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 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:12:31 GMT <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration Date: June 24, 2017

Summer on the Hudson and the Baylander connect you to the life living within the Hudson River with STEAM activities, live music from The Fuzzy Lemons & Music with Patrick, and river-related arts, crafts, and games.

Catch & Release Fishing Clinics have been canceled for this event, but feel free to bring your own equipment to fish. There will be plenty of fun games, arts & crafts, live bands, and Baylander STEAM and water based activities to keep everyone occupied.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bf5d3596d.JPG Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/learn-to-ride Date: June 24, 2017

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages five and older, how to ride a two- wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids.

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before event at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Bowne Playground

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Q308 Bowne Playground 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75820159912109400, -73.82479858398438000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: June 24, 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.

Mary Ann Schmidt will share the E. Haywood story "Storm Child" and Marianne McShane will share the Irish tale "Triona in the Land Below the Well."

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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590cdda15dff4.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Bees: A Hands-On Adventure in the Apiary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/meet-the-bees-a-handson-adventure-in-the-apiary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/meet-the-bees-a-handson-adventure-in-the-apiary Date: June 24, 2017

Observe bee behavior in the gardens, then suit up in a hat and veil to peek inside a hive filled with 50,000 honeybees. Search for worker bees, drones, brood (baby bees) and maybe even catch a glimpse of the elusive queen. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day leads this fascinating foray into the world of the honeybee. Appropriate for curious adults and kids ages 14 and older accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591082d3b13cb.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Pollination Headquarters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/pollination-headquarters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/pollination-headquarters Date: June 24, 2017

Get your pollinator info here! See butterfly and insect displays, pick up self-guided tours, take home pollinator-friendly plant lists and adopt a bee-condo.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59108366bae16.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: June 24, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify 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: (347) 972-1721

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

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-up Audubon II: Water Detectives]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives Date: June 24, 2017

What's in the Park's water? Join Prospect Park Alliance to learn about water chemistry and identify the creatures that live in and around the Park’s waterways. Pop-up Audubon II is best for children 8 and over. Events include:

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Shoreline Water Walk, noon–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk and explore the plants and wildlife that make the lakeshore so special.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Discover the creatures that live in Prospect Park’s waterbodies and the chemistry that helps them grow in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm:After learning how to use binoculars, join Alliance naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Presented by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f522826496.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/basic-canoeing Date: June 24, 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.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e3376b417.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/saltwater-fishing Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81906574643900000, -73.96124034186400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e3b5b3437.jpg Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Olympic Day: Countries Around The World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/olympic-daycountries-around-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/olympic-daycountries-around-the-world Date: June 24, 2017

All are welcome to participate in our official Olympic Day!

Visitors will be competing in unique sports and activities that are found throughout different countries across the world. Get ready to run, jump, sweat, and learn as we host an event that is perfect for the whole family!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 17 May 2017 15:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: June 24, 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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Windmill Community Garden Grand Opening Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/windmill-community-garden-grand-opening-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/windmill-community-garden-grand-opening-block-party Date: June 24, 2017

Join us for the grand opening of Windmill Community Garden, featuring a block party and more! Events include:

  • A gardening workshop with GreenThumb
  • Bike workshop with Nomad Cycles
  • 'Murals of LIC' bike tour with Transportation Alternatives
  • Performances by Flux Factory
  • Power Patches workshop for kids by Eleni Z of Flux Factory

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Windmill Community Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75306060000000000, -73.93513430000000000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 24, 2017

Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice & Wellness Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-solstice-wellness-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-solstice-wellness-day-celebration Date: June 24, 2017

Celebrate the summer solstice with a day of wellness at New Roots Community Garden. Featuring gentle flow yoga meditation (11:00 am - Bring your yoga mat), Egyptian bellydance, internal healing, tai chi, massage, nutrition, mindful drawing, cooking, natural soapmaking, activities for children, and more.

** If you will be joining us for Brunch please bring a dish/fruit or a beverage to share **

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 617-5765

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82122039794922000, -73.92516326904297000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Hunts Point Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-hunts-point-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-hunts-point-recreation-center Date: June 24, 2017

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.


The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.

A performance of Cinderella Samba will take place at 11am and 1pm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594007419b27c.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bryant-park-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bryant-park-kids Date: June 24, 2017

Join Bryant Park Corp. at Summer Saturdays, featuring stories, music, magic, and visits from favorite literary characters:

Schedule

  • June 24 - Justin The Magician
  • July 8 - Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • July 15 -Bubble Fun Kim Winslow, The Grand Falloons and Founding Member of The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit
  • July 22 - Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band
  • July 29 - Happy Hooping with Amy Rogers, Hula Hoop Mover & Shaker
  • August 5 - Comic Con Kids, Produced in partnership with Penguin Random House
  • August 12 - Funkytown Playground Band with Aly Sunshine
  • August 19- Storytime Quartet: Storytelling and Live Music String Quartet

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5938588467d0f.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/learn-to-ride-kids Date: June 24, 2017

Learn to Ride—Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.

Please register for the class on our registration page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 820-2080

Location: St. Ann's Avenue and 147th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81294129931400000, -73.91367590427400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5941b62a1a9d5.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Who Am I? Zine-Making with Pam Reyes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/saturday-sculpture-workshop-who-am-i-zinemaking-with-pam-reyes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/saturday-sculpture-workshop-who-am-i-zinemaking-with-pam-reyes Date: June 24, 2017

Create your own eight-page zine (pronounced “zeen,” or a self-published book) in response to the question: Who am I? Participants have the liberty to combine drawing, writing, and collage to produce a book that represents themselves. The possibilities are endless! Make a zine of eight biographical facts, or a picture book of memories, or even write the story of what kind of superhero you would like to be.

Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947ef84581ed.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Afternoon Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/afternoon-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/afternoon-swing Date: June 24, 2017

Enjoy an afternoon of swing with live music by the Stephanie Jeannot Band. So grab your dance shoes and join the fun at this free event sponsored by NYC Council Member Vincent Gentile!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.61333465576172000, -74.02997589111328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594adbf73187d.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fest 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-fest-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-fest-2017 Date: June 24, 2017

Come on down to King Manor for Summer Festival! This free event is fun for families, and features historic games, crafts, bubbles, and more! Who doesn't love bubbles?

The weather should be gorgeous, so why not bring a blanket or towel and picnic under one of the many shady trees in King Park and make a day of it?

Start time: 12:00 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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593028487ed27.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Family Fun Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-fun-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-fun-field-day Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join us for a fun afternoon of free activities, including kayaking, inflatables, interactive games, live entertainment, and much more! Check out Kan Jam, Sport Stacking, and our obstacle course!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79159927368164000, -73.77600097656250000 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: June 24, 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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark Graphic Novel Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-graphic-novel-workshop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-graphic-novel-workshop-series Date: June 24, 2017

In this workshop series for 4 Saturdays in June, you will learn the foundations of what makes up a graphic novel or comic. Participating artists should already have fleshed out characters and environments along with an understanding of perspective. We will cover composition, image and text relationships as well as lighting. Please bring a sketchbook and ruler. All other supplies will be provided. No experience necessary.

Maurice Buckley is an Illustrator, sculptor, storyteller and educator. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Alfred University in 2013. Since then he's been teaching art all around New York City, through organizations such as The Art Student's League of New York, and Doing art together. In addition to teaching he works from home as a comic book artist. He currently resides in Brooklyn New York and is working on launching a comic book company with his colleagues and mentors.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot to letitia.guillory@parks.nyc.gov

In partnership with the Art Students League Seeds of the League

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.965.8942

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park Center (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5938340360fac.jpg Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/butterfly-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/butterfly-block-party Date: June 24, 2017

Calling all swallowtails, fritillaries, skippers and hairstreaks! Everyone’s invited to the Butterfly Block Party in the Flower Garden. Mingle with guest naturalists and meet your local Lepidoptera.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591083ce5224c.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening: Risa Puno at Rufus King Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/public-art-opening-risa-puno-at-rufus-king-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/public-art-opening-risa-puno-at-rufus-king-park Date: June 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the King Manor Museum for the opening of Risa Puno's public artwork Common Ground. Consisting of a grid of interconnected picnic tables with tiled mosaic surfaces, Common Ground will be an interactive sculpture that literally brings people closer together. The shared tabletops and benches will each have a different mosaic design inspired by the neighborhood’s unique mix of cultures, as well as by the patterns within the adjacent King Manor Museum. Common Ground is a celebration of harmony through diversity, imbued with the ideals of the park’s namesake, Rufus King.

Pack a picnic and join the artist at the communal table!

The public art opening is part of King Manor's Summer Festival, so stay for the fun! The festival is a free event is fun for families, with historic games, crafts, bubbles, and more!

This exhibition is 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Rufus King Park,King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.80339813232422000; 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d3e474deb9.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Some experience is preferred; first-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 1:30 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.59740066528320000, -73.76799774169922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e40fc24f9.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 11:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hydrangea Hurrah at Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/hydrangea-hurrah-at-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/hydrangea-hurrah-at-madison-square-park Date: June 24, 2017

Madison Square Park Conservancy is excited to present the second annual Madison Square Hort Day: Hydrangea Hurrah celebrating our beautiful hydrangea collection. Hydrangea Hurrah is a family-friendly event for our favorite summer blooms with a host of free, fun activities including guest speakers, park tours, floral demos, a kids zone with games, and musical entertainment.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74129867553711000, -73.98840332031250000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 24, 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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Camping Gear and How to Use It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rangers-choice-camping-gear-and-how-to-use-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rangers-choice-camping-gear-and-how-to-use-it Date: June 24, 2017

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

This hands on workshop will give you a list of essentials to bring on your next camping trip. You will learn proper use of cutting tools and wood processing, and how to take your camping skills to the next level.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 14.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Garden (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69210052490234400, -73.97740173339844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e478a8697.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 24, 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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 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/2017/06/24/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: June 24, 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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 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[Native Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/native-pollinators-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/native-pollinators-walk Date: June 24, 2017

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees, and butterflies are easily spotted in the garden, but solitary bees, beetles, and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Entomologist Lawrence Forcella and naturalists Gabriel Willow and Paul Keim lead these fascinating walks to observe our local pollinators at work.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. This events repeats at 3:00 p.m.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910843727eb9.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bicycling-basics Date: June 24, 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. This class is free.

Please register on our registration page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592eec21eb289.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Building a BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/building-a-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/building-a-bbq Date: June 24, 2017

You can't beat the taste of barbecued food cooked on a grill. Forget rushing to the garden centre to buy an expensive barbecue - set aside one day and you can have your own stylish brick barbecue. Learn the basics of keeping it safe and what is allowed in your community garden.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.82389831542969000, -73.91500091552734000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Edible Container Garden Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/edible-container-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/edible-container-garden-workshop Date: June 24, 2017

Plant herbs in a container that you may take with you and grow for seasoning your homemade dishes!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592722567a18b.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Hunts Point Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-hunts-point-recreation-center1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-hunts-point-recreation-center1 Date: June 24, 2017

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.


The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.

A performance of Cinderella Samba will take place at 11am and 1pm.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594007c5a9b5c.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[P.S. 6 Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/ps-6-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/ps-6-family-day Date: June 24, 2017

Celebrate summer with NYC Parks and NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene!

Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: P.S. 6

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64898270000000000, -73.95624550000000000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[LIC & Astoria Love Letter with Five Boro Story Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/lic-astoria-love-letter-with-five-boro-story-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/lic-astoria-love-letter-with-five-boro-story-project Date: June 24, 2017

Do you love your neighborhood? Join Five Boro Story Project for LIC & Astoria Love Letter for a fun afternoon in the park and a chance to meet neighbors, hear true stories about life in the neighborhood from long-time residents, and enjoy performances of poetry and music inspired by Astoria and Long Island City. Share your own stories, write a love note to your neighborhood, and leave your mark on the park with participatory art-making activities reflecting the local landscape.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f09bdbfb1.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-day Date: June 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of games, crafts, an animal show, inflatables, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Pomonok Playground

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Q329 Pomonok Playground 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.81390380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7d3e0a2472.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: June 24, 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.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6facc56553.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: June 24, 2017

Crochet an adorable Amigurumi Cup-O'-Joy tea cup and tea bag.

Materials needed: #4 bright color of your choice yarn for the tea cup and a color for your favorite tea (cherry, mint, lemon, etc) and string, size F crochet hook, tapestry needle,stitch marker, and poly-fill. (Adults)

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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: June 24, 2017

Make fun things with paper arts and crafts.

Themes
May: Paper Bouquet for Mother's Day
June: Tie Card for Father's Day

This program is suitable for kids ages 6 to 12 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 24, 2017

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

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/queens-botanical-garden-childrens-book-reading-and-craft-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/queens-botanical-garden-childrens-book-reading-and-craft-day Date: June 24, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon with a reading of Oh Say Can You Seed by Bonnie Worth, followed by a seed maracas craft.

This event is recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cfd622a2438.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/activity-table Date: June 24, 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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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 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[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/gallery-tour Date: June 24, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow leads a tour of current exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. The group show, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, explores how women have been treated and portrayed as outcasts in history, myth and biblical legend. In the Sunroom Project Space, Sonya Blesofsky’s sculptural installation is inspired by the history of Glyndor House, while Sindy Butz's life-sized replicaof a fireplace in one of Wave Hill’s buildings includes enlarged photographs and videos of her performing with Wave Hill fireplaces.

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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590cde5f811f3.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/flax-to-linen Date: June 24, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax crop we planted in the spring and try out the tools used to make flax into linen cloth. Touch and feel different types of linen, and weave and sew a small linen pouch to take home.

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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f4d480e1a7.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Human Odyssey: Revolutionary Womyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/human-odyssey-revolutionary-womyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/human-odyssey-revolutionary-womyn Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Human Odyssey is a monthly performance and media art showcase. Human Odyssey explores the human connection between the performer and audience that challenges ideas of self-identity within movement practices or any other forms of disciplinary practices. These practices develop evidence that within an embodiment state one can trace these movements from a personal or textural experience (place) to map out a form of somatic practice.Revolutionary Womyn, Angelica Torentino, Style of Dance: Hip Hop, Contemporary.This piece explores and documents the daily individual and collective struggle and resistance of womyn. It explores the ways in which womyn of color, migrant womyn, and indigenous womyn have faced multiple oppressions.
Revolutionary Womyn, Angelica Torentino, Style of Dance: Hip Hop, Contemporary For adults

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: June 24, 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 Cido the Clown
Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5924953c56282.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 24, 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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 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[Native Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/native-pollinators-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/native-pollinators-walk1 Date: June 24, 2017

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees, and butterflies are easily spotted in the garden, but solitary bees, beetles and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Entomologist Lawrence Forcella and naturalists Gabriel Willow and Paul Keim lead these fascinating walks to observe our local pollinators at work.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910c7eba154a.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening: Lina Montoya in Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/public-art-opening-lina-montoya-in-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/public-art-opening-lina-montoya-in-faber-park Date: June 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks and La Isla Bonita Festival to celebrate the opening of Lina Montoya's public artwork Mariposas Lamps. Inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’s Cien Años de Soledad, Montoya’s illuminated sculptures will redefine the monarch butterfly as an icon of migration and freedom. This work will be part of the series La Isla Bonita, a beautification project that seeks to transform public spaces through public art and community engagement.

This exhibition is 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592dc63221cf0.jpeg Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Live at SeaGlass Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/live-at-seaglass-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/live-at-seaglass-music-festival Date: June 24, 2017

SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery is excited to announce Live at SeaGlass Music Festival 2017, a free outdoor music festival on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24.

Created by NY Carousel Entertainment, the operators of SeaGlass, and curated by bassist/composer Michael Bates, and drummer/composer Rob Garcia, Live at SeaGlass brings together great bands, original music, the magical SeaGlass Carousel all at The Battery, the exquisite park overlooking the New York harbor.

Performer/Magician, Todd Robins will be emceeing the festival and SeaGlass Carousel riders will have the unique experience of riding SeaGlass to beautiful live music.

Live at SeaGlass Music Festival - Saturday, June 24, 2017
Music by young people - Brooklyn Youth Music Project: Full orchestra and two jazz ensembles, plus youth rock band.

Four critically acclaimed bands:

5:00 p.m. – YeraSon
YeraSon, lead by Grammy-winning Violinist Yrving Yeras, is a New York based Cuban Orquesta Charanga with a multinational flair. YeraSon Orquesta Charanga electrifies with old-school Cuban music with a distinctly modern New York twist. The bands unique sound is at once elegant and energetic with a contagious rhythm that attracts dancing and listening crowds alike. YeraSon is a treat for both the ears and the feet!

6:15 p.m. - Mamie Minch & Tamar Korn
Mamie Minch is one of the youngest old-school blues guitarists and singers you've heard. She sings and plays songs of her own devising that sound like they've been stored in her old National guitar for decades. Raised on the music of John Hurt, Rev. Davis and Memphis Minnie, she can sometimes sound like her predecessors, but don't mistake her for a revivalist- she is most definitely a product of her own time.

7:30 p.m. - Banda de los Muertos
A Mexican Brass Band from Brooklyn led by Oscar Noriega and Jacob Garchik. This band attracts audiences made up of brass aficionados and Mexican immigrants – as well as kudos from the mother of all Mexican Brass Bands: Banda el Recodo.

8:45 p.m. - Soul Understated
Led by singer/songwriter Mavis ‘SWAN’ Poole and the powerful yet melodic drummer Jeremy ‘BEAN’ Clemons, Soul Understated is one of the rarest discoveries in music since Motown. The influences on their music are overwhelming and pleasurable all at once. With elements from EWF to Ella Fitzgerald, Donny Hathaway to Curtis Mayfield, and Sarah Vaughn to Count Basie, and even Hip-hop infused, their music spans across all genres.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: SeaGlass Carousel (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 3:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70210658033600000, -74.01498633761200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592ee8dde3372.png Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[La Isla Bonita Summer Festival 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/la-isla-bonita-summer-festival-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/la-isla-bonita-summer-festival-2017 Date: June 24, 2017

Join LMProject and local arts collective ISLA for their third annual La Isla Bonita Summer Festival in the North Shore of Staten Island with the help of the NYC Parks, Partnerships for Parks, and California organization Sol Collective!

With the goal of building a yearly cultural happening which would celebrate Staten Island’s diverse and vibrant community, La Isla Bonita highlights Faber Park’s beautiful waterfront park, while promoting accessible and family-friendly local and global arts and culture for everyone to enjoy.

Let us learn, let us revel, let us rise together and let us fly!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59499320c0049.jpg Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bargemusic-family-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bargemusic-family-concerts Date: June 24, 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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: June 24, 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 Cido the Clown
Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5924953c56282.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/arts-culture-fun-taikoza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/arts-culture-fun-taikoza Date: June 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums, and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

About Taikoza
Taikoza was formed in New York City by members of Ondekoza (the group that started the renaissance of taiko in Japan in the '60s and introduced Taiko worldwide).

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f6199a22d58.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening: Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong at Seward Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/public-art-opening-cheryl-wingzi-wong-at-seward-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/public-art-opening-cheryl-wingzi-wong-at-seward-park Date: June 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks for the public art opening of Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong's Constellation in Seward Park. A public talk about the history of Seward Park and the Lower East Side will be followed by a casual celebration.

Constellation is an architectural sculpture, performance, and panel series that will activate the underused plaza in Seward Park as a transformative community public space. The site-specific sculptural pavilion will be composed of interlocked wooden modules that will be re-arranged and transformed seasonally in three different configurations over the course of the exhibition.

In Retrospect

Opening discussion with Andrew Fairweather, Joyce Mendelsohn, Daisy Paez, and Ron Castellano. Moderated by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong and Alexis Kraft

The discussion will trace the history of the Lower East Side/Chinatown area, and the history of Seward Park as the first municipally-built playground. We will explore the transformations of the Seward Park Library building, Seward Park itself, and recreation and public space of the diverse ethnic and cultural communities in the neighborhood.

  • Andrew Fairweather is a librarian at the New York Public Library’s Seward Park Branch on the Lower East Side. One of his duties among others includes maintaining the Lower East Side Heritage Collection, an eclectic collection of books, articles, photographs, and various ephemera collected by Seward Park Librarians, the majority of which date from the 1930s to the 1980s.
  • Joyce Mendelsohn, educator, historian, and writer, is widely known for her walking tours and lectures on topics related to New York City’s history. She served as the first Director of Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and was the Education Consultant for the Historic House Trust of New York City. Mendelsohn is the author of The Lower East Side, Remembered & Revisited—History and Guide to a Legendary New York Neighborhood.
  • Daisy Paez is a lifelong resident of the Lower East Side, a public servant, and community advocate. She has worked for The Educational Alliance for nearly 23 years and is a voting member of Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs & Waterfront Committee (CB3). She is President of the Grand Street Guild Resident Association.

About Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant
This exhibition is 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: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -73.98919677734375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594935725f161.JPG Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping and Deer Exploration Hike: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-camping-and-deer-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-camping-and-deer-exploration-hike Date: June 24, 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.

Please note: Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on June 14.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e7fbe6012.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Silent Disco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/silent-disco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/silent-disco Date: June 24, 2017

Ssshhhh! There's a party going on!

Grab a set of wireless headphones and join the party. Tune in to the channel of your choice and dance to amazing music curated by Sound Off Experience DJs.

Headphones will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5735e2379f399.jpg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: The Triumph of Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-triumph-of-love http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-triumph-of-love Date: June 24, 2017

Hudson Warehouse is now in its fourteenth year of presenting classic works of theater to the public on Thursdays - Sundays at 6:30. Just show up and grab a seat on the benches or stairs of the Soldiers and Sailors monument. You may bring your own folding chair, but be forewarned, there is very limited space for folding chairs. Performances are typically under two hours. There is no intermission. Dogs are allowed, but we ask you to sit at the top of the monument if you bring pets.

The Triumph of Love
By Pierre de Marivaux
Translated by Stephen Wadsworth
Directed by Emily Rose Parman

For more information, see hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) NEW-YORK

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[RCTA Sunset Concert: Blues, Rock & Funk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rcta-sunset-concert-blues-rock-funk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rcta-sunset-concert-blues-rock-funk Date: June 24, 2017

Calling all blankets, picnic baskets, and candles! 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: Twisting Faith – Blues, Rock & Funk
Ken Greenfield and Twisting Faith will perform traditional rock & roll/blues with a funk groove.

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 9L00 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 the hotline, (212) 978-0277, to see whether a 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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.79629898071289000, -73.97750091552734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59396164c5421.jpg Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Higher Ground Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/higher-ground-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/higher-ground-festival Date: June 24, 2017

Higher Ground Festival’s “HG Premieres” Performance will debut six new interdisciplinary collaborations created by uptown artists. These stage-based works will incorporate music, dance, visual art, and more!

Free and family-friendly.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5948176b9d825.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Met Opera Summer Recital Series: Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/the-met-opera-summer-recital-series-socrates-sculpture-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/the-met-opera-summer-recital-series-socrates-sculpture-park Date: June 24, 2017

The Met’s popular concert series in New York City parks in all five boroughs kicks off with an evening of arias and duets from a variety of operas.

