NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:38:06 GMT <![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/family-day1 Date: June 9, 2018

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, an animal show, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, a photo booth, music, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Turtle Playground

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Q357G Turtle Playground 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74209976196289000, -73.82740020751953000 Fri, 18 May 2018 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Out of Thin Air: Family Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/out-of-thin-air-family-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/out-of-thin-air-family-days Date: June 9, 2018

Just like the air we breathe, sound can fill the space around us with something we can feel, but not see. Families with young children (aged 5 to 9) are invited to join More Art teaching artists on June 9 and July 7 for a public art discovery session at Out of Thin Air in City Hall Park.

From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00pm, mindfulness-based breathing activities, site-exploration prompts, and listening games will help us tune-in to the sensations of breathing in our surroundings.

Structured sessions begin every half-hour to accommodate drop-ins.

Every child must be accompanied by an adult or guardian above the age of 12.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: City Hall Park

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M013 City Hall Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71220016479492000, -74.00689697265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b103d6c05f38.jpg Thu, 31 May 2018 14:59:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Guest Artist Workshops 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/guest-artist-workshops-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/guest-artist-workshops-2018 Date: June 9, 2018

In partnership with Harlem Dance Club, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center hosts a series of master classes given by professional instructors from Alvin Ailey. Every Saturday afternoon, a different genre will be highlighted.

Saturday, June 2: Fundamentals of Hip Hop with Robin Dunn

Sarturday June 9: Dancehall with Korie Genius

Saturday, June 16: Roots of Samba/Afro Brazilian Dance with Quenia Ribeiro

Saturday, June 23: Afro Dance with Angel Kaba

*Saturday May 26th, 2018 - Class is cancelled

All classes are free and open to the public.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b031caae636a.jpg Tue, 22 May 2018 09:59:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/the-magic-of-rogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/the-magic-of-rogue Date: June 9, 2018

As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

This event is FREE to guests of Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village. For ride and game ticket pricing, please visit: https://forestparkcarousel.com/pricing/

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70050468126300000, -73.85659235715900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0420154be2d.jpg Wed, 30 May 2018 14:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Art on the Farm at Randall's Island Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/art-on-the-farm-at-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/art-on-the-farm-at-randalls-island-park Date: June 9, 2018

Join us for fun farm art projects that you can create and take home! All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7cf950380.png Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/gallery-tour Date: June 9, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Avifauna: Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns. Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Prosek, Jenna Spevackand Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Austin Ballard’s installation Rumorsis on view. Fabricating furniture using cane webbing and epoxy clay, Austin Ballard constructs an immersive domestic setting. Intended as functional sculpture, the forms are reminiscent of Victorian furniture and recall Wave Hill’s history as a private home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecae8153bb0.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Puppet Shows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/le-carrousel-puppet-shows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/le-carrousel-puppet-shows Date: June 9, 2018

Puppets, puppets, and more puppets bring whimsy and fun to our lineup. WonderSpark Puppets perform Fox Fables, Goldilocks & The Three Bears, The Lion & The Mouse, Princess Petunia and the Dragon, to name but a few.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Wed, 30 May 2018 14:44:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry Town Hall with the Bronx Writers Center: Nancy Mercado]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/poetry-town-hall-with-the-bronx-writers-center-nancy-mercado http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/poetry-town-hall-with-the-bronx-writers-center-nancy-mercado Date: June 9, 2018

Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vazquez will host Bronx the this exciting Poetry Town Hall series, where local poets read their poems and embark on lively conversations with the community regarding themes in their work, which include the environment, immigration, identity and race.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 2:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 31 May 2018 14:59:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening and Celebration: Ziemia - Picnic on Earth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/public-art-opening-and-celebration-ziemia-picnic-on-earth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/public-art-opening-and-celebration-ziemia-picnic-on-earth Date: June 9, 2018

Bring your kids, and join us for a free outdoor community event, appreciate new piece of art in the park, reflect on the neighborhood’s past, enjoy educational workshops, live music, gadgets and delicious snacks. Take part in the Sto Lat Polska project to win a plane ticket to Poland! Brought to you by The Polish Cultural Institute New York, as a celebration of the centennial of Poland regaining its independence.

Ziemia ("Earth" in Polish), is a socially-engaged public art project by artist Martynka Wawrzyniak created in collaboration with Greenpoint residents. The core object takes the form of a ceramic orb glazed with a mixture of clay excavated in Greenpoint and soils contributed by participating residents from places that are symbolically representative of their identities including around twelve countries.

At the opening event, children will take part in creative ecological workshops referencing the materials used in the Ziemia orb: a Soil-Painting Workshop, a Seed Bomb Workshop, and a Sculpture Workshop. Kids will be invited to create their own art with clay, seeds, found objects, and provided art materials.

An accompanying exhibition, What Defines Greenpoint Identity, reflects on the footprints generations of immigrants have left in the neighborhood throughout the years.

A live concert will be performed by Zorya, a musical project created by Polish singer and violinist Karolina Beimcik. This group has its roots in Slavic mythology and is a fresh representation of Eastern European folk music. Karolina Beimcik - voice, violin, Rafa Sarnecki - guitar, Matt Aronoff - double bass.

Join us in celebrating the centennial! “Sto lat!” which literally means “one hundred years” and is the most common way to wish somebody happy birthday in Poland. Using our #StoLatPolska app, take a picture to turn into a birthday postcard for Poland, and get the chance to win an airline ticket to Poland! In 1926 Poland sent the US a birthday card with 5.5 million signatures! Help us beat this number!

The Ziemia opening takes place in 2018, the centennial of Poland regaining its independence. The United States played a role in securing Poland’s freedom: in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson declared American support for an independent Poland in his Fourteen Points. The Polish Cultural Institute New York considers Ziemia a meaningful symbol of Polish-American relationship and a gift from the Polish community to the New York neighborhood of Greenpoint, which many Poles have called their home.

Ziemia will be on view through June 2019.

What Defines Greenpoint Identity will be on view through September 30, 2018

2:00 Ecological workshops for kids

3:00-3:20 Inaugural speeches

3:30 – 4:00 Jazz concert

4:00 - 4:20 Alex Storozynski and Mike Batthany set including a premiere song on Greenpoint!

4:20- 5:00 Jazz by Jesse Lynch Ensemble

2:00- 5:00 Sto Lat, Polska! A Postcard To Poland

4:00- 5:00 picnic with Polish touch bites by Eat

Ziemia is presented thanks to the support and collaboration of the Polish Cultural Institute New York, NYC Parks, and co-organized with the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Monsignor McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72439956665039000, -73.94339752197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b10391f599aa.jpg Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: June 9, 2018

Kids create fun paper crafts as gifts and to take home.

  • May: Mother's Day Greeting Cards and Art Inspired by May
  • June: Paper Plate Sun Summer Crafts

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 07 May 2018 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 9, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 9, 2018

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. Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 9, 2018

Explore Union Square Park on the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour Union Square: The Crossroads of New York. Join us for this engaging tour led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours to discover the social and political history of the neighborhood, all of Union Square’s famed monuments and buildings surrounding the park, and the people and events that shaped this vibrant community to what it is today.

Tours are FREE and held every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-06-09 2018-06-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[A Chinese Opera Showcase with Chinese Theatre Works]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/a-chinese-opera-showcase-with-chinese-theater-works http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/a-chinese-opera-showcase-with-chinese-theater-works Date: June 9, 2018

The Asian American Arts Alliance invites you to join us at Conference House Park's Biddle House where Chinese Theatre Works will perform excerpts from traditional Chinese opera in a special outdoor performance complete with singing, dancing, and music.

Following the performance, CTW will host an interactive artist demonstration in which audience members can engage with the performers.

This event is free and open to the public - all ages welcome!

RSVP is encouraged.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 941-9208

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b045506aaf18.jpg Wed, 30 May 2018 16:29:24 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/the-magic-of-rogue1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/the-magic-of-rogue1 Date: June 9, 2018

As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

This event is FREE to guests of Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village. For ride and game ticket pricing, please visit: https://forestparkcarousel.com/pricing/

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70050468126300000, -73.85659235715900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b042145a3afa.jpg Wed, 30 May 2018 14:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Garden Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/2018-garden-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/2018-garden-concert-series Date: June 9, 2018

Red Shed Community Garden invites composer, saxophonist and curator Charles Waters for the second year with his CITIMUSIC Curations for our 2018 Garden Concert series, with special guest. It kicks off this Saturday!

Dan Clucas and Charlie Waters Duo
LA trumpeteer Clucas joins Waters on Alto Saxophone for the first time for duo explorations in the garden, plus Whitman readings.

FREE to the Public!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Shed Garden

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2018-06-09 2018-06-09 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71609878540000000, -73.94029998779300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b17dfb009d34.jpg Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Silent Disco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/silent-disco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/silent-disco Date: June 9, 2018

Ssshhhh! There's a party going on!

Grab a set of wireless headphones and join the party. Tune in to the channel of your choice and dance to amazing music curated by Sound Off Experience DJs. Join Alvin Ailey Dance Extension for a free House Dance class at 6:00 p.m. Then dance the night way with your neighbors.

Headphones will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59407c2ab6b5e.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ray Mantilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-ray-mantilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-ray-mantilla Date: June 9, 2018

In partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America. Legendary conga player Ray Mantilla and his exciting quintet perform outdoors in the park.

A professional percussionist for more than 60 years, Ray Mantilla has been the first-call conguero for everyone from Max Roach, Art Blakey and Charles Mingus to Ray Barretto, Herbie Mann and Tito Puente. All of his 14 albums as a leader have hit the jazz charts, including his latest, High Voltage.

Bring a blanket, a picnic and your dancing shoes!

Ray Mantilla quintet:

Diego Lopez - drums
Mike Freeman - vibraphone
Cucho Martinez - bass
J. R. Dejesus- keyboard

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b09f8ea839.JPG Mon, 14 May 2018 09:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA['Dearly Beloved': 1845 Wedding Reenactment and Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/dearly-beloved-1845-wedding-reenactment-and-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/dearly-beloved-1845-wedding-reenactment-and-reception Date: June 9, 2018

In the 19th century, American weddings gradually transformed from private, informal celebrations to elaborate and expensive spectacles. In mid-19th century New York City, many marriages took place at home. Join us in the museum’s Greek Revival double parlor as we discuss changing wedding customs in the 19th century, then recreate the 1845 wedding of the Tredwells’ oldest daughter, Elizabeth, and Effingham Nichols.

After the ceremony, guests are invited to join the bride and groom in the garden for cake and light refreshments. 19th century attire is encouraged.

  • 6:00 p.m.: Exhibition viewing — Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century
    ?Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and guests are invited to view the current exhibition which features Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Wedding Ceremony
  • 7 p.m.: Reception in the Garden

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae0f31543df4.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 14:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - House Dance with Robin Dunn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/arts-culture-fun-alvin-ailey-house-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/arts-culture-fun-alvin-ailey-house-dance Date: June 9, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Join us for a house dance workshop with Ailey instructor Robin Dunn. Stay after the workshop for the Silent Disco!

Let us know you're joining us! RSVP on Eventbrite at housewithailey.eventbrite.com.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back tothe people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4c7ab2e8ff.jpg Fri, 08 Jun 2018 10:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping - Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/family-camping Date: June 9, 2018

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

Camp overnight in Inwood Hill Park, home of the last remaining natural forest in Manhattan.

Please note: Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 30.

We'll bring tents!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.87160110473600000, -73.93070220947300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af098a855345.jpg Wed, 23 May 2018 16:29:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Silent Disco Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/silent-disco-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/silent-disco-night Date: June 9, 2018

Grab a set of wireless headphones and join the party. Tune in to the channel of your choice and dance to amazing music!

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 17:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CinemaLIC Presents: The Wizard of Oz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/cinemalic-presents-the-wizard-of-oz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/cinemalic-presents-the-wizard-of-oz Date: June 9, 2018

Join us for a wonderful night in the park and the kickoff of our CinemaLIC summer movie series presented by Nest Seekers! Movies start at dusk. Weather permitting.

The Wizard of Oz begins when a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunter's Point South Park

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74190567639500000, -73.96069294535100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afdeec70478c.JPG Mon, 21 May 2018 15:44:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Wonder Woman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/movies-under-the-stars-wonder-woman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/movies-under-the-stars-wonder-woman Date: June 9, 2018

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

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Come early! Before this screening we will have complimentary ice cream, popcorn, face painters and more activities related to the movie.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.76919937133789000, -73.94950103759766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af9e6407587e.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 15:14:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Black Panther]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/movies-under-the-stars-black-panther http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/movies-under-the-stars-black-panther Date: June 9, 2018

Join NYC Parks, Council Member Donovan Richards and The Friends of Brookville Park, and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country's natural resources to fund an uprising.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Brookville Park

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Q008 Brookville Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.65219879150390600, -73.75070190429688000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 19:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Field of Dreams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/movies-under-the-stars-field-of-dreams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/movies-under-the-stars-field-of-dreams Date: June 9, 2018

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

This Best Picture nominee is a fantasy about a farmer who builds a ballpark in his cornfield, where long-dead Major Leaguers gather to play.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: LaTourette Park Parking Lot

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2018-06-09 2018-06-09 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.57180522660100000, -74.16728737686000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5adfbabd7e1e3.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night at Randall's Island Park: Ferris Bueller's Day Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/outdoor-movie-night-at-randalls-island-park-ferris-buellers-day-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/outdoor-movie-night-at-randalls-island-park-ferris-buellers-day-off Date: June 9, 2018

This 1986 classic film tells the story of Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), a high school student who fakes sickness to skip school. He brings along his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) on a one-day adventure through the streets of Chicago. Close on his every move is his sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey) and high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) who doesn’t believe that he is home sick.

Whether you are watching this 80s film again or seeing it for the first time, come out and enjoy the fun because as Ferris says: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”

Start time: 8:40 pm

End time: 10:40 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Field 81 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 8:40 pm 10:40 pm 40.78372985973800000, -73.93353271484400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9f0a3ca85b6.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 10, 2018

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow-moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96b01e6f1e.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[East Harlem Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/east-harlem-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/east-harlem-street-tree-care Date: June 10, 2018

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by LES Ecology Center and Pleasant Village Community Garden are looking for volunteers to help beautify street trees. This street tree care activity is part of the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) outreach series on the new curbside organics collection program.

Volunteers will help remove weeds and litter as well as apply DSNY compost - made from NYC food scraps - to street tree beds. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, a hat, and sunscreen, and bring a water bottle. Clothes that can get dirty are recommended.

Volunteers are expected to meet at Pleasant Village Community Garden at 9:00 a.m. The tree care activity will go on until noon.

To volunteer please register at bit.ly/CompostVolunteer.

For any questions on this event, please contact Lia Lucero at lia@lesecologycenter.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pleasant Village Community Garden

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2018-06-10 2018-06-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79660034179700000, -73.93160247802700000 Thu, 31 May 2018 14:59:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Permaculture Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/introduction-to-permaculture-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/introduction-to-permaculture-design Date: June 10, 2018

This is an introduction overview to Oregon State University's (OSU) "Introduction to Permaculture Design", a free online long distance learning college course. After this workshop you will be fully familiarized with the fundamental concepts and have hands on practice before taking the full introduction curriculum online. We will provide all study and learning materials to prepare you for OSU's Course taught by Andrew Millison.

In this introduction we will explain what defines permaculture designs basics, including its ethics based philosophies and principles, and how permaculture uses nature as a guide to learn from and inform its decision making matrix.

After the morning class, we will rework Genesis into its transition period towards permaculture by:

  • Addressing its needs
  • Developing soil systems
  • Different composting practices
  • Water harvesting and irrigation
  • Bio-remediation while applying permaculture principles to each task in the garden on an ongoing basis each week and throughout the year

Please pack a lunch if you wish or a bodega and a supermarket are nearby.

For more information on this event, please contact Bicycle Joe Tomasello by phone at (929) 331-0064 or email at GenesisGCGB@gmail.com.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 331-0064

Location: Genesis Community Garden

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2018-06-10 2018-06-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82954650000000000, -73.90459820000000000 Thu, 31 May 2018 13:59:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at North Shore Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade Date: June 10, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to beautify North Shore Esplanade. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: 78 Richmond Terrace

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2018-06-10 2018-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64462620000000000, -74.07748680000000000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: June 10, 2018

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: 212-360-3300

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1198245b874.png Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:14:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: June 10, 2018

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: 212-360-3300

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b11a0c253c30.png Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:44:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: June 10, 2018

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: 212-360-3300

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b11a24a2caac.png Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:59:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/summer-birding Date: June 10, 2018

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects and habitats at Wave Hill that make it so appealing for such a wide variety of birds. Birders of all levels welcome!

Kids aged 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecaf10ccb68.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Paper Sky Lanterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/family-art-project-paper-sky-lanterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/family-art-project-paper-sky-lanterns Date: June 10, 2018

Venture outside to sketch and observe the sky for cloud shapes and inspiration. Cut colorful tissue paper into shapes resembling your favorite sky scene. Is it a day of sunshine, or is a single cloud hovering in a blue summer sky? Work with a simple papier-mâché method to transform your sky scene into globe-like lanterns.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecaf625e75d.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/yoga-in-the-garden Date: June 10, 2018

Enjoy a morning yoga class in the gardens, offered in partnership with Yoga Haven.

All levels are welcome; please bring a mat and be on time. This class meets indoors in case of rain.

Online registration is suggested, or register on the day-of at the Front Gate. Yoga sessions continue through July 29.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecafc6ec50c.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: June 10, 2018

This It's My Park Season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify Lt. Lia Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 347-489-3060

Location: Wall Street and St. Marks Place (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.64333096315300000, -74.07913684845000000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:44:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ocean Breeze Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park Date: June 10, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parks & Recreation/City of New York Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex Staff to clean and beautify Ocean Breeze Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 Tue, 22 May 2018 14:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: June 10, 2018

On Sundays, the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and families, aged 8 and older.

Please note: Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time. First come, first served.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Pug Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/annual-pug-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/annual-pug-fun-day Date: June 10, 2018

Bring your pug for a fun day of activities, including a costume contest in honor of Alice and her pug, Punch. Presented in partnership with the Pug Dog Club of Greater New York, Inc.

$5 Admission

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/yoga Date: June 10, 2018

Socrates offers Vinyasa Yoga presented by 3 unique practioners with varying styles and backgrounds: 9:30 a.m. Saturday classes are taught by Jennifer Batson, 11:00 a.m. Saturday classes by Morgan Miller; Sunday classes are led by Yojaida Estrella. In all classes, participants flow through a series of connected yoga poses with an awareness of the breath in this welcoming waterfront environment of nature and art.

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

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:59:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Beach Live and Local]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/rockaway-beach-live-and-local http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/rockaway-beach-live-and-local Date: June 10, 2018

Join us on the beach for a weekend of music, arts, culture, and yoga!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 509-8957

Location: Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.58343065130300000, -73.81506925821300000 Thu, 31 May 2018 15:44:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: June 10, 2018

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

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Closed-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cb441620f7.JPG Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: June 10, 2018

Join NYC Parks for goalball, a Paralympic sports for athletes with visual impairments. This sport is played by two blindfolded teams of three using a ball with bells on the inside to score goals against your opponent. Test your agility and hearing skills against the best!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/sunday-tai-chi Date: June 10, 2018

Best practiced outdoors, Tai Chi is a moving experience that exercises the body, relaxes the spirit, uplifts the heart, and heals the soul. Classes at Socrates are taught by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society.

All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:59:07 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: June 10, 2018

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

Tours take place on the second Sunday of each month through November. Our one-hour tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.* Meet us at the Unisphere!

*11:00 a.m. only on April 8.

No registration is required. First-come, first-served. Weather permitting.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: June 10, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-972-1721

Location: 9th Avenue and 67th Street (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63013715730000000, -74.01150739193000000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:44:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 10, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: General Slocum Disaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/historic-new-york-general-slocum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/historic-new-york-general-slocum Date: June 10, 2018

The PS General Slocum was a passenger steamboat built in Brooklyn, New York, in 1891. During her service history, she was involved in a number of mishaps, including multiple groundings and collisions.

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore this incredible historical event in NYC.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 30.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Astoria Park

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77910201289900000, -73.92237758636500000 Mon, 07 May 2018 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/saltwater-fishing Date: June 10, 2018

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Lemon Creek Pier (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.51079511914900000, -74.21010828018200000 Mon, 07 May 2018 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Blue Trail South/ LaTourette Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-south-latourette-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-south-latourette-park Date: June 10, 2018

This hike will head out from the Greenbelt Nature Center, then travel through southwest LaTourette Park and Bucks Hollow before returning. There will be a short stop at the LaTourette Golf House, where you can purchase snacks and drinks.

This hike is approximately 6 miles long.

Registration is required. Please register by email at naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 31 May 2018 15:29:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/smorgasburg-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/smorgasburg-prospect-park Date: June 10, 2018

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Breeze Hill (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.65892477964400000, -73.96616744995100000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:59:44 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Skyline Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground Date: June 10, 2018

This It's My Park Season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify Skyline Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 347-489-3060

Location: Clyde Place and Prospect Avenue (in Skyline Playground)

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R123 Skyline Playground 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.63980198533700000, -74.09018931486700000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:44:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/yoga-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/yoga-at-the-battery Date: June 10, 2018

Yoga in The Battery is back this summer twice a week!

Tejal Patel will lead open level yoga practice on the Woodland Lawn overlooking the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty.

June 3 through September 30

  • Sundays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wednesdays: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please RSVP first. Sunday classes are open for all ages. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours while supplies last, first come first served.

Photo credit: Rob Alcantar

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc4ee501e93.JPG Fri, 18 May 2018 14:59:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 10, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/astoria-park-carnival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/astoria-park-carnival1 Date: June 10, 2018

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. is pleased to bring you the 2018 Astoria Park Carnival. Join us from June 6 through June 10 to enjoy rides, games, food, and fun for the whole family. We can't wait to see you there!

Schedule of Events

  • Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 8: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9: noon - midnight
  • Sunday, June 10: noon - 11:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 12:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77659988403320000, -73.92369842529297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc5839ce928.jpg Sat, 19 May 2018 21:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: June 10, 2018

Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing in our fleet of Whitehall Gigs. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity.

Community Rowing events 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 on site.

Please note: The rows last, depending on river conditions and crew experience, between one and three hours. Please arrive on-time as the crews will be assigned before 1:00 p.m. Bring extra water, a hat, and sunscreen as you will be rowing outdoors in the hot sun. Rowing is weather dependent and will be canceled for high winds, rain, or thunderstorms. All participants must sign a waiver and be able to climb a ladder.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 40

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2018-06-10 2018-06-10 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/seining Date: June 10, 2018

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Get ready to get your hands wet! Seining programs use nets to catch fish.

All equipment provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Section 2 Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.87039947509800000, -73.78669738769500000 Mon, 07 May 2018 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Gravesend Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/historic-new-york-gravesend-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/historic-new-york-gravesend-bay Date: June 10, 2018

Gravesend Bay has a rich local and maritime history, dating as early as Dutch settlement.

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Shore Parkway and Rabbi Block Street (in Calvert Vaux Park)

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.58799304877400000, -73.99262273311600000 Fri, 18 May 2018 16:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[NewYork-Presbyterian Queens: Twist and Sprout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/newyorkpresbyterian-queens-twist-sprout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/newyorkpresbyterian-queens-twist-sprout Date: June 10, 2018

Join Queens Botanical Garden at this free, family-friendly event—all about healthy living!

Activities include:

  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Bounce Houses
  • Herb Planting
  • Fruit & Veggies Crafts
  • Meet medical experts from NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
  • Get active with Fit Kids
  • Learn to break dance and hula hoop
  • Pack a picnic! Or, buy from local food vendors
  • Step into a real NYP Queens ambulance

FREE admission courtesy of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Food and beverages not included. There is a $10 event parking fee.

Visit queensbotanical.org/twistandsprout for more information.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-10 2018-06-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b081ab5daaec.PNG Thu, 31 May 2018 15:29:05 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: June 10, 2018

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th-century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

The tour begins promptly, outside the Merchant's House Museum.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Fri, 25 May 2018 14:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Bay Waters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: June 10, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park. We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.

Optional registration.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78898561356900000, -73.79389047622700000 Fri, 11 May 2018 15:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: June 10, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include water, animal adaptations, engineering and flight.

This series will not take place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking and Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/kayaking-canoeing Date: June 10, 2018

LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park. People of all ages are welcome to participate or volunteer.

No prior boating experience is required and participants may sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. Minors (younger than 18 years old) must have a parent or guardian present. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to accompany their owners! LICCB has life jackets available for your four-legged family members.

Please note: No RSVP is required; however, participants are encouraged to call (631) 542-2628 or visit licboathouse.org two hours prior to a scheduled paddle for updates and cancellations, especially during inclement weather.

In partnership with LIC Community Boathouse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Hallet's Cove

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2018-06-10 2018-06-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76925380000000000, -73.93555550000000000 Fri, 04 May 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/family-day Date: June 10, 2018

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show, a photo booth, and more! Come experience our interactive science station with the STEAM Wagon from Staten Island MakerSpace!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Manton Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71189880371094000, -73.82160186767578000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: June 10, 2018

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

Tours take place on the second Sunday of each month through November. Our one-hour tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Meet us at the Unisphere!

*11:00 a.m. only on April 8.

No registration is required. First-come, first-served. Weather permitting.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/family-nature-walk Date: June 10, 2018

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

Kids aged six and older are welcome with an adult. Registration is not required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecafec2195c.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Homecrest Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/homecrest-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/homecrest-family-day Date: June 10, 2018

Celebrate spring with NYC Parks and NYC Council Member Chaim Deutsch!

Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Homecrest Playground

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B166B Homecrest Playground 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58602714040000000, -73.95728306810000000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: June 10, 2018

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.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: June 10, 2018

On Sundays, the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and families, aged 8 and older.

Please note: Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time. First come, first served.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/cido-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/cido-the-clown Date: June 10, 2018

A proud member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International, Cido brings to families of all ages over 15 years of (professional) experience clowning around!

Two individual performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

There is no admission fee. Live entertainment is free to guests. At Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, games and rides are pay per attraction. Visit fantasyforestnyc.com for game and ride pricing.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b06d162dcfb5.jpg Thu, 31 May 2018 15:29:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/le-carrousel-magique Date: June 10, 2018

Voila! The world’s best magicians perform fun-filled tricks for kids of all ages! Featuring:

  • June 10 Ben Nemzer
  • June 17 Jeff Moche
  • June 24 R.J. Lewis
  • July 1 R.J. Lewis
  • July 8 Chris Capehart
  • July 15 R.J. Lewis
  • July 22 Chris Capehart
  • July 29 Lee Barrett
  • August 5 Ben Nemzer

Produced in partnership with www.mondaynightmagic.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Performances: Fithzugh Karol in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/performances-fithzugh-karol-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/performances-fithzugh-karol-in-prospect-park Date: June 10, 2018

Join artist Fitzhugh Karol at his public artwork Searches, on view at the Grand Army Plaza entrance, for site-specific dance performances featuring Baira Mvmt Phlsphy and Molly Hess Dance.

This performance is part of the public art exhibition of Fitzhugh Karol in Prospect Park. Located at Grand Army Plaza and Bartel Pritchard Square in Prospect Park, Fitzhugh Karol’s two sculptures of colorful intersecting steel shapes reference familiar silhouettes of stairs and hillsides. Their abstract and playful shapes invite interaction and are a reminder of man’s imprint on the landscape.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Triangular Lawn at the Grand Army Plaza Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67134169683800000, -73.96969199183100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b15886484bab.JPG Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 10, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecac616d3cb.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 13:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Botanical Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/art-workshop-botanical-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/art-workshop-botanical-illustration Date: June 10, 2018

Botanical Illustration is the intersection of art and science. Observe and record the intricate details of Wave Hill’s summer blooms with exhibiting artist and naturalist Gabriel Willow.

Using pen and pencil techniques, practice accurate and scientific depictions of plants and flowers. Supplies are included; all skill levels welcome.

Kids aged 12 and older are welcome with an adult.

Pictured: Gabriel Willow, Zinnias.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb0a3012d1.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Poppies in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/garden-walk-poppies-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/garden-walk-poppies-in-the-garden Date: June 10, 2018

With their delicate petals, slender stems, and shapely seed heads, poppies are true garden aristocrats.

Join Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day to see a plethora of poppies in the garden, from bright-red field poppies and soft-orange Atlantic poppies to the many-hued cultivars of Oriental and bread seed poppies. The walk concludes at Wave Hill House for a poppy seed cooking demo.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb1017ee68.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair-Accessible Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/wheelchair-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/wheelchair-tour Date: June 10, 2018

Join the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy on a wheelchair-accessible hike through the park with the Park Administrator.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: West 242nd Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.88930130004900000, -73.89820098877000000 Thu, 31 May 2018 15:44:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer 2018 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/summer-2018-scandinavian-music-festival-concert-songs-of-scandinavia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/summer-2018-scandinavian-music-festival-concert-songs-of-scandinavia Date: June 10, 2018

Now in its 14th year, NY Scandia Symphony has served Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs in Fort Tryon Park.

The Scandia Brass Quintet will perform their popular repertoire of contemporary and traditional compositions and arrangements, representing music from each of the five Scandinavian countries, including five national anthems.

Bring a blanket and enjoy this free performance with backdrop views of the Hudson River.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e7faef0f1a.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Cooking with Poppy Seeds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/cooking-demo-cooking-with-poppy-seeds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/cooking-demo-cooking-with-poppy-seeds Date: June 10, 2018

Many countries have centuries-old traditions of using poppy seeds in cooking and baking. Rich in minerals, they add flavor and texture to countless recipes.

Discover creative ways to use poppy seeds and sample tasty dishes prepared by a chef from Great Performances.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb16775b89.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/cido-the-clown1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/cido-the-clown1 Date: June 10, 2018

A proud member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International, Cido brings to families of all ages over 15 years of (professional) experience clowning around!

Two individual performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

There is no admission fee. Live entertainment is free to guests. At Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, games and rides are pay per attraction. Visit fantasyforestnyc.com for game and ride pricing.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b06d2f3074c7.jpg Thu, 31 May 2018 15:29:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Sunset Silent Disco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/free-sunset-silent-disco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/free-sunset-silent-disco Date: June 10, 2018

FREE EVENT! Join Quiet Events as we partner with the Hunters Point Park Conservancy and Councilman Van Bramer for a free family friendly event! We’ll be taking over LIC Landing for a night of music, dancing and fun! This special event will include appearances from our friends at Crunch Fitness for family dance classes, face painting, and more to be announced!

So bring out the whole family for an evening you’ll never forget!

Your 3 Live DJs are spinning all night:

  • DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits
  • DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks
  • DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/ R&B

Your experience includes:

  • A Pair of Quiet Events Headphones
  • Glow in the Dark Gear
  • 3 Live DJs battling for your attention
  • Family fitness class by Crunch Fitness
  • Face Painting
  • and more!

Special Notes:

  • All ages welcome!
  • Rain postponement date: Jun 17th
  • Dress code: casual

What to bring:

  • Valid ID
  • You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event.
  • No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door.

How it works:
When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to. It’s super social; you’re in control of the music! There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afeebf0a27cb.jpg Wed, 23 May 2018 12:44:31 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 10, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da6d8d4880.jpg Sun, 10 Jun 2018 16:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Kubo and the Two Strings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-captain-underpants-the-last-epic-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-captain-underpants-the-last-epic-movie Date: June 10, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

A young Japanese boy embarks on a journey to learn the truth about his missing father. Along the way, he battles the vengeful Moon King and two evil twin sisters with his shamisen, a magical stringed instrument.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Ehrenreich-Austin Playground

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Q304 Ehrenreich-Austin Playground 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71549987793000000, -73.83679962158200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0efb1752045.jpg Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Mulan 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-mulan-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-mulan-2 Date: June 10, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather, tonight's Movies Under the Stars Program has been postponed. Please check the website for the date for this film.

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

In this delightful sequel to the hit Disney animated comedy, Mulan (Ming-Na) and General Shang's (B.D. Wong) marriage proposal, against her guardian, Mushu’s (Mark Moseley) wishes. When the couple are sent off on sent off on a secret mission through China, Mushu attempts to break up the young couple, and unlikely relationships flourish.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Homecrest Playground

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B166B Homecrest Playground 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.58602714040000000, -73.95728306810000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b034a5456c62.jpg Sun, 10 Jun 2018 15:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Rocky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-rocky1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/movies-under-the-stars-rocky1 Date: June 10, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather, tonight's Movies Under the Stars Program has been postponed. Please check the website for the new date for this film.

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

In this Oscar-winning classic, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is a struggling club fighter, making ends meet as a debt collector. Dreaming of becoming a pro boxer, Rocky is presented a once in a lifetime opportunity to fight heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). Though many believe he won’t stand a chance, Rocky must prove to himself that he can go the distance for his dignatory.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: John Paul Jones Park

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B035 John Paul Jones Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61109924316406000, -74.03389739990234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b2237442493.jpg Sun, 10 Jun 2018 15:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/introduction-to-meditation Date: June 11, 2018

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 or blanket to sit on.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 7:00 am 7:45 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59442755cc0f0.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/bryant-park-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/bryant-park-pilates Date: June 11, 2018

Head to Bryant Park on Monday mornings for a beginner Pilates class, presented by the Pilates Initiative and Return to Life Center. Mats are provided by Balanced Body and are available to the first 30 attendees at each class.

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eb9da2bb35.jpg Wed, 30 May 2018 14:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: June 11, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

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 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 11, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 11, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 11, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 11, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park: Dona Carter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/piano-in-bryant-park-dona-carter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/piano-in-bryant-park-dona-carter Date: June 11, 2018

New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park.

This week's performer is Dona Carter, pianist, composer, and music educator.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b02f3640dcd3.jpg Wed, 23 May 2018 10:59:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 11, 2018

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 11, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/0611-horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/0611-horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: June 11, 2018

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity.

We'll walk the beach to count the number of crabs present and tag them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity. This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters.

Please note: Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Calvert Vaux Park,South end of the Calvert Vaux Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park)

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000; 40.58500614320000000, -73.99128162860900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae86cf963bf6.JPG Tue, 08 May 2018 12:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[West African Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/west-african-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/west-african-dance Date: June 11, 2018

Get fit while having tons of fun!

Join us for this fun dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594305f136f0d.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[7th Annual Bryant Park Musical Chairs Game]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/bryant-park-musical-chairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/bryant-park-musical-chairs Date: June 11, 2018

New York City's ultimate game of elimination!

Join Bryant Park for the seventh annual game of Musical Chairs, featuring the park's iconic green bistro chair.

Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, this year’s event will have over 700 participants, with circles of 30 players who will battle it out for a seat in the winner’s circle. Finalists compete to take home the grand prize.

Pre-registration is suggested. Register here.

Registration is first come, first serve, and subject to availability.

Prizes for last chair standing.

Be there or be chair!

You must be 18-years of age or older to participate.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Please note: This event will be held on Rain Date: Monday, June 11th

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af4c16b86bcf.jpg Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/12/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/12/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 12, 2018

Join these morning classes 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.

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

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-12 2018-06-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4e1c4a664e.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT