NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:05:17 GMT <![CDATA[Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: June 25, 2016

A reading of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream by garden members will follow the garden potluck.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East Fourth Street Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Family Movie Night: My Neighbor Totoro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/family-movie-nite http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/family-movie-nite Date: June 25, 2016

First Quincy Street Community Garden invites you to join us for a family night at the movies in the garden!

The cartoon movie My Neighbor Totoro features two sisters who encounter a mythical forest sprite and its woodland companions when they move to rural Japan.

Gate opens at 7:00 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:15 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be provided! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Donations welcomed.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Quincy Street Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: June 25, 2016

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high-caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

“Comedy, love and a bit with a dog, that’s what they want” – Henslow from Shakespeare in Love by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

With William Shakespeare’s 400 anniversary in mind, we’re featuring what many believe to be his earliest play—Two Gentlemen of Verona. See star-crossed lovers, cross-dressing, betrayal, intrigue, clowns, and a real dog! . . . Comedy with a pastiche of romance, melancholy, and a startling conclusion.

Directed by Ted Minos. Technical director/Costumes, Catherine Bruce. Music, Luke St. Francis. Fight choreography, Ray A. Rodriguez. Assistant director, Maya Kates. Graphic art, Lee Kaplan. Produced by Ted Minos for Moose Hall Theatre Company.

Please note: Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled. Cancelleation notices will be available after 7:00 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance. For more information, please call (212) 567-5255.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.87440109252930000, -73.92050170898438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575354fb96544.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 20:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/movies-under-the-stars-grease1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/movies-under-the-stars-grease1 Date: June 25, 2016

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

1950s teens Danny (John Travolta) and Australian transfer Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) spend their "Summer Nights" falling in love, but once fall comes, it's back to Rydell High and its cliques. As one of the bad-boy T-Birds, Danny has to act cool for best pal Kenickie (Jeff Conaway) and their leather-clad mates Sonny (Michael Tucci) and Doody (Barry Pearl, in the role Travolta played on-stage).

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Poe Park

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X040 Poe Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.86479547717800000, -73.89463425453900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57571ab371ddd.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Creed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/movies-under-the-stars-creed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/movies-under-the-stars-creed Date: June 25, 2016

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

Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father's footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right. Apollo died in the ring in the 1980s at the hand of Russian pugilist Ivan Drago, forcing Adonis to grow up without his dad in his life. The young man travels to Philadelphia to find his late father's nemesis-turned-best friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), in order to recruit him as a trainer. Balboa soon takes the young Creed under his wing and helps him get in shape for a shot at the title. Ryan Coogler directs this spin-off of the hugely successful Rocky franchise.

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; 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: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

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

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a1e8b6a3f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Paranormal Investigation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/paranormal-investigation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/paranormal-investigation Date: June 25, 2016

Learn the basics of ghost hunting while possibly communicating with some of Morris-Jumel Mansion’s former residents.

For more information about this program, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570be5510eddf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Norm of the North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/movies-under-the-stars-norm-of-the-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/movies-under-the-stars-norm-of-the-north Date: June 25, 2016

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

In this animated comedy for the whole family, an oddball polar bear named Norm (voice of Rob Schneider) is outraged when he learns that human beings are planning to build condos in his Arctic home. He and three lemming pals decide to go to New York City to confront the real-estate developer responsible.

Know Before You Go
Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730d0c9b04d5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Star Wars: The Force Awakens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens Date: June 25, 2016

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

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

Know Before You Go
Gate opens at 7:00 pm. You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Coffey Park

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B077 Coffey Park 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.67679977416992000, -74.00869750976562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574514b9cc567.png Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Michael Jackson's This Is It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/movies-under-the-stars-michael-jacksons-this-is-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/movies-under-the-stars-michael-jacksons-this-is-it Date: June 25, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outdoors.

Legendary musical superstar Michael Jackson takes the stage one last time in this theatrical concert film compiled from over 100 hours of rehearsal footage for the 50 shows he had been scheduled to perform at London's O2 arena at the time of his death. Take a trip behind the scenes to see the mastermind behind such classic pop hits as "Thriller" and "Billie Jean" prepare for the concert that would have crowned his entire career. Rated PG.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carmansville Playground

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M018 Carmansville Playground 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.82919627410000000, -73.94424778640000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573a2b8dc7591.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/the-oyster-project Date: June 26, 2016

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

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

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 26, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will get your chi flowing each week when you join Silvana Pizzuti at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Plaza to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

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 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: June 26, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: June 26, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: June 26, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Achilles Hope & Possibility (4M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/achilles-hope-possibility-4m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/achilles-hope-possibility-4m Date: June 26, 2016

This event, which brings together athletes with disabilities and able-bodied athletes, is a celebration of running with a very special message. Cash prizes, free T-shirts for kids, medals for all finishers (four-mile race and the kids' races) and surprises make this annual event a local favorite. Kids’ races traditionally include many participants with disabilities as well.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56eb0203b0e18.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day Date: June 26, 2016

Join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and

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 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579f01474d38.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[The Battery Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/the-battery-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/the-battery-fair Date: June 26, 2016

The Battery Conservancy will celebrate the grand opening of The Battery Oval with a weekend fair to engage the public in our region’s biodiversity and its emerging food and plant producers, illustrating The Battery’s core values.

Over the past two decades, The Battery has transformed New York’s birthplace park into an oasis of vast perennial gardens, educational farm plots, toxin-free lawns, and sinuous bicycle paths. The Battery Fair reinstates one of the oldest uses of civic space, the public market, at one of New York’s most prominent public parks. Since antiquity, public markets have protected and promoted fresh food, regional economies, and vibrant civic spaces. The Battery Fair creates a new public stage for local food and plant purveyors inspired by this history and dedicated to the ongoing revitalization of Lower Manhattan.

The fair will showcase innovations in agriculture, horticulture, food, and craft, emphasize the connections between food production and plant production, and support and connect local small batch entrepreneurs who are defining alternative, sustainable systems of natural production without compromising taste and beauty.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Battery Oval (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70427416059700000, -74.01484686274300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575d70a22f52b.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble Date: June 26, 2016

Bring your family for a guided walk through the Ramble and take part in hands-on exploration. Learn about what makes Central Park a sanctuary for plants, animals and humans alike. Borrow a Discovery Kit - a rugged backpack filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and other discovery tool.

This event is suitable for ages five and older. Pre-registration is required as space is limitied. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Please arrive at Belvedere Castle 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time to check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575188066b8ac.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/landmark Date: June 26, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/yoga Date: June 26, 2016

These yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Contemporary Composites]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/art-workshop-contemporary-composites http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/art-workshop-contemporary-composites Date: June 26, 2016

Join artist Amy Lincoln for a workshop that includes designing plant composites from observations in the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory and outside in the gardens, then painting a composition using these designs as the focal point.

Start with some mixed-media drawing activities and create a one-of-a-kind work of art in acrylic right here on the luscious lawns of Wave Hill.

Kids ages 12 and older are welcome with an adult.

Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745e2f62ef0d.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/yoga1 Date: June 26, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps.

Classes are led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss. All levels are welcome; participants should bring their own mats.

Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting. Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745f22f6bec2.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Luminous Paper Lanterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/family-art-project-luminous-paper-lanterns Date: June 26, 2016

Cut nature shapes from bright, multicolored tissue paper. Then use a simple papier-mâché method to transform your cut shapes into festive lanterns for bright and magical summer days and nights.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745f29833252.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: June 26, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to do a general cleanup at Brower Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67380142211900000, -73.94390106201200000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids at Brooklyn Bridge Park: Wildlife Theater - Butterfly Boogie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-wildlife-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-wildlife-theater Date: June 26, 2016

Think bugs are gross? Think again!

Butterfly Boogie will take you on an adventure and show you why bugs are actually the coolest creatures around. The musical, interactive performance introduces children to metamorphosis and the interdependence of plants and animals.

Enjoy family-friendly activities with the Uni Project and Private Picassos from 11:00 a.m. to noon, as wella as performances from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57587b67603ed.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[In the Footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe: A Walk from Poe Cottage to High Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/in-the-footsteps-of-edgar-allan-poe-a-walk-from-poe-cottage-to-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/in-the-footsteps-of-edgar-allan-poe-a-walk-from-poe-cottage-to-high-bridge Date: June 26, 2016

Although the American poet Edgar Allan Poe has been gone for many years now, his home and High Bridge continue to serve as remnants of his beloved walks in The Bronx.

Join Bronx Co. Historical Society educator Angel Hernandez on a three-mile walk from Poe Cottage to High Bridge via Aqueduct Avenue. The tour will meet at the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in Poe Park on the Grand Concourse and East Kingsbridge Road.

Contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run about 2 hours.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86555352721500000, -73.89418697357200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57602b370046b.png Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/checkmate-101 Date: June 26, 2016

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630c10a6326.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park Date: June 26, 2016

Explore 700 acres of the normally closed landfill-to-park project with bicycling, guided tours, artist-led activities, kayaking, and a photography competition. This is a one-day opportunity to discover the unique experience and views the park has to offer.

Visitors of all ages can bring their own bicycle or rent one for free to bike across five miles of paved roadway, including a three-mile loop along meadows and wetland ponds. NYC Audubon and other groups will offer free guided walks. Food trucks will also be at the park during the event.

Kayaking Tours
Kayak Staten Island will lead two tours along the creeks at Freshkills Park. Pre-registration is required for kayak tours. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Registration opens Sunday, June 12 at 9:00 a.m.

Photo Contest
Photographers are invited to take photos at the event and submit them to “A Fresh Look: Freshkills Park Photo Contest.” Winning portraits of Freshkills Park will be published in the Staten Island Advance and displayed at the Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge. Register here for the photo contest.

About Freshkills Park
At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the former Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, the landfill has been covered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the site has become a place for wildlife, science, education, and art. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and recreation opportunities.

Presented by NYC Parks, NYC Department of Sanitation, and the Freshkills Park Alliance. Photo by Dimi

RSVP for Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2016-06-26 2016-06-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57446fcaa2146.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: June 26, 2016

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/meditation Date: June 26, 2016

Take a moment to connect with your inner self while practicing peace and mindfulness.

Class sessions include instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of guided meditation led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss.

All levels are welcome. Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors periodically, weather permitting.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745f30b2eb97.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival de las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/festival-de-las-flores Date: June 26, 2016

The colorful Colombian tradition of creating silletas or large medallions constructed from flowers, comes to Queens Botanical Garden in an afternoon celebration!

See and take pictures with completed floral creations, enjoy bilingual storytime and crafts, and sample delicious Colombian foods. Admission does not include food and beverage.

Schedule
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Visual artist Tatiana Arocha leads a scavenger hunt, incorporating her outdoor art installations and a take-home field guide.
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Music in the Garden - Rebolú performs Afro-Colombian music, sponsored by Astoria Bank.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573ce3bc03c39.PNG Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Pride March in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/pride-march-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/pride-march-in-manhattan Date: June 26, 2016

March with Alice Austen House and the Pride Center of Staten Island to recognize Alice Austen and Gertrude Tate’s historic relationship.

Advance registration is required. To register, please call (718) 816-4506 x10 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574491d1d1fde.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/basketball-clinics Date: June 26, 2016

Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8 to 17.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643d5da9d19.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: June 26, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: The Amazing Max]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/family-performance-festival Date: June 26, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, Park adventures, puppetry, and more!

Illusionist Max Darwin earned the moniker "The Amazing Max" not only for his extraordinary skills as a magician, but also for his ability to entertain audiences and keep the little ones spellbound! This high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages. Max combines magic and comedy in the beautiful setting of Central Park.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For the full performance schedule, click centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575860e3bc956.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/family-day1 Date: June 26, 2016

Join NYC Parks and Councilmember Chaim Deutsch for a fun-filled Family Day at Homecrest Playground! The event will feature music played by a DJ, carnival games, and other great family activities!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Shore Parkway and East 12th Street (in Homecrest Playground)

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B166B Homecrest Playground 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58602714040000000, -73.95728306810000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570c0f36e9562.JPG Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/freshwater-fishing Date: June 26, 2016

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 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/nature-exploration Date: June 26, 2016

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

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Pride March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/nyc-pride-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/nyc-pride-march Date: June 26, 2016

Celebrate gay pride at New York City's annual Pride March through Manhattan, from 36th Street and Fifth Avenue to Christopher Street and Greenwich Street. For more information about The March, visit nycpride.org.

Viewing the march is free and open to the public. No tickets necessary.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 36th Street and Fifth Avenue

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2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74972950000000000, -73.98363860000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57687b2ea773d.jpg Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Third Annual Garden Party Fundraiser: Summer Picnic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/garden-party-fundraiser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/garden-party-fundraiser Date: June 26, 2016

The theme for the garden party is summer picnic. We provide tables, chairs, beverages, and dessert. Guests bring their own food, tablecloths, and fancy fun table decorations.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Quincy Street Community Garden

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2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.68790054321300000, -73.94429779052700000 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/community-rowing Date: June 26, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

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 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Exploring the Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/science-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/science-in-the-park1 Date: June 26, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for free, fun hands-on science programming. We will grab a seining net and learn about creatures that live in the bay. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone.

Sessions will be held on May 7 and 29 and June 4 and 26.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Bay Area (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79083504895700000, -73.78331184387200000 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble1 Date: June 26, 2016

Bring your family for a guided walk through the Ramble and take part in hands-on exploration. Learn about what makes Central Park a sanctuary for plants, animals and humans alike. Borrow a Discovery Kit - a rugged backpack filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and other discovery tool.

This event is suitable for ages five and older. Pre-registration is required as space is limitied. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Please arrive at Belvedere Castle 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time to check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-660

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57518870c1cfb.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/science-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/science-in-the-park1 Date: June 26, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park on Sundays in May and June.

Topics include pond exploration, engineering, inserts, and flight.

Generously funded by Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Drawing in the Garden with a Model]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/drawing-in-the-garden-with-a-model http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/drawing-in-the-garden-with-a-model Date: June 26, 2016

Drawing in the Garden meets once a month from May to October in the 6 & B Community Garden. Enjoy three hours of drawing from a model in our beautiful, lush, green garden. Bring your art supplies. Some supplies available for drop-ins. Don’t forget the insect repellent.

Organized by Effie Serlis.

All events are free and open to the public!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 499-1411

Location: 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden

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2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72430038452100000, -73.98210144043000000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Only in Queens Summer Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/only-in-queens-summer-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/only-in-queens-summer-festival Date: June 26, 2016

Head to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the Only In Queens Summer Festival, presented by Borough President Melinda Katz. Tour historic buildings, including the New York State Pavilion, Queens Theatre, Queens Museum, and more. Enjoy exhbits and memorabilia from the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs, and food and crafts from the Queens International Night Market. And have #OnlyInQueens family-friendly fun, with a scavenger hunt, a guest appearance from Mr. Met, and more!

At 4:30 p.m., City Parks Foundation's SummerStage will present a concert, featuring Ginuwine, Mack Wilds, & Kid ‘n Play, with music from Queens' DJ Camilo.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ab9385d757.jpg Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: NoMAA Open Studio Day with Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/music-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/music-in-the-garden Date: June 26, 2016

After a tour of the Dyckman Farmhouse, enjoy classical music on our back porch. It will be a great day for a picnic!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57432c737a9ed.jpg Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 26, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: June 26, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Orienteering, Maps, and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/orienteering-maps-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/orienteering-maps-and-compasses Date: June 26, 2016

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our orienteering hikes you will learn the skills needed to navigate using only a map and compass.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f0454bb5d35.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer 2016 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert: Scandia Brass Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/summer-2016-scandinavian-music-festival-concert-scandia-brass-quintet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/summer-2016-scandinavian-music-festival-concert-scandia-brass-quintet Date: June 26, 2016

Now in its 12th year, NY Scandia Symphony has served Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs in Fort Tryon Park.

The Scandia Brass Quintet will perform their popular repertoire of contemporary and traditional compositions and arrangements, representing music from each of the five Scandinavian countries, including five national anthems.

Bring a blanket and take in the beautiful Hudson River views during this free concert.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e73b0b4cda.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents Dance Away the Night: Tango]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/dance-away-the-night-series-tango-on-the-rooftop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/dance-away-the-night-series-tango-on-the-rooftop Date: June 26, 2016

Spend four Sunday afternoons in June experiencing the not-to-be-missed Taste of Tango. Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying live tango music, stories, and classes. Strictly Tango NYC Dance School brings the "authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling" each week!

Space is limited. First-come, first-served. Rain or Shine!

In partnership with Strictly Tango, a premier authentic Argentine Tango school at 500 8th Avenue. The school is dedicated to authentic Argentine Tango with renowned teachers like Sergio Segura; show producer, choreographer, dance researcher and creator of the "Learn Argentine Tango System". Visit learnargentinetango.com to learn more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744788046640.JPG Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 26, 2016

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745f35be543d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino Show by Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/the-great-miguelino-show-by-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/the-great-miguelino-show-by-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: June 26, 2016

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574610d512cf5.png Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetic Inventions: Electricity, Enlightenment, Expression]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/poetic-inventions-electricity-enlightenment-expression http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/poetic-inventions-electricity-enlightenment-expression Date: June 26, 2016

Poetic Inventions will explore the intersections between poetic writing, invention and social change by taking a look at Lewis Latimer's life and poetry. Participants will also have the opportunity to "invent" their own poetry and prose through a series of writing prompts inspired by Latimer's work.

Poets, creative writers, and those interested in learning more about Latimer and his work are all welcome! Free Admission.

Tour starts at 2:30PM; Workshop starts at 3PM.

The workshop will be led by Sherese Francis. Sherese Francis is a Queens-based published poet, writer and blogger. Currently she runs the blog, Futuristically Ancient, where she writes about the arts and cultures of the African Diaspora through an afrofuturist lens. Besides her blog, Sherese is working on a few other projects, including a fantasy novel called "The E" based in Queens, a self-published chapbook, "Lucy's Scroll-Bones," and a longer poetry manuscript.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots Date: June 26, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:25 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bennett Park

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M009 Bennett Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 2:30 pm 3:25 pm 40.85279846191406000, -73.93810272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573e08b3e72fa.jpg Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino Show by Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/the-great-miguelino-show-by-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/the-great-miguelino-show-by-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: June 26, 2016

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574610e2abd8f.png Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GRIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/grit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/grit Date: June 26, 2016

GRIT is an explosive, high-impact body weight-based workout which provides the double whammy of maximizing calorie burn during this workout and burning fat for hours afterwards.

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758834ebc0ef.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/zumba Date: June 26, 2016

Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

  • Registration begins at 4 p.m. before each class.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586c5f8c415.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Tango Nights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/learn-to-tango-nights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/learn-to-tango-nights Date: June 26, 2016

Learn to tango while listening to a live DJ mixing music at Stuyvesant Park. Dance lessons will be led by certified instructor Esmeralda from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

After a 15 minute interval, watch and/or join professionals as they dance to live music from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. The event will continue with dancing and music until 9:00 p.m. Whether you choose to dance or watch, you'll be sure to have a wonderful time.

Check out the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association's Facebook page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Fountain (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071300000, -73.98439788818400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575798c4b1c67.jpg Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance Salsa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance-salsa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance-salsa Date: June 26, 2016

Learn to dance like a pro at Summer on the Hudson's Salsa, Cha-Cha, and Bachata lessons, as well as group social dances, led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon every Sunday night in June.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f05e7b8328e.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night: Remember the Titans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/outdoor-movie-night-remember-the-titans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/outdoor-movie-night-remember-the-titans Date: June 26, 2016

In partnership with NYC Parks, Randall's Island Park Alliance offers a wide range of movies that all ages will enjoy. Surrounded by stunning vistas, Randall’s Island provides a gorgeous setting to enjoy a film with your friends or family under the stars throughout the summer season.

Remember the Titans
The true story of Coach Herman Boone (played by Denzel Washington) who is hired to lead the newly desegregated T.C. Williams High School football team in Alexandria, Virginia in the early 1970s.

Location: Field 42 (a short walk east of the Randall's Island Connector)

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5720e2debca30.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/the-oyster-project Date: June 27, 2016

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

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

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise: Abhaya Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/sunrise-abhaya-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/sunrise-abhaya-yoga Date: June 27, 2016

Join Sunrise Abhaya Yoga for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen, and condition.

  • Registration begins at 7 a.m. before each class.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586fe99be0d.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: June 27, 2016

Every year millions of New Yorkers beat the heat in NYC Parks’ 55 outdoor pools and 14 miles of beaches. The Arsenal Gallery celebrates the 2016 summer season with the exhibition SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, which highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.

Exhibited artists include Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Tobias Hutzler, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles.

Please note: the Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconveinience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 27, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/landmark Date: June 27, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: June 27, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 27, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Walking Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/free-walking-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/free-walking-club Date: June 27, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84 Fountain

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2016-06-27 2016-06-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76340440180300000, -74.00081181526200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575aeffa81ff1.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: June 27, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 27, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/bryant-park-piano Date: June 27, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park HSBC Business and Finance: Investments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/bryant-park-hsbc-business-finance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/bryant-park-hsbc-business-finance Date: June 27, 2016

Join Bryant Park Corp. in the Reading Room for:

  • Karen Firestone, President, CEO, Co-Founder of Aureus Asset Management
  • Even the Odds: Sensible Risk-Taking in Business, Investing, and Life

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 27, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary1 Date: June 27, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[School's Out Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/schools-out-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/schools-out-festival Date: June 27, 2016

Kick off the summer with fun activities such as sports, games, inflatables, music, giveaways, and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Donovan Richards.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Sunrise Playground

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Q430 Sunrise Playground 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.65269851684570000, -73.73639678955078000 Mon, 23 May 2016 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at the Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/summer-sports-experience-at-the-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/summer-sports-experience-at-the-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: June 27, 2016

Come learn the basics of Wiffleball, Tee ball and kickball, Flag Football, and other sports at this FREE Drop in program at the Playground for all Children in Queens.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Avenue (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74330139160200000, -73.85140228271500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: East of Eden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: June 27, 2016

Director Elia Kazan has made the great John Steinbeck novel (updating the “Cain vs. Able” story to the early 20th century) into a great American movie. It is perhaps best remembered for the big screen debut of the legendary James Dean.

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.). All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. are subject to inspection.

Visit bryantpark.org for more information.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Swing Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/swing-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/swing-dancing Date: June 27, 2016

Enjoy an evening of swing dance lessons with professionals!

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust,Inc.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: June 27, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a11191dbbd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Ballet Barre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/ballet-barre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/ballet-barre Date: June 27, 2016

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

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

Photo by Julienne Schaer.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758825182c62.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/the-oyster-project Date: June 28, 2016

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

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

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/yoga-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/yoga-tuesdays Date: June 28, 2016

Ease into your day with some healthy yoga exercises led by certified instructor Sarika Jain.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5757963a3390d.jpeg Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 28, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at The High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/meditation Date: June 28, 2016

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

RSVP today!

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

About our partners

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74670028686500000, -74.00569915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575073560e5ec.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/fitness-walk Date: June 28, 2016

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

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: June 28, 2016

Every year millions of New Yorkers beat the heat in NYC Parks’ 55 outdoor pools and 14 miles of beaches. The Arsenal Gallery celebrates the 2016 summer season with the exhibition SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, which highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.

Exhibited artists include Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Tobias Hutzler, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles.

Please note: the Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconveinience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tai-chi-class Date: June 28, 2016

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

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi at The High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tai-chi Date: June 28, 2016

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

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

RSVP here!

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

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

Partners
In partnership with Taoist Tai Chi Society.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Under the Standard (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74078269849600000, -74.00861740112300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57507524dd165.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/landmark Date: June 28, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 28, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/baby-me-fun-learning Date: June 28, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: June 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573237da0f4f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 28, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-storytime Date: June 28, 2016

Enjoy tails, meowsic, and arts and crafts, hosted by Cali Co Cat.

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-reading-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-reading-storytime Date: June 28, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 28, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745f3d9edd25.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT