NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:06:54 GMT <![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-fence Date: September 4, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/popup-pool-free-swim Date: September 4, 2017

Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: September 4, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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: The Rose Garden

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2017-09-04 2017-09-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar’s Summer Send-Off Party at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 4, 2017

Every Sunday and Holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Omar’s Summer Send-Off Party
End your summer right! A party hosted by Omar Olusion, come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f839012dc7.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fae8bc9520.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Labor Day Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/labor-day-garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/labor-day-garden-highlights-walk Date: September 4, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e02bb1245c.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fae8bc9520.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/the-fence Date: September 5, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 5, 2017

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 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 5, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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 Master Hyland Harris.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/meditation Date: September 5, 2017

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.

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 22nd St. (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74711794880300000, -74.00518564608800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f438fbae5b.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/fitness-walk Date: September 5, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two 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 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: September 5, 2017

Fun is had with cute and funny stories and songs for tiny tots to enjoy. Session ends with fun arts activity inspired by the stories and songs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 5, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tai-chi Date: September 5, 2017

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.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 13th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74072892169700000, -74.00806097415200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f4dbd68d6f.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 5, 2017

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 14th season of outdoor yoga classes. Open to everyone of all ages and skill levels.

Class held on the upper terrace.

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 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: September 5, 2017

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

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

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

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 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 5, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art/Vintage and Steam Punk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/upcycletoartvintage-and-steam-punk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/upcycletoartvintage-and-steam-punk Date: September 5, 2017

Adults decorate and up-cycle your clean, empty cans and bottles with beautiful napkins, wrapping paper, and vintage images from home.

Participants should bring their own vintage party napkins, wrapping paper or magazine cut outs to apply to surfaces of the items they are up-cycling to art. Outside and inside of cans and bottles should be clean and free of labels and gummy residue.

Schedule

  • July: Decorative Cans/Vintage (bring your own clean cans from home)
  • August: Up-cycle Wine Bottles/Vintage (bring your own clean bottles from home)
  • September: Up-cycle Cardboard Books Steam Punk/Vintage. We will provide cardboard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: September 5, 2017

The Summer Sports Experience teaches an abundant array of sports activities to our NYC youth throughout the spring and summer seasons. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, track, kickball, and more! Every hour another sport is introduced.

This event is free for participants. Please check in at the recreation center to get a free membership card which will allow you to come into the building when the staff are on break between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, which means that your kids can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Groups are welcome! Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to arrange a date for your group.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: September 5, 2017

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 5, 2017

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

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: September 5, 2017

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

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

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

To RSVP for a 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 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Mixed Media Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/kids-mixed-media-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/kids-mixed-media-arts Date: September 5, 2017

During August, we will create decoupage cards. Using magazine cut-outs or decorative party napkins we will decorate a cute greeting or art card.

In September, we will create decoupage containers using magazine cut-outs or a decorative pack of party napkins. Bring clean, empty cans, labels, and please remove gummy residue.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: September 5, 2017

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

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

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

To RSVP for a 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 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/kids-le-petit-art Date: September 5, 2017

Kids create their own miniature art to take home. The piece is small enough to carry in your pocket or in your hand. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Parents or adults welcome with their younger child.

Schedule

  • July: Thumb Things - Little ones make watercolor work of art with their very own thumb print
  • August: Mini Greeting Cards-Make a mini greeting card to keep or give as a gift
  • September: Mini Books - Make a mini journal, or coloring book of your own

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: September 5, 2017

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

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

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

To RSVP for a 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 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/yoga-in-the-park Date: September 5, 2017

Spend time breathing, stretching, and taking full advantage of the day at a Randall's Island Yoga class. Bring your yoga mat and come tone your muscles while finding your inner peace.

This class is suitbale for ages 15 and older.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59d4a2f1e0.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with VIVA!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-on-the-hudson-bodyroll-workout-w-viva http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-on-the-hudson-bodyroll-workout-w-viva Date: September 5, 2017

Join this ‘90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to get you feeling "suppa duppa fly" with slammin' moves to bangin’ grooves!

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 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06fb2395d4.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: September 5, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/yoga Date: September 5, 2017

Get ready to challenge yourself with a yoga session to both strengthen and relax the mind and body.

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: September 5, 2017

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 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: September 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: September 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59357922a9d5a.jpg Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/movie-night-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/05/movie-night-sing Date: September 5, 2017

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition which becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.

Join NYRP on the lawn of Bathgate Community Garden, and leave transformed!

Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Bathgate Community Garden

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2017-09-05 2017-09-05 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84474182128906000, -73.89803314208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f11dea046e.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/the-fence Date: September 6, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: September 6, 2017

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. 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 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 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: September 6, 2017

Join us for free fitness walks in Mornngside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

Location: 123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: September 6, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-06 2017-09-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 6, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/bryant-park-public-tours Date: September 6, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/special-express-arts Date: September 6, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are scheduled for every two weeks. Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/adults-le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/adults-le-petit-zen-art Date: September 6, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5") to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks. The work requires intense concentration, following precise directions and use of fine tools for cutting and shaping.

Schedule

  • July: Delicate Paper Cutting lace-like art through precise, delicate paper cutting.
  • August: Painted Animal /Character Rocks - Please bring your own clean stones and mini rocks for this project. We do not supply the stones of rocks.
  • September: ACEO - Create a miniature work of art to exchange with another participant, keep for yourself or to give as a gift.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: September 6, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the second and third Saturdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598339c41a7b3.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:30:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Stewards - Volunteers Needed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/forest-stewards-volunteers-needed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/forest-stewards-volunteers-needed Date: September 6, 2017

Volunteer to lend a hand and care for the land during the growing season. Activities may include cutting back vegetation, watering plants, spreading wood chips, and more. Community service credit is available.

Bring water and a snack; recommended for adults and teens comfortable with strenuous outdoor activities.

Ages 13+.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5984cf39e16ea.png Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/recycle-to-art Date: September 6, 2017

You'll learn how to make cute crafts out of recycled materials to give as gifts or keep for yourself.

Monthly Recycle to Art Projects

  • July: Stick Puzzles - Make an original puzzle using popsicle sticks
  • August: DIY Balloon Bowl - Make your very own bowl using a balloon
  • September: Cardboard Collage - Make a cardboard collage work of art to hang or display

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/farm-open-hours Date: September 6, 2017

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-06 2017-09-06 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/zumba Date: September 6, 2017

Join us in the park for Zumba, a cardio dance session that combines high-energy, motivating international music with unique moves.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wade Into the Bronx River: Pop and Stock Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/wade-into-the-bronx-river-pop-and-stock-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/wade-into-the-bronx-river-pop-and-stock-celebration Date: September 6, 2017

In celebration of the re-stocking of Alewife Herring on the Bronx River, the Bronx River Alliance will join in an evening of ichthyo-professionals speaking on the importance of this daring diadromous fish and its return to the Bronx River fresh waters.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee4e074a386.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: September 6, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing workout! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a2d42e317.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Reclaiming the Public Realm: How Can Design Improve Our Streets, Sidewalks, and Cities?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/reclaiming-the-public-realmhow-can-design-improve-our-streets-sidewalks-and-cities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/reclaiming-the-public-realmhow-can-design-improve-our-streets-sidewalks-and-cities Date: September 6, 2017

As our cities grow and demand on our public spaces increases, it is increasingly important that we maximize the use of these spaces, including parks, streets, and sidewalks. This panel will discuss the benefits, challenges, and opportunities in transforming urban public spaces through creative design, programming, and partnerships.

Speakers

  • Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal for Transportation at Bloomberg Associates and author of Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution
  • Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Commissioner, NYC Parks

Please RSVP here

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8217

Location: American Museum of Natural History, Kaufmann Theatre

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2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77935100000000000, -73.97411500000000000 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 6, 2017

Enjoy Hatha Yoga with Hollis and a beautiful sunset. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06970c97a6.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga In The Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/yoga-in-the-garden Date: September 6, 2017

Join free yoga classes in the garden every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., from May 17 through September 6, 2017.

