NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:05:23 GMT <![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: "Star Trek" (2009)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-2009 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-2009 Date: June 9, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment on the Starship Enterprise!

Enjoy the 11th film in this exciting franchise while under the stars. In this reboot, James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) combat Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan from their future who threatens the United Federation of Planets. The film also features the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy.

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. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Owl's Head Park

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.64009857177734400, -74.03240203857422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744c2a4ea020.png Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Great Debaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/movies-under-the-stars-the-great-debators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/movies-under-the-stars-the-great-debators Date: June 9, 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.

This touching drama is based on the true story of Mel Tolson, a professor at Wiley College who inspired his students to form the schoolÕs first debate team. This group of kids was the first African American team to ever go up against Harvard and defeated the famed debate team in the national championships. Rated PG-13.

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 waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Jacob Schiff Playground (in Jacob H. Schiff Playground)

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M223 Jacob H. Schiff Playground 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.82049942016601600, -73.95200347900390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573a23230ee57.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/the-oyster-project Date: June 10, 2016

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

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

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[South Bronx Street Tree Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/south-bronx-street-tree-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/south-bronx-street-tree-stewardship Date: June 10, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in caring for our Street Trees in the South Bronx! No experience is necessary; training will be provided on the day of the event. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: East 138th Street and Saint Ann's Avenue

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2016-06-10 2016-06-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80682870000000000, -73.91748950000000000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Community Farm Drop-In Volunteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/red-hook-community-farm-dropin-volunteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/red-hook-community-farm-dropin-volunteering Date: June 10, 2016

Red Hook Community Farm welcomes drop-in volunteers to help with compost and farm work. Come dressed for the weather and ready to get dirty. No RSVP required, just show up and Red Hook Community Farm will put you to work!

Children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Farm work goes on hiatus during the winter months, but compost continues year-round.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Community Farm

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2016-06-10 2016-06-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67206192016601600, -74.00937652587890000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Matter Friday Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/earth-matter-friday-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/earth-matter-friday-work-days Date: June 10, 2016

Want a hands-on experience with composting? Come get your hands dirty and join Earth Matter on a Friday Work Day. There are several ways you can get involved:

  • Animal Care: Caring for our chickens, goats, rabbits, worms, and bees
  • Our Daily Compost: Blending greens and browns to make black gold
  • Carpentry: Supporting a variety of projects — help make a new sifter, fix paddock gates, etc.
  • Gardening: Tending to our plants, and other activities for those with a green thumb

Register here.

Upon registering, you will be contacted by Earth Matter to confirm your volunteer registration. Please let Earth Matter know if you will be coming in a large group or will be traveling with children, so they can plan our work day accordingly. You can note this in the comments section upon registering.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Compost Learning Center at the Urban Farm

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2016-06-10 2016-06-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70123672485400000, -74.01168060302700000 Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[16th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/16th-annual-jana-hunsaker-memorial-wheelchair-tennis-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/16th-annual-jana-hunsaker-memorial-wheelchair-tennis-tournament Date: June 10, 2016

Come and watch world class wheelchair tennis at its finest! The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis located at Crotona Park in the Bronx hosts the 16th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tournament. Admission is free!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-592-9488

Location: Cary Leeds Tennis Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 9:00 am 6:00 pm 40.83900070240000000, -73.89546585109200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: June 10, 2016

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

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/landmark Date: June 10, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/yoga Date: June 10, 2016

Join a free yoga class in Little Bay Park!

Limited number of mats will be available for participants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at James Madison Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/its-my-park-at-james-madison-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/its-my-park-at-james-madison-plaza Date: June 10, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with local people to help weed and take care of the lovely park at James Madison Plaza! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: James Madison Plaza

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M255 James Madison Plaza 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71149826049805000, -74.00039672851562000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 22:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 10, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Community Work Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/spring-community-work-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/spring-community-work-day Date: June 10, 2016

Volunteer with New Roots Community Garden as they partner with the International Rescue Committee on getting this urban farm ready for the growing season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2016-06-10 2016-06-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82122039794922000, -73.92516326904297000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 10, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is one of 50 New York City sites selected to host an artist-painted piano which is then donated to an organization in the city. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit bpmm.org for the schedule).

