NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:50:38 GMT <![CDATA[Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: June 17, 2018

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

Community Rowing events are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds on site.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 40

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<![CDATA[Kayaking and Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/kayaking-canoeing Date: June 17, 2018

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

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

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

In partnership with LIC Community Boathouse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Hallet's Cove

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2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76925380000000000, -73.93555550000000000 Fri, 04 May 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/family-day Date: June 17, 2018

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman in a a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show, a photo booth, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/junior-pollinators-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/junior-pollinators-walk Date: June 17, 2018

Our youngest visitors and their families are encouraged to join an expedition to hunt for colorful flowers and their creature pollinators in the gardens.

Ages four and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb81a83d6d.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: All About Ants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/discovery-hike-all-about-ants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/discovery-hike-all-about-ants Date: June 17, 2018

Our Discovery Hike is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and have fun. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City

Although ants are frustrating when they get into your home or when you’re having a picnic, ants do help the environment. They are social insects, which means they live in large colonies or groups. Depending on the species, ant colonies can consist of millions of ants.

Join the Urban Park Rangers on our discovery hike and find out some interesting facts about these small insects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Global Wind Day Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/global-wind-day-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/global-wind-day-hike Date: June 17, 2018

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world.

Join the Rangers on this Global Wind Day Hike and discover the wind, from its power to its importance and to its possibilities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.72314388835700000, -73.82686400413500000 Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: June 17, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: June 17, 2018

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

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and families, aged 8 and older.

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/the-amazing-captain-faust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/the-amazing-captain-faust Date: June 17, 2018

A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

No admission fee. Live Entertainment is free to guests. Pay per attraction. Visit www.fantasyforestnyc.com for game and ride pricing.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b06d37c89131.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/le-carrousel-magique Date: June 17, 2018

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

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

Produced in partnership with www.mondaynightmagic.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 17, 2018

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecac616d3cb.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/native-pollinators-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/native-pollinators-walk Date: June 17, 2018

Environmental educator Tim Stanley of Native Beeology and naturalist Paul Keim lead this walk to observe our local pollinators at work.

Kids aged 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb85ed097a.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Nkumu Katalay (African Soukous Beat)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/harlem-meer-performance-festival-nkumu-katalay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/harlem-meer-performance-festival-nkumu-katalay Date: June 17, 2018

Dancing with Nkumu Katalay is a must! He has been called the king of rumba soukous music. Born in the capital city Kinshasa of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nkumu blends the music of his homeland with contemporary sounds from the Americas to create a rhythmic beat.

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

See full performance line-up >>

In case of inclement weather, please check our Alerts & Closures page or @centralparknyc on Twitter.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2076cf6f7d0.jpg Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer 2018 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/summer-2016-scandinavian-music-festival-concert-songs-of-scandinavia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/summer-2016-scandinavian-music-festival-concert-songs-of-scandinavia Date: June 17, 2018

Now in its 14th year, NY Scandia Symphony has served Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs in Fort Tryon Park.

“The Tinderbox”. In this special program, created to captivate the imagination of children and the young at heart, our Scandia Ensemble and narrator Sandra Billingslea will take participants on a musical journey in which they are actively engaged, learning and interacting with the artists. Text by Hans Christian Andersen and music by Poul Schierbeck and Frank Foerster.

Bring a blanket and enjoy this free performance with backdrop views of the Hudson River.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e7faef0f1a.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 12:44:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 17, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks: Free Indoor Concert on Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/the-new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-the-parks-free-indoor-concert-on-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/the-new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-the-parks-free-indoor-concert-on-staten-island Date: June 17, 2018

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, provides music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music.

Tickets are free, but required for this event. Get your free tickets.

For more information about the progam, please visit The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks' website.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 875-5709

Location: Music Hall (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 3:00 pm 4:15 pm 40.64339654484100000, -74.10136797533900000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 15:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Father's Day Film Screening: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/fathers-day-film-screening-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/fathers-day-film-screening-zootopia Date: June 17, 2018

The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum is hosting a free screening of Zootopia on Father's Day. This 2016 Disney animation entertains and offers a tool for parents to start the conversation with children about some serious issues related to racism.

The event is free. RSVP required.

The 2018 Race and Immigration Film Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc90a924d1e.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 15:44:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Zikrayat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/music-in-the-garden-zikrayat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/music-in-the-garden-zikrayat Date: June 17, 2018

Inspired by the golden age of Egyptian musical cinema in the 1940’s through 60’s, Zikrayat delights with a wide ranging repertoire of Egyptian music and original compositions. See exciting belly dance numbers in the style of Raqs Sharqi, featuring dancer Sultana Taj.

Included with Garden admission.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-17 2018-06-17 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b082cf31f946.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Audra Rox Steady & Skalopy Father's Day Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/audra-rox-steady-skalopy-fathers-day-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/audra-rox-steady-skalopy-fathers-day-concert Date: June 17, 2018

The Urban Meadow Community Garden will be hosting a great family music concert! Audra Rox Steady & Skalopy (from Jalopy) will be playing on Father's Day! Bring your friends and neighbors and come out to get your rock steady and ska on while supporting the garden.

Pizza and lemonade will be available for sale sponsored by House of Pizza and Calzone.

For more information about this event, please contact Mike Golub at (917) 751-9347 or at golub.mike@gmail.com.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 751-9347

Location: Urban Meadow Community Garden

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2018-06-17 2018-06-17 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.68423461914100000, -74.00508117675800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af9bcff91514.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/the-amazing-captain-faust1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/the-amazing-captain-faust1 Date: June 17, 2018

A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

No admission fee. Live Entertainment is free to guests. Pay per attraction. Visit www.fantasyforestnyc.com for game and ride pricing.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788=2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b06d44033b83.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Swingtime Big Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/swingtime-big-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/swingtime-big-band Date: June 17, 2018

Celebrate Father’s Day with this exciting 20-piece big band featuring hits by Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrews Sisters, Joe Williams, and Frank Sinatra.

Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Wed, 30 May 2018 14:14:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 17, 2018

Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da6d8d4880.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-willie-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-1971 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-willie-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-1971 Date: June 17, 2018

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

Bring the entire family out to enjoy this classic musical. Based on the Roald Dahl's novel, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this 1971 adaptation. Charlie (Peter Ostrum) receives the last of five coveted "golden tickets" to the chocolate factory. He and his grandfather (Jack Alberton) then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world by the owner, Willie Wonka (Gene Wilder). Charlie soon discovers there's an adventure in everything.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Bill Brown Playground

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B109 Bill Brown Playground 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 8:30 pm 10:15 pm 40.59216679480000000, -73.94566271420000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0448c3394f9.jpg Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/introduction-to-meditation Date: June 18, 2018

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 7:00 am 7:45 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59442755cc0f0.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/bryant-park-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/bryant-park-pilates Date: June 18, 2018

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

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eb9da2bb35.jpg Wed, 30 May 2018 14:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[June Summer Rowing Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/june-summer-rowing-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/june-summer-rowing-camp Date: June 18, 2018

Our two-week camp is designed for beginners and novices. We focus on the fundamentals of the sport and build a foundation for rowing in the future. Rowing camps are a great way to spend time outdoors, discover an exciting new sport, make friends, all in the heart of New York City. This camp also prepares participants for continued improvement for the upcoming fall season.

By signing up for our camps your fee helps support our free rowing programs for youth and people with disabilities :)

June 2-Week Novice Camp

  • June 18 – 29
  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • $600 per week, register for one or both weeks
  • Register for week 1, June 18-22 *
  • Register for week 2, June 25-29 *

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2018-06-18 2018-06-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1ea747ae49c.jpg Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 18, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 18, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 18, 2018

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

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 18, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park: Luiz Simas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/piano-in-bryant-park-luiz-simas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/piano-in-bryant-park-luiz-simas Date: June 18, 2018

New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park.