The classes are taught by a certified yoga instructor.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 453-9490 ext. 302

Location: Kosciuszko Garden Learning Center

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2017-09-06 2017-09-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69220359545200000, -73.93924607605700000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens-2015 Date: September 6, 2017

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

An ex-stormtrooper, a scrappy desert dweller, and a droid companion embark on a journey that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, who are now battling a fascist regime called the First Order. Rated PG-13.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.87440109252930000, -73.92050170898438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596644f40305a.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/the-fence Date: September 7, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 7, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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 Master Hyland Harris.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 7, 2017

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 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 7, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/fitness-walk Date: September 7, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two 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 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movement Classes for Adults and Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors Date: September 7, 2017

Experience the joys of moving with strength and creativity with Dances For a Variable Population! Led by Naomi Goldberg Haas and members, Dances For a Variable Population will provide fun and free programs for adults every Thursday morning through the summer. DVP believes that beautifully-crafted choreography and performances extend and improves the quality of life.

Free and open to all.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (347) 683-2691

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595cee4a7a266.png Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 7, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: September 7, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

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 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: September 7, 2017

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

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

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Yards Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/hudson-yards-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/hudson-yards-farmers-market Date: September 7, 2017

Buy fresh produce and prepared foods every Thursday at the Hudson Yards Farmers Market in front of the #7 train station on 34th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: No. 7 Train Station Entrance (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75485486389800000, -74.00079272883600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59663faeb1d6f.jpg Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/kids-imaginative-arts Date: September 7, 2017

Get your creative juices flowing with imaginative art. Cell phone photography is part of the activities. Kids will create pieces combining 2D and 3D for creative effect. Use your cell phone camera to capture your 3D effect

Needed: Cell phone camera

Monthly Kids Imaginative Arts Projects

  • July: 3D Illusion - Stand it Up, 3D Hole, Sliding Water Drop, Floating Sphere
  • August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore (2D and 3D combined)
  • Sseptember: Silhouettes Abalze (silouhettes and color mix)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 7, 2017

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as a team sport.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0720abfa1a.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/nyc-parks-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/nyc-parks-wheelchair-softball Date: September 7, 2017

We’re looking forward to another successful and exciting season of wheelchair softball! Come out and learn the game—all you have to do is show up! Just bring your sports chair, or we can provide one for you if you're looking to play!

Volunteers are welcome to join and assist with the game activities.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593089678b5ab.jpg Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Track Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/open-track-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/open-track-night Date: September 7, 2017

This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize world-class Icahn Stadium! Once a month, Open Track Nights will also feature a free introductory running form seminar.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59fca4a92b.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Island Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/island-historical-tour-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/island-historical-tour-north Date: September 7, 2017

Did you know that the Randall's Island was once three separate land masses? The island has a rich and unique history. Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the Randall's Island into the beautiful park it is today!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bee251b986f.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 7, 2017

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 14th season of outdoor yoga classes. Open to everyone of all ages and skill levels.

Class held on the lawn.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41d040b77.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: September 7, 2017

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level.

Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: September 7, 2017

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.

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: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito Date: September 7, 2017

More Art premieres NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about the horrors of the unknown and the inspiring search for liberty.

Resetting Friedrich W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu in contemporary New York City, Mastrovito and his team of 12 artists have created over 35,000 original drawings to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The re-imagined storyline and title cards of NYsferatu were made in collaboration with recent immigrants and English-as-new-language learners. Musical improvisation by The Michael Leonhart Orchestra.

The movie starts at dusk, generally around 7:30 p.m.. Film runs 65 mins.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 416-6940

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.70142745971680000, -73.99737548828125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d519ecab0b.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-unsinkable-molly-brown-1964 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-unsinkable-molly-brown-1964 Date: September 7, 2017

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

Based on a true story, the film casts Debbie Reynolds as hoydenish Molly Brown, who wangles her way into Denver High Society when she marries "overnight millionaire" Johnny Brown. This film is Not Rated.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Basketball Courts (in De Witt Clinton Park)

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M022 De Witt Clinton Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.76842974595600000, -73.99480509758000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596646bccc7c1.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: The Wild Child by Truffaut, selected by James Ivory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/films-on-the-green-the-wild-child-by-truffaut-selected-by-james-ivory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/films-on-the-green-the-wild-child-by-truffaut-selected-by-james-ivory Date: September 7, 2017

James Ivory's Pick for #FilmsontheGreen.

The Wild Child (L'enfant sauvage)
Directed by François Truffaut
With Jean-Pierre Cargol, François Truffaut
1970 | Drama | PG | 1h23 | France | The Film Desk

A scantily clothed and dirty young boy is admitted to the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb in Paris. Having been found in the forest, the child is unable to speak, communicate or function in society. His case is taken up by Doctor Itard, a lone physician (played by Truffaut himself) who has unyielding dedication to re-integrating the lad into society. But the road to tame the beast is a rocky one…

Presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française
Films in French with English subtitles


#FilmsontheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Low Memorial Library, Columbia University

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2017-09-07 2017-09-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.80830001831100000, -73.96189880371100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b7ee88a601.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/the-fence Date: September 8, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 8, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 8, 2017

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 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/weekend-nature-exploration Date: September 8, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Discovery Pack, noon - 3:00 p.m.: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Bird Nerd Game Hour ,1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!

Nature on the Go!, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beekeeping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bryant-park-beekeeping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bryant-park-beekeeping Date: September 8, 2017

Join Bryant Park Corp. for educational talks about bees and the art of beekeeping.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 03 May 2017 13:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/adult-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/adult-imaginative-arts Date: September 8, 2017

Get your imagination going. Create intriguing art to delight family and friends. For adults of all ages. Requires fine concentration.

July: Decorative Wine Bottles

August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore

September: Silhouettes Ablaze

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d640a27d67.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: September 8, 2017

Kids have fun creating art inspired by the summer and holiday season. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Younger children are welcome with a parent or adult.

Schedule

  • July: Patriotic Red/White/Blue Hand
  • August: Sand Craft Project
  • September: Watercolor Circle Art

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/girls-basketball-clinic Date: September 8, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a free 12-week basketball clinic for girls ages 12 to 14 and ages 15 to 17.

Instructors will teach participants the basic rules and fundamental skills of basketball in preparation for our 2018 winter basketball tournament.

All skill levels are welcome!

For more information, please call Roberto Valle at (718) 393-7370 or email roberto.valle@parks.nyc.gov.

For accessibility information, please contact Roberto Valle by Wednesday, August 22 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bollywood & Bomba with Back to School Giveaway and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bollywood-bomba-with-back-to-school-giveaway-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bollywood-bomba-with-back-to-school-giveaway-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: September 8, 2017

Enjoy a live performance, Bollywood & Bomba, in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park. There will also be a back to school giveaway of book bags with supplies.

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599359ffe2461.JPG Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: September 8, 2017

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for all ages and abilities with a focus on seniors.

Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

All are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.82019102036800000, -73.95993142386500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07cd1a9313.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 8, 2017

Bring your own food and soft beverages to this free, all-ages BINGO! night. Each game winner receives a prize!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bbce901d1.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: September 8, 2017

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

A rabbit cop must solve a missing person's case in a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84670081474700000, -73.94127815961800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59664773afbb3.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike at Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bat-bonanza-night-hike-at-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bat-bonanza-night-hike-at-willowbrook-park Date: September 8, 2017

Back by popular demand! Join us for an end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park to search for nocturnal mammalian mosquito eaters.

Ages 8+.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a90fd081bd.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare Date: September 8, 2017

Join us on the lawn for a full production of The Tempest. Produced by the Drilling Company.

Friday performances are part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, and beer and wine also available for purchase.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-fence Date: September 9, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/socrates-farmers-market Date: September 9, 2017

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also enjoy fresh-brewed coffee from vendor Henley Coffee and buy organic condiments from Hellgate Farm.

Cash transactions preferred
WIC & FMNP Checks accepted at individual farm stands

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by The NYC Compost Project with BIG Reuse – Seven days a week drop-off in the green bin next to the bathroom facilities.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 9, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Bocce Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bocce-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bocce-tournament Date: September 9, 2017

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the citywide championship.

The tournament is open to ages 18 and older. Register individually or as a group online at queensbocce2017.eventbrite.com or call (718) 393-7370.

Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 17, 2016 in South Beach, Staten Island. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

16 teams maximum.

Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament starts at 9:00 a.m.

For accessiblity information, contact Roberto Valle by Saturday, September 6 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:30 am 5:00 pm 40.72150039672851600, -73.87650299072266000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 9, 2017

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.

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.

Exercising with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestow health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors 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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: September 9, 2017

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 three miles long.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:04 EDT