NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:21:38 GMT <![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 6, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: June 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: June 6, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Walking Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/free-walking-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/free-walking-club Date: June 6, 2016

Get Healthy on The Hudson with Shape Up NYC for a summer of exercise and well-being. The Hudson River Park and Shape Up NYC will offer a weekly walking club at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84 Fountain

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2016-06-06 2016-06-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76340440180300000, -74.00081181526200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575aeffa81ff1.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: June 6, 2016

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 6, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park HSBC Business & Finance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/bryant-park-hsbc-business-finance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/bryant-park-hsbc-business-finance Date: June 6, 2016

Join Bryant Park Corp. at the Reading Room for a look at The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age.

David Rogers, Columbia Business School

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/bryant-park-piano Date: June 6, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/3-to-6-club Date: June 6, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children Date: June 6, 2016

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

At Playground for All Children, kids will learn basketball, soccer, track & field and street hockey! To find out more, please call (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Skaterobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/skaterobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/skaterobics Date: June 6, 2016

Get fit and have fun!

Join NYC Parks for this exciting roller skating experience that encourages a healthy lifestyle for a new and better you!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-0567

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Be Fit Monday: St. James Recreation Center Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/be-fit-monday1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/be-fit-monday1 Date: June 6, 2016

Tour St. James Recreation Center and participate in fitness, recreation and sports programs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Swing Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/swing-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/swing-dancing Date: June 6, 2016

Enjoy an evening of swing dance lessons with professionals!

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust,Inc.

Please note: This program will not meet on July 4.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: June 6, 2016

Join us for this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. You can also bring your own drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teachers.

African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a11191dbbd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Ballet Barre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/ballet-barre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/ballet-barre Date: June 6, 2016

Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout.

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Photo by Julienne Schaer.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758825182c62.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Musical Chairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/bryant-park-musical-chairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/bryant-park-musical-chairs Date: June 6, 2016

Join Bryant Park for the 5th annual epic game of musical chairs, featuring the park's iconic green bistro chair. Prizes for the last chair standing.

Host: Ophira Eisenberg
Music: Dj Flip Bundlez

Pre-registration is required
Registration is first come, first serve, and subject to availability.

Register here.

You must be 18 years old or older to participate.

Be there or be chair.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 21:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/the-oyster-project Date: June 7, 2016

Inspired by Brooklyn's native oyster reefs, this show will feature photos of Colleen Flanigan's underwater sculptural installations which are designed to restore reefs by raising the pH of seawater.

Judith Pleva's multimedia scrapbook uses interwoven photos and articles to chronicle recent oyster reef restoration work.

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 7, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/meditation Date: June 7, 2016

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

RSVP today!

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

About our partners

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74670028686500000, -74.00569915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575073560e5ec.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/fitness-walk Date: June 7, 2016

Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles).

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: June 7, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/tai-chi-class Date: June 7, 2016

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

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/tai-chi Date: June 7, 2016

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

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

RSVP here!

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

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

Partners
In partnership with Taoist Tai Chi Society.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Under the Standard (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74078269849600000, -74.00861740112300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57507524dd165.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marcy Green Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/its-my-park-at-marcy-green-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/its-my-park-at-marcy-green-center Date: June 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Williamsburg Beautification Project, El Puente, and Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn to care for Marcy Green Center Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Fourth Street and Marcy Avenue (in Marcy Green Center)

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B223QB Marcy Green Center 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70964945832900000, -73.95702182250100000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 7, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop Series Begins: Upscale Landscape Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/art-workshop-series-begins-upscale-landscape-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/art-workshop-series-begins-upscale-landscape-painting Date: June 7, 2016

Explore the process of painting on a large scale in this summer intensive with artist Rachael Wren whose paintings are currently on view in Wave Hill House. Conceive, construct, and compose a grande landscape from sketched studies to a finished painting, using Wave Hill’s gardens and expansive views as your inspiration. This three-session series continues June 8 and June 9.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a259d8c72.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: June 7, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/baby-me-fun-learning Date: June 7, 2016

Learn simple signs for communicating with your baby, and play games and activities for both baby and you. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Join the fun!

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 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573237327a4db.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/landmark Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/summer-reading-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/summer-reading-storytime Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots Date: June 7, 2016

City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic Puss in Boots tale, with a twist. Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life – a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573e076191324.jpg Thu, 19 May 2016 15:01:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a2f7c7d03.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 7, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/bryant-park-piano Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/gallery-tour Date: June 7, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still-life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe,Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela, and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, art collective Dark Matters (Aimée Burg, Frank De León-Jones, and Anna Ritsch) create an interactive site for contemplating the invisible energy that fills the universe. Visitors may concoct their own wishes using materials available at stations throughout the space.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured: Sue Johnson, Banqueting Table, 2015. Silkscreen fabric, ceramics, table, 4” x 8”. Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a35a8ef87.jpg Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sports Clinics - Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-softball Date: June 7, 2016

Learn the basics of flag football at our free sports clinics in J Hood Wright Park. Open to kids and teens ages 6 years to 17 years.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park Date: June 7, 2016

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

At Clove Lakes Park, kids will learn all about basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/3-to-6-club Date: June 7, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: June 7, 2016

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

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 4:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/game-social Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Music with Coyote Pups]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/family-music-with-coyote-pups http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/family-music-with-coyote-pups Date: June 7, 2016

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

For families with kids ages infant to 6 year olds.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b213a9a6fc.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 18:01:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Staten Island)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-staten-island Date: June 7, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? In this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

The workshop will include:

  • A guide to how to identify the best potential new partners for your group
  • A pitch activity to craft and practice what you will say to sign on a new partner
  • Expert speakers from business and government will explain what makes them want to partner with a group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/stargazing Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571691c3e07e6.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/inwood-evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/inwood-evening-yoga Date: June 7, 2016

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a0f4e44893.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 7, 2016

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

Bring your own mat!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f588e146dbf.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry Featuring University of Pittsburgh Press]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/bryant-park-poetry-featuring-university-of-pittsburgh-press http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/bryant-park-poetry-featuring-university-of-pittsburgh-press Date: June 7, 2016

Join Bryant Park under the London Plane trees for an evening of poetry, featuring Nate Marshall, Rickey Laurentiis, Lynn Emanual, and Martha Collins.

Produced in partnership with University of Pittsburgh Press

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer League Wheelchair Basketball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/summer-league-wheelchair-basketball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/summer-league-wheelchair-basketball-tournament Date: June 7, 2016

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[58th Annual Washington Square Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/washington-square-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/washington-square-music-festival Date: June 7, 2016

Come hear world class music in beautiful Washington Square Park at the 58th Annual Washington Square Music Festival.

The performance begins at 8:00 p.m. Come early to get a seat on the bleachers or pack a picnic and sit on the lawns.

The Festival Orchestra conducted by Lutz Rath

  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for two trumpets in C major, RV 537
  • Carl Nielsen: “Oriental Festival March” from Aladdin Suite
  • Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, op. 102
  • Larisa Elisha, violin & Stephen Elisha, cello - soloists

In case of rain, this event will take place at NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theatre at 35 West 4th Street.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 22:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Creed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/movies-under-the-stars-creed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/movies-under-the-stars-creed Date: June 7, 2016

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

Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father's footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right. The young man travels to Philadelphia to find his late father's nemesis-turned-best friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), in order to recruit him as a trainer. Balboa soon takes the young Creed under his wing and helps him get in shape for a shot at the title.

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 water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Joyce Kilmer Park

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X028 Joyce Kilmer Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.82849884033203000, -73.92269897460938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574458fb2e99f.jpg Tue, 24 May 2016 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/films-on-the-green-presents-breathless-by-jeanluc-godard http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/films-on-the-green-presents-breathless-by-jeanluc-godard Date: June 7, 2016

Films in French with English subtitles

Films on the Green 2016 opens with Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless in Central Park on Tuesday June 7, 2016.