This week's performer is Luiz Simas, Brazilian and American genres of jazz.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

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 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 Wed, 23 May 2018 10:59:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 18, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 18, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[West African Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/west-african-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/west-african-dance Date: June 18, 2018

Get fit while having tons of fun!

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594305f136f0d.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Movie Nights: The Breakfast Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/bryant-park-movie-nights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/bryant-park-movie-nights Date: June 18, 2018

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

The Breakfast Club (1985)
Five high-school students from different cliques spend a day-long detention together, and discover that they have more in common then they ever expected. Rated R.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75381979201100000, -73.98373445868500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eb8664bf4e.jpg Wed, 30 May 2018 16:29:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4e1c4a664e.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi Classes at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/free-tai-chi-classes-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/free-tai-chi-classes-at-washington-square-park Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af9b0d862742.png Sat, 19 May 2018 21:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 19, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to host another Sing for Hope Piano again this year. Come and play our piano, or sit and be entertained with an impromptu performance by talented pianists from around the city. The piano will be inside the Poe Park Visitor Center, so availability will be dependent upon our class schedules. Feel free to call about the schedule.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 31 May 2018 14:14:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Capturing the Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b047af1957ce.jpg Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/fitness-walk Date: June 19, 2018

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movement Classes for Adults and Seniors at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aff3c339cbe4.png Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Frederick Douglass Blvd. Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/its-my-park-at-frederick-douglass-blvd-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/its-my-park-at-frederick-douglass-blvd-street-trees Date: June 19, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Seeds to Soil to clean, plant, and beautify the street tree pits along Frederick Douglass Blvd. between 110th and 123rd Streets. We look forward to cleaning up the tree pits with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 120th Street

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2018-06-19 2018-06-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80689257771700000, -73.95347854232800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 19, 2018

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

Walk-ins are also welcome.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eb68bae662.jpg Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-cycle to Art-Decorative Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/upcycle-to-artdecorative-arts-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/upcycle-to-artdecorative-arts-adults Date: June 19, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). No soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art. Facilitator offers prompts, while allowing for individual expression.

April: Rain in a Bottle
May: Boxes and Things
June: Rock and Roll Diorama

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/communication-and-soacialization Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 19, 2018

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

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 19, 2018

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

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free before noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecacfdefc57.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park: Luiz Simas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/piano-in-bryant-park-luiz-simas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/piano-in-bryant-park-luiz-simas Date: June 19, 2018

New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park.

This week's performer is Luiz Simas, Brazilian and American genres of jazz.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

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 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 Wed, 23 May 2018 10:59:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Classics BookClub: 'The Awakening']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-classics-bookclub-the-awakening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-classics-bookclub-the-awakening Date: June 19, 2018

Join fellow enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss the classics under the canopy of the park’s London Plane trees. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion, available while supply last.

This week's book is The Awakening by Kate Chopin.

Hosted by Sonia Taitz, Great With Child.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.75411674857600000, -73.98336881399200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b242b6bef75a.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4eb1dd2b2c.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 19, 2018

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy Guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/gallery-tour Date: June 19, 2018

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

Avifauna: Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns. Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Prosek, Jenna Spevackand Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Austin Ballard’s installation Rumorsis on view. Fabricating furniture using cane webbing and epoxy clay, Austin Ballard constructs an immersive domestic setting. Intended as functional sculpture, the forms are reminiscent of Victorian furniture and recall Wave Hill’s history as a private home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecad1bd8906.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: June 19, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.

April: Rain Diorama
May: Painted Pasta Necklace or Bracelet Pendent
June: Plastic Container Maracas

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Revelations Workshop with Lisa Johnson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/arts-culture-fun-alvin-ailey-revelations-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/arts-culture-fun-alvin-ailey-revelations-class Date: June 19, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Join us for a special Revelations Workshop with Ailey Instructor Lisa Johnson. This is part of a Juneteenth event at the Coney Island Boardwalk.

Let us know you are joining us! Please RSVP at revelationsconeyisland.eventbrite.com.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: West 19th Street and Boardwalk (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.57258779759300000, -73.98470783233600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f1e1d8baa.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 09:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Juneteenth Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/juneteenth-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/juneteenth-celebration Date: June 19, 2018

Celebrate Juneteenth!

Join NYC Parks, Alvin Ailey Extension and NYC Council Member Mark Treyger as we commemorate the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. This wonderful event will feature a "Revelations" dance workshop, music and dance performances.

Performances include:

  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Ailey Dance Workshop
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Percussion & Storytelling
  • 6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.: Vocal Performance by Juanialys
  • 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: African dance performance and percussion

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: West 19th Street and Boardwalk (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.57258779759300000, -73.98470783233600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1d854fa7818.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Organizing for Garden Success: Group Structure (Part 1 of 3)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/organizing-for-garden-success-group-structure-part-1-of-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/organizing-for-garden-success-group-structure-part-1-of-3 Date: June 19, 2018

GreenThumb will now be requiring all community garden groups to have bylaws for the 2019 relicensing. See here for more information.

Disorganization creates dysfunction. This three-part workshop series is designed to help your garden group build a strong foundation to deal with the many issues that arise in a community space. In this workshop, we will discuss different examples of group structure and how they can help alleviate stressful decision-making. Registered GreenThumb gardeners who attend all three sessions will be eligible to receive a free book for their garden.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al español.

This event will take place in two locations:

RSVP for Brooklyn
Bushwick Inlet Park Building

RSVP for Manhattan
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park),Bushwick Inlet Park Center (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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M058, B529 Marcus Garvey Park, Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.80522155761719000, -73.94338226318360000; 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 Thu, 17 May 2018 10:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Sign Language Class with Baby Fingers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/sign-language-class-with-baby-fingers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/sign-language-class-with-baby-fingers Date: June 19, 2018

Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age. Go home each week with new vocabulary and new tunes to enhance communication between you and your child!

Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during this pre-verbal/developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language. See the research come to life, as music and sign language both aid in the development of language and literacy. Baby Fingers programs incorporate the research supporting the benefits of sign language at all ages and stages, for children with and without special needs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5944219cf25cc.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up In the Park: Union Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/shape-up-in-the-park-union-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/shape-up-in-the-park-union-square Date: June 19, 2018

Please note: this event has been postponed. Tonight’s Shape Up In the Park: Union Square event is being rescheduled to accommodate a large protest in Union Square. The new projected date for the Shape Up In the Park: Union Square event is Tuesday, July 10. We will notify you once the date is confirmed. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will join us in a few weeks.

Shape Up NYC, in partnership with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, will kick off a summer series of free outdoor fitness classes. The first event in the series will showcase two classes: Bootcamp and Open Level Yoga in Union Square.

Free yoga mats will be given out to the first 200 participants.

Join us. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shape-up-in-the-park-union-square-tickets-46770739541.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3304

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/yoga Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594424cb151b3.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: June 19, 2018

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

Please bring a mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96a70a62df.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 19, 2018

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

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da710dc915.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/yoga-in-the-park Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79469323427100000, -73.91434574127200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab40fc49c44a.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop for Brooklyn Volunteers: Brooklyn Parks Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/workshop-for-brooklyn-volunteers-brooklyn-parks-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/workshop-for-brooklyn-volunteers-brooklyn-parks-connections Date: June 19, 2018

Partnerships Academy Workshops
Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: Brooklyn Parks Connections