The piano is accessible daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: June 10, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: June 10, 2016

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 10, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay BioBlitz: Jacob Riis Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/jamaica-bay-bioblitz-jacob-riis-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/jamaica-bay-bioblitz-jacob-riis-park Date: June 10, 2016

The Jamaica Bay BioBlitz is a celebration and exploration of the biodiversity in and around this urban estuary. The BioBlitz will take place on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at Jacob Riis Park and at Marine Park. This is a 24-hour event. Volunteers will sign up for a shift.

Registration
Volunteers should register for specific survey times (beginning at 1:30, 5:30 and 8:00 pm on Friday June 10, 2016 and 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 am on Saturday, June 11, 2016). You are welcome to participate in as many surveys as you want.

About the BioBlitz
A BioBlitz is a biological survey where volunteers work alongside scientists and expert naturalists to find and identify as many species as possible over a short time period. It is an opportunity to learn about what lives and grows in the natural areas that surround our neighborhoods and communities. It is an opportunity to become more connected to our surroundings, increase our understanding of biodiversity, and become empowered to protect the places and spaces where nature exists.

We will use an app called iNaturalist to record species data for the 2016 Jamaica Bay BioBlitz. The app will make gathering data easy and fun - plus you don’t have to be an expert! Just snap and post a picture and experts in that field will review and identify the species. If you want to use your smart phone or tablet and the iNaturalist app, you can create an account at inaturalist.org/signup (works best if you do it from a computer and not your phone). Once you have an account, you can join the 2016 Jamaica Bay BioBlitz 2016 National Parks BioBlitz - Gateway: Jamaica Bay BioBlitz. We will also offer short iNaturalist tutorials throughout the BioBlitz to help you learn how to use the app.

But don't worry - species observations can also be recorded the old fahioned way - pencil and data sheet. You don't need to have a smart phone or be tech savvy to participate in the BioBlitz. We will even provide the pencils and data sheets!

The 2016 Jamaica Bay BioBlitz is hosted by Gateway National Recreation Area and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Riis Park is one of two locations from which BioBlitz surveys will begin.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jacob Riis Park

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2016-06-10 2016-06-10 12:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.56566681008500000, -73.87555001335300000 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 10, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/nature-exploration Date: June 10, 2016

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

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/bryant-park-piano Date: June 10, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay BioBlitz: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/jamaica-bay-bioblitz-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/jamaica-bay-bioblitz-marine-park Date: June 10, 2016

The Jamaica Bay BioBlitz is a celebration and exploration of the biodiversity in and around this urban estuary. The BioBlitz will take place on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at Jacob Riis Park and at Marine Park. This is a 24-hour event. Volunteers will sign up for a shift.

Registration
Volunteers should register for specific survey times (beginning at 1:30 and 5:30 pm on Friday June 10, 2016 and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016). You are welcome to participate in as many surveys as you want.

About the BioBlitz
A BioBlitz is a biological survey where volunteers work alongside scientists and expert naturalists to find and identify as many species as possible over a short time period. It is an opportunity to learn about what lives and grows in the natural areas that surround our neighborhoods and communities. It is an opportunity to become more connected to our surroundings, increase our understanding of biodiversity, and become empowered to protect the places and spaces where nature exists.

We will use an app called iNaturalist to record species data for the 2016 Jamaica Bay BioBlitz. The app will make gathering data easy and fun - plus you don’t have to be an expert! Just snap and post a picture and experts in that field will review and identify the species. If you want to use your smart phone or tablet and the iNaturalist app, you can create an account at inaturalist.org/signup (works best if you do it from a computer and not your phone). Once you have an account, you can join the 2016 Jamaica Bay BioBlitz 2016 National Parks BioBlitz - Gateway: Jamaica Bay BioBlitz. We will also offer short iNaturalist tutorials throughout the BioBlitz to help you learn how to use the app.

But don't worry - species observations can also be recorded the old fahioned way - pencil and data sheet. You don't need to have a smart phone or be tech savvy to participate in the BioBlitz. We will even provide the pencils and data sheets!

The 2016 Jamaica Bay BioBlitz is hosted by Gateway National Recreation Area and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Riis Park is one of two locations from which BioBlitz surveys will begin.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B057 Marine Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 1:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.60219982759000000, -73.93428802490200000 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sports Clinics - Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-softball Date: June 10, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks1 Date: June 10, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 10, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/seasonal-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/seasonal-arts-crafts Date: June 10, 2016

Make arts and crafts items relating to celebrity women from the Bronx. For all ages; parents and kids together.

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 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: June 10, 2016

Built as a folly and completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/3-to-6-club Date: June 10, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children Date: June 10, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Building Structures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/storefront-science-building-structures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/storefront-science-building-structures Date: June 10, 2016

Living on Manhattan Island, we are surrounded by amazing feats of engineering. Have you ever wondered how buildings and bridges are able to hold so many people, cars, and trucks? Join Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone of Storefront Science to explore the form and function, as well as the strength and stability of structures as we design and build our own models!

This program is made possible through the generous funding of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages 5 - 11). RSVP is required; to register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a252e06d24.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots Date: June 10, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Laurelton Playground

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Q108 Laurelton Playground 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67020034790039000, -73.73660278320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573e0785c69ef.jpg Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: June 10, 2016

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

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 4:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intersect: Outside Sources]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/bryant-park-intersect http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/bryant-park-intersect Date: June 10, 2016

Bryant Park presents INTESECT, a night of jazz and classical music, featuring:

  • Sandbox Percussion
  • Andy Lin and Kelly Lin
  • Andy Akiho and The Foundry
  • Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense
  • and Chris Potter Underground Orchestra

INTERSECT gives New Yorkers the rare opportunity to experience some of the best players in jazz and classical music, all on one bill. With five ensembles each night, including internationally-renowned veterans such as Chris Potter, Andy Akiho, Dan Tepfer, and Ethan Iverson, as well as some of the most talented and exciting up-and-coming artists, the three evening series showcases world-class performances in these seemingly disparate genres. The series features standards and new works, including commissions and world premieres, and is produced with Chamber Music America and curated by composer and saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli.

Visit bryantpark.org for the schedule and general information.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75387093023100000, -73.98393744230300000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Salsa at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/celebrate-salsa-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/celebrate-salsa-at-sunset-park Date: June 10, 2016

Celebrate Latin Music with NYC Parks!

Kick-off your Puerto Rican Day festivities with us at the Sunset Park's Salsa Celebration! Join us for live salsa music by Retumba, food, and a free screening of “El Cantante” at 8:30 p.m. "El Cantante" tells the story of salsa music pioneer, Héctor Lavoe and the rise of this powerful art form.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5751f0728ba8d.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/game-social Date: June 10, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[WBO Talent Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/wbo-talent-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/wbo-talent-show Date: June 10, 2016

Come see all the talent in the Bronx! The Talent Show will be held outdoors with acts including dancers, opera singers, comedians, rappers and more! Limited spots are left for performers. If interested, please contact sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov. Acts must be family friendly.

All are welcome to attend the show!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Latin Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/latin-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/latin-night Date: June 10, 2016

Enjoy the Latin sounds from a popular band. Come out and dance the night away!

Sonsored by Council Member Espinal.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.68371324794000000, -73.88562953472100000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: June 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.87440109252930000, -73.92050170898438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575354fb96544.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 20:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Night, Bright Lights...With Music!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/arts-culture-fun-dark-night-bright-lightswith-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/arts-culture-fun-dark-night-bright-lightswith-music Date: June 10, 2016

What’s Up With The Stars: Using a combination of the naked eye and telescopic views you will see what is visible in the night sky.

Visions of Sound: Using astronomically relevant classical pieces of work, listen to pieces on a Sing For Hope piano while learning about space.

About Sing For Hope Pianos: For two weeks in June, Sing for Hope brings stunningly painted pianos – each a unique piece of art created by a different artist – to New York City’s parks, streets, and public spaces for anyone and everyone to play. The Sing for Hope Pianos inspire community engagement.

Please RSVP to http://AstroMusicODG.eventbrite.com

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Owen Dolen Recreaton Center

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2016-06-10 2016-06-10 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.83959960937500000, -73.87039947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57445b566800b.jpg Tue, 24 May 2016 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Men In Black 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-men-in-black-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-men-in-black-3 Date: June 10, 2016

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

The MIB duo of Agent Jay and Agent Kay are back in action. When the world is threatened by an evil alien, Agent Jay travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with the younger Agent Kay to stop an evil villain named Boris from destroying the world in the future. Emma Thompson will play take-charge MIB operative Agent Oh, who is monitoring a prison breakout.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Brady Playground (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.85133762341300000, -73.86884573236200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57446f2ed05ce.jpg Tue, 24 May 2016 14:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: 42]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-42 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-42 Date: June 10, 2016

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

Jackie Robinson's story is told in this biopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road by becoming the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

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

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57449bb00a427.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun presents MOCA CINEMA: The Last Dragon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-the-last-dragon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-the-last-dragon Date: June 10, 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.

In Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, Leroy Green (Taimak) stars as a young martial artist living in New York City, he trains tirelessly to attain the same level of mastery as the great Bruce Lee. One night, his life changes forever when he rescues television personality Laura Charles (Vanity) from the evil businessman Eddie Arkadia (Chris Murney). Impressed by Leroy's bravery, Laura falls for Leroy - but to keep her safe, he will have to defeat a gang leader name Sho'nuff (Julius J. Carry III), the self-styled Shogun of Harlem. Rated PG-13

This movie is being shown in collaboration with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

About MOCA: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a non-profit institution that preserves, presents and explores the diverse history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives and public programs. Visit www.mocanyc.org to find out more and check out their calendar of upcoming events!

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71519851684570000, -74.00000000000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730ed14d1906.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: The Tall Blond with One Black Shoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/films-on-the-green-presents-the-tall-blond-man-with-one-black-shoe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/films-on-the-green-presents-the-tall-blond-man-with-one-black-shoe Date: June 10, 2016

Films in French with English subtitles.

Films on the Green 2016 presents French comedy The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe in Washington Square Park.

Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire, directed by Yves Robert, 1972, PG, 1hour and 30 minutes
with Pierre Richard, Mireille Darc, Jean Rochefort

When Francois (Pierre Richard), an unsuspecting violinist, is misidentified as a super spy by national intelligence, outrageous antics ensue. As everyone (including Mireille Darc, playing a knock-out henchwoman) falls over each other in their misguided attempts to discover the tall blond man's secrets, his best friend complicates matters even further when he overhears a salacious recording of Francois with his wife. The whole merry-go-round comes crashing to a halt in one final showdown, pitting spy versus supposed spy with hilarious results.

Presented in partnership with the Washington Square Park Conservancy.
Music by WNYU DJ prior to the screening!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.73120117187500000, -73.99710083007812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57224d293a367.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out Date: June 10, 2016

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

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.). Young Riley was perfectly content with her life when her father landed a new job in San Francisco, and the family moved across the country. Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated.

Kids craft activities begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by the movie at sunset.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Crocheron Park

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.77040100097656000, -73.76730346679688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f37219522c.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out1 Date: June 10, 2016

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

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.). Young Riley was perfectly content with her life when her father landed a new job in San Francisco, and the family moved across the country. Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Frederick B Judge Playground (in Frederick B. Judge Playground)

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Q119 Frederick B. Judge Playground 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.68349838256836000, -73.80819702148438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f37219522c.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: El Cantante]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-el-cantante http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-el-cantante Date: June 10, 2016

Join NYC Parks for this free salsa music film!

Salsa to your favorite Hector Lavoe songs as you watch “El Cantante”. This wonderful film tells the story of salsa music pioneer, Héctor Lavoe (Marc Anthony) and features performances by Jennifer Lopez and John Oritz, showcasing a Grammy award-winning soundtrack. Rated R.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744c57f8beed.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay BioBlitz: Jacob Riis Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/jamaica-bay-bioblitz-jacob-riis-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/jamaica-bay-bioblitz-jacob-riis-park Date: June 11, 2016

The Jamaica Bay BioBlitz is a celebration and exploration of the biodiversity in and around this urban estuary. The BioBlitz will take place on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at Jacob Riis Park and at Marine Park. This is a 24-hour event. Volunteers will sign up for a shift.

Registration
Volunteers should register for specific survey times (beginning at 1:30, 5:30 and 8:00 pm on Friday June 10, 2016 and 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 am on Saturday, June 11, 2016). You are welcome to participate in as many surveys as you want.

About the BioBlitz
A BioBlitz is a biological survey where volunteers work alongside scientists and expert naturalists to find and identify as many species as possible over a short time period. It is an opportunity to learn about what lives and grows in the natural areas that surround our neighborhoods and communities. It is an opportunity to become more connected to our surroundings, increase our understanding of biodiversity, and become empowered to protect the places and spaces where nature exists.

We will use an app called iNaturalist to record species data for the 2016 Jamaica Bay BioBlitz. The app will make gathering data easy and fun - plus you don’t have to be an expert! Just snap and post a picture and experts in that field will review and identify the species. If you want to use your smart phone or tablet and the iNaturalist app, you can create an account at inaturalist.org/signup (works best if you do it from a computer and not your phone). Once you have an account, you can join the 2016 Jamaica Bay BioBlitz 2016 National Parks BioBlitz - Gateway: Jamaica Bay BioBlitz. We will also offer short iNaturalist tutorials throughout the BioBlitz to help you learn how to use the app.

But don't worry - species observations can also be recorded the old fahioned way - pencil and data sheet. You don't need to have a smart phone or be tech savvy to participate in the BioBlitz. We will even provide the pencils and data sheets!The 2016 Jamaica Bay BioBlitz is hosted by Gateway National Recreation Area and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Riis Park is one of two locations from which BioBlitz surveys will begin.

Start time: 5:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Jacob Riis Park

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 5:30 am 10:30 am 40.56566681008500000, -73.87555001335300000 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/the-oyster-project Date: June 11, 2016

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

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

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-morningside-park Date: June 11, 2016

Please note: this event has been rescheduled to 6/18/16.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Community Members of Morningside Park in a general cleanup of one Historic Harlems Parks. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 280-0209

Location: Morningside Field House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80992515040400000, -73.95546806690400000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: June 11, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine! Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park! Please register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/bird-walks Date: June 11, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5785417523fa1.JPG Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 11, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR New York Mini 10K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/nyrr-new-york-mini-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/nyrr-new-york-mini-10k Date: June 11, 2016

Join us for the NYRR New York Mini 10K, a race just for women! It’s the world’s original women-only road race, and it empowers women of all ages and fitness levels to be active and to look and feel great on the run. Every woman who registers for the race will receive a special performance shirt at number pickup, and every finisher will receive a medal.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56eb14a750e8e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Birdwatching at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 11, 2016

Start your day off with an early morning bird-watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir's Vermont Place Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 8:00 am 10:30 am 40.68249893188500000, -73.88819885253900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Upper River Paddle & Pick Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/upper-river-paddle-pick-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/upper-river-paddle-pick-up Date: June 11, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join us on a paddling adventure, and help us clean the freshwater sections of the Bronx River to remove floatables.

Volunteers should wear closed-toed attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver. Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.

Registration will open at 10 a.m. on the date two weeks prior to the trip date. Registration will end at 10 a.m. on the day before trip. Please register here.

Only 20 tickets are available for this event. Once the site has sold out of tickets there will be no open spots nor waiting lists.

Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430 4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d0897f13d1d.jpg Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hillside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-hillside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-hillside-park Date: June 11, 2016

Please note: This project was rescheduled from June 4.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Hillside Dog Park to spread wood chips at Hillside Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Vine Street and Columbia Heights (in Hillside Park)

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B223G Hillside Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70174237253400000, -73.99451816082000000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 22:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: June 11, 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.

Please note: projects may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Check out Good.Clean.Fun. on Facebook.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: June 11, 2016

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

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 3:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: June 11, 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: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: June 11, 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: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Soundview Salt Marsh Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/0611-soundview-salt-marsh-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/0611-soundview-salt-marsh-planting Date: June 11, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and help restore our precious salt marshes! Volunteers will plant native Spartina grasses and help restore our coastline in Soundview Park in the Bronx.

Volunteers will be trained on the day of the event; no prior experience is necessary. Come dressed in work boots or shoes, and clothing that can get dirty.

Register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[16th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/16th-annual-jana-hunsaker-memorial-wheelchair-tennis-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/16th-annual-jana-hunsaker-memorial-wheelchair-tennis-tournament Date: June 11, 2016

Come and watch world class wheelchair tennis at its finest! The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis located at Crotona Park in the Bronx hosts the 16th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tournament. Admission is free!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-592-9488

Location: Cary Leeds Tennis Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 6:00 pm 40.83900070240000000, -73.89546585109200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: June 11, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender, loving care to Conference House Park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the warm weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhoods: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/0611-green-neighborhoods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/0611-green-neighborhoods Date: June 11, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Friends of Inwood Hill Park in restoring precious woodland in Inwood Hill Park.

Volunteers will spruce up the surrounding restoration site, in an effort to support the natural woodlands. No experience is necessary; training will be provided on the day of the event.

Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Payson Avenue and Beak Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86796289715700000, -73.92701983451800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 11, 2016

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 11, 2016

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat.

Please note: The ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[We Love Trees: Tree Planting at Shoelace Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/we-love-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/we-love-trees Date: June 11, 2016

Come join the Conservation Crew in planting trees at Shoelace Park. Please wear outdoor working shoes and clothers. Gloves and tools will be provided. No registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5751895b9dbb3.JPG Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Food and Farm Tours: Caribbean Culture Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/bronx-food-farm-tours-caribbean-culture-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/bronx-food-farm-tours-caribbean-culture-tour Date: June 11, 2016

We’ll celebrate the Puerto Rican Day Parade right here in the Bronx, visiting flourishing gardens teeming with food and flowers.

At Las Casitas, visit with gardeners and see what's growing. Next enojy a lunch of healthy Caribbean-inspired fare at El Flamboyan. At Rincon Criollo Cultura Center and Community Garden, we’ll be inspired by the sounds of Puerto Rico and pay tribute to longtime Bronx musician and garden founder Jose “Chema” Soto. Tour Guide: Bobby González, Bronx storyteller.

To reserve your seat, please contact Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden at (718) 817-8026 or email bronxgreenup@nybg.org.

Pick-up location in the Bronx: Meet the trolley at 9:30 a.m. at East 161st Street and Grand Concourse (3 blocks east of the 161-Yankee Stadium 4, B, D station). The trolley will leave promptly 10:00 a.m. and will return at 2:30 p.m.

Each tour includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B-Blossom.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817.8026

Location: East 161st Street and Grand Concourse

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:30 am 2:30 pm 40.82672480000000000, -73.92262320000000000 Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cypress Hills Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-cypress-hills-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-cypress-hills-playground Date: June 11, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with No Kids Left Behind to paint ground games and help clean up Cypress Hills Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 546-8575

Location: Park House (in Cypress Hills Playground)

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B103 Cypress Hills Playground 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67076663933000000, -73.87106442451500000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-astoria-park Date: June 11, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Astoria Park Alliance and New York Cares to help beautify Astoria Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Field House (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77502492032400000, -73.92419397831000000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-marine-park Date: June 11, 2016

This It's My Park Season, volunteer with the Marine Park Alliance to paint the benches, fences, and playground equipment at Playground 278 in Marine Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at MacDonald Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-macdonald-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-macdonald-park Date: June 11, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of MacDonald Park to clean up MacDonald Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: MacDonald Park Sitting Area (in MacDonald Park)

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Q207 MacDonald Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72200012207031000, -73.84619903564453000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Yellowstone Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-yellowstone-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/its-my-park-at-yellowstone-park Date: June 11, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Forest Hills Civic and Community Association and the Yellowstone Park Alliance to clean up Yellowstone Park and add to the horticulture beds. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Yellowstone Park)

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Q425 Yellowstone Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72600705057200000, -73.84810126582300000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/trail-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/trail-restoration Date: June 11, 2016

Help spruce up the trail around Strack Pond. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred) and clothing that can get dirty.

Please email josephine.scalia@parks.nyc.gov if you would like to help out.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Strack Pond (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 0:30 am 40.69959168144500000, -73.85474967956500000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt Date: June 11, 2016

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

At Greenbelt, on the outdoor playing fields behind the recreation center, kids will learn all about street hockey and basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 11, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Soap-Making Workshop: Affinity for Lavender]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/soapmaking-workshop-affinity-for-lavender http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/soapmaking-workshop-affinity-for-lavender Date: June 11, 2016

Lavender is not only a lovely fragrant in the garden, its essence is medicinal and calming. Explore soaps and scents in this hands-on workshop with Melissa Rivera from Essence and Aroma. Practice the techniques of cold-process soap-making and add herbal infusions of lavender and essential oils to make the most relaxing batch of vegan soap.

Children ages 12 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a3d2ef809.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Papermaking with Lavender]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/family-art-project-papermaking-with-lavender http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/family-art-project-papermaking-with-lavender Date: June 11, 2016

Work alongside paper maker extraordinaire Randy Brozen to make paper from scratch using luscious, violet-colored cotton and abaca pulp. Add a bit of natural material of your choice, or sprinkle in a few lavender buds for marvelous texture and scent.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a45c9deab.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/tai-chi-chuan Date: June 11, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this multi-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes an awareness of its health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or as more advanced students of Tai Chi.

Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a4dfda2f9.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/kayaking Date: June 11, 2016

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Additional Rules for Kayaking

  • Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at least 14 years old.
  • Doubles are for one adult and no more than one child under 14 or paddler that needs assistance.
  • Please show up at least 1 hour before closing, as that is when the line closes and the last boats go out.

For more information about kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge Park, please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse website.

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576442dc134ba.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/welcome-program Date: June 11, 2016

Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington Square Park Conservancy’s "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.

Tours will be available, free of charge. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and will depart from the Welcome Wagon. Tours are led by community volunteers. Tours are first-come, first-served.

You’ll find the Welcome! Wagon located near the Park House or Holley Plaza throughout the summer and early fall (but not on severely rainy days).

"Welcome!" is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay BioBlitz: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/jamaica-bay-bioblitz-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/jamaica-bay-bioblitz-marine-park Date: June 11, 2016

The Jamaica Bay BioBlitz is a celebration and exploration of the biodiversity in and around this urban estuary. The BioBlitz will take place on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at Jacob Riis Park and at Marine Park. This is a 24-hour event. Volunteers will sign up for a shift.

Registration
Volunteers should register for specific survey times (beginning at 1:30 and 5:30 pm on Friday June 10, 2016 and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016). You are welcome to participate in as many surveys as you want.

About the BioBlitz
A BioBlitz is a biological survey where volunteers work alongside scientists and expert naturalists to find and identify as many species as possible over a short time period. It is an opportunity to learn about what lives and grows in the natural areas that surround our neighborhoods and communities. It is an opportunity to become more connected to our surroundings, increase our understanding of biodiversity, and become empowered to protect the places and spaces where nature exists.

We will use an app called iNaturalist to record species data for the 2016 Jamaica Bay BioBlitz. The app will make gathering data easy and fun - plus you don’t have to be an expert! Just snap and post a picture and experts in that field will review and identify the species. If you want to use your smart phone or tablet and the iNaturalist app, you can create an account at inaturalist.org/signup (works best if you do it from a computer and not your phone). Once you have an account, you can join the 2016 Jamaica Bay BioBlitz 2016 National Parks BioBlitz - Gateway: Jamaica Bay BioBlitz. We will also offer short iNaturalist tutorials throughout the BioBlitz to help you learn how to use the app.

But don't worry - species observations can also be recorded the old fahioned way - pencil and data sheet. You don't need to have a smart phone or be tech savvy to participate in the BioBlitz. We will even provide the pencils and data sheets!

The 2016 Jamaica Bay BioBlitz is hosted by Gateway National Recreation Area and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Riis Park is one of two locations from which BioBlitz surveys will begin.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B057 Marine Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60219982759000000, -73.93428802490200000 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/moves-with-limon-dance Date: June 11, 2016

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally-renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance.

Open to all levels and ages.

Visit bryantpark.org for updates and more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Hatha Yoga Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/kids-hatha-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/kids-hatha-yoga-meditation Date: June 11, 2016

Enjoy yoga and meditation time designed to help children focus their minds and stretch their bodies, while having fun. Various poses improve posture, strength, concentration, coordination, and poise, creating a special place in their world where they feel peace, happiness, and compassion.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 21:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/get-active-hiking-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/get-active-hiking-ii Date: June 11, 2016

Join us on the second saturday of each month for a hike in Van Cortlandt Park.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the ecology and the history of the park.

Please wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack for the hike. Meet the Friends of VCP at the last stop on the 1 train for our longest hike, a three-hour tour to see all Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop on the #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88919830322265600, -73.89859771728516000 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/free-yoga-at-alice-austen-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/free-yoga-at-alice-austen-house Date: June 11, 2016

Join us for a free gentle yoga session on the lawn of Clear Comfort.

This session is presented by Be Yoga & Dance of Rosebank, Staten Island, in partnership with Shape Up NYC.

Free yoga is offered on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, and August.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575061d59c38c.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Sir William's Dog Run Work Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/fort-tryon-sir-william-dog-run-work-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/fort-tryon-sir-william-dog-run-work-day Date: June 11, 2016

Join a cleanup at Fort Tryon’s Sir William Dog Run! Volunteers can help pick up litter and redistribute some of the wood chips to areas that have low spots.

This will benefit all our furry friends who use our dog run!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Sir William's Dog Run (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86181010625700000, -73.93174206880200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575093d52bc7f.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 11, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is one of 50 New York City sites selected to host an artist-painted piano which is then donated to an organization in the city. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit bpmm.org for the schedule).

The piano is accessible daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/flow16-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/flow16-tour1 Date: June 11, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6e61e3f9da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: June 11, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Workshop: Why is Water Good For Plants?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/free-kids-workshop-why-is-water-good-for-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/free-kids-workshop-why-is-water-good-for-plants Date: June 11, 2016

At this workshop, we will learn why water is good for plants. Join us for the first session from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and learn about how water affects plants and helps them grow. The second session will take place on June 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden Garden

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 11:30 pm 40.62851500000000000, -73.93439500000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/landmark Date: June 11, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/summer-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/summer-supply-giveaway Date: June 11, 2016

Pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for your registered GreenThumb garden. Please make note of the changes to our traditional summer supply giveaway.

• You must RSVP online here or by calling our main line at (212) 602-5300 by May 31. Pick up supplies by RSVP from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• On-site pick-up will be available only at the locations below• One pick up per garden group

• Let us know if another garden group is picking up supplies on behalf of your group

• You can carpool with other garden groups that may not have access to transportation

Walk-in pick-ups will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

Please note: Outreach Coordinators will email or call garden groups who RSVP and assign the location for pickup.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden),La Plaza Cultural,Chenchitas Community Garden

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000; 40.72529983520508000, -73.97859954833984000; 40.79719924926758000, -73.94660186767578000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/club-fit-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/club-fit-east-harlem Date: June 11, 2016

Enjoy free, outdoor yoga classes. Yoga is a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027af0b4ff8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/club-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/club-fit Date: June 11, 2016

Enjoy free, outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027c944a67d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/club-fit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/club-fit1 Date: June 11, 2016

Enjoy free, outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027ee3e774d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Community Farm Drop-In Volunteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/red-hook-community-farm-dropin-volunteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/red-hook-community-farm-dropin-volunteering Date: June 11, 2016

Red Hook Community Farm welcomes drop-in volunteers to help with compost and farm work. Come dressed for the weather and ready to get dirty. No RSVP required, just show up and Red Hook Community Farm will put you to work!

Children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Farm work goes on hiatus during the winter months, but compost continues year-round.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Community Farm

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.67206192016601600, -74.00937652587890000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:00:17 EDT