A bout de souffle (Breathless), directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1960, 1h30
with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger

Petty thug Michel (Belmondo) considers himself a suave bad guy in the manner of Humphrey Bogart, but panics and impulsively kills a policeman while driving a stolen car. On the lam, he turns to his aspiring journalist girlfriend, Patricia (Seberg), hiding out in her Paris apartment while he tries to pull together enough money to get the pair to Italy. But when Patricia learns that her boyfriend is being investigated for murder, she begins to question her loyalties.

Preceded by The Red Balloon (Le ballon rouge), directed by Albert Lamorisse, 1956, 34min.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Cedar Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.77709960937500000, -73.96600341796875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57224a48c705b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 7, 2016

Participants of all ages will create paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 11:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/the-oyster-project Date: June 8, 2016

Inspired by Brooklyn's native oyster reefs, this show will feature photos of Colleen Flanigan's underwater sculptural installations which are designed to restore reefs by raising the pH of seawater.

Judith Pleva's multimedia scrapbook uses interwoven photos and articles to chronicle recent oyster reef restoration work.

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: June 8, 2016

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

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

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

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101a776c8da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: June 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park: Sacred Sounds Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/yoga-class Date: June 8, 2016

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

This class is brought to you by Sacred Sounds Yoga.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bebd03dd66.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/walking-meditation Date: June 8, 2016

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: June 8, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach Date: June 8, 2016

This It's My Park Season, please join the Friends of Kivlehan as they work to beautify and clean New Dorp Beach Park. The Friends will help with litter removal along Ceder Grove Avenue, as well as weeding and mulching the 9/11 Memorial Garden. We look forward to a great day of cleaning New Dorp Beach Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cedar Grove Beach Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.55989837646500000, -74.10179901123000000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/farm-workdays Date: June 8, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-06-08 2016-06-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Eae J Mitchell Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/its-my-park-at-eae-j-mitchell-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/its-my-park-at-eae-j-mitchell-park Date: June 8, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with 811X, The Academy for Career, and Living Skills to removed weeds, mulch , and perform a general cleanup at Eae J Mitchell Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eae J Mitchell Park

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X267 Eae J Mitchell Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83636407578600000, -73.88438728271800000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 22:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 8, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks 2016 Seventh Annual Paralympic Sport Club Youth Track and Field Open]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/2016-seventh-annual-paralympic-sport-club-youth-track-and-field-open http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/2016-seventh-annual-paralympic-sport-club-youth-track-and-field-open Date: June 8, 2016

Join NYC Parks this spring at our 2016 Seventh Annual Paralympic Sport Club Youth Track & Field Open! Youth participants with disabilities and spectators are welcome. Gates open at 10:00 a.m., with the national anthem and competitions beginning at 10:45 a.m. Competitions include the 50/100 and 200 meter race, the 200 meter obstacle course, the softball throw/bocce ball, javelin throw, long jump, shot put and discus.

If you're interested in competing in this competition for youths with disabilities, please email christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/kids-yoga Date: June 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.73075103759765600, -73.99633789062500000 Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/landmark Date: June 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: June 8, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots Date: June 8, 2016

City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic Puss in Boots tale, with a twist. Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life – a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Manhattan (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75637666413300000, -73.99987004893500000 Thu, 19 May 2016 13:01:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents 'Puss in Boots']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/puppetmobiles-puss-in-boots-at-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/puppetmobiles-puss-in-boots-at-hudson-park Date: June 8, 2016

The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic "Puss in Boots" tale, with a twist. Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life - a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson Park

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75637666413300000, -73.99987004893500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573385744545e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 8, 2016

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 8, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: June 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Author Walter Shapiro, Acclaimed Journalist, Political Columnist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/author-walter-shapiro-acclaimed-journalist-political-columnist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/author-walter-shapiro-acclaimed-journalist-political-columnist Date: June 8, 2016

Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer

From WWII to the state of our current politics, learn the secrets to being a great con-man through the untold story of a larger-than-life, eternal hustler who changed the course of history…forever.

Hosted by Bestselling Author of Mastermind Maria Konnikova, The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It…Every Time

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/bryant-park-piano Date: June 8, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sports Clinics - Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-softball Date: June 8, 2016

Learn the basics of flag football at our free sports clinics in J Hood Wright Park. Open to kids and teens ages 6 years to 17 years.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Citizen Pruner Course]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/bronx-citizen-pruner-course http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/bronx-citizen-pruner-course Date: June 8, 2016

Become an officially licensed tree pruner, and learn about tree stewardship and identification. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a license to legally prune NYC street trees. The course is suitable for all levels of experience. TreesNYC is the only institution designated to train and license Citizen Pruners in NYC.

Fee is $15 for Bronx Residents; $100 for non-Bronx residents. Includes FREE study manual and bonus GIFT upon course completion.

Students must attend three (3) of four (4) classroom sessions: June 1, 8, 15, 22 from 2:30-4:30PM. Mandatory field outing - June 29 2:30-6:30PM

Questions? Reach out to Sam at (212) 227-1887

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 227-1887

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2016-06-08 2016-06-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.81219863891601600, -73.92019653320312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks and El Museo del Barrio Present Pop-Up Arte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte Date: June 8, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Poor Richard's Playground

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M230 Poor Richard's Playground 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.79249954223633000, -73.94259643554688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b44556454c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/summer-sports-experience-at-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/summer-sports-experience-at-corporal-thompson-park Date: June 8, 2016

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

At Corporal Thompson Park, kids will learn all about softball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/3-to-6-club Date: June 8, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Play Date with the Uni Project at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/community-play-date-with-the-uni-project-in-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/community-play-date-with-the-uni-project-in-chelsea-park Date: June 8, 2016

Join Community Play Dates every Wednesday in Chelsea Park. Come read, draw, play, and explore hands-on activities at the Uni pop-up reading room. Read-alouds begin at 4:30 p.m. Other special activities to be announced. Free for all ages.

Hosted by the Uni Project, Green Below 14, Hudson Guild, and Avenues: The World School. Made possible by Leaves of Grass Fund, Green Below 14, and Avenues: The World School.

Please email leslie@theuniproject.org to volunteer or be a guest reader.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736058cc532b.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: June 8, 2016

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

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 4:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Music Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/childrens-music-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/childrens-music-hour Date: June 8, 2016

Meet well-known children's performer Darlene Graham and get your kids singing and swaying.

Sponsored by Council Member Espinal and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)

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B047 Highland Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.68289947509800000, -73.88790130615200000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[RecYouth Spring Showcase]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/recyouth-spring-showcase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/recyouth-spring-showcase Date: June 8, 2016

Join RecYouth's spring participants, their friends, supporters, and family in a celebration of digital media projects created this spring! Teens from across NYC will present tech, video, graphic design, game design, and audio projects. Using these digital media, RecYouth students explore, develop, and create projects that highlight unique perspectives on NYC living.

About RecYouth
RecYouth, for youth ages 12-21, offers photography, graphic design, video-editing, music production, young women in tech, and game design classes that develop technology skills while allowing teens to express themselves. They can use various software and tools in the Computer Resource Centers to talk about their communities, share an important issue in their lives, or just have a chance to be creative about things that they are interested in.

For more information about this program or event, please email recyouth@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2702

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573a02d5a5748.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Nuyorican Poets Cafe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/arts-culture-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/arts-culture-fun Date: June 8, 2016

Join NYC Parks and Arts, Culture & Fun as poets from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe perform dynamic works of spoken word and lead a writing and performance masterclass. An open mic will follow. All ages are welcome. .

Over the past 40 years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as home for groundbreaking work of poetry, music, theater, and visual arts. A mulicultural and multi-arts institution, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe gives voice to a diverse group of rising poets, actors, filmmakers and musicians who have not yet found consistent avenues for their work. The Nuyorican Poets Cafe champions the use of poetry, jazz, theater, hip-hop, and spoken word as means of social empowerment.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your spot.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5711327e4e172.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:00:05 EDT