NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:32:11 GMT <![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-yoga-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-yoga-brooklyn1 Date: August 26, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us in the garden on Saturdays for a free yoga class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270a3428d90.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-yoga-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-yoga-east-harlem Date: August 26, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us in the garden for a free yoga class!

Free yoga mats available for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270f7b85227.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: August 26, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: August 26, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a6a7555ff.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy's Chess Lecture and Simul Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-conservancys-chess-lecture-and-simul-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-conservancys-chess-lecture-and-simul-series Date: August 26, 2017

Learn techniques from some of the best names in chess, and then put your new skills to the test in a simul with fellow players at our special chess lecture and simul series.

This program is FREE. Ages 6+, prior experience required. Event begins at 11:00 am sharp. Must be present the entire program to play in simul.

Registration begins at 10:00 AM

  • Saturday, June 17
    Grandmaster Michael Rohde
  • Saturday, July 22
    Grandmaster Irina Krush
  • Saturday, August 26
    Grandmaster Larry Christiansen

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdcc64d035.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: August 26, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 26, 2017

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

Schedule of Activities

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: August 26, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596520b0e506d.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 26, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946dc93d24c.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/learn-to-ride-kids Date: August 26, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Henry M Jackson Playground

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71412561135200000, -73.98134132520100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f61426b805.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-corporal-allan-f-kivlehan-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-corporal-allan-f-kivlehan-park Date: August 26, 2017

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


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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.56447321330000000, -74.09757971760000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59401120a8b0d.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 26, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: August 26, 2017

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

Robin Bady will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Beetle Who Went on a Journey" and Megan Wells will share the English story "Jack and the Beanstalk."

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[2nd Annual Back to School Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/2nd-annual-back-to-school-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/2nd-annual-back-to-school-carnival Date: August 26, 2017

Join us as we celebrate the end of summer with a carnival-inspired afternoon of family fun and games, with school-themed prizes and giveaways! This event is free and open to all.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 17 May 2017 15:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/basic-canoeing Date: August 26, 2017

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

Program is first come first served, for ages 8 years and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87301326773800000, -73.91845285892400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970f0b070899.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Geological Pets with Aiysha Mayfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop-geological-pets-with-aiysha-mayfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop-geological-pets-with-aiysha-mayfield Date: August 26, 2017

Join us as we explore the Park’s geological topography and transform rock samples into awesome Pet Rocks. Did you know that New York City and parts of the East River waterfront are giant rock deposits from a glacier? Did you know you can tell the difference between rocks by identifying what types of minerals they contain? You’ll learn more cool facts like these while gaining a new appreciation for the unique land formation of Socrates. Best of all… you get to design and take home your very own Geological Pet!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aa767de589.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Afropunk Fest Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/afropunk-fest-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/afropunk-fest-brooklyn Date: August 26, 2017

AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2017 takes place on August 26th & 27th at Commodore Barry Park for a day of live music and good vibes.

Described by The New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US,” AFROPUNK has expanded beyond Brooklyn, offering dates in Paris, London, Atlanta and Johannesburg. AFROPUNK LONDON promises an eclectic line-up and an audience as diverse as the acts they come to see. Join us to add your voice to the sound behind the movement. And most importantly, come ready to party.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.69729995727539000, -73.97889709472656000 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Joe Holzka Garden Backpack Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/joe-holzka-garden-backpack-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/joe-holzka-garden-backpack-giveaway Date: August 26, 2017

Join Joe Holzka Community Garden and Fidelis for a back-to-school backpack giveaway. Garden members will give away various backpacks while supplies last.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 273-3146

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 26, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/family-gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/family-gallery-tour Date: August 26, 2017

Explore artwork on view in Glyndor Gallery on a family-friendly tour with a Curatorial Fellow.

Children ages six and older welcome with an adult.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5976280189347.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride: Forts, Ferries, and Fotos with Bike NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/ride-forts-ferries-and-fotos-with-bike-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/ride-forts-ferries-and-fotos-with-bike-ny Date: August 26, 2017

Join Bike New York on a 12-mile ride on Staten Island! This event includes a bicycling-themed tour and picnic at Alice Austen House.

Registration is available on Bike New York's website.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Colonial Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/historic-new-york-colonial-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/historic-new-york-colonial-life Date: August 26, 2017

Fort Greene, Brooklyn, holds an important place in the history of the Colonies and the American Revolution. Learn about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Natiave Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.

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 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: August 26, 2017

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597bb3af340cc.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 26, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093info@cityparksfoundation.org

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946e824e8cd.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tour of Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-tour-of-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/free-tour-of-washington-square-park Date: August 26, 2017

For nearly two centuries Washington Square Park has served as a beloved space for locals while attracting visitors from around the world. Join a Washington Square Park docent for this free tour, and learn about this iconic park's past and present. Take a journey through history and learn about the park’s beginnings as a parade ground, the unmistakable monuments, and the many people that have made the park the cultural hub that it is today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598361be53358.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[3D Animation Music Video: Youth Tech Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/3d-animation-music-video-youth-tech-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/3d-animation-music-video-youth-tech-workshop Date: August 26, 2017

Kids (younger than 14 years old) can create their own music videos using animated characters to dance in 3D!

Characters can be uploaded using pre-designed models, or download mods and materials that are available online. This is a one-day event.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking & Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/kayaking-canoeing Date: August 26, 2017

LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing in Hallets Cove (weather permitting). People of all ages are welcome to participate or volunteer. No prior boating experience is required and participants may sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Minors (younger than 18 years old) must have a parent or guardian present. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to accompany their owners! LICCB has life jackets available for your four-legged family members.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Veggies Container Garden Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/fall-veggies-container-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/fall-veggies-container-garden-workshop Date: August 26, 2017

Plant starter fall vegetables to grow at home and make splendid homemade salads.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593070d741341.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

Free Sailing

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: August 26, 2017

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

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

Monthly Crochet Projects

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/activity-table Date: August 26, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 26, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Magic with Ethan at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/making-magic-with-ethan-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/making-magic-with-ethan-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 26, 2017

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

About Making Magic with Ethan
Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd. Together, both Ethan and the audience create an amazing show. Guests of all ages should come out and be surprised!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fad0eeba93.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/gallery-tour Date: August 26, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59652fe614e8b.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Dye Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/natural-dye-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/natural-dye-workshop Date: August 26, 2017

Spend an afternoon dyeing natural fibers with handmade, natural dyes made with everyday plants such as marigolds and avocado pits. Bring your own natural fabrics or purchase our cotton bandanas for a suggested donation of $5.00 for materials.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (803) 572-6068

Location: Q Gardens Community Farm

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2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64974452998400000, -73.96314982209000000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library Date: August 26, 2017

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 935-0244 x62116

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 2:45 pm 3:30 pm 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5968e23507334.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Magic with Ethan at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/making-magic-with-ethan-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/making-magic-with-ethan-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 26, 2017

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

About Making Magic with Ethan
Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd. Together, both Ethan and the audience create an amazing show. Guests of all ages should come out and be surprised!

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596fad0eeba93.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/bargemusic-family-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/bargemusic-family-concerts Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Quiet Clubbing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-quiet-clubbing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-quiet-clubbing Date: August 26, 2017

Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers and two live DJs spinning different genres. Change DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along with your friends or to your own tune.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c7109721a98.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Sessions Dance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/beach-sessions-dance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/beach-sessions-dance-series Date: August 26, 2017

Beach Sessions Dance Series is an outdoor dance performance series that presents professional dance companies to the Rockaway Community.

This series is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.58430099487300000, -73.81069946289100000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/family-camping-alley-pond-park-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/family-camping-alley-pond-park-queens Date: August 26, 2017

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Event Registration page. Registration opens on August 16.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970f184e9ef3.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Conjunto Guantanamo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-sounds-conjunto-guanatanamo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-sounds-conjunto-guanatanamo Date: August 26, 2017

Join the Kupferberg Center for the Arts and NYC Parks for a perfomance by Conjunto Guanatanamo, an Afro-Cuban band.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Newtown Playground

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Q041 Newtown Playground 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.86949920654297000 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[All the Park's a Stage: Macbeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/all-the-parks-a-stage-macbeth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/all-the-parks-a-stage-macbeth Date: August 26, 2017

Enjoy free performances of Macbeth by New York Classical Theatre.

