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 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:09:00 GMT <![CDATA[Get Up & Go! Family Adventure Race Bronx 12PM]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/get-up-go-family-adventure-race-bronx-12pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/get-up-go-family-adventure-race-bronx-12pm Date: August 6, 2016

Supported by New York Road Runners

This exciting and FREE parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all! Open to children ages 8-12 and their parents.

The timed races take place on a course featuring 12 activity stations where team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line.

View a sample course here.

Meeting Location: St. Ann’s Ave. & E. 146th St.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids: Comic Con Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/kids Date: August 6, 2016

Penguin Random House Archie Comics, and DC Comics present an afternoon filled with superheroes, action-adventurers, graphic novels, and a surprise visit from a special guest who happens to be flitting ‘round town that day.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking at South Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/kayaking-at-south-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/kayaking-at-south-beach Date: August 6, 2016

Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore of South Beach.

Boats and life jackets will be provided for a short paddle off the shore at South Beach. Launch help and paddling tips are given by experienced kayakers at the shore and on the water. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.

Children aged 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59299850463867000, -74.06120300292969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57977aade21cd.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Comic-Con Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/comic-con-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/comic-con-kids Date: August 6, 2016

Penguin Random House Archie Comics and DC Comics present an afternoon filled with superheroes, action-adventurers, graphic novels, and a surprise visit from a special guest who happens to be flitting ‘round town that day.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: August 6, 2016

In celebration of the centennial of the formal garden, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum invited artists to paint the gardens en plein air on June 9, in conjunction with the annual summer luncheon on the theme of French classical gardens.

Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.

These paintings will be on view at Bartow-Pell from July 1 through September 23.

Featured artists: Michele Basora, Mary Colby, Sofya Dudnik, Elise Fechtmann, C'naan Hamburger, Thomas Legaspi, Sarah Olson, Julie Ortiz, Kim Power, Linda Sacewicz, Greg Thielker, Melanie Vote, and Alice Elisabeth Waite.

There will be an opening reception on July 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with live music from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Image: Mary Colby, The Artist in the Garden, 2016, oil on wood panel, oil sketch, 12 x 14 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: August 6, 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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/community-rowing Date: August 6, 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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 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/2016/08/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 6, 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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 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[Seasonal Ferments Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/seasonal-ferments-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/seasonal-ferments-workshop Date: August 6, 2016

Smell, taste, discuss and make a few simple seasonal ferments. In this workshop, we’ll explore and craft two delicious types of ferments that are easily made at home without any special ingredients or equipment: a sauerkraut (and its cousins) as well as various styles of sour cream. Depending on what’s in season there may be additional ferments to explore. Materials fee: $8.

Cheryl Paswater is an Certified Fermentationist, Educator, and Health Coach who, after a near-death experience, turned to holistic medicine for help. After radical diet and lifestyle changes, she started teaching about fermentation, old world food preservation, healthy eating, sustainable food, and holistic health. Cheryl runs a popular fermentation project and CSA called Contraband Ferments. She lives in Brooklyn, NY

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57470f132d20f.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/le-carrousel-kids Date: August 6, 2016

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be: You and Me.

In case of rain, Flaubert Frog and Friends will be canceled.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75329971313476600, -73.98400115966797000 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands on History: Fan-tastic Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hands-on-history-fantastic-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hands-on-history-fantastic-fun Date: August 6, 2016

Make and decorate pretty fans inspired by the dress and grooming of the 19th century. Take a free tour of King Manor Museum! Families with children are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578f8a0c2e01d.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/goalball Date: August 6, 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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 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[FLOW.16 Art Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/flow16-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/flow16-tour1 Date: August 6, 2016

FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the park's southern end. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Island’s environment. Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.

Artists

  • Football - Michael Shultis
  • Monument to a Missing Island - Tim Clifford
  • Hell Gate Cairns - Samantha Holmes
  • Spartan Follies - Denise Treizman
  • Untitled - Tracie Hervy

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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6e703529d0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 6, 2016

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

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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: August 6, 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: 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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hot Compost Hands-On Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hot-copost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hot-copost Date: August 6, 2016

Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop! Learn to make and manage a “thermophilic” batch of compost—a pile that will heat up to kill weed seeds and pathogens—ready to use in as little as three months! Participants work together with NYC Compost Project staff to build a pile at our compost demo site. Come ready to get dirty!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57927904910da.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 6, 2016

Every Saturday during the Summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Herbert Hepworth The Aristocrat Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/herbert-hepworth-the-aristocrat-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/herbert-hepworth-the-aristocrat-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: August 6, 2016

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

Herbert Hepworth is a New York City Aristocrat Clown who enjoys nothing more than dancing and magic! Herbert leads the audience in dance games while also performing magic tricks from yesteryear. Guests of all ages are sure to have a good time with Herbert, but, whatever you do, don’t call him Herbie!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views 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: 4:00 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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579678fae6fd3.png Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Artists and Curator Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/artists-and-curator-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/artists-and-curator-talk Date: August 6, 2016

Join the artists in Wave Hill’s summer exhibition Nature Pops! for this conversation with Gabriel de Guzman, Wave Hill’s Curator of Visual Arts. They will discuss works on view and how contemporary artists are continuing to reevaluate popular culture a half-century after the emergence of Pop art as a groundbreaking response to new norms of consumerism. These artists recalibrating this movement in contemporary terms, interpreting nature and the environment through a populist lens, and making work that is especially relevant in an age of digital overload and environmental crisis.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured above: Amy Pryor, Stunning Violet Clusters, 2016. Watercolor monotype and decals on panel. 32 1/2 " x 46". Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57855027a1e6f.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: August 6, 2016

Create miniature Zen works of art (4"x6" or less) using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, and ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance: Alice in Black and White]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/performance-alice-in-black-and-white http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/performance-alice-in-black-and-white Date: August 6, 2016

Theatre group Looking for Lilith will perform excerpts from their production featuring the story of Alice Austen and Gertrude Tate.

Photo by Michael Taggart for Looking For Lilith

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574496e2a5b20.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults Date: August 6, 2016

Learn to Ride - Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Learn to Ride - Adults is a required class in our Earn A Bike program.

This is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program where you can earn a free bike by taking five free classes!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576aade9b5d66.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-adults1 Date: August 6, 2016

Learn to Ride - Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Learn to Ride - Adults is a required class in Bike New York's Earn-A-Bike program.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Dyckman Fields (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87160110473633000, -73.93070220947266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576aafb1d06b6.jpg Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime and Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/storytime-craft Date: August 6, 2016

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

Generously sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ad7099a9d4.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Reading of 'Our Town' with UP Theater Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/reading-of-our-town-with-up-theater-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/reading-of-our-town-with-up-theater-company Date: August 6, 2016

UP Theatre Company presents new and exciting professional performances by local artists to Northern Manhattan. “Our Town” is a classic play that touches on the themes of every day life and is sure to make audiences of any generation take a look at the world and people around them in a new light.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57977b8ccaef2.PNG Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: August 6, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Manhattan. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/dance-at-socrates Date: August 6, 2016

Now in its fourth season, Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates offers a residency and performance program that brings New York-based choreographers and their dancers to Socrates’ unique waterfront environment. Three weeklong residencies will each culminate in a free dance performance on an outdoor stage within the grove of trees. Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers will be in full view of the public, so that visitors can witness cutting-edge dance and movement in the making, then experience fully produced performances every Saturday.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573a1aea90714.png Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[What the Health Should I Eat? - Botanical Cocktail Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/what-the-health-should-i-eat-botanical-cocktail-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/what-the-health-should-i-eat-botanical-cocktail-making Date: August 6, 2016

Make delicious summer cocktails that are also good for your health! Join registered dietitian and mixologist Maegan Ratliff, and partner Kate Mammolito, for this hands-on workshop to learn simple cocktail recipes that are not only tasty, but are packed with healthy, local ingredients to improve your overall well-being. This workshop includes a tour of Queens Botanical Garden's farm, followed by mingling in the garden.

This workshop is for adults 21+ only; registration is required at botanicalcocktailmaking.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-06 2016-08-06 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ad86fea648.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 6, 2016

Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts.

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. This one-hour performance includes a Q & A session with the musicians.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available. Visit bargemusic.org for more!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bargemusic (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57605f18d1ebb.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Hindu Lamp Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hindu-lamp-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hindu-lamp-ceremony Date: August 6, 2016

Help bring peace and harmony to our shoreline. Aeilushi Mistry will perform the traditional Hindu Aarti ceremony at the park. And, enjoy a dance performance by a guest artist. This project is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

Photo by Julienne Schaer

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pebble Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57606456a3b8f.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-wolfes-pond-park-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-wolfes-pond-park-staten-island Date: August 6, 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.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration will open from July 20 through July 27.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: 9718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfes Pond Park (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.51829910278320000, -74.18720245361328000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-bronx Date: August 6, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and bond with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter the lottery, visit our Urban Park Rangers' registration page. Registration will open from July 20 through 27.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/garden-grooves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/garden-grooves Date: August 6, 2016

Enjoy the soothing sounds of live music from local musicians in the comfort of the New York Restoration Project’s outdoor spaces.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Greene Acres Community Garden

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2016-08-06 2016-08-06 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.68780899047851600, -73.95726776123047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57028f991ddc5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party Date: August 6, 2016

Roller skate under the stars with Lola Star.

Lola Star and her crew of fabulous burlesque dancers, roller derby stars, dance skaters, and colorful performers will host pop-up roller disco party at the newly renovated Roller Rink at Beach 108th Street. Skate to incredible retro 70s, 80s, and 90s skate classics as the sun sets, the wave of the ocean crash beside you, and the salty sea air drifts through the rink.

Adult skates are available for rent at $8, or you can bring your own. Kids are welcome if they bring their own skates!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (844) 765-5758

Location: Beach 108th Street Roller Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761943908b6d.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Paris Blues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/arts-culture-fun-paris-blues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/arts-culture-fun-paris-blues Date: August 6, 2016

Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors.

The second film of director Martin Ritt with both Paul Newmanand Sidney Poitier, it's set in a city that has long been a haven for black musicians eager to escape the racism of the U.S. Newman is Ram Bowen, a trombone player who makes his living in a jazz group, which also includes tenor man Eddie Cook (Sidney Poitier), while studying music and aspiring to a career as a "serious" composer. Eddie stays in Paris to bask in the respect that its people feel for his music, a respect rarely accorded him in the States. A pair of tourists, Connie Lampson (Diahann Carroll) and Lillian Corning (Joanne Woodward) arrive in the city for a two-week vacation, and the two musicians lose no time in hooking up. Soon both relationships take a serious turn and the musicians are forced to make some important decisions about the possibility of returning to their native soil.

In case of rain the event moves indoors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae2bf82927.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/astronomy Date: August 6, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.63930130004883000, -74.03199768066406000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Little Red Lighthouse Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-lantern-tour Date: August 6, 2016

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

The Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse." Join us as we explore this unique landmark at night.

Space is limited and participants will be chosen via lottery. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration opens from July 20 through July 27.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Fort Washington Park

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.84945992950900000, -73.94659233093300000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Creed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-creed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-creed Date: August 6, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Wayanda Park

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Q082 Wayanda Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71080017089844000, -73.73899841308594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57769c58c8f13.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Trail of the Panda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-trail-of-the-panda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-trail-of-the-panda Date: August 6, 2016

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

This Disney film tell the story of an orphaned boy (Daichi Harashima) who befriends a panda cub after rescuing the animal from a research lab.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. This film is in Cantonese with English subtitles. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a66f694890.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Coach Carter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-coach-carter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-coach-carter Date: August 6, 2016

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

The true-life story of a coach who tries to teach his players that there's more to life than basketball is brought to the screen in this sports drama. Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) was once a star player on the Richmond High School basketball team in Richmond, CA, and years later, after establishing himself in publishing and marketing, he returns to the school and to the team as the new basketball coach. Carter quickly sees that his work is cut out for him -- the team is having an awful season, and their fights off the court are more decisive than their play on the court. Rated PG-13

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: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Samuel Seabury Playground

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M236 Samuel Seabury Playground 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.78540039062500000, -73.95079803466797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579241f89e61f.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Remember the Titans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-remember-the-titans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-remember-the-titans Date: August 6, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

A high school football coach finds himself fighting for stakes much higher than the State Championship in this drama based on actual events. In 1971, a court order forces three high schools in Alexandria, Virginia (two white, one African-American), to integrate their student bodies and faculties for the first time. As a result, Coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton), longtime head coach of the T.C. Williams High School football team, is asked to step down, and Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) is appointed to replace him as the school's first black faculty member. The new coach is hardly welcomed with open arms, either by the school's staff or the students, and the newly integrated team is full of players (both black and white) who have little trust or respect for one another. But Boone is determined to put a winning team on the field -- it's how he approaches the game, and his future depends on it. Against long odds, Boone helps his team overcome distrust and misunderstanding of their coach (and each other) as they become a gridiron force to be reckoned with.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5790e5777b23b.jpg Sat, 06 Aug 2016 21:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Finding Nemo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-finding-nemo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-finding-nemo Date: August 6, 2016

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

The wizards at Pixar take us under the sea to the world of clownfish Marlin and his son Nemo. When the defiant Nemo takes off from his dad and gets captured by a tropical fish seeker he finds himself stuck in a fishbowl in a dentist’s office. Marlin and his well-meaning, but wacky, friend Dory embark on an epic journey to find his son.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 8:30 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. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579621c6bd665.jpg Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Norm of the North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-norm-of-the-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-norm-of-the-north Date: August 6, 2016

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

In this delightful animated feature, Norm (Rob Schneider) the polar bear doesn't know how to hunt, but he does possess the unique ability to talk to humans. When the wealthy Mr. Greene (Ken Jeong) unveils his idea to build luxury condos in the Arctic, Norm realizes that his beloved home is in jeopardy. Accompanied by three mischievous lemmings, Norm stows away on a ship to New York. Once there, he meets a surprising ally (Maya Kay) who helps him hatch a scheme to sabotage the shady developer's plans.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:45 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:45 pm 10:30 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744e0c25a796.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Beach Sports Festival: Pull-up and Chin-Up Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/brooklyn-beach-sports-festival-pullup-and-chinup-contest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/brooklyn-beach-sports-festival-pullup-and-chinup-contest Date: August 7, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting a weekend of sports and fitness at Coney Island. Come watch or participate!

On Sunday, join us for a pull-up and chin-up contest. Prizes will be given to the top two competitors in each weight class for the most pull-ups / chin-ups done in one minute, and a grand prize will be awarded to the overall winner. Contestants will be judged by the United States Marines, so be prepared to meet strict form requirements!

There will be a competition for both men and women. The men's competition will be based upon weight classes, and the women's competition will be open. You can also register for a demo, where you can show off your skills outside of competition!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57990043ca829.jpg Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival Date: August 7, 2016

This annual festival features two exciting days of dragon boat races, live music, martial arts, dancing, storytelling, comedy and circus acts, arts and crafts, and a food court.

The races will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The opening ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 6.

For the full schedule of activities, please visit the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival's website. Bring the whole family!

Rain or shine.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 767-1776

Location: Meadow Lake North (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.74060058593750000, -73.84069824218750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579baec83ca8d.jpg Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: August 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 7, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1ed580fb7.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/landmark Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/yoga Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Volunteer Day!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/garden-volunteer-day Date: August 7, 2016

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once monthly under the supervision of Gardener Karen and NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions will be provided; just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden. Close-toed shoes are required, and RSVP is appreciated to jardinera.karen@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfb718fe43.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Richmond Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/its-my-park-at-street-tree-si-cb-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/its-my-park-at-street-tree-si-cb-1 Date: August 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to clean and beautify the front of the 120 Precinct and the street trees along Richmond Terrace. Volunteers will be spreading mulch, planting and weeding. We look forward to cleaning up the community with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: 78 Richmond Terrace

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2016-08-07 2016-08-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64462100000000000, -74.07700500000000000 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Commodore Barry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/its-my-park-at-commodore-barry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/its-my-park-at-commodore-barry-park Date: August 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Commodore Barry Park and AfroPunk to help care for Commodore Barry Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Please e-mail Emily.Sherrod@parks.nyc.gov to inquire about joining this project.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Comm. Barry Park Comfort Station (in Commodore Barry Park)

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69751958108800000, -73.97925114631700000 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Sundials and Sunprints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/family-art-project-sundials-and-sunprints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/family-art-project-sundials-and-sunprints Date: August 7, 2016

Celebrate the glory of sunshine and discover why it is so important. Through handmade sundials, learn about the sun’s shadows and discover a simple way to tell time. Add a traditional motto to your sundial or create your own. Then, using shapes and found natural materials and special paper, create a print from the sun’s rays.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5785506cea773.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/yoga1 Date: August 7, 2016

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

Classes are led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss. All levels are welcome; participants should bring their own mats. Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins.

Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578550c34e319.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: August 7, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 7, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a49a2b3c157.jpg Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bike-new-york-street-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bike-new-york-street-skills-ride Date: August 7, 2016

Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of five to eight miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and league-certified cycling Instructors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ab09d6cd6a.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bicycling-basics Date: August 7, 2016

This is a three-hour on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan and signal, and navigate around common road hazards. Bicycling Basics is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program. For more information, visit Bike New York.

Pre-registration is required. Kids must bring a bike and a helmet; adults can borrow ours.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88610076904297000, -73.89749908447266000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids at Brooklyn Bridge Park: Shira & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-shira-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-shira-friends Date: August 7, 2016

Led by singer-songwriter, Shira Kobren, Shira & Friends loves bringing its high energy, catchy tunes to its favorite kinds of audiences—the ones that love to dance along and become part of the show. Shira & Friends sing about topics that range from how to have the best day, to under-bed-monsters, to the power of dancing. The band released its EP of original songs, “When You’re A Kid,” in 2012. Shira believes that no one ever really outgrows the love of being silly or the joy of letting an imagination run wild, and she makes sure to get her audience members of all ages joining in the fun.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575880703373e.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/checkmate-101 Date: August 7, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630c10a6326.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/meditation Date: August 7, 2016

Take a moment to connect with your inner self while practicing peace and mindfulness. Classic sessions include instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of guided meditation led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss.

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5785510a1868b.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/basic-canoeing Date: August 7, 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.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Canoe programs are limited to ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park),Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79639816284180000, -73.95469665527344000; 40.79731057762900000, -73.95351123809800000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/basketball-clinics Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 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[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: August 7, 2016

In celebration of the centennial of the formal garden, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum invited artists to paint the gardens en plein air on June 9, in conjunction with the annual summer luncheon on the theme of French classical gardens.

Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.

These paintings will be on view at Bartow-Pell from July 1 through September 23.

Featured artists: Michele Basora, Mary Colby, Sofya Dudnik, Elise Fechtmann, C'naan Hamburger, Thomas Legaspi, Sarah Olson, Julie Ortiz, Kim Power, Linda Sacewicz, Greg Thielker, Melanie Vote, and Alice Elisabeth Waite.

There will be an opening reception on July 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with live music from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Image: Mary Colby, The Artist in the Garden, 2016, oil on wood panel, oil sketch, 12 x 14 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Leaf Arrow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/family-performance-festival Date: August 7, 2016

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

Through contemporary and historical storytelling, songs, and traditional dance, learn about the special relationship the Native American people have with the Earth. Celebrate your appreciation of the natural environment with an interactive show featuring coyote tales, creation stories, and historic folklore. This unique performance will remind even the youngest audience members that we must respect and care for our parks!

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

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete listing of performances, visit Central Park Conservancy's Family Performance Festival page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: August 7, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: August 7, 2016

Join the Urban Park Rangers in learning about coyotes, an oft-misunderstood member of our local habitat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 7, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1fcf8a3a1.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 7, 2016

Join our Urban Park Rangers on a canoe adventure at Marine Park.

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.

Some experience is required. Canoe programs are limited to ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57978724d4ba5.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[What's in Bloom in the Heather Garden? August Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-august-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-august-tour Date: August 7, 2016

Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with horticulturist Madeline Byrne and learn about the dozens of plants currently in bloom. Learn about the garden's history and how the Heather Garden compares with the plants found at the New York Botanical Garden, where Madeline Byrne has over 15 years of experience.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775480687462.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-and-apothecary-market Date: August 7, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary opens this Sunday and every Sunday through Thanksgiving of this year.

Come see medicinal herbs growing in their habitat, sacred groves, a pyramid garden, a labyrinth garden, and exciting urban agriculture technologies.

There will be free cooking demonstrations and a Pick Upon Demand Farm Stand from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/community-rowing Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 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/2016/08/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[NEW DATE: Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sweet-spot-festival Date: August 7, 2016

UPDATE: The event date has changed to Sunday, Aug. 7 due to rain.

Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts bring you Sweet Spot Festival, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages. Enjoy Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5987e73c6b.JPG Fri, 05 Aug 2016 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Sanctuaries: Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sanctuariesclosing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sanctuariesclosing-reception Date: August 7, 2016

Meet Arocha and take one last look at SANCTUARIES. Refreshments will be served.

Visual artist Tatiana Arocha's SANCTUARIES is a series of wall-scale intricately-layered reinventions of natural Colombian landscape, hand-constructed on digital canvases, printed, and arrayed into immersive murals. Both a refuge and warning, SANCTUARIES uses a combination of natural specimens, human artifacts, and modern technologies to evoke a rainforest that is as lush as it is imperiled.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c96fa2744a.PNG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 7, 2016

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57855167069c7.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bilingual Flushing Freedom Mile Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bilingual-flushing-freedom-mile-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bilingual-flushing-freedom-mile-tour Date: August 7, 2016

We will be holding a Flushing Freedom Mile Tour in both English and Spanish. Learn about many of the historic sites in Flushing and their associations with activist movements, fighting for the rights we have today and—for some—even the Underground Railroad!

This is a walking tour, and will meet in front of the Kingsland Homestead at 2:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 ext 14

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 7, 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Magical Miles Thorn at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/magical-miles-thorn-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/magical-miles-thorn-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 7, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57964a98c4752.png Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Person Place Thing at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/person-place-thing-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/person-place-thing-at-wave-hill Date: August 7, 2016

Wave Hill hosts two stars from Showtime’s new hit Billions at a live taping of the podcast Person Place Thing. Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe and Emmy winner Paul Giamatti and Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild nominee Maggie Siff will join host Randy Cohen in historic Armor Hall, an intimate opportunity for guests to listen in on this conversation with two acclaimed artists. After the taping, which includes live, musical accompaniment by composer Nicki Denner on piano and Anton Denner on alto sax, guests will be invited to a cocktail reception and be able to stroll in the gardens after Wave Hill closes to the public, just as the summer light of late afternoon begins to deepen.

New York City has always been a favored location for film and television productions. Many viewers recognized Wave Hill’s iconic balustrade and view of the Hudson River, front and center when Billions shot several scenes here last autumn. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on the idea that people are especially engaging when they tell stories about something they care about. Each broadcast focuses on one person, one place, and one thing that are important to the show’s guests. Randy Cohen is a former New York Times Magazine “Ethicist” columnist and an Emmy award-winning TV writer for Dave Letterman, Rosie O’Donnell, and Michael Moore.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578551c996eb8.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip to Hip Theatre Company Presents Shakespeare in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/hip-to-hip-theatre-company-presents-shakespeare-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/hip-to-hip-theatre-company-presents-shakespeare-in-the-park Date: August 7, 2016

Now in its tenth season, Hip to Hip returns to the park to present a tragedy one week and a comedy the next, performed in repertory by a professional troupe of actors. All performances are fun for the whole family. Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare, and enjoy Shakespeare in the open air. This year's program includes: Julius Caesar (Sunday, August 7) and As You Like It (Sunday, August 14).

Kids & The Classics—a children’s interactive workshop—is offered prior to each performance. Designed for children ages four to 14, this program offers children a chance to interact with the actors and theatrical text by previewing characters and situations, and by making comparisons to contemporary life through theater games. The children’s program is a 45-minute workshop that begins one hour before each performance.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/zumba Date: August 7, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586c5f8c415.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Katz Concert Series: The Moonlighters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/katz-concert-series-the-moonlighters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/katz-concert-series-the-moonlighters Date: August 7, 2016

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of Doo Wop music preformed by The Devotions!

Sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz in Partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts, NYC Parks and Council Member Paul Vallone.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7272

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.79280090332031000, -73.85119628906250000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[The Alex Nguyen Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/the-alex-nguyen-quintet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/the-alex-nguyen-quintet Date: August 7, 2016

Jam out to some sweet jazz outdoors with the Alex Nguyen Quintet at Stuyvesant Park, featuring a special guest artist each week.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576a1460aa793.jpg Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights in the Rockaways: Goosebumps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/movie-nights-in-the-rockaways-goosebumps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/movie-nights-in-the-rockaways-goosebumps Date: August 7, 2016

Enjoy a movie night for the whole family. Bring a chair or a blanket. Popcorn will be served.

A teen named Zach (Dylan Minnette) reluctantly moves from New York City to the quiet town of Madison, DE, where he quickly realizes that his reclusive new neighbor is in fact the horror author of the Goosebump series.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Goosebumps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/movies-under-the-stars-goosebumps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/movies-under-the-stars-goosebumps Date: August 7, 2016

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

Jack Black stars as acclaimed Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine in this feature-film adaptation of the popular YA book series. A teenager named Zach (Dylan Minnette) reluctantly moves from New York City to the quiet town of Madison, DE, where he quickly realizes that his reclusive new neighbor is in fact the horror author of the Goosebumps series. Zach learns Stine's identity when he is drawn to the writer's daughter Hannah (Odeya Rush), but soon discovers the dangerous secret inside their home -- the creatures from Stine's famous stories are real, and are kept locked away inside their original manuscripts. After an accident frees the monsters, Zach, Hannah, and their nerdy pal Champ (Ryan Lee) must work together with Stine to save their town from destruction.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Beach 20th Street Overlook (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.59270095825195000, -73.75440216064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5776b8d964f8f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:59 EDT
<![CDATA[2016 Ocean Breeze Cross Country Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/2016-ocean-breeze-cross-country-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/2016-ocean-breeze-cross-country-clinic Date: August 8, 2016

The Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex is hosting a week-long, cross country clinic for youth ages seven to 17.

Daily Itinerary
8:15 a.m - Dynamic Stretching
8:45 a.m. - Morning Run
9:30 a.m. - Drills
10:00 a.m. - Active Rest/recreation Time
11:00 a.m. - Break
Noon - Educational Seminar
1:15 p.m. - Afternoon run/workout
2:45 p.m. - Cool down/depart

To register, please visit oceanbreezenyc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp - Session One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp-session-one Date: August 8, 2016

Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer and embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood, and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State fourth grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages six to 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed second, third, fourth, or fifth grade (or the equivalent) in spring 2016. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by NYC Parks, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and is a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c4c1675f0c0.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: August 8, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: August 8, 2016

Tots Program (2-5 Years old) M-F 9:15am-10:00am

Tots Program (8 months - 3 Years old) M-F 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm M-F.

Other activities for ages 6-14 will be offered M-F 9:15am- 4:45pm. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Goalball, Softball and Group Games.

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 Sunset Park, kids will learn basketball, soccer and football! To find out more, please call the Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park),Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Gateway Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle Date: August 8, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with League Education & Treatment Center to help care for Gateway Triangle through weeding, litter removal, and leaf raking. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gateway Triangle

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B388 Gateway Triangle 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.96829986572266000 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: August 8, 2016

Join NYC Parks at the Playground for all Children in Queens (field adjacent to playground) Mondays- Fridays this summer from 3:00pm-5:00pm to learn sports such as Wiffleball, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football and Softball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at J Hood Wright Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: August 8, 2016

Summer Sports Experience every M-F at J Hood Wright Recreation Center from 10:00am-6:00pm welcomes children ages 6-14 to learn different sports such as soccer, softball, flag football and others on a drop in basis.

Free, No registration needed.


351 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10033
For questions, Please call (212) 927-1514

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT