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 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:58:47 GMT <![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/tai-chi Date: June 13, 2017

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

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74072892169700000, -74.00806097415200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f4dbd68d6f.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/paint-it-up Date: June 13, 2017

Create a still-life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans and Containers
June: Recycle Painted Rocks-painted nature on rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 13, 2017

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

Class held on the upper terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: June 13, 2017

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

Please note that the nature center is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdb4955e30.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 13, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590ce046bc4d3.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: June 13, 2017

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/gallery-tour Date: June 13, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590cde5f811f3.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting Nature with the Art Student's League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/painting-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/painting-nature Date: June 13, 2017

Bring your child for a fun afternoon of painting the scenery around them, with the help of Art Student's League's Pedro Rodriguez. It's a cool activity for a hot day.

Supplies will be provided!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.90010070800800000, -73.87220001220700000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/book-worms Date: June 13, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/kids-le-petit-art Date: June 13, 2017

Make your own miniature, personalized art for gift or to keep. This class is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Kids Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Painting Small Cans Upcycle Art
June: Create A Mini Book

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: June 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/art-in-action Date: June 13, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: New York City Opera]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/bryant-park-presents-new-york-city-opera http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/bryant-park-presents-new-york-city-opera Date: June 13, 2017

Extraordinary performances produced by New York City Opera, including never-before-seen previews of upcoming productions.

Listen to excerpts from Rossini's La Cenerentola, from 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/soccer-training-camp Date: June 13, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will be able to participate in a variety of physical exercises while learning the basic fundamentals of soccer.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29b3e7ad1d.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seed Ball Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/seed-ball-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/seed-ball-workshop Date: June 13, 2017

Seed balls are small clumps of compost, clay, and seeds which can be effortlessly tossed into any garden bed, tree pit, or other area that needs to be planted with. It's a great way to beautify community garden beds or other spaces without a lot of digging, bending, or heavy lifting. The workshop will entail working on our compost bins to create finished compost for rich growing medium in which to germinate seeds, mix with clay to bind it together, then add native wildflower seeds.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 647-8275

Location: Bainbridge Avenue Garden

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<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/table-toppers Date: June 13, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh Date: June 13, 2017

Join us for a tour of our flagship salt marsh! Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf04d7e062e.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing and Sign: Sign Language Class with Baby Fingers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/sing-and-sign-sign-language-class-with-baby-fingers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/sing-and-sign-sign-language-class-with-baby-fingers Date: June 13, 2017

Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age. Go home each week with new vocabulary and new tunes to enhance communication between you and your child! Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during this pre-verbal/developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language. See the research come to life, as music and sign language both aid in the development of language and literacy. Baby Fingers programs incorporate the research supporting the benefits of sign language at all ages and stages, for children with and without special needs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5944219cf25cc.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Plants that Take the Heat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/plants-that-take-the-heat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/plants-that-take-the-heat Date: June 13, 2017

Whether you want a lively tree bed, a bodacious window box, or a colorful front yard, it helps to use drought- and heat-tolerant plants. We’ll share some tough beauties and water-wise tips to stop your garden from wilting this summer.

(This workshop is full. Please contact Brooklyn Botanic Garden with any questions at community@bbg.org.)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustrated Talk & Workshop: Genealogy 101 Introduction to Family History Research with Richard Fipphen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/illustrated-talk-workshop-genealogy-101-introduction-to-family-history-research-with-richard-fipphen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/illustrated-talk-workshop-genealogy-101-introduction-to-family-history-research-with-richard-fipphen Date: June 13, 2017

“Genealogy is the second most popular hobby in the U.S. … and the second most visited category of websites. It’s a billion-dollar industry …” (TIME Magazine)

Are you interested in researching your family history – but maybe a little overwhelmed and not sure even where to begin? This presentation will cover several topics on getting started with your research, including: where to find records of your ancestors, whether in libraries, courthouses, archives — or online; interpreting research data; and proving ancestral connections. Tips on using online databases will also be discussed. After the presentation, discussion will continue over refreshments in the garden. You’ll leave with a packet of material to help get you started on your journey.