Ambition goes unchecked by moral restraint and destruction befalls all but a lucky few. This classic story of the perils of ultimate power is fueled by the supernatural forces that haunt the castles and forests of early Scotland.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare Date: August 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Boss Baby]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-the-boss-baby http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-the-boss-baby Date: August 26, 2017

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

This hilarious animated feature tells the story of Tim, a wildly imaginative 7-year-old and his demanding new baby brother (Alec Baldwin) as they rival for their parents attention, fight and finally become allies thwarting a dastardly plot to replace babies with puppies. Directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar), this film also stars Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, Tobey Maguire and Steve Buscemi.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Bensonhurst Park

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B007 Bensonhurst Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.59730148315400000, -74.00080108642600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5956807756a43.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Queen of Katwe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-queen-of-katwe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-queen-of-katwe Date: August 26, 2017

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

This wonderful coming-of-age biopic tells the story of Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), a Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe who learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master at the World Chess Olympiads. Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), this film stars David Oyelewo (Selma) and Oscar- winner, Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave).

Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Brevoort Playground

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B258 Brevoort Playground 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 7:45 pm 9:15 pm 40.68050003051758000, -73.92269897460938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5991b91d06c11.png Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Fences]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-fences http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-fences Date: August 26, 2017

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

This movie adapts the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Montbellier Park

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Q396 Montbellier Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.67470169067383000, -73.75650024414062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59381cf218795.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Last Dragon (1985)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/arts-culture-fun-the-last-dragon-1985 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/arts-culture-fun-the-last-dragon-1985 Date: August 26, 2017

Come and join us for a screening of Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon (1985) rated PG-13. Directed by Michael Schultz.

A kung-fu student (Taimak) takes on the Shogun of Harlem. Also starring Vanity, Chris Murney, Julius J. Carry III, Faith Prince, Leo O'Brien.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: Alexander.sokol@parks.nyc.gov

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59540bf5ed2c8.jpg Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Southside With You]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-southside-with-you http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-southside-with-you Date: August 26, 2017

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

This docudrama follows Barack Obama's first date with Michelle Robinson, his future wife, during the summer of 1989 in Chicago. Rated PG-13.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Frederick Douglass Playground

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M220 Frederick Douglass Playground 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.79710006713867000, -73.96749877929688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff0a1e7e4a.gif Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:45:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: X-Men: Apocalypse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-xmen-apocalypse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-xmen-apocalypse Date: August 26, 2017

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

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Stapleton Playground

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R061 Stapleton Playground 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.62325565730000000, -74.07964130390000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59809b4164874.jpg Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/astronomy-the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/astronomy-the-night-sky Date: August 26, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Collateral Beauty]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-moana1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-moana1 Date: August 26, 2017

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

When a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. When his notes bring unexpected personal responses, he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Know Before You Go

You should arrive by 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Crotona Park

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.83900070190430000, -73.88629913330078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a09667aa947.png Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/the-fence Date: August 27, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: August 27, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: August 27, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: August 27, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: August 27, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Intro to Rowing Classes in Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/get-on-the-water-free-intro-to-rowing-classes-in-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/get-on-the-water-free-intro-to-rowing-classes-in-inwood Date: August 27, 2017

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

Classes run for an hour at the following times:

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87301326773800000, -73.91845285892400000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground Date: August 27, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Jerome Park Friends and neighbors to clean up and do some weeding at Fort Independence Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Fort Independence Playground)

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X020 Fort Independence Playground 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88128663866900000, -73.89645887766800000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: August 27, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/farmers-market Date: August 27, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 27, 2017

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

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

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery. Registration opens on August 21. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 27, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/free-yoga-in-the-hudson-boulevard-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/free-yoga-in-the-hudson-boulevard-park Date: August 27, 2017

Join HY/HK Alliance for free yoga at Hudson Park every Sunday! Bring a mat.

Please note: there will not be class on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Sunday September 3.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5993427b30dc0.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Shades of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/family-art-project-shades-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/family-art-project-shades-of-summer Date: August 27, 2017

See the world through rose- (or green or blue or purple) colored glasses. Create your own custom sunglasses equipped with cool and colored lenses to feast your eyes on lush August gardens and river.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59653b701d0fa.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/tai-chi-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/tai-chi-fort-greene Date: August 27, 2017

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

Wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers.

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

To learn more, visit taichibklyn.com

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

No class if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.69211135514100000, -73.97502458095600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595165ff33210.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Carnival with the Sea Lions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/carnival-with-the-sea-lions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/carnival-with-the-sea-lions Date: August 27, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Prospect Park Zoo will host Carnival with the Sea Lions to celebrate the Caribbean culture. Activities include carnival headpiece making, Caribbean theme storytelling, and animal chats by keepers. Visitors can enjoy a music-filled workout as they Zumba with the Sea Lions.

EmblemHealth, an event partner, will manage a kiosk with information and giveaways. NY State Senator Jesse Hamilton has partnered with Prospect Park Zoo on this event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/waterfront-walks1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/waterfront-walks1 Date: August 27, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70294877799900000, -73.99473768472700000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/sunday-tai-chi Date: August 27, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/learn-to-ride-kids Date: August 27, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Edmonds Playground

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B321 Edmonds Playground 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68938884610500000, -73.97124031843600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f644d7df49.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 27, 2017

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

Schedule of Activities

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 27, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946dc93d24c.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Travers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-travers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-travers-park Date: August 27, 2017

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


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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Travers Park

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Q303 Travers Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75400161743164000, -73.88929748535156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594011ec799e4.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 27, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/waterfront-walks Date: August 27, 2017

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

Please RSVP here.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/yoga-in-the-battery Date: August 27, 2017

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

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

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 11:30 am 0:30 am 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59299c431592c.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/basketball-clinic Date: August 27, 2017

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic youth basketball clinics on Pier 2. Each program will include yoga to enhance flexibility, or flag football for agility training. Recommended for ages 8 to 17 years old.

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 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69931908735900000, -73.99871540069600000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Afropunk Fest Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/afropunk-fest-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/afropunk-fest-brooklyn Date: August 27, 2017

AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2017 takes place on August 26th & 27th at Commodore Barry Park for a day of live music and good vibes.

Described by The New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US,” AFROPUNK has expanded beyond Brooklyn, offering dates in Paris, London, Atlanta and Johannesburg. AFROPUNK LONDON promises an eclectic line-up and an audience as diverse as the acts they come to see. Join us to add your voice to the sound behind the movement. And most importantly, come ready to party.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.69729995727539000, -73.97889709472656000 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: SunGaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze Date: August 27, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: August 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-08-27 2017-08-27 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/forest-crew Date: August 27, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: August 27, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 27, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093info@cityparksfoundation.org

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946e824e8cd.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking & Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/kayaking-canoeing Date: August 27, 2017

LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing in Hallets Cove (weather permitting). People of all ages are welcome to participate or volunteer. No prior boating experience is required and participants may sign up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Minors (younger than 18 years old) must have a parent or guardian present. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to accompany their owners! LICCB has life jackets available for your four-legged family members.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach Date: August 27, 2017

Come on out and enjoy some Salsa, Freestyle, Bachata, Merengue R& B, and Pop eveny Sunday through September 3. Zumba will also be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 590-3567

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86619949340820000, -73.79479980468750000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Murray Hill Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/its-my-park-at-murray-hill-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/its-my-park-at-murray-hill-playground Date: August 27, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Young Adult Division at Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple to clean up at Murray Hill Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Murray Hill Playground

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Q437 Murray Hill Playground 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.76169967651367000, -73.81179809570312000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 27, 2017

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

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

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery. Registration opens on August 21. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Gospel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 Date: August 27, 2017

The 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent in music and dance to Central Park! Enjoy jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble
Gospel
Led by the former lead singer of the internationally-known Harlem Gospel Choir, the Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble presents music that transcends and transforms the human spirit. Get Details

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival takes place on Sundays from June 18 through September 3. For the full lineup, please visit Central Park Conservancy's Harlem Meer Performance Festival page.

In case of inclement weather, please check our Alerts & Closures page or @centralparknyc on Twitter

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1374

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942e2aad016a.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/activity-table Date: August 27, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-27 2017-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/storytime-craft Date: August 27, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation. While supplies last.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-27 2017-08-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592d6b5303dc9.JPG Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 27, 2017

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

About Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris
Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's ONLY Two-Man Kid's Magic Show! They give an ULTRA high-energy performance that capture's kid's attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past five years making kid's not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 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 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f821c1325b.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 27, 2017

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:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59710fef185a7.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:45:17 EDT