc530d45.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/game-social Date: July 12, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Music with Coyote Pups]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/family-music-with-coyote-pups http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/family-music-with-coyote-pups Date: July 12, 2016

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

For families with kids ages infant to 6 year olds.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b213a9a6fc.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 18:01:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture, & Fun Presents: Dance Away the Night - Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-present-dance-away-the-night-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-present-dance-away-the-night-tango Date: July 12, 2016

Spend Tuesday evenings in July experiencing the not-to-be missed Taste of Tango! Strictly Tango NYC Dance School brings you the “authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling”. Everyone will learn, dance,and have fun.

Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying tango music, stories, classes, and open dance. We’ll wrap up the month-long event with live tango music on July 26. Don’t miss it!

In partnership with StrictlyTango, a premier authentic Argentine Tango school at 500 8th Avenue. The school is dedicated to authenic Argentine Tango with renowed teachers like Sergio Segura, show producer, choreographer, dance researcher, and creater of the "Learn Argentine Tango System." Visit their website at learnargentinetango.com to learn more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5756dcd96c37a.JPG Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-tango Date: July 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Waverly Place and MacDougal Street (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73210144043000000, -73.99859619140600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743431503d3.JPG Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: July 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/stargazing Date: July 12, 2016

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

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 5, and Tuesday, October 25.

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571691c3e07e6.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/inwood-evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/inwood-evening-yoga Date: July 12, 2016

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a0f4e44893.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: July 12, 2016

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

Bring your own mat!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f588e146dbf.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: July 12, 2016

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: July 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates with the Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru Date: July 12, 2016

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you how to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available on a first-come, first-served basis with valid ID)
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult..
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.99240112304688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758851a9ee54.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: July 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-macbeth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-macbeth Date: July 12, 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 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 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[Summer League Wheelchair Basketball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-league-wheelchair-basketball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-league-wheelchair-basketball-tournament Date: July 12, 2016

Come out and play wheelchair basketball this summer at the Al Oerter Recreation Center! If you've never played wheelchair basketball before, this is your opportunity to learn, have fun and show other players that "You've Got Game!"

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Adventures in Babysitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/movies-under-the-stars-adventures-in-babysitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/movies-under-the-stars-adventures-in-babysitting Date: July 12, 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 will be held outdoors.

Teenager Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) would rather party with her boyfriend, but when her beau breaks their date she reluctantly accepts a babysitting job. It isn't all TV and icebox-raiding when Chris' best friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller) calls her to announce that she's stranded at the bus station. With her youthful charges in tow (one of whom, 15-year-old Brad (Keith Coogan), has a hopeless crush on the babysitter), Chris heads into downtown Chicago to go to Brenda's rescue. Thus begins a roller-coaster ride of comic mishaps, unexpected perils, and hair-breadth escapes. 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: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575ecea3d2894.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-1990 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-1990 Date: July 12, 2016

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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
This movie is the live-action, feature film adaptation of the cult comic book and the popular animated television show. After prolonged exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles—Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello—have mutated into ninjas and have begun living in the sewers of a large city. Under the guidance of a ninja master Splinter the Rat and television reporter April, the Turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder. The Turtles have been designed by Jim Henson Productions and effortlessly fit into the live-action surroundings.

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: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.57553656314600000, -74.08273506164600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57449858497b1.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hugo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/movies-under-the-stars-hugo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/movies-under-the-stars-hugo Date: July 12, 2016

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

A young orphan lives in a train station in 1930s Paris and tries to repair a mechanical man built by his father. Eventually, he befriends a filmmaker and his goddaughter, who help him understand the mystery of his dad's invention. Rated PG

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: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57757744a687c.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world Date: July 12, 2016

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

Set 22 years after the events of “Jurassic Park”, “Jurassic World” takes place on the same fictional island of Isla Nublar, off the Pacific coast of “Central America”, where a theme park populated with cloned dinosaurs has operated for ten years. The park plunges into chaos when a genetically-modified dinosaur, Indominus Rex, breaks loose and goes on a rampage across the island.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Osborn Playground

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B343 Osborn Playground 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.65573485320000000, -73.90607141200000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57451bd9ebc9e.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Nights: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-movie-nights-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/summer-movie-nights-inside-out Date: July 12, 2016

Watch Inside Out (2015, PG) under the NYC sky!

Riley moves to San Francisco, and her emotions—Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness—help her adjust to the big change. You'll laugh and cry on this animated journey!

The film starts at sunset, between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.

Start time: 8:35 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Sherman Creek Peninsula (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 8:35 pm 10:30 pm 40.85787307796900000, -73.92099034786200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57066fa930f52.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morningside Park Green Gym Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/free-morningside-park-green-gym-program-all-ages-and-fitness-levels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/free-morningside-park-green-gym-program-all-ages-and-fitness-levels Date: July 13, 2016

Learn how to use Morningside Park's Green Gym program of 12 instructional banners installed in the park—and make it your own. Learn how to put together jogging or brisk walking and stair climbing with a variety of exercises using park features such as benches and lamp posts to work every muscle group and provide bursts of cardio, plus strength training and healthful stretching.

The workout can be modified to suit any level of fitness, strength, and flexibility.

View the Morningside Green Gym Fitness Map and Guide

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (419) 962-6292

Location: Morningside Field House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 0:00 am 0:00 am 40.80992515040400000, -73.95546806690400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5772746a53b6d.JPG Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/sunrise-tai-chi Date: July 13, 2016

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with certified Tai Chi Instructor Robert Martinez, on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace.

These classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check the Fort Tryon Park Facebook page for weather/air advisory cancellations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.86169815063476600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a079bbdd43.jpg Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: July 13, 2016

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

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

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

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101a776c8da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: July 13, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/walking-meditation Date: July 13, 2016

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park: Sacred Sounds Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/yoga-class Date: July 13, 2016

Join a yoga class at Washington Square Park! All abilities are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat. Drop-ins are welcome. Classes are free and open to the public.

This class is brought to you by Sacred Sounds Yoga.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bebd03dd66.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: July 13, 2016

Every year millions of New Yorkers beat the heat in NYC Parks’ 55 outdoor pools and 14 miles of beaches. The Arsenal Gallery celebrates the 2016 summer season with the exhibition SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, which highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.

Exhibited artists include Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Tobias Hutzler, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles.

Please note: the Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconveinience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: July 13, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration is required; please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-13 2016-07-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/faces-of-cuba-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/faces-of-cuba-exhibition Date: July 13, 2016

This photo exhibit is the result of a "people to people" cultural exchange in which the artist participated last October. The artist and group visited Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Music and art were everywhere and the crumbling Spanish architecture made for some interesting images. The various images convey his impressions of Cuba and the Cuban people in an apolitical manner. The recent presidential visit and talk of lifting the embargo lend context to the images.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: July 13, 2016

Tots Program (2-5 Years old) M-F 9:15am-10:00am

Tots Program (8 months - 3 Years old) M-F 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm M-F.

Other activities for ages 6-14 will be offered M-F 9:15am- 4:45pm. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Goalball, Softball and Group Games.

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 Sunset Park, kids will learn basketball, soccer and football! To find out more, please call the Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park),Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 12:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Walk, Jog, or Run with NYRR]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/shape-up-nyc-walk-jog-run-with-nyrr-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/shape-up-nyc-walk-jog-run-with-nyrr-club Date: July 13, 2016

Walk, Jog, or Run with the New York Road Runners. The scenic and early morning setting paints the perfect picture to train your cardiovascular strength and endurance.

This class is in partnership with the New York Road Runners.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Running Track (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.66933815723200000, -73.78745746612500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577e9800cea64.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Gateway Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle Date: July 13, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with League Education & Treatment Center to help care for Gateway Triangle through weeding, litter removal, and leaf raking. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gateway Triangle

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B388 Gateway Triangle 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.96829986572266000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/landmark Date: July 13, 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 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/kids-yoga Date: July 13, 2016

Bring the kids to a yoga class at Washington Square Park!

An adult accompaniment must be present. This series of kids yoga classes is best for ages 2-7. Bring a yoga mat!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: NE Playground Area Seating Nook (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.73075103759765600, -73.99633789062500000 Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: July 13, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park is pleased to commemorate Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 40th anniversary as Staten Island's only open space advocacy organization with a photographic exhibition. Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island. The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2016.

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval Date: July 13, 2016

Learn to play sports at Williamsbridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others at this drop in, FREE program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/am-stretch Date: July 13, 2016

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Flowers and Falling Leaves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/stories-in-the-garden-flowers-and-falling-leaves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/stories-in-the-garden-flowers-and-falling-leaves Date: July 13, 2016

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs, and puppetry.

This week, take a journey through the seasons with stories and songs about animals and people discovering nature’s annual changes. Join us to read Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson, Old Bear by Kevin Henkes, and Dear Rebecca, Winter is Here by Jean Craighead George.

Programs are held outdoors, but move into Wave Hill House in inclement weather. Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ac27aa1d28.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Midland Beach, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-sports-experience-at-midland-beach-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-sports-experience-at-midland-beach-staten-island Date: July 13, 2016

Join NYC Parks at Midland Beach on Wednesdays from 11:00am-6:30 pm to play basketball, and volleyball.

11:00am-12:00pm Youth Basketball Clinics; Ages 6-10

12:00pm-1:00pm Youth Volleyball Clinics; Ages 6-10

2:00pm-4:00pm Youth Basketball; Ages 10-17

4:00pm-6:30pm Adult Volleyball

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-390-8023

Location: Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach),Midland Playground (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 11:00 am 6:30 pm 40.57310104370117000, -74.08769989013672000; 40.57490921020508000, -74.09857940673828000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/kids-express Date: July 13, 2016

Groups must schedule in advance. Space is limited.

Kids engage in activities that encourages self expression through process-oriented art—allowing for individual expression.

Interpretation of literary arts through a different art form includes discussion and sharing of ideas.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 13, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: July 13, 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 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 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/2016/07/13/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: July 13, 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 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 13, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/bryant-park-piano Date: July 13, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 13, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Hunts Point Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/the-uni-project-at-hunts-point-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/the-uni-project-at-hunts-point-playground Date: July 13, 2016

Come read and draw with the Uni Project at Hunts Point Playground!

This program is in collaboration with the Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunts Point Playground

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X113 Hunts Point Playground 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81409835815430000, -73.88590240478516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57712ce4ad342.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: July 13, 2016

Join NYC Parks at the Playground for all Children in Queens (field adjacent to playground) Mondays- Fridays this summer from 3:00pm-5:00pm to learn sports such as Wiffleball, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football and Softball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks and El Museo del Barrio Present Pop-Up Arte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte Date: July 13, 2016

Families! Kids! Join us for fun-filled sessions of art in June, July and August throughout Harlem. El Museo del Barrio will offer art-making workshops at select locations. All ages welcome.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: James Weldon Johnson Playground

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M111 James Weldon Johnson Playground 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.79719924926758000, -73.94180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b48226a59c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-sports-experience-at-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-sports-experience-at-corporal-thompson-park Date: July 13, 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 Corporal Thompson Park, kids will learn all about softball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Pi-Yo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/piyo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/piyo Date: July 13, 2016

Build power and increase speed and leg strength. This class increases muscular endurance and stamina for competitive sports events and uses power agility training to transform muscle fiber and produce a lean, athletic shape.

Photo by Etienne Frossard.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575884328982b.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health Series: Soil Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health-series-soil-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health-series-soil-science Date: July 13, 2016

Want to learn how to keep your plants growing strong this season? In this workshop, we will cover soil health basics such as soil sampling and testing, and delve a bit into soil science, covering elemental make-up and building good soil quality with resources that are available.

RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.94750213623047000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/sunset-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/sunset-yoga1 Date: July 13, 2016

Enjoy a peaceful evening yoga class on the lawns of Wave Hill.

Participants should bring a mat, dress in loosely fitting clothing and expect to be outside unless precipitation or excessive humidity is present and the class moves indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Welcome Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/sunset-wednesdays-welcome-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/sunset-wednesdays-welcome-walk Date: July 13, 2016

An experienced Wave Hill guide will be your concierge for this drop-in tour. Explore what makes the gardens so unique, and learn how to maximize your Wave Hill experience this summer.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ac2f9c14e8.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Accordions Around the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/accordions-around-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/accordions-around-the-world Date: July 13, 2016

This is a weekly series featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe.

Visit bryantpark.org for the schedule.

Produced with Ariana’s List.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/game-social Date: July 13, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Sounds like Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/sounds-like-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/sounds-like-science Date: July 13, 2016

Mad Science will teach you how sound is made. You'll really "rock out" with this supersonic audio experience!

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal,Jr.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.88569641113281000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad Science Presents Sounds like Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/mad-science-presents-sounds-like-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/mad-science-presents-sounds-like-science Date: July 13, 2016

Everyone will be shocked as Mad Science creates a dinosaur roar with simple materials. Explore the science of speakers as we create a funky disco show with magnets!

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.88559722900390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/family-capoeira Date: July 13, 2016

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness, and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Photo by Aba Da Capoeira Bronx

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a0cb5efbc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[The Awesome Oyster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/the-awesome-oyster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/the-awesome-oyster Date: July 13, 2016

While investigating the oyster gardens at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, examine the various critters that live in the East River and the history of New York Harbor’s keystone species: the eastern oyster with Isa Del Bello, Education Manager for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.

Purchase tickets here. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 Playground (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69476806661800000, -74.00049102306400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5759d6d2661aa.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark Painting on the Rooftop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-painting-on-the-rooftop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-painting-on-the-rooftop Date: July 13, 2016

Join artist Amy DiGi for a rooftop painting and monotypes printmaking workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League of New York. Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing, and composition. You'll get to take home your painting!

Supplies will be provided for you. No experience is necessary. Rain or shine. The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Space is limited, so please RSVP on eventbrite at http://amydigi0713.eventbrite.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57168d408a827.JPG Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - Basquiat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show Date: July 13, 2016

This year’s theme: Audacious New York!

Pack a picnic, bring a friend, and settle in for a sunset and a movie on the Pier. Open Captioned.

Pier I Picture Show Film Series takes place on Wednesdays, from July 6 through August 17. Seating starts at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m.

Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come first-served basis beginning 1- 2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity, management reserves the right to close participation.

Movie schedule

July 6
The Walk - In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers

July 13
Basquiat - the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Tompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Jean-Michel is "discovered" by Andy Warhol's art world and becomes a star.

July 20
Arthur (1981)- A happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition, he is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan.

July 27
Dog Day Afternoon - A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

August 3
The Royal Tenenbaums - An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill.

August 10
Audience Vote! Mary and Max v. Carol v. The Warriors. Like Summer on the Hudson on Facebook or Twitter and cast your vote!

Aug 17
Aunte Mame - An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f063bc0c9ec.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: July 13, 2016

Summer on the Hudson brings back the ever popular Hatha yoga with Hollis, featuring beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f57f3166b81.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/zumba Date: July 13, 2016

Get fit in the park with free Zumba, an aerobic exercise program that blends Latin and African dance movements.

No session on June 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Moves: African Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/garden-mooves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/garden-mooves Date: July 13, 2016

Each session will feature an African dance-based workout. No partner or prior experience required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69210052490234400, -73.95529937744140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57068d45c4eb9.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 03:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Moves: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/garden-mooves1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/13/garden-mooves1 Date: July 13, 2016

Come out for free Zumba classes! No partner or prior experience required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2016-07-13 2016-07-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81219863891601600, -73.92019653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5702851515728.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:45 EDT