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

You will learn about ways to spruce up your neighborhood park, get funding, work with NYC Parks staff in your borough, and more. You may not know all the people that play a role in maintaining and supporting your park, so join us to meet some new faces, enjoy a free dinner, and get plugged into the larger network of park volunteers & staff in your borough.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jason P Conheeney, Deputy Director of Forestry-Brooklyn, NYC Parks Jason has pursued a career in arboriculture in the UK and US, gaining an in-depth knowledge of tree species and tree condition assessments. He got his start with NYC Parks as a Forester in 2015 and was then promoted to Deputy Director of Forestry for Brooklyn in 2017. Jason is passionate about applying his knowledge to best serve the people of NYC in the care, maintenance, and preservation of urban forests.
  • Leslie McIntyre, Field Staff, NYC Parks Stewardship As part of the NYC Parks Stewardship team, Leslie McIntyre spends her days guiding volunteers in natural resource preservation and restoration projects. Prior to joining the Stewardship team she managed a team of high school students performing Hurricane Sandy recovery work in Jamaica Bay for the Student Conservation Association. Leslie is currently completing her master’s degree in environmental science at the College of Staten Island.
  • Chris Yandoli, Director of Capital Projects for Brooklyn, NYC Parks Chris Yandoli is the director of Capital Projects for Brooklyn, overseeing the long-term infrastructure renovations and redesigns throughout the borough. Prior to joining the Capital team, Chris worked as an outreach coordinator in Brooklyn for Partnerships for Parks.
  • Marlene Pantin, Executive Director, Red Hook Conservancy Marlene Pantin is the executive director and founder of Red Hook Conservancy, a community park group dedicated to stewarding and advocating for Red Hook park spaces since 2011. Marlene is driven to build bridges among park groups and support volunteers in growing their capacity by sharing her wealth of knowledge and park-related expertise.
  • Duane Kinnon, Co-Chair, Friends of Brownsville Parks Duane Kinnon is a founding member and co-chair of Friends of Brownsville Parks (FOBP), which played an instrumental role in advocating for the improvement of Brownsville’s Betsy Head Park. As a result, the park was designated as one of only five parks in NYC to receive 30 million dollars as an Anchor Park by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2016. In addition to this milestone, Partnerships for Parks presented FOBP with the coveted Golden Trowel Award for Brooklyn in 2017 under Mr. Kinnon’s leadership.
  • Hannah Bossio, Delancey Nelson, Claudette Ramos, Brooklyn Outreach Coordinators, Partnerships for Parks Hannah, Delancey, and Claudette are the Partnerships for Parks Outreach Coordinators for Brooklyn, acting as the first point of contact for park groups and volunteers in their respective districts. They work to support and sustain existing community park groups, and to guide new groups by helping them find the appropriate people and resources to transform their green spaces.

For more information or questions, please email relzinga@cityparksfoundation.org.

Register here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.66555303613600000, -73.97154068946800000 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:44:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/stargazing Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry: Antrim House Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-poetry-antrim-house-books http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-poetry-antrim-house-books Date: June 19, 2018

Join us for the Bryant Park Reading Room Poetry Series. This week's program is produced in partnership with Antrim House Books.

Featuring the poets: Brad Davis, Ellen Rachlin, Myra Shapiro, Marjory Wentworth, and Amir Or.

Sit under the park's London Plane trees and enjoy award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Poetry readings are held every Tuesday through September (no program July 3).

Books are available for purchase at the event from our partner Kinokuniya and for signing by the poets.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75411674857600000, -73.98336881399200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b242a91522be.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Waterfront Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/free-waterfront-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/free-waterfront-yoga Date: June 19, 2018

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunter's Point South Park

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74190567639500000, -73.96069294535100000 Thu, 31 May 2018 15:44:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b11963a42b26.png Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:59:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-06-19 2018-06-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Logan (R)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/movies-under-the-stars-logan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/movies-under-the-stars-logan Date: June 19, 2018

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

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces. Rated R.

Know Before You Go

Logan is Rated R; not suited for younger audiences and viewer discretion is advised.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.408.0243

Location: Wright Brothers Playground

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2018-06-19 2018-06-19 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.83159055983600000, -73.94161830010800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af9ed54ef21b.gif Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Black Panther]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/movies-under-the-stars-black-panther http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/movies-under-the-stars-black-panther Date: June 19, 2018

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

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718 430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b200559bdf14.jpg Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cobble Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/its-my-park-at-cobble-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/its-my-park-at-cobble-hill-park Date: June 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Cobble Hill Association to beautify Cobble Hill Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Cobble Hill Park

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B326 Cobble Hill Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 7:00 am 8:30 am 40.68820190429687500, -73.99600219726562000 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/free-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/free-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: June 20, 2018

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

Please bring your own yoga mat.

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af1e850dca31.png Fri, 11 May 2018 13:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Capturing the Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition Date: June 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b047af1957ce.jpg Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 20, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to host another Sing for Hope Piano again this year. Come and play our piano, or sit and be entertained with an impromptu performance by talented pianists from around the city. The piano will be inside the Poe Park Visitor Center, so availability will be dependent upon our class schedules. Feel free to call about the schedule.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 31 May 2018 14:14:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: June 20, 2018

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-20 2018-06-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/arts-culture-fun-drawing-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/arts-culture-fun-drawing-in-the-park Date: June 20, 2018

Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to drawing from life by observing natural and man-made settings while exploring beautiful Conference House Park. We will embark on walks to study proportion, perspective, and other artistic principles.

Outdoor sketching workshops will meet at the historic Biddle House. Art materials are provided, bringing a lawn chair is suggested but not a requirement.

The workshops are free and pre-registration is recommended. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b18233c0f6d0.jpg Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: June 20, 2018

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

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Adults must be present throughout the class.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.73079546508700000, -73.99673581123400000 Fri, 11 May 2018 13:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/american-sign-language Date: June 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 20, 2018

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

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: June 20, 2018

Staff Pick! Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, 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.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. To purchase tickets, please click here.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Authors in Conversation: Topical Fiction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/bryant-park-author-topical-fiction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/bryant-park-author-topical-fiction Date: June 20, 2018

Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage, and Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers, in conversation.

Get the inside scoop on the authors' work, then stick around and get your book signed.

Books are available for purchase at the event from our partner Kinokuniya.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.75411674857600000, -73.98336881399200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b242d6f9663d.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park: Luiz Simas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/piano-in-bryant-park-luiz-simas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/piano-in-bryant-park-luiz-simas Date: June 20, 2018

New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park.

This week's performer is Luiz Simas, Brazilian and American genres of jazz.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

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 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 Wed, 23 May 2018 10:59:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas Date: June 20, 2018

Adults will create mini dioramas, delicate miniature paper cuttings-to-art card editions and originals (ACEO), and cardboard art. Participants will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create.

Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: ACEO Cardboard Art (Florals, Still Life, Landscape) Mix Media
June: Rockin' Art Painted Rocks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 20, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/recycle-to-art Date: June 20, 2018

Learn to make really cute art out of recyclable materials.

  • May: Painted pasta pendant necklace or bracelet
  • June: Plastic container maracas

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 07 May 2018 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[THE B/R Football X Steve Nash Foundation Showdown FanFest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/the-br-football-x-steve-nash-foundation-showdown-fanfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/the-br-football-x-steve-nash-foundation-showdown-fanfest Date: June 20, 2018

NBA stars. Soccer’s best. An urban field. A sweet game of pick-up futbol in the middle of a city, benefiting children everywhere.

Join Steve Nash and celebrities as Steve brings his passion to play in this innovative soccer match that any sports fan will love: featuring NBA stars and soccer pros from around the world raising funds for critical needs services for kids, Showdown is the beautiful game at its most creative.

Viewing is free to the public. Watch the game from Showdown’s first-come, first-served free standing room viewing areas – arrive early to get a spot, and enjoy the Showdown FanFest, opening at 2:30pm at Stanton and Forsyth Streets.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stanton St. & Forsyth St. (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 2:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72212212122000000, -73.99094347340900000 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 18:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bilingual Children's Stories: LINC Read Aloud]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/linc-read-a-loud http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/linc-read-a-loud Date: June 20, 2018

This bilingual children's program will start with a story about a frog. There will be activities after the reading for the whole family.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ebdd9a6671.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/farm-open-hours Date: June 20, 2018

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-20 2018-06-20 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/family-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/family-yoga Date: June 20, 2018

Come together in a lighthearted environment for family yoga fun!

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

Parents and kids of all ages are welcome.

*No class on Wednesday, July 4.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 5:30 pm 6:15 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942fc9909731.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Cocktail & Craft: Rainforest Terrarium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/evening-cocktail-craft-rainforest-terrarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/evening-cocktail-craft-rainforest-terrarium Date: June 20, 2018

Create your own rainforest with miniature tropical plants in a closed glass container. Enjoy a tropical cocktail while you plant your tiny ecosystem.

Adults 21+ only. Registration required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-20 2018-06-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b082dbf82a98.JPG Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Opening Reception: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: June 20, 2018

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

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

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

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:14:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Science of the Living City Seminar Series: New York City’s Freshwaters from Headlands to Harbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/science-of-the-living-city-seminar-series-new-york-citys-freshwaters-from-headlands-to-harbor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/science-of-the-living-city-seminar-series-new-york-citys-freshwaters-from-headlands-to-harbor Date: June 20, 2018

Join us as we celebrate NYC’s rivers and streams, the people who champion them, and the return the alewife!

Missing from NYC for over 300 years, the return of the alewife herring to the Bronx River marks a new chapter in restoring the health of the City’s last remaining freshwater river.

Our panel of experts and community leaders will discuss the history of freshwater systems in our city, their current state, the significance of the return of the alewife, ongoing efforts to improve the health of the Bronx River, and how community organizations are getting involved.

Join us at THE POINT's theater to participate in the conversation! Free food and refreshment will be available.

Participants
Moderator: Marit Larson, NYC Parks' Chief of Natural Resources

Panelists

  • Kim Fisher, Wildlife Conservation Society. Historic perspective on NYC freshwater systems
  • Rebecca Swadek, NYC Parks. Current state of freshwater conservation in the city
  • Sara Lupson, NYC Department of Environmental Protection. Trash Free Waters program
  • George Jackman, Riverkeeper. The story and importance of the alewife herring
  • Maggie Greenfield, Bronx River Alliance. The Bronx River's renaissance
  • Danny Peralta, THE POINT. Community involvement in and around the Bronx River

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Point CDC

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2018-06-20 2018-06-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81819915771500000, -73.89080047607400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b19493b5c4c1.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Design Tour: Elevated Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/design-tour-elevated-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/design-tour-elevated-design Date: June 20, 2018

Get an insider's look at the unique design elements of the High Line and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Friends of the High Line Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the High Line and its impact locally and worldwide.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.74681585352800000, -74.00574207305900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae8b9e32feb7.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 12:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[ConEdison Family Science Nights: Forces of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/conedison-family-science-nights-forces-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/conedison-family-science-nights-forces-of-nature Date: June 20, 2018

There are fundamental forces of nature that govern all matter. Challenge and observe gravity, friction, and several other physical forces, then apply your new knowledge to become a (balloon) rocket scientist! Visit sigreenbelt.org for registration details.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af1c22b8c309.png Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Boot Camp with Ruel Davis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/fitness-boot-camp-with-ruel-davis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/fitness-boot-camp-with-ruel-davis Date: June 20, 2018

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

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

This series is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/yoga-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/yoga-at-the-battery Date: June 20, 2018

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

June 3 through September 30

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

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

Photo credit: Rob Alcantar

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc51bcc5cdb.JPG Sat, 19 May 2018 21:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Air History Night: An Historic Photo Album Discovery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/open-air-history-night-an-historic-photo-album-discovery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/open-air-history-night-an-historic-photo-album-discovery Date: June 20, 2018

We'll present a rarity: a never-before seen Inwood photo album that's been in the collection of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum since it opened in 1916. Put together by historian Reginald Pelham Bolton, the album shows Inwood just as the streets were being graded and the subway was about to arrive.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ec1d2e4b6a.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Sherman Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/free-yoga-at-sherman-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/free-yoga-at-sherman-creek-park Date: June 20, 2018

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.85740280151367000, -73.92161560058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b241fbc35b61.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/zumba Date: June 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:44:45 EDT