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 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:55:38 GMT <![CDATA[Sharing our Food Traditions: Canning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/sharing-our-food-traditions-canning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/sharing-our-food-traditions-canning Date: August 5, 2017

Preserve the harvest! Learn how to safely can summer bounty to enjoy through the winter.

Facilitated by Brenda Thompson-Duchene, GreenThumb community gardener at Powell Street Garden, and GreenThumb.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Powell Street Livonia Garden

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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66339874267600000, -73.90180206298800000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: August 5, 2017

Enjoy free yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain, which opens June 20. Bring a yoga mat, water, and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome!

This weekly class will take place on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 3 to October 14 (except July 1 and September 2).

This free event is sponsored by lushretreats.com for Circadia!

Meet at the flag pole between the monument and Visitor's Center. This yoga class will take place on the lawn in front of the Ft. Greene Park Visitor Center. Circadia is an interactive luminescent sculpture and seating system made from concrete and glow sand, which acts as a guide to the park entrance. Resembling a historic building foundation, Circadia also mimics the park's rolling hills and the natural rhythms found in nature.

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 5, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: August 5, 2017

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

Karen de Mauro will share the Indian story "Great Joy" and Ron Sopyla will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Most Amazing Thing."

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: August 5, 2017

The Village Community Boathouse is offering free public rowing on Prospect Park Lake this summer.

Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary. Sessions run from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays from June 10 to August 26. Boats are launched from the ramp on Well House Drive in the southwest corner of the lake. The temporary boathouse–two shipping containers–is located just across from the ramp.

Who Can Participate
Community rowing is open to all, although some physical dexterity is required to get in and out of the boats. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver; kids and teens younger than 18 must be escorted by a parent. Life jackets are provided—and must be worn!

What You'll Row
We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats, built by volunteers and similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing.

How the Villiage Community Boathouse is Funded
We are a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers. While no commitment is required from those who row with us, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. The park is surrounded by a large and diverse population that needs more access to on-water recreation.Your donations make our program possible. If you're looking to volunteer, please email volunteers@vcb.nyc.

Contact
For more information about the Village Community Boathouse and its programs, please email info@vcb.nyc. Please check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 5, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-garden-walk Date: August 5, 2017

Visit favorite, family-friendly locations in the gardens on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Children ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f9c825b00b.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures Date: August 5, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures1 Date: August 5, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures2 Date: August 5, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures3 Date: August 5, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures4 Date: August 5, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures5 Date: August 5, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-bronx-meets-east-africa-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-bronx-meets-east-africa-opening-reception Date: August 5, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center hosts The Bronx Meets East Africa, kicking off a two-month exhibition and invites local residents to comment on East African art, pose questions to the artists, and create co-collaborative work.

Featured Artists: Alex-Ahwera, Stephen-Kitayimbwa, Washington Emilian Otim, Sharon Namulindwa, Joseph Senozi, Yiga Robert, Kiffe Yoweri, Ruth Nanyunja,, Ocom Adonias, Abul Oyay, Bruno Sserunkum

About the exhibit
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 Bronx Meets East Africa will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center in Poe Park on Tuesdays through Saturdays from August 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597cced9e96a4.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Constellation Poetry with Carolyn Ferrucci]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/saturday-sculpture-workshop-constellation-poetry-with-carolyn-ferrucci http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/saturday-sculpture-workshop-constellation-poetry-with-carolyn-ferrucci Date: August 5, 2017

Engage your senses and create your own galaxy at Socrates! Using simple writing and drawing prompts, participants will observe their surroundings and create constellations based on what they see, hear, and remember. Connecting our different constellations to each other using string, we will create our own mini-galaxy!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59480967178fb.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[9th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/9th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/9th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-jazz-concert Date: August 5, 2017

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

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

The promenade where this concert is being held was named in his honor shortly before he passed away on August 1, 2008.

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

This program will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86009979248047000, -73.93370056152344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5954193e59de6.jpg Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walk for Families: Conservatory Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/discovery-walk-for-families-conservatory-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/discovery-walk-for-families-conservatory-gardens Date: August 5, 2017

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ba8bb80c51.jpg Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 5, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: August 5, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 10
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours and Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table Date: August 5, 2017

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929a6e13908d.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/seining Date: August 5, 2017

Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:30:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-On-History: Green Thumb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/handsonhistory-green-thumb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/handsonhistory-green-thumb Date: August 5, 2017

Explore farming firsthand by planting your own crop in King Manor’s backyard. Families with children are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: August 5, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: August 5, 2017

Make beautiful, fun things out of paper to give as a gift or keep for yourself

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

  • July: Paper Beads Bracelet
  • August: Paper Picture Frame
  • September: Cardboard Collage Art

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: August 5, 2017

Learn the basics of crochet: how to select your materials, gauge, yardage, tension, chain, single crochet, double crochet, and treble and slip stitch. Make accessories for beginners level.

Materials needed-Mercerized cotton thread #10 in three colors, steel crochet hook #6, 1/2" buttons (3)

Monthly Crochet Projects

  • August: Delicate Crochet Bracelet - White or ecru mercerized cotton thread #10 #6 steel crochet hook. Learn double crochet and treble
  • September: Two Color Scarf - Two colors #4 acrylic yarn #H crochet hook

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures6 Date: August 5, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures7 Date: August 5, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures8 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures8 Date: August 5, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures9 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures9 Date: August 5, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures10 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures10 Date: August 5, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nature-center-adventures11 Date: August 5, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Paws to Read OutLOUD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/paws-to-read-outloud http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/paws-to-read-outloud Date: August 5, 2017

Kids are invited to hone their reading skills by reading aloud to JJ, a licensed therapy dog. Hosted by Doris Nielsen, therapy dog trainer and OutLOUD board member. Sponsored by an encore grant from Staten Island Arts.

Ages four to 10 are welcome with caregiver.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a60e28341d.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 5, 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 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.

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

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 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f94d3f0978.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustrated Curatorial Talk: Floral Inspiration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/illustrated-curatorial-talk-floral-inspiration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/illustrated-curatorial-talk-floral-inspiration Date: August 5, 2017

This presentation looks at the flowers of Glenview, the 1877 historic house at the Hudson River Museum. Hudson River Museum Curatorial Chair Laura Vookles discusses how floral decoration was used for every aspect of the Victorian house, from wallpaper and woodwork to stenciling and all varieties of its interior design. Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill’s Senior Curator, discusses how the artists in Flora Fantastica!, the summer show in Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery, are bringing flowers to the fore in public art projects around the country.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fa2d5ed961.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/gallery-tour Date: August 5, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the summer exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. An exuberant counterpoint to Wave Hill’s lush summer gardens, Flora Fantastica! shows the work of four artists who share an interest in using pattern derived from cultural and botanical sources to create fantastic hybrid forms. Nancy Blum, Amy Cheng and Elisabeth Condon each have an entire room for their paintings. Jill Parisi creates an installation for the entry foyer. In the Sunroom Project Space, Jan Mun combines digital and living media to explore the movement of plant species and the immigrant experience, while a window installation by David Rios Ferreira contains drawings and collages with cartoon-inspired characters, along with historical, cultural and contemporary pop references.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59652fe614e8b.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 5, 2017

Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 5, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/activity-table Date: August 5, 2017

Every weekend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please stop by our activity table to create something new. Activities are appropriate for all ages!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: IN/TER\SECT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/bryant-park-presents-intersect http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/bryant-park-presents-intersect Date: August 5, 2017

IN/TER\SECT is a two-day festival of world-class jazz and classical music, featuring new works from incredible composers.

Schedule
Friday, August 4, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 5, 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.m

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library Date: August 5, 2017

Bring your blanket to the lawns by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and listen to librarians from the Walt Whitman branch of the Brooklyn Public Library read aloud to your favorite books!

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 935-0244 x62116

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:45 pm 3:30 pm 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5968e23507334.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/learn-to-ride-adults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/learn-to-ride-adults1 Date: August 5, 2017

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.88660049438500000, -73.89790344238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a6b1e3a6e9.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival Date: August 5, 2017

Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts create a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages. Vibe to sounds spun by a collection of North America’s renowned sound architects.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c70cb6d9100.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/dance-at-socrates Date: August 5, 2017

Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its fifth season, bringing dancemakers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront. Internationally recognized for its large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations, Socrates partners with Norte Maar, renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, to present this choreographic residency in the park dedicated to the creation and presentation of dance.

“Because dance is, in many ways human sculpture in motion, it’s very much at home in Socrates Sculpture Park.” – The New York Times

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594815274fc2e.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Samba New York!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/music-in-the-garden-samba-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/music-in-the-garden-samba-new-york Date: August 5, 2017

Jam with Samba New York! as they perform and dance to joyful music inspired by the famous samba schools of the Rio Carnaval in Brazil.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593006d191c92.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/bargemusic-family-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/bargemusic-family-concerts Date: August 5, 2017

Bargemusic is New York City's floating concert hall, moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge. On Saturdays at 4:00 p.m., visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.

The doors open 15 minutes prior to concert, and there is no reserved seating. The music program will be announced at the performance.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Hindu Lamp Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/hindu-lamp-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/hindu-lamp-ceremony Date: August 5, 2017

Decorate your own palm leaf lamp and release it in the East River as part of the traditional Aarti ceremony for peace and harmony.

Presented with Brooklyn Arts Council.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 5, 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 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.

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

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 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f94d3f0978.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[10th Annual Great Jazz on the Great Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/10th-great-jazz-on-the-great-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/10th-great-jazz-on-the-great-hill Date: August 5, 2017

Co-presented with Jazzmobile, the 10th Great Jazz on the Great Hill features live music and swing dancing in a beautiful park setting.

This event is free. Tickets are not required. ?Bring a picnic blanket, snacks, and dancing shoes for the fun event!

Featuring performances by:

  • The Jimmy Heath Big Band with Special Guests
    Legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath takes the stage with his 14-piece swinging big band. Heath is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master.
  • The Allan Harris Band
    International award-winning jazz vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Allan Harris has been described as having a “formidable baritone [voice] with… husky edges and deep resonant low notes.” His performances cover ballads reminiscent of Nat King Cole and swinging Frank Sinatra standards.
  • Matthew Whitaker Trio
    A 16-year-old organist and pianist, Matthew Whitaker first began playing music at the age of three, taught himself the Hammond B3 organ at the age of nine, and four years later became the youngest artist endorsed by Hammond. His artistic resume is outstanding for any young musician; for a blind musician, it is even more impressive.

Let us know you're coming

The Great Hill is steep, but accessible by ramp. If you require a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please call 212-860-1370. Requests must be made no later than Friday, August 4 at noon.

The event is weather permitting and refreshments will not be sold. Performance lineup is subject to change. In case of inclement weather, please follow @centralparknyc on Twitter.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Email corporate@centralparknyc.org for more information.

In partnership with JazzMobile

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5981f36b9c425.jpg Wed, 02 Aug 2017 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Euripides Summer Festival Presents The Madness of Hercules]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-presents-the-madness-of-hercules http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-presents-the-madness-of-hercules Date: August 5, 2017

Enjoy a fully-staged production of The Madness of Hercules presented by the American Thymele Theatre.

This particularly timely and moving tragedy from ca. 422 BCE depicts Hercules being driven insane by Madness and human beings trapped in a hostile world, sustained only by their love for one another and their sense of courage and nobility that cannot be defeated by authoritative forces.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 781-3631

Location: Almira Kennedy Coursey Amphitheatre (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.68986577514000000, -73.94623446464500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fc9d9f423f.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-camping-pelham-bay-park-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-camping-pelham-bay-park-bronx Date: August 5, 2017

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. T

he Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. We'll bring the tents!

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Event Registration page. Registration opens on Juy 26.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Wolfe's Pond Park, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-camping-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-camping-staten-island Date: August 5, 2017

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. We'll bring the tents.

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program Registration page. Registration opens on July 26

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.51829910278300000, -74.18720245361300000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 Date: August 5, 2017

Hudson Warehouse presents the Classics, on Thursdays through Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Henry V
By Wm. Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

The horrors of war throughout time have changed little and that is made even more apparent in this immediate and visceral production of
Henry V. Led by a war time correspondent, we follow King Henry as he politically positions himself and his subsequent military campaign across France in his quest to take what he believes is rightfully his.

For more information, see hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59541567aa297.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[RCTA Sunset Concert: Reggae]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rcta-sunset-concert-reggae http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rcta-sunset-concert-reggae Date: August 5, 2017

Calling all blankets and picnic baskets! The Riverside Clay Tennis Association is once again hosting its series of sunset concerts on the tennis lawn overlooking the Hudson River at 97th Street.

This week’s performer: CCB Reggae All-Stars. Rickytee and his CCB Reggae All-Stars are back! Bring your drums and any percussion instruments you might have down to the river and join in fun. Dancing, singing, and audience participation is encouraged.

The Series celebrates our fabulous park and represents the rich cultural diversity of the Upper West Side. Each concert begins at 7:00 p.m. and continues through shades of orange, red and purple, ending around 9:00 p.m. Bring your picnic basket and blanket and join us. Stick around afterward and watch the fireflies rise up out of the lawn and the stars speckle the sky.

In the event of inclement weather, call (212) 978-0277 to find out whether the concert has been postponed.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 978-0277

Location: 96th Street Tennis Courts (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.79629898071289000, -73.97750091552734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59396be726c23.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nels Cline: LOVERS + Sam Amidon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nels-cline-lovers-sam-amidon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nels-cline-lovers-sam-amidon Date: August 5, 2017

Nels Cline: LOVERS + Sam Amidon will perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance. For the latest information, including weather updates, set times, seating configurations, and FAQs, please visit the BRIC website.

On his latest album, Lovers, Nels Cline tackles a combination of originals and American Songbook standards in a big-band jazz setting, which he’ll perform live at the bandshell.

Gates open an hour before the performance unless otherwise noted, and all performances are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 7:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.66336442715600000, -73.97654700279300000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Finding Nemo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-finding-nemo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-finding-nemo Date: August 5, 2017

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

A clown fish searches for his missing son in this animated adventure, the winner of an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 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: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rosemary's Playground

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Q398 Rosemary's Playground 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70470046997070000, -73.90399932861328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596cc393dd88e.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Little Red Lighthouse Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-lantern-tour Date: August 5, 2017

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

The Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse." Join us as we explore this unique landmark at night.

Space is limited and participants will be chosen via lottery. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration opens on July 26.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Fort Washington Park

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.84945992950900000, -73.94659233093300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596005b5b3a44.JPG Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/astronomy Date: August 5, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.63930130004883000, -74.03199768066406000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/cancelled-movies-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/cancelled-movies-under-the-stars-sing Date: August 5, 2017

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

This animated musical comedy tell the story of Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine. This wonderful film features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Hudson and Tori Kelly.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a66412d8f3.jpg Sun, 30 Jul 2017 13:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Doctor Strange]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-doctor-strange http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-doctor-strange Date: August 5, 2017

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

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts. Rated PG-13.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Frederick Johnson Park (in Frederick Johnson Playground)

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M159 Frederick Johnson Playground 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.82501673197400000, -73.93613141775100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5973814bba630.gif Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Cars (2006)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-cars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-cars Date: August 5, 2017

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

This 2006 Pixar animated comedy-adventure takes off with hot-shot race-car, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) traveling to California to race against the King (Richard Petty) and Chick Hicks (Michael Keaton) for the Piston Cup Championship. But, he becomes lost after falling out of his trailer in the rundown Radiator Springs. While there he slowly befriends the town's odd residents, including Sally (Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy). When it comes time for him to leave to championship is no longer his top priority.

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

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 9:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Monsignor McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:15 pm 9:45 pm 40.72439956665039000, -73.94339752197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59834962bbd62.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Kong: Skull Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-kong-skull-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-kong-skull-island Date: August 5, 2017

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

This compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers, and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.63807227694900000, -74.11781501770000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5978ab3716d28.jpg Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:30:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Toy Story 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-toy-story-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-toy-story-3 Date: August 5, 2017

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

Andy's toys land in day-care after he leaves for college, and hatch a daring escape plan with the help of some new friends. But some of the toys aren't quite what they seem.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park)

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R059 Von Briesen Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.60721163657700000, -74.06095886230500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5978ac126eeab.jpg Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:30:12 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/the-fence Date: August 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 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: August 6, 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: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 6, 2017

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 6, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Early Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/early-morning-bird-walk-early-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/early-morning-bird-walk-early-migrants Date: August 6, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance to search for early migrants along the park’s waterways and in the woodlands.

The tour leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Beach Sports Festival: Obstacle Course and Pull-Up and Dip Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/brooklyn-beach-sports-festival-obstacle-course-and-pullup-and-dip-contest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/brooklyn-beach-sports-festival-obstacle-course-and-pullup-and-dip-contest Date: August 6, 2017

NYC Parks is hosting a weekend of sports and fitness at Coney Island. Come watch or participate!

On Sunday, August 6, join us for a free obstacle course competition, and or a Pull-up and Dip contest. All skill strengths welcome!

No registration is required. Just stop by!

  • Obstacle course time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Pull-up / Chin up time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.

Sponsored by New Wave

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.57270050048828000, -73.97830200195312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59690fdb91bfb.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: August 6, 2017

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is opening for its ninth season of healthy food, activities, education and food justice programming. The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market has engaged hundreds of local youths, distributed over 10 tons of fresh food, recycled 24 tons of organic waste via its market compost dropoff operation, hosted 240 community market sessions, delivered 550 cooking demonstrations, 16 bread baking workshops and more in its eight seasons of operation.

Sunday market reopens for a fifth season July 30, 2017 on the farm, with a series of healing events which highlight the value of herbs and non-invasive healing modalities for humans. This year, the farm has embarked on a 3 year scale up campaign in order to create the infrastructure needed to educate our community and operate an herbal distribution program which supplies local herbs and herbal products to the natural healing community.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Intro to Rowing Classes in Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/get-on-the-water-free-intro-to-rowing-classes-in-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/get-on-the-water-free-intro-to-rowing-classes-in-inwood Date: August 6, 2017

Enjoy free "introduction to rowing" classes with Harlem River Community Rowing. Join us at the Columbia Boatouse Dock in Inwood Hill Park.

Classes run for an hour at the following times:

  • *9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

**9:00 a.m. classes are for advanced beginners

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87301326773800000, -73.91845285892400000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: August 6, 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: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: August 6, 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: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: August 6, 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: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/farmers-market Date: August 6, 2017

Through the efforts of Friends of Cunningham Park, Inc. and the Jamaica Estates Civic Association we are happy to announce a weekly farmers market. The market will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday. At the market you will be able to meet the farmers and purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 6, 2017

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

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

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery. Registration opens on July 31. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 6, 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 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/bicycling-basics-adults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/bicycling-basics-adults1 Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82771584290600000, -73.93963098526000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f6ed5ad1c6.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Water is Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/family-art-project-water-is-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/family-art-project-water-is-life Date: August 6, 2017

“Mni Wiconi,” a saying of the indigenous people of Lakota, South Dakota, means “Water is Life.” With visiting Caddo Native American storyteller Joe Cross, hear time-honored stories about the importance of water for all people. Follow his lead in group movement and dance resembling water and honoring this vital resource. Make a simple pinch or coil, air-dry clay pot inspired by the patterns of authentic Caddo pots, with designs showing the beautiful, directional flow of swirling water.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59653a05c3bdf.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/tai-chi-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/tai-chi-fort-greene Date: August 6, 2017

Movement, meditation, and deep breathing for better health, strength, concentration, and self-awareness!

Wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers.

Your instructors will be Leon Qi Ying and Marilyn Fleming. Leon Qi Ying is native Chinese speaker and Brooklyn resident who has studied and practiced Tai Chi for over 30 years. Marilyn Fleming ‘M’ grew up in the UK and is longtime resident of Fort Greene. M studied with Leon Qi Ying and is a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader.

To learn more, visit taichibklyn.com

Important note: if you practice Tai Chi for health purposes, it is important that you seek advice from your main health care providers, such as your family doctors. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.

No class if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: On the lawn between the Visitor Center and Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.69211135514100000, -73.97502458095600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595165ff33210.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/free-yoga-at-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/free-yoga-at-hudson-park Date: August 6, 2017

Join HY/HK Alliance for morning yoga with Malorie Bryant! Bring a mat.

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: August 6, 2017

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov

Groups must RSVP by July 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cff0c98d14c.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Rail Yard History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-rail-yard-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-rail-yard-history-tour Date: August 6, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join an informative walking tour of Riverside Park South with rail-history expert Tom Flagg.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Sat, 05 Aug 2017 21:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 6, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike Practice Session - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/bike-practice-session-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/bike-practice-session-adults Date: August 6, 2017

Bike Practice Session is a two-hour, supervised practice session, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike. Bike Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f6aa955fc1.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/bicycling-basics-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/bicycling-basics-adults Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Union Avenue near Driggs Avenue (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72044332283700000, -73.95267629623400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f6d58ed9af.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[End of Summer Trail Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/end-of-summer-trail-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/end-of-summer-trail-cleanup Date: August 6, 2017

Show some love for the trails! Help us remove debris and cut back overgrown vegetation in preparation for the fall hiking season. Community service credit is available.

Water and snacks will be provided.

Ages 13+

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a64a6bfffd.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 6, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Schedule of Activities

Discovery Pack, 10 a..m. – noon: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Blooming Naturalist, 10 a.m.: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.

Nature’s Helpers, 11 a.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: August 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship for a general cleanup at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/learn-to-ride-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/learn-to-ride-adults Date: August 6, 2017

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: West end of Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86911092687000000, -73.93157422542500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a6bee00638.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Hester Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street Date: August 6, 2017

Come read, draw, and explore with the Uni every Sunday in front of the Hester Street Playground in Sara D Roosevelt Park.

Programming made possible with funding from The Ong Family Foundation and Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts.

Presented by NYC Parks

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hester Street Crossing (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594413b51dd32.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/sunday-tai-chi Date: August 6, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/yoga-in-the-battery Date: August 6, 2017

Join Tejal Yoga and The Battery Conservancy for weekly yoga practice on The Battery Woodland lawn, newly reopened after two years of rejuvenation. With views of the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty, it might be the most beautiful place to practice in the city!

Classes take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 11:30 am 0:30 am 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59299c431592c.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: August 6, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nature-center-adventures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nature-center-adventures Date: August 6, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nature-center-adventures1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nature-center-adventures1 Date: August 6, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nature-center-adventures2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nature-center-adventures2 Date: August 6, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nature-center-adventures3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nature-center-adventures3 Date: August 6, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nature-center-adventures4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nature-center-adventures4 Date: August 6, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/basic-canoeing Date: August 6, 2017

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Canoe programs are limited to ages 8 years and older. Program is first-come, first-served. Due to demand, line may close prior to end time.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79731057762900000, -73.95351123809800000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nature-center-adventures5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/06/nature-center-adventures5 Date: August 6, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-06 2017-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT