NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:26:45 GMT <![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: May 28, 2016

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are designed for kids (ages 5 to 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[FLUX Public Art Projects: FLUX Art Fair Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances Date: May 28, 2016

FLUX Public Art Projects, a FLUX Art Fair initiative, features over 40 public art installations for its second annual show. The fair will take place from May 3 through May 31, in several locations throughout Harlem’s parks and boulevards. The only contemporary art fair mounted in the neighborhood, FLUX embodies Harlem’s creative spirit and cultural significance by bringing together original works, from large sculptural works and sound pieces to performance art and thought-provoking installations in rocks, fences, and light-poles, by over 40 innovative artists.

In Marcus Garvey Park, Jose Rodriguez will perform Pennies From Heaven, an improvised live performance and symbolic offering of a penny mosaic. Aya Rodriguez-Izumi will also perform Temple, a one-on-one intervention based on divination practices from various cultures. The public is also invited to join artist Nancy Rakoczy in weaving the Liberian flag. Visitors are encouraged to bring clean used plastic bags and tablecloths for this project.

FLUX Public Art Projects is presented in collaboration with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, NYC Parks, and New York City Department of Transportation Art Program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8143

Location: Acropolis (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.80427169799805000, -73.94361114501953000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/community-rowing Date: May 28, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 28, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/goalball Date: May 28, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played wih a ball with bells inside and two teams of three who are blindfolded.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. A recreation center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/fleece-fun Date: May 28, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Read Aloud and Book Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/read-aloud-and-book-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/read-aloud-and-book-giveaway Date: May 28, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Reading Council for a day of education and fun at the Lefferts Historic House, featuring a special read-aloud and book giveaway event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Blast-Off Party at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/omars-summer-blastoff-party-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/omars-summer-blastoff-party-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: May 28, 2016

Get your summer started right! Join a party hosted by Omar Olusion. Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b8bcd9cf94.png Tue, 24 May 2016 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/waterfront-garden-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/waterfront-garden-tour1 Date: May 28, 2016

Located along the shoreline of the East River, the waterfront garden offers year-round beauty, from spring-blooming daffodils to winter-blooming witch hazels. Join an experienced member of Randall's Island Park Alliance's horticulture department to learn about the flowers growing along the water’s edge. Enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9689731cfe.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/gallery-tour Date: May 28, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe,Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, art collectiveDark Matters (Aimée Burg, Frank De León-Jones and Anna Ritsch) create an interactive site for contemplating the invisible energy that fills the universe. Visitors may concoct their own wishes using materials available at stations throughout the space.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3ae03835b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown Show at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/skats-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/skats-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: May 28, 2016

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

About Skats The Clown
Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions, and fun games.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57461d27e6efd.png Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 28, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 28, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: The Sweet Sorrow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/concert-the-sweet-sorrow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/concert-the-sweet-sorrow Date: May 28, 2016

Come be enchanted by early music for harps, and voices heralding from the Celtic Isles at our “Music at Morris-Jumel” series spring opener featuring Ensemble Duanlied, with Drew Minter and James Ruff.

Advanced registration is suggested. For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown Show at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: May 28, 2016

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

About Skats The Clown
Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions, and fun games.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57461d2f51031.png Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/family-camping-bronx Date: May 28, 2016

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

Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery.

To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 18. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f0386c311c5.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/bryant-park-shakespeare-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/bryant-park-shakespeare-much-ado-about-nothing Date: May 28, 2016

Three of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies are produced by the irreverent, surprising, and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It with music by Natalie Smith, and Measure for Measure. The plays feature the greatest, funniest, and noblest women of the canon—Beatrice, Rosalind, and Isabella—remarkable characters who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment.

Visit bryantpark.org for the schedule and general infomation about the performances.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world Date: May 28, 2016

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

A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction -- a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine -- escapes containment and goes on a killing spree. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Crotona Park

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.83900070190430000, -73.88629913330078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c90a238e7c.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 14:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-2014 Date: May 28, 2016

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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie is the live-action, feature film adaptation of the cult comic book and the popular animated television show. After prolonged exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles--Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello--have mutated into ninjas and have begun living in the sewers of a large city. Under the guidance of a ninja master Splinter the Rat and television reporter April, the Turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder. The Turtles have been designed by Jim Henson Productions and effortlessly fit into the live-action surroundings. Author: Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0300

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730e554887c5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jumanji]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-jumanji http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-jumanji Date: May 28, 2016

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

Jumanji is a visually elaborate fantasy about an enchanted board game that opens a magical portal to a jungle universe. Two young children, Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce), discover the game in an abandoned home and suddenly are greeted by Alan (Robin Williams), an adult who has spent his life trapped inside the game since playing it at age 12. Alan's only hope for freedom involves finishing the game, but this proves rather dangerous, as Judy, Peter, and Alan find themselves running for their lives from huge rhinoceroses, evil monkeys, vicious lions, and other terrifying jungle beasts. Director Joe Johnston, whose special-effects background previously came to good use in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, used groundbreaking computer imagery to simulate the thrills.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917)363-0215

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.60319900512695000, -74.16130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a88f033f57.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe Adventure (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: May 28, 2016

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

Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Participants must have prior canoe experience and must be able to demonstrate proper technique.

Space is limited and registration is required. A lottery will be run to select participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 18.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-spiderman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-spiderman Date: May 28, 2016

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

After incorporating elements of comic book style and design into many of his films, director Sam Raimi helms this straight-ahead, big-budget comic book adaptation, which also marks acclaimed young actor Tobey Maguire's first dip into live-action blockbuster filmmaking. Spider-Man follows the template of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko source material, with hero Peter Parker an orphaned, intellectual teen loner living in Queens with his aunt (Rosemary Harris) and uncle (Cliff Robertson), and dreaming of the girl next door, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). On a field trip to a Columbia University lab, Peter is bitten by a genetically altered spider and overnight he gains superhuman strength, agility, and perception. At first, Peter uses his powers for material gain, winning a wrestling match with a purportedly lucrative prize. But when Peter apathetically fails to stop a burglar from robbing the wrestling arena, a tragedy follows that compels him to devote his powers to fighting crime -- as the superhero Spider-Man. When he's not busy fighting crime in a spider suit, Peter moves into an apartment with his best friend, Harry (James Franco), and begins work as a photographer at the Daily Bugle. Meanwhile, his do-gooder alter ego finds a nemesis in the form of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), a super-powered, megalomaniacal villain who happens to be the alter ego of Harry's father, weapons-manufacturing mogul Norman Osborn.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lawrence Virgilio Playground

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Q031 Lawrence Virgilio Playground 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74750137329100000, -73.91069793701200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5746f9a37002a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 29, 2016

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

Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike the Trail of the Month: Blue Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail Date: May 29, 2016

The Blue Trail Greenbelt hike begins at the entrance of Seaview Hospital (460 Brielle Avenue) and ends at Staten Island Boulevard (behind Petrides School). This is a one-way hike, approximately 12 miles. There will be two 10-minute restroom breaks on the way.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Seaview Hospital

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2016-05-29 2016-05-29 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.59338544953800000, -74.13509038203100000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/landmark Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/yoga Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours Date: May 29, 2016

Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5763129282641.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Learn To Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/learn-to-ride Date: May 29, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will help new riders (5 years old and up) learn to balance, ride, and enjoy life on two wheels. This event is first-come, first-trained; there may be a wait. Kids’ bikes will be lent by Bike and Roll NYC.

Reservations are required, please visit bike.nyc/education/classes/.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Bike Path at 135th Street

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2016-05-29 2016-05-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.82149887085000000, -73.95880126953100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f57e9e2a9a6.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/horseshoe-crabs Date: May 29, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 29, 2016

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 29, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nature-exploration Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: May 29, 2016

Learn the form of dance called Stand Battle. Children ages 6-13 years old are encouraged to come join us Sundays in April and May to learn this great form of dance that is performed in parades. To end the session the group will perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade on Saturday May 21 sponsored by danceparade.org. To register email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov you can also just show up. These are free dance classes. All we require is for your child to get a free membership with the recreation center. Please have a guardian bring the child to fill out the membership form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57026842b5b5f.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/basketball-clinics Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643d5da9d19.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/science-in-the-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/science-in-the-park2 Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

Generously funded by Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Exploring the Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/science-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/science-in-the-park Date: May 29, 2016

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

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Bay Area (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79083504895700000, -73.78331184387200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/basic-canoeing Date: May 29, 2016

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

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may close prior to 2:30 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76020050048828000, -73.75810241699219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e9adca413d8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/basic-orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/basic-orienteering Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63159291279000000, -74.09585726261100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03770e6545.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/community-rowing Date: May 29, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: May 29, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book Wildlife of New York which captures the diverse beauty of the city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work includes drawings, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Italy), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine! In case of rain, the event will move indoors at the Payson Education Center.

Please RSVP at Wildlifeinnypec.eventbrite.com to reserve your spot.

In partnerships with Abbeville Press Publishers.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.86729812622070000, -73.92900085449219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/fleece-fun Date: May 29, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Blast-Off Party for kids at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/omars-summer-blastoff-party-for-kids-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/omars-summer-blastoff-party-for-kids-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: May 29, 2016

Bring all the family to Fantasy Forest Amusement Park this Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy a day at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park by having some fun and riding thrilling amusement rides!

Get your summer started right with a party hosted by Omar Olusion. Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574358f4ea351.JPG Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Weekend Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/memorial-weekend-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/memorial-weekend-concert Date: May 29, 2016

Enjoy a free concert from the Bronx Arts Ensemble.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 24 May 2016 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[The Art of Recycling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/the-art-of-recycling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/the-art-of-recycling Date: May 29, 2016

Join a workshop with artist Chris Spollen, an award-winning illustrator, who has evolved from working with traditional materials on paper to his current love for creating evocative, expansive digital mixed-media projects, along with scouring locales for found objects that find their way into three dimensional sculptures that reflect his love for space, steamship punk and the sea.

This program is part of the Greening the Globe Begins at Home series, which highlights environmental education, “green collar” career paths, and initiatives towards creating sustainable communities. Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation: CM Joseph Borelli, CM Debi Rose, and CM Steven Matteo.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570a97223b26e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 29, 2016

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d402fb571a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 29, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-much-ado-about-nothing Date: May 29, 2016

Three of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies are produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It with music by Natalie Smith, and Measure for Measure. The plays feature the greatest, funniest and noblest women of the canon—Beatrice, Rosalind and Isabella—remarkable characters who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment. In addition, the anniversaries of William Shakespeare’s birth (452nd) and death (400th) are honored with a daylong celebration.

Visit Bryant Park's page for the schedule and general information about the performances.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world Date: May 29, 2016

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

In this thrilling fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" franchise, two young brothers (Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson) visit their Aunt Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) who's an executive at Jurassic World, a theme park populated with genetically-resurrected dinosaurs. But chaos erupts when a newly created dino escapes its enclosure, forcing the park's animal behaviorist Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to save the day.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.52209854125976600, -74.19010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744962b2dab7.jpg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/movies-under-the-stars-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/movies-under-the-stars-minions Date: May 29, 2016

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

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm

Know Before You Go:
You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Maurice Park (in Frank Principe Park)

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Q131 Frank Principe Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72750091552734400, -73.90489959716797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573cc48499712.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 16:01:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 29, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 9:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 30, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/landmark Date: May 30, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: May 30, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: May 30, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 30, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: May 30, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy tour guides on this walk through Central Park, and through time, to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember and honor our veterans. Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, Merchant's Gate, Heckscher Ballfields, 7th Regiment Memorial, S. Rankin Drew Memorial, Navy Terrace and Navy Walk, 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial, Red Cross Memorial Flagpole, 107th Infantry Regiment Memorial, and the Arsenal. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: May 30, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 30, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Day in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/memorial-day-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/memorial-day-in-prospect-park Date: May 30, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the 1912 Carousel.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Nature Play, 1–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
    Nature’s Helpers 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
    Nature on the Go!, 3–4 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Potato Planting, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House, and get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush farm in spring. Join us in planting our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms.
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/bryant-park-piano Date: May 30, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Magical Miles Thorn for kids at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/magical-miles-thorn-for-kids-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/magical-miles-thorn-for-kids-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: May 30, 2016

Bring all the family to Fantasy Forest Amusement Park this Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy a day at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park by having some fun and riding thrilling amusement rides!

About Magical Miles Thorn: Miles Thorn is a professional magician and illusionist from NYC. Miles offers a unique Las Vegas style magic and illusion show for all types of events. The show is filled with fast-paced visual magic, live animals, and incredible displays of juggling. He strives to set himself apart from the competition, and leave audiences with a magical experience they are sure to remember!!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Blast-Off at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/omars-summer-blastoff-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/omars-summer-blastoff-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: May 30, 2016

Get your summer started right with a party hosted by Omar Olusion! Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

About Fantasy Shore: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions and fun games.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5746269d49306.png Thu, 26 May 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: May 30, 2016

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

About the Amazing Captain Faust
A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b8ea8b5edd.png Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 30, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/3-to-6-club Date: May 30, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children Date: May 30, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Playground for All Children, kids will learn basketball, soccer, track & field and street hockey! To find out more, please call (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:46 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel Date: May 30, 2016

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

About the Amazing Captain Faust
A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b8f8196a37.png Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 31, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 31, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/fitness-walk Date: May 31, 2016

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

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 31, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/tai-chi-class Date: May 31, 2016

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

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/landmark Date: May 31, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 31, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: May 31, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573237327a4db.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 31, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/baby-me-fun-learning Date: May 31, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: May 31, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 31, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: May 31, 2016

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 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 31, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d41bc58fcc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/paint-it-up Date: May 31, 2016

Participants will create a work of art on canvas to complete within the session and take home. For adults. No experience necessary.

Start time: 11:00 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 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 31, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/bryant-park-piano Date: May 31, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sports Clinics - Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-hockey Date: May 31, 2016

Learn the basics of hockey at our free sports clinics in J Hood Wright Park. Open to kids and teens ages 6 years to 17 years.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park Date: May 31, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Clove Lakes Park, kids will learn all about basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/gallery-tour Date: May 31, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe,Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, art collectiveDark Matters (Aimée Burg, Frank De León-Jones and Anna Ritsch) create an interactive site for contemplating the invisible energy that fills the universe. Visitors may concoct their own wishes using materials available at stations throughout the space.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d42082a5bf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 31, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 31, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:29 EDT