This talk on the fundamentals of genealogical research will be centered around the ancestry of Gertrude Tredwell (1840-1933). Gertrude was the descendant of early Massachusetts settlers, including Mayflower passengers John Alden and Priscilla Mullins.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango the Night Away!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-the-night-away http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-the-night-away Date: June 13, 2017

Spend Tuesday evenings in June experiencing the not-to-be-missed “authentic Buenos Aires Tango”. Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes! All are welcome!

This event is presented in partnership with Strictly Tango NYC. Entertainment generously funded by Whole Foods Market.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591222845d61a.JPG Fri, 12 May 2017 16:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/evening-yoga Date: June 13, 2017

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow Bread and Yoga Facebook Page for the most up-to-date cancellations.

*No class on Tuesday, July 4.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594424cb151b3.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/learntorow-2 Date: June 13, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible.

All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

To learn more about Row New York's 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes, please contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433.3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c04c7b36592.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 13, 2017

Join Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a multi-level class that tones and balances your muscles, aligns your body, and strengthens your core!

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0689588178.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: June 13, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/yoga-in-the-park Date: June 13, 2017

Spend time breathing, stretching, and taking full advantage of the day at a Randall's Island yoga class. Bring your yoga mat and come tone your muscles while finding your inner peace. Ages 15 and older are welcome to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59ca84d70b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: June 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: June 13, 2017

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-06-13 2017-06-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59357922a9d5a.jpg Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Park - Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/ny-philharmonic-concerts-in-the-park-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/ny-philharmonic-concerts-in-the-park-van-cortlandt-park Date: June 13, 2017

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

This year’s series caps off the season-spanning celebration of the Orchestra’s 175 years of serving New York City by concluding The New World Initiative, the citywide project that explores Dvo?ák’s New World Symphony and its theme of home through performances and community outreach. Each of the concerts includes this masterpiece, which the Philharmonic premiered, and you can sing or play along with the Orchestra in the “Goin’ Home” theme from the Largo, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert!

There will be fireworks by Bay Fireworks following the performances in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593079f76d6d7.JPG Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival: Von Winter, Mozart, Fauré, and Ravel,]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/washington-square-music-festival-von-winter-mozart-faur-and-ravel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/washington-square-music-festival-von-winter-mozart-faur-and-ravel Date: June 13, 2017

The Festival Chamber Orchestra will perform music of Von Winter, Mozart, Fauré, and Ravel, conducted by Lutz Rath at Washington Square Park.

Rain space: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 525-3621

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593af4982141f.png Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shine A Light]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/movies-under-the-stars-shine-a-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/movies-under-the-stars-shine-a-light Date: June 13, 2017

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

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese documents the Rolling Stones' energetic performance at New York's Beacon Theatre. The concert, filmed in 2006, features Stones standards and favorites, plus guest appearances by Buddy Guy, Christina Aguilera and Jack White III. Scorsese takes note of the band's long career with music clips and interviews from previous decades.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Prospect Park - Long Meadow

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2017-06-13 2017-06-13 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.67255008940000000, -73.96983146670000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5927534ea85b2.png Tue, 30 May 2017 13:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: June 14, 2017

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results.

No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/sunrise-tai-chi Date: June 14, 2017

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with certified Tai Chi Instructor Robert Martinez on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace.

These classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Please check the Fort Tryon Park's Facebook Page for weather/air advisory cancellations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.86169815063476600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a079bbdd43.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: June 14, 2017

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

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

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Garibaldi Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/free-yoga-at-garibaldi-plaza1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/free-yoga-at-garibaldi-plaza1 Date: June 14, 2017

Get your yoga on in Washington Square Park this summer with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch with us Wednesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Free, courtesy of NYC Parks.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593971deb3c70.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/exhibition-other-homes Date: June 14, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: June 14, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: June 14, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-14 2017-06-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: June 14, 2017

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

Please note that the nature center is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdb4955e30.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/le-petit-art Date: June 14, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: June 14, 2017

Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are!

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.73079546508700000, -73.99673581123400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593973976b9db.png Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/bryant-park-public-tours Date: June 14, 2017

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

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

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-jackie-robinson-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-jackie-robinson-recreation-center Date: June 14, 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: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center

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2017-06-14 2017-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82680130004900000, -73.94149780273400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593ffa6d19c7d.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime on Wednesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/summer-reading-storytime-on-wednesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/summer-reading-storytime-on-wednesdays Date: June 14, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/special-express-arts Date: June 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/book-worms Date: June 14, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/recycle-to-art Date: June 14, 2017

Create flower art using old newspaper. This program is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Recycle to Art Program Schedule
May: News Paper Flower Art
June: Popsicle Stick Puppets

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/art-in-action Date: June 14, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/farm-open-hours Date: June 14, 2017

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-14 2017-06-14 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Mighty Milers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/mighty-milers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/mighty-milers Date: June 14, 2017

Children will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the basic fundamentals of running.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29caf27a8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Flag Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/flag-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/flag-day Date: June 14, 2017

In celebration of Flag Day, there will be children activities, a Playmobile, inflatables, arts and crafts, face painting, entertainment, music, refreshments, and giveaways.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park)

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Q460 Broad Channel Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.60100173950200000, -73.81980133056600000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Mosaics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/making-mosaics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/making-mosaics Date: June 14, 2017

Enhance your garden's character by creating unique and colorful mosaic stepping stones. We will use recycled tiles, ceramics, and glass. Feel free to bring your own materials, friends, family, and creative ideas!

Facilitated by Barbara Cahn, community gardener at LaGuardia Corner Gardens, and GreenThumb

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 502-5329

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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2017-06-14 2017-06-14 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.72729873657226600, -73.99929809570312000 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/table-toppers Date: June 14, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/family-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/family-yoga Date: June 14, 2017

Come together in a lighthearted environment for family yoga fun! Age and developmentally appropriate yoga poses, animated breathing exercises, and soothing relaxation techniques awaken the inner-child of all age participants. Laughter and love fill each class and is sure to inspire the entire family.

Parents and kids of all ages welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 5:30 pm 6:15 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942fc9909731.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Using Art to Envision the Future (Unit 3)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/borolinc-staten-island-using-art-to-envision-the-future-unit-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/borolinc-staten-island-using-art-to-envision-the-future-unit-3 Date: June 14, 2017

Free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.

Join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see. Come to meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Most importantly, come to have fun!

Unit 3: Where Are We Going?
We will use art as a way to envision the futures we desire. Together we will make a real and science-fiction future through protest songs, movement, and puppetry.

This event takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 5, 7, 12, and 14 in Building P. There will be a special performance event on Saturday, June 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

No experience necessary. All workshops are free and open to the public. Dinner is provided free-of-charge.

Registration
We only have space for 25 participants, so sign up today! Participants are encouraged to commit to all dates in the unit. Please register on Eventbrite.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee7264f1c1f.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: June 14, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: June 14, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: June 14, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06970c97a6.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/learntorow-2 Date: June 14, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible.

All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

To learn more about Row New York's 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes, please contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433.3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c04c7b36592.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Free African Dance Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/free-african-dance-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/free-african-dance-workout Date: June 14, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Shake the stress away each Wednesday evening with our free fitness dance class, featuring moves from across the continent. No dance experience required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Garden

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2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69206619262700000, -73.95530700683600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593816fe3d909.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/yoga-in-the-battery Date: June 14, 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!

Wednesday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Sundays pre-brunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929990d4621d.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:29:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/free-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/free-zumba Date: June 14, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us for free Zumba in the garden with Sweet Water Dance and Yoga.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81219863891601600, -73.92019653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592711f71e636.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/zumba Date: June 14, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/sunset-yoga Date: June 14, 2017

Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while overlooking the beautiful Hudson River and basking in the glow of the setting sun.

Arrive early. Bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels the event.

Please check the Fort Tryon Park Facebook Page for weather/air advisory cancellations.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a0610ef55d.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 18:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga In The Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/yoga-in-the-garden Date: June 14, 2017

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

The classes are taught by a certified yoga instructor.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

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

Location: Kosciuszko Garden Learning Center

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2017-06-14 2017-06-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69220359545200000, -73.93924607605700000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Met Opera Summer Recital Series: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/the-met-opera-summer-recital-series-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/the-met-opera-summer-recital-series-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 14, 2017

The Met’s popular concert series in New York City parks in all five boroughs kicks off on Monday, June 12, at SummerStage in Central Park, with an evening of arias and duets from a variety of operas. The first two recitals feature soprano Susanna Phillips—a Met favorite who recently appeared in the exciting new production of L’Amour de Loin—alongside star tenor Stephen Costello and enchanting mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong. The four subsequent recitals showcase three rising young artists—soprano So Young Park, tenor Petr Nekoranec, and baritone Hyung Yun. Dan Saunders will be at the piano to accompany each performance.

Recitals are free.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[U.S. Marine Corps Band Free Flag Day Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/us-marine-corps-band-free-flag-day-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/us-marine-corps-band-free-flag-day-concert Date: June 14, 2017

Join Marine Corps Band New Orleans, conducted by New York native Gunnery Sergeant Justin Hauser, for a free multimedia concert to celebrate both Flag Day and the centennial anniversary of the Marine Corps Reserve. They will also honor all New York first responders, especially the heroes of 9/11 that later served in the military during the War on Terrorism. The show will musically visit the Marine Corps Reserves’ impact in protecting our nation from World War I to current overseas contingency operations.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (504) 914-9213

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.73120117187500000, -73.99710083007812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5939795fa14a0.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Richard III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/richard-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/richard-iii Date: June 14, 2017

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

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

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b7f1d90e5e.jpg Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: June 14, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Park - Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/ny-philharmonic-concerts-in-the-park-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/ny-philharmonic-concerts-in-the-park-central-park Date: June 14, 2017

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

This year’s series caps off the season-spanning celebration of the Orchestra’s 175 years of serving New York City by concluding The New World Initiative, the citywide project that explores Dvo?ák’s New World Symphony and its theme of home through performances and community outreach. Each of the concerts includes this masterpiece, which the Philharmonic premiered, and you can sing or play along with the Orchestra in the “Goin’ Home” theme from the Largo, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert!

There will be fireworks by Bay Fireworks following the performances in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.

YAI will be operating an accessibility section for all Concerts in the Parks. This does not include the Free Indoor Concert in Staten Island. Please call 212-273-6100 ext. 5239 for details.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.78179931640625000, -73.96579742431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59307d6994ef2.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Firecracker Twilight 2 Mile Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/firecracker-twilight-2-mile-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/firecracker-twilight-2-mile-run Date: June 14, 2017

The Firecracker Twilight 2 Mile Run is an out and back course every Wednesday beginning June 14th until August 30th. Race start is at 8:00pm. The start and finish is at Freedom Circle, (Father Capodanno Blvd. & Seaview Avenue). For more information, contact Vincent.stasi@parks.nyc.gov. Same day race entry only, no pre-registration required.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 17 May 2017 15:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Life of Pi (2012)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/movies-under-the-stars-life-of-pi-2012 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/movies-under-the-stars-life-of-pi-2012 Date: June 14, 2017

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

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-754-5411

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-06-14 2017-06-14 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b830fd8ef3.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Citi Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/citi-summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/citi-summer-in-the-square Date: June 15, 2017

Join us for an incredible lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities and shows, and live music and dance performances all in Union Square Park.

Every Thursday find morning and evening yoga and cardio classes, live dueling performances, lunchtime jazz music on the West Side, and a full day of kids activities in the South Plaza, including sing-a-long storytime, animals with Art Farm, princess appearances, kids yoga, live shows, and more.

Highlights for Thursday, June 15 include: SYB teaching morning fitness from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the South Plaza; Mike Messer as the kids' 11:-- a.m. performance on the Main Stage; New York, NY Dueling Pianos on the dueling performance stage at 5:00 p.m., and more.

See citisummerinthesquare.nyc for the full lineup, including location details and more.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594059318c03a.jpg Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 15, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Garibaldi Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/free-yoga-at-garibaldi-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/free-yoga-at-garibaldi-plaza Date: June 15, 2017

Get your yoga on in Washington Square Park this summer with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch with us Wednesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Free, courtesy of NYC Parks.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593971deb3c70.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/fitness-walk Date: June 15, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: June 15, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/exhibition-other-homes Date: June 15, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Seamless or Siloed? Agency Efforts to Transform the Public Realm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/seamless-or-siloed-agency-efforts-to-transform-the-public-realm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/seamless-or-siloed-agency-efforts-to-transform-the-public-realm Date: June 15, 2017

In recent years, city agencies have released new guidelines to enhance New York City’s infrastructure through improved design, accessibility, connectivity, and resiliency. This discussion will explore how agencies and their partners collaborate to develop, use, and disseminate guidelines, and the potential for these guidelines to improve infrastructure and enhance the ways that New Yorkers experience the public realm. Co-sponsored by The New School.

Speakers include:

  • Susan Chin, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
  • Mitchell J. Silver, Commissioner, NYC Parks
  • Yianice Hernandez, Director of Healthy Living by Design, NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • Thaddeus Pawlowski, Senior Urban Designer, New York City Dept. of City Planning
  • Nancy Prince, Deputy Chief of Design, NYC Parks
  • Nick Pettinati, Project Manager/Assistant Urban Designer, NYC Dept. of Transportation
  • Celine Armstrong, Past-President, American Society of Landscape Architects-New York

A light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP here.

The Parks Without Borders Discussion Series explores ideas for the next generation of parks and public space and considers opportunities to build greener parks, healthier communities, and more resilient neighborhoods. Events will be held through 2017.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1389

Location: Theresa Lang Student and Community Center at The New School

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2017-06-15 2017-06-15 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.73655150000000000, -73.99661570000000000 Wed, 31 May 2017 11:44:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano at the Greenbelt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/sing-for-hope-popup-piano-at-the-greenbelt-nature-center Date: June 15, 2017

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

Please note that the nature center is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebdb4955e30.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: June 15, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Fun for the Wee Ones: Two to Four Year Olds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones-for-2-to-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones-for-2-to-4-year-olds Date: June 15, 2017

Join us for a fun-filled child and caregiver adventure with stories, nature exploration, and sprinklers (weather-permitting).

Registration is required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 10:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sandy Memorial Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/its-my-park-at-sandy-memorial-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/its-my-park-at-sandy-memorial-garden Date: June 15, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park to help clean and beautify the Sandy Memorial Garden. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

Location: Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.56221980309400000, -74.09961903095200000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: June 15, 2017

Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are!

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.73079546508700000, -73.99673581123400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593973976b9db.png Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 15, 2017

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on our comfy turf lawn. Great for kids ages 5 and younger.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c062903c856.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at People’s Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-peoples-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-peoples-park Date: June 15, 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: People's Park

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X103 People's Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.80950164794922000, -73.91709899902344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593ffc7888d11.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 15, 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 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/tour-the-battery Date: June 15, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/book-worms Date: June 15, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/creative-3d-arts Date: June 15, 2017

Create a 3D gift for mom! This program is suitable for ages six to 12 years old.

Creative 3D Arts Schedule
May: Make 3D gift for Mom & Nature Art
June: Make a Father's Day Key Chain Charm

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Softball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/softball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/softball-training-camp Date: June 15, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learnong the basic fundamentals of softball.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/steam Date: June 15, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/table-toppers Date: June 15, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[The Structure of Nature: Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/the-structure-of-nature-closing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/the-structure-of-nature-closing-reception Date: June 15, 2017

Meet Zimer and take one last look at his exhibit of a dozen paintings that combine still life and landscape styles, as well as modern graphic structures and colors, and challenge the boundaries of nature. Also enjoy a site specific mural.

Refreshments and beverages will be provided.

Registration is required at AITGclosingreception.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-15 2017-06-15 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:06 EDT