Dan Saunders will be at the piano to accompany each performance.

So Young Park, soprano
Petr Nekoranec, tenor
Hyung Yun, baritone
Dan Saunders, piano

Recitals are free.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Marvelous Moths Talk and Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/marvelous-moths-talk-and-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/marvelous-moths-talk-and-walk Date: June 24, 2017

Often overshadowed by their more flamboyant butterfly relatives, moths play an important role in the ecosystem as pollinators for night-blooming flowers, and as food for many larger creatures. Join Environmental Educator Pam Golben of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for a peek into the fascinating world of moths. This evening program includes a short, indoor presentation and a twilight foray into the gardens to look for moths.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910858dd372c.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Richard III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/richard-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/richard-iii Date: June 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare!

Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story of a country in turmoil and a madman lusting for power. As the ruthless and charismatic Richard claws his way to the throne, a nation is forced to the breaking point in this chilling tale of a tyrant, his enablers, and those who attempt to resist.

Know Before You Go:

Theatre-goers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain time. The stage will be set at the east end of Brooklyn's beautiful Carroll Park, along Smith Street. Ground seating is open to the public, as well as a limited number of chairs.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b7f1d90e5e.jpg Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-sing Date: June 24, 2017

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

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

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, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.89626136359400000, -73.87854027748100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590a465d719f2.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 10:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Cinderella]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-cinderella http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-cinderella Date: June 24, 2017

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

An orphan falls in love with a prince after enduring great abuse from her stepmom and stepsisters

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: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.51959991455100000, -74.18689727783200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591496e1d3317.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 13:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movie-under-the-stars-storks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movie-under-the-stars-storks Date: June 24, 2017

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

The Turtles team up with April O'Neil and vigilante Casey Jones to save New York City from the evil Shredder, fearsome new mutants Bebop and Rocksteady and an extraterrestrial invasion led by Krang.

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: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.76309967041015600, -73.89219665527344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fe550d11859.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jason Bourne]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-jason-bourne http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-jason-bourne Date: June 24, 2017

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

Jason Bourne probes his father's death while evading government forces. Rated PG-13.

This event is sponsored by Council Member Ben Kallos.

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

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.76919937133789000, -73.94950103759766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900f35be7f30.JPG Fri, 12 May 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Nortorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-nortorious-big-bigger-than-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-nortorious-big-bigger-than-life Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Please see the NYC Parks website for future events.

Celebrate Music Month with NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment!

Peter Spirer's 2007 documentary reveals Brooklyn's own Nortious B.I.G. The film features rare home video footage, an interview with Biggie shortly before his death, and undisclosed video footage from the night of his murder. The rapper's closest friends and some of the biggest names in hip-hop tell stories about his life and music.

Know Before You Go
This film features explicit content. You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: The Lawn at Myrtle Avenue and North Portland Avenue (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.69288789980500000, -73.97549664974200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593aca6e89fe3.jpeg Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Twenty Feet From Stardom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-twenty-feet-from-stardom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-twenty-feet-from-stardom Date: June 24, 2017

Celebrate Music Month with NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment!

This 2013 documentary film shines a long-overdue spotlight on the hit-making contributions of longtime backup singers like Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega and more who have worked with such iconic artists as the Rolling Stones, Luter Vandross, Sting and others. Directed by Morgan Neville, the documentary won an Oscar and a Granny for Best Music Film.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.68989944458008000, -73.94670104980469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593aea3870f73.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/the-fence Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 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/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 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/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 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/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 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/2017/06/25/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/farmers-market Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: June 25, 2017

This citywide public art project places 50 pianos across the five boroughs. All pianists are invited to visit during our hours of operation to tickle the ivories on a beautiful outdoor piano. For more information on this project, or locations of other Pop-Up Pianos, please visit Sing for Hope's website.

Please note that the nature center is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdb4955e30.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/free-yoga-at-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/free-yoga-at-hudson-park Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/yoga-in-the-garden Date: June 25, 2017

Enjoy a morning yoga class on the lawn. Participants should bring a mat, dress appropriately, and expect to be outside, unless precipitation or excessive humidity occurs. Classes are offered in partnership with Yoga Haven. All levels welcome. Continues Sundays through June and July 9.

$25/$15 Wave Hill Member. Pre-registration recommended online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590cdf1d2d060.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats Date: June 25, 2017

See them and sketch them flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite flowering shrub or bush. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape.

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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591085d4e84c4.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pollination Headquarters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/pollination-headquarters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/pollination-headquarters Date: June 25, 2017

Get your pollinator info here! See butterfly and insect displays, pick up self-guided tours, take home pollinator-friendly plant lists and adopt a bee-condo.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910862397f76.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day Date: June 25, 2017

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust at its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by June 11.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a4c2c966626.jpg Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/waterfront-walks Date: June 25, 2017

Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology on the last Sunday of each month at 10:00 p.m. from April through October. Wear comfortable shoes—these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape!

Please RSVP here.

Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 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[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 25, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-up Audubon II: Water Detectives]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives Date: June 25, 2017

What's in the Park's water? Join Prospect Park Alliance to learn about water chemistry and identify the creatures that live in and around the Park’s waterways. Pop-up Audubon II is best for children 8 and over. Events include:

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Shoreline Water Walk, noon–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk and explore the plants and wildlife that make the lakeshore so special.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Discover the creatures that live in Prospect Park’s waterbodies and the chemistry that helps them grow in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm:After learning how to use binoculars, join Alliance naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Presented by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f522826496.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/waterfront-walks1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/waterfront-walks1 Date: June 25, 2017

Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents. Tours will be given on the last Sunday of every month, at 11:00 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70294877799900000, -73.99473768472700000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/sunday-tai-chi Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 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[Kayak Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/kayak-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/kayak-staten-island Date: June 25, 2017

Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore at Page Ave. Beach, Tottenville. Boats and life jackets will be provided for a short paddle off the shore. Launch help and paddling tips are given by experienced kayakers at the shore and on the water. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.

Children aged 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. High winds or lightning cancels the event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Page Avenue Beach

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2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50236193262400000, -74.22824013233200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ad12b2fa22.JPG Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Hester Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 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[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/yoga-in-the-battery Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 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[NYC Pride: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyc-pride-the-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyc-pride-the-march Date: June 25, 2017

Join NYC Pride and friends at the The March, the biggest Pride celebration in the world!

The March is a celebration of LGBTQ lives and the LGBTQ community. The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.

This year's grand marshals include:

  • The American Civil Liberties Union
  • Brooke Guinan
  • Krishna Stone
  • Geng Le

Viewing The March is free and open to the public. No tickets necessary. The parade kicks off at noon from 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and ends at Christopher Street and Greenwich Street.

Image courtesy of NYC Pride

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenwich Street at Christopher Street,36th Street and Fifth Avenue

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2017-06-25 2017-06-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.73289871215820000, -74.00759887695312000; 40.74972950000000000, -73.98363860000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592eec529b9fa.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/freshwater-fishing Date: June 25, 2017

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you chose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 08 May 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/butterfly-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/butterfly-block-party Date: June 25, 2017

Calling all swallowtails, fritillaries, skippers, and hairstreaks! Everyone’s invited to the Butterfly Block Party in the Flower Garden. Mingle with guest naturalists and meet your local Lepidoptera.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591086d929277.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: June 25, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Pier 40 will be closed on the 25th from noon to the public because of the Heritage of Pride event. We will resume rowing Tuesday, June 27 at 5:30 pm.

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. 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!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-25 2017-06-25 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: SunGaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze Date: June 25, 2017

Gaze at the central star of our solar system using special safe scopes with the Amateur Astronomers Association!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:00:05 EDT