NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:57:48 GMT <![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 16, 2017

The Summer Sports Experience teaches an abundant array of sports activities to our NYC youth throughout the spring and summer seasons. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, track, kickball, and more! Every hour another sport is introduced.

This event is free for participants. Please check in at the recreation center to get a free membership card which will allow you to come into the building when the staff are on break between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, which means that your kids can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Groups are welcome! Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to arrange a date for your group.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Thomas Jefferson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-thomas-jefferson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-thomas-jefferson Date: August 16, 2017

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


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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.79312515258789000, -73.93525695800781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59400ffb0bbb9.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[2016 Summer Sports Experience Jamboree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/2016-summer-sports-experience-jamboree http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/2016-summer-sports-experience-jamboree Date: August 16, 2017

NYC Parks’ Summer Sports Experience teaches an array of sports activities to NYC youth throughout the spring and summer. SSE Jamboree will highlight the most popular sports covered throughout the Summer Sports Experience.

The event will feature the following activities and more:

  • Basketball
  • Fitness Mobile
  • Flag Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Play Mobile
  • Volleyball

This event is free and recommended for kids ages six to 17. Free snacks and prizes will be given out. For more information, please call (212) 360-3300.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5966609499623.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/bryant-park-public-tours Date: August 16, 2017

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

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

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/adults-le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/adults-le-petit-zen-art Date: August 16, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5") to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks. The work requires intense concentration, following precise directions and use of fine tools for cutting and shaping.

Schedule

  • July: Delicate Paper Cutting lace-like art through precise, delicate paper cutting.
  • August: Painted Animal /Character Rocks - Please bring your own clean stones and mini rocks for this project. We do not supply the stones of rocks.
  • September: ACEO - Create a miniature work of art to exchange with another participant, keep for yourself or to give as a gift.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/special-express-arts Date: August 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Stewards - Volunteers Needed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/forest-stewarts-volunteers-needed-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/forest-stewarts-volunteers-needed-greenbelt-nature-center Date: August 16, 2017

Volunteer to lend a hand and care for the land during the growing season. Activities may include cutting back vegetation, watering plants, spreading wood chips, and more. Community service credit is available.

Bring water and a snack; recommended for adults and teens comfortable with strenuous outdoor activities.

Ages 13+.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/recycle-to-art Date: August 16, 2017

You'll learn how to make cute crafts out of recycled materials to give as gifts or keep for yourself.

Monthly Recycle to Art Projects

  • July: Stick Puzzles - Make an original puzzle using popsicle sticks
  • August: DIY Balloon Bowl - Make your very own bowl using a balloon
  • September: Cardboard Collage - Make a cardboard collage work of art to hang or display

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/farm-open-hours Date: August 16, 2017

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-16 2017-08-16 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/community-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/community-day Date: August 16, 2017

Enjoy an evening of music, games, inflatables, face painting, and much more!

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L.Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.88569641113281000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/family-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/family-yoga Date: August 16, 2017

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

Parents and kids of all ages welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 5:30 pm 6:15 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942fc9909731.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/nyc-parks-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/nyc-parks-wheelchair-softball Date: August 16, 2017

We’re looking forward to another successful and exciting season of wheelchair softball! Come out and learn the game—all you have to do is show up! Just bring your sports chair, or we can provide one for you if you're looking to play!

Volunteers are welcome to join and assist with the game activities.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593089678b5ab.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Making Toys from Twigs with GreenThumb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/art-workshop-making-toys-from-twigs-with-greenthumb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/art-workshop-making-toys-from-twigs-with-greenthumb Date: August 16, 2017

A hands-on workshop for teachers, parents, and care-givers of elementary school children. Learn how to safely build an array of toys made from twigs the kids have gathered. Share your own ideas. You will build a toy in this workshop. Handouts will be provided with twig toy plans and a suggested tool list. In conjunction with the exhibition Plant Patterns, on view in the Arsenal Gallery through September 1, 2017.

Admission is free but space is limited. Please RSVP here.

About GreenThumb
Established in 1978, GreenThumb is proud to be the nation’s largest urban gardening program, assisting over 600 gardens and thousands of garden members throughout New York City as part of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. GreenThumb’s mission is to educate and support community gardens and urban farms in NYC, while preserving open space. By providing free materials and technical assistance, GreenThumb supports neighborhood volunteers who manage community gardens as active resources that strengthen communities. GreenThumb gardens are hubs of neighborhood pride and provide a myriad of environmental, economic and social benefits to the neighborhoods in which they thrive.

For accessibility information, please contact Art & Antiquities by August 14, 2017 at artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d5864c0b53.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Wednesday Night Trail Hike/Run at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/weekly-wednesday-night-trail-hikerun-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/weekly-wednesday-night-trail-hikerun-at-high-rock-park Date: August 16, 2017

Get motivated and moving on this weekly trail hike and run led by Greenbelt volunteers and the SI Athletic Club.

Stop by at 6:00 p.m. for hiking, or at 7:00 p.m. for the trail run. Bring a headlamp, hydration, and sturdy shoes.

Check sigreenbelt.org or facebook.com/SIGreenbelt/ for cancellations.

Sponsored by generous funding from Councilmember Joseph Borelli.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Design Tour: Elevated Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/design-tour-elevated-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/design-tour-elevated-design Date: August 16, 2017

Get an insider's look at the unique design elements of the High Line and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Friends of the High Line Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the High Line and its impact locally and worldwide

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.74670028686523400, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5924ac14c1661.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Nidra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/yoga-nidra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/yoga-nidra Date: August 16, 2017

Relax after a long day and enjoy yoga led by local resident Ana Maria Moore. Yoga nidra is relatively simple and unlike other yoga practices. This meditation practice is like a deep sleep that will help you release muscular, emotional, and mental stress while staying in complete awareness, perfect for unwinding after a long day.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592b8eedde537.png Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Toys from Twigs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/toys-from-twigs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/toys-from-twigs Date: August 16, 2017

A hands-on workshop for teachers, parents, and care-givers of elementary school children. Learn how to safely build an array of toys that can be made from twigs the kids have gathered. Share your own ideas. You will build a toy in this workshop. Handouts will be provided with twig toy plans and a suggested tool list.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593027fbe9f23.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Water's Edge Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/waterfront-garden-tour Date: August 16, 2017

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bedda835431.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: August 16, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06970c97a6.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free African Dance Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/free-african-dance-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/free-african-dance-workout Date: August 16, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Garden

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2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69206619262700000, -73.95530700683600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593816fe3d909.jpg Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/free-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/free-zumba Date: August 16, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81219863891601600, -73.92019653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592711f71e636.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/yoga-in-the-battery Date: August 16, 2017

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

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

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929990d4621d.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:29:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: August 16, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/sunset-yoga Date: August 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a0610ef55d.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 18:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - Beetlejuice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-picture-show Date: August 16, 2017

Pack a picnic, bring a friend, and settle in for a movie night out on the Pier. Open captioned.

Movies are shown each Wednesday from July 5 to August 16. Movies start after sunset, at around 8:30 p.m.

About Beetlejuice
Newlyweds are killed suddenly and don't realize it until a city family moves into their home; they seek the advice of an unsavory self-proclaimed "bio-exorcist" to get rid of the pests: the new owners. - Swank

Season Schedule

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c060cf455a6.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga In The Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/yoga-in-the-garden Date: August 16, 2017

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

The classes are taught by a certified yoga instructor.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

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

Location: Kosciuszko Garden Learning Center

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2017-08-16 2017-08-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69220359545200000, -73.93924607605700000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Double Dutch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/double-dutch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/double-dutch Date: August 16, 2017

Learn to double dutch in a block party environment with experienced Brooklyn-based Double Dutch Empire instructors. Open for all abilities and recommended for ages 15 and older.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[PIYO with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/piyo-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/piyo-with-dodge-ymca Date: August 16, 2017

Build power and increase speed and leg strength. This class increases muscular endurance and stamina for competitive sports events and uses power agility training to transform muscle fiber and produce a lean, athletic shape.

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. before each class.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: August 16, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Firecracker Twilight 2 Mile Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/firecracker-twilight-2-mile-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/firecracker-twilight-2-mile-run Date: August 16, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 17 May 2017 15:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Legend of Tarzan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/movies-under-the-stars-legend-of-tarzan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/movies-under-the-stars-legend-of-tarzan Date: August 16, 2017

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

Tarzan returns to the Congo, where he clashes with a greedy Belgian captain who has sinister plans for his old home. Rated PG-13.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -73.98919677734375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595fee08e404d.gif Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:45:15 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/the-fence Date: August 17, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 17, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 17, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/fitness-walk Date: August 17, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 17, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

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 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movement Classes for Adults and Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors Date: August 17, 2017

Experience the joys of moving with strength and creativity with Dances For a Variable Population! Led by Naomi Goldberg Haas and members, Dances For a Variable Population will provide fun and free programs for adults every Thursday morning through the summer. DVP believes that beautifully-crafted choreography and performances extend and improves the quality of life.

Free and open to all.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (347) 683-2691

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595cee4a7a266.png Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/storytime-at-the-battery Date: August 17, 2017

Drawing inspiration from books like The Carrot Seed and The Grouchy Ladybug, Storytime at The Battery will give children their first introduction to urban farming with activities like planting seeds, touching the soil, crafting, or tasting new and delicious herbs and vegetables.

Stories are geared toward children ages five to eight years old, but accessible for children ages three and older, so bring the whole family!

Free and open to the public.

Story Schedule

July 11 - The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and The Empty Pot by Demi
July 13 - Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
July 18 - The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin and The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
July 20 - Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
July 25 - A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
July 27 - The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins
August 1 - Tidy by Emily Gravett
August 3 - Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
August 8 - Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van Laan
August 10 - The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
August 15 - The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
August 17 - Just A Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595d52f043c03.JPG Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 17, 2017

All little ones five years old and younger are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball clinic.

  • Tots Soccer: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Pee Wee Basketball:10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.77740097045898400, -73.99060058593750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06815a7b40.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fun for the Wee Ones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones Date: August 17, 2017

Join us for stories, nature exploration, and sprinklers (weather permitting; for safety reasons, children must wear shoes to participate). Please note: No children younger than 2 years old can join us for this programming.

Ages two to four are welcome with a caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/biweekly-gardening-club Date: August 17, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 17, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: August 17, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 17, 2017

The Summer Sports Experience teaches an abundant array of sports activities to our NYC youth throughout the spring and summer seasons. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, track, kickball, and more! Every hour another sport is introduced.

This event is free for participants. Please check in at the recreation center to get a free membership card which will allow you to come into the building when the staff are on break between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, which means that your kids can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Groups are welcome! Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to arrange a date for your group.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[A Morning of Music with Darlene Graham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/a-morning-of-music-with-darlene-graham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/a-morning-of-music-with-darlene-graham Date: August 17, 2017

Darlene Graham entertains children of all ages with her interactive and exciting performance.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 9718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/special-express-arts-2 Date: August 17, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression. Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Due to large number of requests, groups are scheduled for every two weeks.

Schedule

  • July: Paper Beads - Make a bracelet out of paper beads
  • August: Cardboard Coasters-Create a work of art on cardboard coaster
  • September: Painted Rocks - Paint a small rock or stone using your imagination for inspiration. Please bring your own clean stones or small rocks to paint. We do not provide the rocks or stones.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Shade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/stories-in-the-shade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/stories-in-the-shade Date: August 17, 2017

Join us in Pelham Bay Park for stories and fun as part of the New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. “Stories in the Shade” is presented in part by the City Island and Pelham Bay Branches of the New York Public Library in collaboration with NYC Parks.

In the event of inclement weather, please call (718) 885-1703 or (718) 792-6744 for event updates.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.84849929809570000, -73.82559967041016000 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Yards Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/hudson-yards-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/hudson-yards-farmers-market Date: August 17, 2017

Buy fresh produce and prepared foods every Thursday at the Hudson Yards Farmers Market in front of the #7 train station on 34th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: No. 7 Train Station Entrance (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75485486389800000, -74.00079272883600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59663faeb1d6f.jpg Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/kids-imaginative-arts Date: August 17, 2017

Get your creative juices flowing with imaginative art. Cell phone photography is part of the activities. Kids will create pieces combining 2D and 3D for creative effect. Use your cell phone camera to capture your 3D effect

Needed: Cell phone camera

Monthly Kids Imaginative Arts Projects

  • July: 3D Illusion - Stand it Up, 3D Hole, Sliding Water Drop, Floating Sphere
  • August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore (2D and 3D combined)
  • Sseptember: Silhouettes Abalze (silouhettes and color mix)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 17, 2017

Explore the park like never before with signature exhibits, interactive displays, and arts and crafts. This summer's themes will include pollination and the estuary.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic with BALSA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/basketball-clinic Date: August 17, 2017

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/kayaking Date: August 17, 2017

Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children younger than 18 years old must have an adult guardian present.

photo by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.69950103759765600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594c3bdf1f3ca.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/central-park-tour-west-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/central-park-tour-west-side-evening-stroll Date: August 17, 2017

Join us after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park’s West side. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southwest corner of Central Park to Tavern on the Green.

Learn about the Maine Monument, west side arches, Heckscher Ballfields, Sheep Meadow, and Tavern on the Green on this tour designed for New York summer evenings.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West) and ends at Tavern on the Green (Central Park West between 66th and 67th Streets). 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.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 17, 2017

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

Class held on the lawn.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41d040b77.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: August 17, 2017

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593e9fe86de25.jpg Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/free-yoga-morris-jumel-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/free-yoga-morris-jumel-mansion Date: August 17, 2017

Calm your mind and refresh your senses in the serene gardens of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, on Thursday evenings starting in June. Practitioners of all levels welcome to join this free flow and let go class.

An open-level vinyasa practice to pick up the pace and get you through the rest of your week with clear mind, open heart, and pep in your step. Shake off that mid-week slump and apply alignment principles adopted in Sunday's class to this rhythmic release flo

Instructor: Jacob Lacopo

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270d2732d78.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Track Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/open-track-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/open-track-night Date: August 17, 2017

This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize world-class Icahn Stadium! Once a month, Open Track Nights will also feature a free introductory running form seminar.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59fca4a92b.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: August 17, 2017

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level.

Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 Date: August 17, 2017

Hudson Warehouse presents the Classics, on Thursdays through Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Henry V
By Wm. Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

The horrors of war throughout time have changed little and that is made even more apparent in this immediate and visceral production of
Henry V. Led by a war time correspondent, we follow King Henry as he politically positions himself and his subsequent military campaign across France in his quest to take what he believes is rightfully his.

For more information, see hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59541567aa297.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:08 EDT
<![CDATA[14 Sculptors Inc. On the Rock 2017: Sunset Photography with John J. Grillo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/4-sculptors-inc-on-the-rock-2017-sunset-photography-with-john-j-grillo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/4-sculptors-inc-on-the-rock-2017-sunset-photography-with-john-j-grillo Date: August 17, 2017

This free event is associated with the current NYC Parks public art exhibition On the Rock 2017: An Exhibition of Sculpture and will highlight Allan Cyprys's sculptures Sunset on the Rock #1 and Sunset on the Rock #3, which are part of the On the Rock exhibition.

Bring your camera!

This public art exhibition features 16 sculptures, 15 artists, and 14 sites that celebrate the spirit and beauty of the Rockaways. The featured sculptures lining the seaside range from the intimate to the monumental. The exhibition will be on view through October 9, 2017 and displayed adjacent to the newly-completed boardwalk on Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, Queens from Beach 73rd Street to Beach 108th Street.

Image Credit: Allan Cyprys,Sunset on the Rock #1, 2017, image courtesy of the artist

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Bungalow Bar

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2017-08-17 2017-08-17 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.58875150000000000, -73.81710800000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596e621817f4f.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 17, 2017

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low and Coordinated by District Leader Lew Simon

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies with a View: Mad Max: Fury Road]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/movies-with-a-viewmad-max-fury-road http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/movies-with-a-viewmad-max-fury-road Date: August 17, 2017

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post-apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max. Movie begins at sundown.

Pre-Show Party
The evening begins with DJ 100dbs (Soon Come Sound) and the short film The Rabbit Hunt, directed by Patrick Bresnan and curated by BAMcinématek. Park your bike for free with Transportation Alternatives when you arrive!

Beer Garden opens and music starts at 6:00 p.m.

About Movies With a View
Movies with a View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. In 2017, the eight-week series will draw an average of 7,000 film fans at each screening. There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.70294877799900000, -73.99473768472700000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Throwback Thursdays at Tony Dapolito Rooftop Movie Festival - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-1990 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-1990 Date: August 17, 2017

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

Celebrate Throwback Thursdays with us this July and August with our 90’s Edition of the Tony Dapolito Rooftop Movie Festival!

Exposed to radiation, four turtles transform into life-size ninjas who fight crime in a major city with the help of a sensei rat and a TV reporter.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595fee517b3ab.gif Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:45:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito Date: August 17, 2017

More Art premieres NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about the horrors of the unknown and the inspiring search for liberty.

Resetting Friedrich W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu in contemporary New York City, Mastrovito and his team of 12 artists have created over 35,000 original drawings to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The re-imagined storyline and title cards of NYsferatu were made in collaboration with recent immigrants and English-as-new language learners. Featuring the original soundtrack by Simone Giuliani.

Family-friendly art activities start at 7:00 p.m.

The movie starts at dusk, generally around 8:30 p.m.. Film runs 65 mins.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 416-6940

Location: Queens Museum of Art (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74589920043945000, -73.84680175781250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d519ecab0b.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 17, 2017

Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. On Thursday nights in July and August, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up hi-powered telescopes for stargazing sessions that are free and open to the public. Weather permitting.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 8:30 pm 10:30 am 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/the-fence Date: August 18, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/introduction-to-meditation Date: August 18, 2017

Known benefits of a regular meditation practice include stress reduction. improved concentration, increased self-awareness and sense of happiness, improved cardiovascular and immune health, and more. This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat of blanket to sit on.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59442755cc0f0.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 18, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 18, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

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 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 18, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 18, 2017

The Summer Sports Experience teaches an abundant array of sports activities to our NYC youth throughout the spring and summer seasons. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, track, kickball, and more! Every hour another sport is introduced.

This event is free for participants. Please check in at the recreation center to get a free membership card which will allow you to come into the building when the staff are on break between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, which means that your kids can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Groups are welcome! Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to arrange a date for your group.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at St. James Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-st-james-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-st-james-park Date: August 18, 2017

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


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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. James Park

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X044 St. James Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940104178fe6.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 18, 2017

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

Discovery Pack, noon - 3:00 p.m.: 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 Nerd Game Hour ,1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!

Nature on the Go!, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: 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. This program leaves promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

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 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/adult-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/adult-imaginative-arts Date: August 18, 2017

Get your imagination going. Create intriguing art to delight family and friends. For adults of all ages. Requires fine concentration.

July: Decorative Wine Bottles

August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore

September: Silhouettes Ablaze

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d640a27d67.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 18, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: August 18, 2017

Kids have fun creating art inspired by the summer and holiday season. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Younger children are welcome with a parent or adult.

Schedule

  • July: Patriotic Red/White/Blue Hand
  • August: Sand Craft Project
  • September: Watercolor Circle Art

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx Date: August 18, 2017

Join Village Community Boathouse's special new public rowing program on Van Cortlandt Park Lake in the Bronx!

This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing. Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, visit their website at VCB.NYC. Email mailinglist@vcb.nyc to join the mailing list for updates.

For specifics on the Van Cortlandt Park lake row, please email VCPark@vcb.nyc.

Volunteers
We always apprecite volunteers. Those kind enough to help with the setup, please go to the container in the parking lot south of the lake. Volunteers should meet at 4:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 4:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.88915215898600000, -73.89286369085300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593cc52b52532.JPG Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: August 18, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 Date: August 18, 2017

Hudson Warehouse presents the Classics, on Thursdays through Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Henry V
By Wm. Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

The horrors of war throughout time have changed little and that is made even more apparent in this immediate and visceral production of
Henry V. Led by a war time correspondent, we follow King Henry as he politically positions himself and his subsequent military campaign across France in his quest to take what he believes is rightfully his.

For more information, see hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59541567aa297.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: August 18, 2017

Join various local companies for dance performances and lessons of different movement styles.

Harlem Dances events take place on the third Friday of each month from May through August.

Schedule

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c081f582b24.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: La La Land]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/arts-culture-fun-la-la-land http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/arts-culture-fun-la-la-land Date: August 18, 2017

La La Land (2016)

Sebastian and Mia are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. (PG13)

You can bring your chairs to enjoy the movies!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590892277fe57.jpg Wed, 17 May 2017 15:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast Date: August 18, 2017

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

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72150039672851600, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594a7ed8bd0e8.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie: Finding Dory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/outdoor-movie-finding-dory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/outdoor-movie-finding-dory Date: August 18, 2017

Cinema LIC Presents Finding Dory!

Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and come enjoy a free movie night at Long Island City's beautiful waterfront.

Finding Dory
Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin. She eventually heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5936cea56062f.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: August 18, 2017

Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.

The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m.

For the best view, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593b19357d31e.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/the-fence Date: August 19, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[City Summer Streets 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/city-summer-streets-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/city-summer-streets-2017 Date: August 19, 2017

On Saturday August 5, 12, and 19 nearly seven miles of New York City's streets will be opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully. You can water slide, soar through the air on a zip line, dance, get fit, immerse yourself in a public art and architecture tours or just stroll along and experience the city's streets in a new way—all for free.

Please visit nyc.gov/summerstreets to find out more and check out all of the three activities.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -74.00279998779297000 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 19, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/socrates-farmers-market Date: August 19, 2017

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also enjoy fresh-brewed coffee from vendor Henley Coffee and buy organic condiments from Hellgate Farm.

Cash transactions preferred
WIC & FMNP Checks accepted at individual farm stands

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by The NYC Compost Project with BIG Reuse – Seven days a week drop-off in the green bin next to the bathroom facilities.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach: Beginner Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 19, 2017

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School at this beginner Hatha Yoga Class.

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9299c8de8e.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 19, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat Date: August 19, 2017

Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs. This tour will focus on how pollinators, migratory birds, and other wildlife use the habitat and forage provided by the High Line's gardens.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:15 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 am 9:15 am 40.74670028686523400, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f13685591a.jpg Fri, 19 May 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 19, 2017

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.

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.

Exercising with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestow health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors 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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: August 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Saturday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market Date: August 19, 2017

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

2017 brings several new initiatives to the Market. This season, our newly formed food justice collective will introduce food justice activities around the newly constructed food justice mural. The market continues to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. Through strategic partnerships with local partners, the markets have introduced bus stop and subway advertisements, author readings in our children's garden, and weekly deliveries to Head Start and hospital outpatient centers. Our Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains takes place in the cooking island area in September. The markets will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, local eggs and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs: The Mixed Basket Weekly and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: August 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:00 EDT