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, 25 Jun 2018 04:30:41 GMT <![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: Global Wind Day Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-global-wind-day-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-global-wind-day-hike Date: June 16, 2018

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world.

Join the Rangers on this Global Wind Day Hike and discover the wind, from its power to its importance and to its possibilities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 Tue, 08 May 2018 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/family-day Date: June 16, 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, music, 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: Pomonok Playground

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Q329 Pomonok Playground 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.81390380859375000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods Date: June 16, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees – from seeds and leaves to logs – contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community. Learn about the landscapes and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses, and complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Out of Thin Air: Family Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/out-of-thin-air-family-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/out-of-thin-air-family-days Date: June 16, 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 (ages 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 2:00 p.m., 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 older than 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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71220016479492000, -74.00689697265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b103d6c05f38.jpg Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:14:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Reception: Capturing the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition-opening-reception Date: June 16, 2018

Meet and greet the artists of the Bronx Photographers Collaborative as they discuss their new work, Capturing the Bronx!

The Bronx is a place and a metaphor, defined by its diversity and a peninsula in a city of islands. It is home to massive public housing developments, neighborhoods of six-story apartment buildings and private homes, and bucolic landscapes. Through these images, we are creating a photographic archive of the Bronx and documenting, celebrating and advocating for the borough that means so much to us and has contributed so much to who we are.

Start time: 1:00 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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:14:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Park Urban Farm Special Workshop: Happy Healthy Latina]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/randalls-island-park-urban-farm-special-workshop-happy-healthy-latina http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/randalls-island-park-urban-farm-special-workshop-happy-healthy-latina Date: June 16, 2018

Yadira Garcia and Happy Healthy Latina will lead free drop-in cooking workshops at the Randall’s Island Urban Farm. Yadira’s Ancestral Knowledge Workshop will carry on the tradition of teaching and cooking traditional hispanic foods with the season summer of the Urban Farm. This family-friendly workshop will teach basic cooking techniques as well as introducing participants to traditional flavors and recipes passed down through generations while using healthy, whole foods harvested with the help of participants in the farm.

Start time: 1:00 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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1ec213d975e.jpeg Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:59:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Guest Artist Workshops 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/guest-artist-workshops-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/guest-artist-workshops-2018 Date: June 16, 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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 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[Bonkerz the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/bonkerz-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/bonkerz-the-clown Date: June 16, 2018

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70050468126300000, -73.85659235715900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0422b02e598.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:43:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Puppet Shows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/le-carrousel-puppet-shows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/le-carrousel-puppet-shows Date: June 16, 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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Wed, 30 May 2018 14:44:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 16, 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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 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[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 16, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
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: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Art on the Farm at Randall's Island Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/art-on-the-farm-at-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/art-on-the-farm-at-randalls-island-park Date: June 16, 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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 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/2018/06/16/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/gallery-tour Date: June 16, 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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecae8153bb0.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 14:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/native-pollinators-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/native-pollinators-walk Date: June 16, 2018

Environmental educator Tim Stanley of Native Beeology and naturalist Paul Keim lead this walk to observe our local pollinators at work.

Kids aged 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb52915202.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: June 16, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 May 2018 09:59:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 16, 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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2018-06-16 2018-06-16 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[Open Mic: Writing on Race and Immigration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/open-mic-writing-on-race-immigration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/open-mic-writing-on-race-immigration Date: June 16, 2018

In the culminating event of the 2018 Writing on Race & Immigration series, the instructors from the three workshops in March, April, and May will read their works, and invite the participants and general public to an open mic to voice their stories related to race and immigration. Refreshment will be served. Please RSVP to the event to secure a seat.

The Literature Series "Writing on Race & Immigration" is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 Fri, 25 May 2018 15:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening Reception: Maren Hassinger: Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/public-art-opening-reception-maren-hassinger-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/public-art-opening-reception-maren-hassinger-monuments Date: June 16, 2018

The Studio Museum in Harlem and NYC Parks invite you to join us in celebration of Maren Hassinger: Monuments. In Monuments, the eight sculptures on view respond to the landscape of Marcus Garvey Park. Hassinger considers the natural environment a site of hope and potential, a place of equality, where humanity has a shared purpose of stewardship and understanding. According to Hassinger, "Within nature, we are equal." Monuments transforms Marcus Garvey Park into a space both physical and psychological and prompts the audience to consider the place of nature in their lives. Each of the eight sculptures is meant to provide a contemplative moment, one that invites multiple responses that call forth memories or associations for those who encounter them.

Maren Hassinger: Monuments is a public art initiative presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem in partnership with NYC Parks. Site-specific artworks are on view throughout Marcus Garvey Park from June 16, 2018, to June 10, 2019. This event is open to all, but RSVPs are encouraged.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b200437b1a4c.jpg Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:14:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Quiche Off!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/quiche-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/quiche-off Date: June 16, 2018

The Red Gate Garden is having a Quiche Off! Competition starting at 5:00 p.m. The event is free, but there will be a Bake Sale / T-Shirts for sale. Donations are accepted to help the community garden grow. Peace and Love! Let's have some fun!

For any questions on this event, please contact: Micheal Williams at 347.231.9579 / casual6mw@gmail.com.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 231-9579

Location: Red Gate Garden

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2018-06-16 2018-06-16 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69369888305664000, -73.94920349121094000 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Lakou NOU 2018 Collaborative Performance & Youth Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/lakou-nou-2018-collaborative-performance-youth-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/lakou-nou-2018-collaborative-performance-youth-activities Date: June 16, 2018

Lakou NOU 2018 artists Madjeen Isaac, Richard Louissaint, Stefani Saintonge, and Sirene Dantor Sainvil-Rene will be merging their artistic talents together to present a collaborative work featuring a youth activities center at the East 43rd Street Community garden, a 501 c(3) non profit organization. Join us for an eventful evening of Haitian drumming, singing, painting, and community youth banner writing about "What does your Lakou and garden mean to you?".
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The East 43rd Street Community garden a 501 c(3) non profit organization located at 1087 East 43 street, between Ave I and J, in Brooklyn. It is a 4000 square feet garden featuring a dozen raised beds and a children's section. The garden is recruiting young people, adults, and senior adults to work with in maintaining a place where the community to grow food and relationships.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East 43rd Street Community Garden

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2018-06-16 2018-06-16 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.62851804680700000, -73.93443120982200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b214919b7c6f.jpg Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/bonkerz-the-clown1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/bonkerz-the-clown1 Date: June 16, 2018

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70050468126300000, -73.85659235715900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b042370009d4.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:43:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Only in Queens Summerstage Concert: Kool & The Gang/DJ Sylk - Hosted by Roxanne Shante]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/only-in-queens-summerstage-concert-kool-the-gangdj-sylk-hosted-by-roxanne-shante http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/only-in-queens-summerstage-concert-kool-the-gangdj-sylk-hosted-by-roxanne-shante Date: June 16, 2018

Kool and the Gang, one of the longest-running R&B groups in history, isn’t just a multiple Grammy Award-winning group. They helped shape funk and soul as we know it, and have inspired denizens of admirers and other talented artists since their inception in 1969. The group has no intention of slowing down anytime soon, either. Fifty-plus years later, they’ll still put on one of most raucous and memorable shows possible.

This show is presented by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. This concert is a free and open to the public.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74399948120117000, -73.84300231933594000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 11:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tonight We Dance: A Night of Jazz & Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/tonight-we-dance-a-night-of-jazz-swing1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/tonight-we-dance-a-night-of-jazz-swing1 Date: June 16, 2018

Join us for a night of swing, dance and live jazz! Enjoy dancing with The Harlem Swing Dance Society and Harlem Renaissance Orchestra. Share stories and listen to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era.

Dance lesson from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks.

Sponsored by Council Member Bill Perkins.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.408.0243

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af35d73b652f.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 09:29:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Revival 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/summer-on-the-hudson-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/summer-on-the-hudson-revival Date: June 16, 2018

Dances For A Variable Population will present two performances on Grant’s Tomb Plaza featuring our multi-generational company, legendary guest artists, and neighborhood seniors in a celebration of great twentieth-century dance. Performances will take place at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Join in the All Together Dance Workshop from 2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: General Grant National Memorial (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 5:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.81320190429687500, -73.96299743652344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4c7d5ab17c.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:59:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/family-camping-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/family-camping-staten-island Date: June 16, 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.

Please note: Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on June 6.

We'll bring tents!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3452

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af1d3b088e6a.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Higher Ground Festival 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/higher-ground-festival-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/higher-ground-festival-2018 Date: June 16, 2018

The HG Premieres Performance is the peak performance for the Higher Ground Festival. HG will proudly present 7 premiering collaborations for 2018. The collaborations are a beautiful product of our 2-month long HG Artist Meet & Greet series which connects neighborhood artists of all art disciplines in hopes of creating new professional relationships and building the uptown art community. This year's HG Premieres Performance will include dance, opera, spoken word, physical theater, live music, fashion and drama. Mark your calendars for the best show uptown! As always, HG is free and curated to be family friendly.

Higher Ground Festival is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administer by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Higher Ground Festival greatly appreciates the sponsorship and support from Fort Tryon Park Trust, New York Parks & Recreations, and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b212b8367f9c.jpg Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Greatest Showman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-the-greatest-showman1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-the-greatest-showman1 Date: June 16, 2018

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

Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Come early! Before this screening we will have arts & crafts 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: Little Flower Playground

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2018-06-16 2018-06-16 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.71237004874000000, -73.98842180919300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af9db461118f.png Tue, 15 May 2018 10:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-moana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-moana Date: June 16, 2018

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

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auli?i Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

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: Electric Playground

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Q342 Electric Playground 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.73590087890625000, -73.80539703369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0f0349670e6.jpg Thu, 31 May 2018 09:59:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Ferdinand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-ferdinand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-ferdinand Date: June 16, 2018

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

After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

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: Police Officer Edward Byrne Park

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Q092 Police Officer Edward Byrne Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.66730117797851600, -73.80740356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b104bc7153be.JPG Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:43:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing Club: New Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/stargazing-club-new-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/stargazing-club-new-moon Date: June 16, 2018

View the New Moon through a telescope!

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Boardwalk at Beach 116th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.57779701451600000, -73.83594077825500000 Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-jumanji-welcome-to-the-jungle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-jumanji-welcome-to-the-jungle Date: June 16, 2018

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

In this update of the wonderful 1995 adventure, four high school kids discover and that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever. This hilarious film stars, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Amersfort Park

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B002 Amersfort Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.62870025634765600, -73.93900299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ade2b57d11dc.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Black Panther]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-black-panther http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-black-panther Date: June 16, 2018

Join NYC Parks 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 8:30 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: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Lenevar Avenue and Ionia Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.53423434000300000, -74.20774364471400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5adfbdaf8e83d.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-dr-suess-the-cat-in-the-hat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-dr-suess-the-cat-in-the-hat Date: June 16, 2018

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

Live-action version of the kids' book about a pesky kitty.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled 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: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park)

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R059 Von Briesen Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.60721163657700000, -74.06095886230500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5adfbf249a85d.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Despicable Me 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-despicable-me-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-despicable-me-31 Date: June 16, 2018

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

The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718 430-1825

Location: Parkside Houses Playground

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2018-06-16 2018-06-16 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.86788940429687500, -73.86830902099610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b22e72f87a22.jpg Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Black Panther]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-black-panther1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-black-panther1 Date: June 16, 2018

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

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, this mega blockbuster follows T'Challa as he returns home as king of Wakanda but finds his sovereignty challenged by a new adversary, in a conflict with global consequences. Directed by award-winning Ryan Coogler (CREED), this cultural phenomenon stars Chadwick Boseman (AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR) in the title role; Michael B. Jordan (CREED), Danai Gurira (WALKING DEAD); Oscar nominees Daniel Kaluuya (GET OUT) and Angela Bassett (WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT); Oscar winners, Lupita Nyong’o (12 YEARS A SLAVE) and Forest Whittaker (THE KING OF SCOTLAND).

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.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.67169952392600000, -74.00630187988300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b03520de73c3.jpg Tue, 22 May 2018 10:14:27 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Linden Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/its-my-park-at-linden-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/its-my-park-at-linden-park Date: June 17, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with BRITE LEADERSHIP COALITION at Linden Park. There will also be a puppet show and basketball game. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Linden Park House (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65870739556700000, -73.88743829727200000 Tue, 22 May 2018 14:44:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 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[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 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[Introduction to Permaculture Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/introduction-to-permaculture-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/introduction-to-permaculture-design Date: June 17, 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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2018-06-17 2018-06-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82954650000000000, -73.90459820000000000 Thu, 31 May 2018 13:59:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 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/2018/06/17/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 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[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/yoga Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:59:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 17, 2018

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center (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, some stairs, and uneven trails.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820ad44a031.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Pollinator Bats and Nocturnal Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/family-art-project-pollinator-bats-and-nocturnal-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/family-art-project-pollinator-bats-and-nocturnal-flowers Date: June 17, 2018

Thirsty at night? Some pollinators are, like the shy bat. Luckily for the bat, species like mango, cacao, banana, guava, and agave rely on bats to pollinate their flowers. Take part in an interactive project painting nocturnal flowers in fluorescent colors to add to a night-garden, “glow room” installation. Then make a furry, handmade, paper-puppet bat to fly in the dayglo garden for a nectar feast at night.

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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb5c2323d4.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/yoga-in-the-garden Date: June 17, 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 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb615a7e3e.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Pollination Headquarters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/pollination-headquarters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/pollination-headquarters Date: June 17, 2018

See butterfly and insect displays, learn about self-guided activities, take home pollinator-friendly plant lists, join pollinator walks, share your observations, and check out our “bee hotel” in the Flower Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb64db2d5b.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 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[Tide Pool Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/tide-pool-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/tide-pool-exploration Date: June 17, 2018

Tides play an important part in the diversity of our coastal shorelines. Our Urban Park Rangers will explore the shores of Orchard Beach to explore the variety of marine life that has made its way ashore.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Wed, 30 May 2018 10:59:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Fathers’ Day: Walker Pond and Paw Trail Cleanup at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/fathers-day-walker-pond-and-paw-trail-cleanup-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/fathers-day-walker-pond-and-paw-trail-cleanup-at-high-rock-park Date: June 17, 2018

Spend some quality family time and get the Walker Pond and the surrounding trails in tip top shape for the summer season. Community Service credit available.

Age 12+. Participants age 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration required. Call 718-351-3450 or email: naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org to register.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58380126953125000, -74.12329864501953000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/sunday-tai-chi Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:59:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/insect-exploration Date: June 17, 2018

Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/smorgasburg-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/smorgasburg-prospect-park Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.65892477964400000, -73.96616744995100000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:59:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Father's Day Classic Car Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/fathers-day-classic-car-show-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/fathers-day-classic-car-show-in-astoria-park Date: June 17, 2018

Astoria Park Alliance is excited to host this brand new Father’s Day event along the East River. The community is invited to walk down Shore Boulevard aka “The Strip” exploring dozens of classic cars from around the region. Park-goers of all ages are encouraged to meet the car owners and learn more about their vehicles.

Food and craft vendors will stretch along Shore Blvd., accompanied by live music and family activities. Classic car owners will have their vehicles professionally judged in a variety of categories, with trophy presentations on stage to conclude the event.

Award winning singer-songwriter D.B. Rielly will be featured on the main stage. Rielly and his band will perform two sets of their wide-ranging collection of American roots music, including zydeco, blues, and country.

Featured vendors that include The Breakfast Shack, Bench Flour Bakers, Astor Apiaries and HellGate Farm will offer refreshments as well as last minute Father’s Day gifts.

Astoria Park, with its gorgeous views of Manhattan, has a long history of being a magnet for car and motorcycle enthusiasts. Walk the strip on any given day and you are likely to run into proud vehicle owners parked along the riverside showing off their rides and enjoying the view. The Father’s Day Classic Car Show aims to embrace the past, while looking to the future.

Participating classic cars will enter the site for registration prior to the event from the corner of Ditmars Boulevard and Shore Boulevard.

Please note: While the event is free to the public there is a $15 entry fee for each vehicle. Car owners interested in entering their vehicles in the Father’s Day Classic Car Show are encouraged to contact Astoria Park Alliance by email at getinvolved@astoriaparkalliance.org for more details.

The car show is made possible with sponsorship support from Old Astoria Neighborhood Association.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP on Facebook and Eventbrite.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (713) 818-9622

Location: Shore Blvd between Hells Gate Bridge and the Pool

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2018-06-17 2018-06-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.77870178222656000, -73.92440032958984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0f1224940a8.jpg Thu, 31 May 2018 15:44:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/yoga-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/yoga-at-the-battery Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 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[Kayak Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/kayak-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/kayak-staten-island Date: June 17, 2018

Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore at Conference House Park!

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

Children aged 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. High winds or lighting cancels the event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Page Avenue Beach

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2018-06-17 2018-06-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50236193262400000, -74.22824013233200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b06ecac33254.JPG Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Pass Through History: Hessian Hut Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/nyc-pass-through-history-hessian-hut-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/nyc-pass-through-history-hessian-hut-tour Date: June 17, 2018

Take a rare opportunity to enter the reconstructed Hessian Hut in our backyard. See how the Hessian soliders lived during the Revolutionary War and how the original portion of the hut survived.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123049422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ebc7f62be1.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/saltwater-fishing Date: June 17, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: East 10th Street and FDR Drive (in John V. Lindsay East River Park)

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.72394953845400000, -73.97321319580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af1d463c0927.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: June 17, 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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2018-06-17 2018-06-17 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Build a Bee-Abode Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/build-a-beeabode-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/build-a-beeabode-workshop Date: June 17, 2018

Assemble a rustic bee house (or condo) for the pollinators in your yard or community garden.

Environmental educator Tim Stanley of Native Beeology joins Wave Hill interpreters to lead this hands-on workshop.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb7bcef7e5.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/junior-pollinators-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/junior-pollinators-walk Date: June 17, 2018

Our youngest visitors and their families are encouraged to join an expedition to hunt for colorful flowers and their creature pollinators in the gardens.

Ages four and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb81a83d6d.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: All About Ants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/discovery-hike-all-about-ants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/discovery-hike-all-about-ants Date: June 17, 2018

Our Discovery Hike is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and have fun. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City

Although ants are frustrating when they get into your home or when you’re having a picnic, ants do help the environment. They are social insects, which means they live in large colonies or groups. Depending on the species, ant colonies can consist of millions of ants.

Join the Urban Park Rangers on our discovery hike and find out some interesting facts about these small insects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/family-day Date: June 17, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking and Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/kayaking-canoeing Date: June 17, 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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2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76925380000000000, -73.93555550000000000 Fri, 04 May 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Global Wind Day Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/global-wind-day-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/global-wind-day-hike Date: June 17, 2018

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world.

Join the Rangers on this Global Wind Day Hike and discover the wind, from its power to its importance and to its possibilities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.72314388835700000, -73.82686400413500000 Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 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/2018/06/17/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/the-amazing-captain-faust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/the-amazing-captain-faust Date: June 17, 2018

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

No admission fee. Live Entertainment is free to guests. Pay per attraction. Visit www.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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b06d37c89131.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/le-carrousel-magique Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Nkumu Katalay (African Soukous Beat)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/harlem-meer-performance-festival-nkumu-katalay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/harlem-meer-performance-festival-nkumu-katalay Date: June 17, 2018

Dancing with Nkumu Katalay is a must! He has been called the king of rumba soukous music. Born in the capital city Kinshasa of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nkumu blends the music of his homeland with contemporary sounds from the Americas to create a rhythmic beat.

The 25th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to Central Park! Enjoy a variety of performances featuring multi-cultural music and dance, family-friendly entertainment, and more while admiring the lakeside views.
All ages are welcome.

See full performance line-up >>

In case of inclement weather, please check our Alerts & Closures page or @centralparknyc on Twitter.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2076cf6f7d0.jpg Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 17, 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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecac616d3cb.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/native-pollinators-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/native-pollinators-walk Date: June 17, 2018

Environmental educator Tim Stanley of Native Beeology and naturalist Paul Keim lead this walk to observe our local pollinators at work.

Kids aged 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecb85ed097a.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 17, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
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: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer 2018 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/summer-2016-scandinavian-music-festival-concert-songs-of-scandinavia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/summer-2016-scandinavian-music-festival-concert-songs-of-scandinavia Date: June 17, 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 Tinderbox”. In this special program, created to captivate the imagination of children and the young at heart, our Scandia Ensemble and narrator Sandra Billingslea will take participants on a musical journey in which they are actively engaged, learning and interacting with the artists. Text by Hans Christian Andersen and music by Poul Schierbeck and Frank Foerster.

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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e7faef0f1a.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 12:44:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks: Free Indoor Concert on Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/the-new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-the-parks-free-indoor-concert-on-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/the-new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-the-parks-free-indoor-concert-on-staten-island Date: June 17, 2018

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, provides music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music.

Tickets are free, but required for this event. Get your free tickets.

For more information about the progam, please visit The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks' website.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 875-5709

Location: Music Hall (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 3:00 pm 4:15 pm 40.64339654484100000, -74.10136797533900000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 15:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Father's Day Film Screening: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/fathers-day-film-screening-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/fathers-day-film-screening-zootopia Date: June 17, 2018

The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum is hosting a free screening of Zootopia on Father's Day. This 2016 Disney animation entertains and offers a tool for parents to start the conversation with children about some serious issues related to racism.

The event is free. RSVP required.

The 2018 Race and Immigration Film Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc90a924d1e.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 15:44:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Zikrayat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/music-in-the-garden-zikrayat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/music-in-the-garden-zikrayat Date: June 17, 2018

Inspired by the golden age of Egyptian musical cinema in the 1940’s through 60’s, Zikrayat delights with a wide ranging repertoire of Egyptian music and original compositions. See exciting belly dance numbers in the style of Raqs Sharqi, featuring dancer Sultana Taj.

Included with Garden admission.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-17 2018-06-17 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b082cf31f946.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/the-amazing-captain-faust1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/the-amazing-captain-faust1 Date: June 17, 2018

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

No admission fee. Live Entertainment is free to guests. Pay per attraction. Visit www.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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b06d44033b83.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Audra Rox Steady & Skalopy Father's Day Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/audra-rox-steady-skalopy-fathers-day-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/audra-rox-steady-skalopy-fathers-day-concert Date: June 17, 2018

The Urban Meadow Community Garden will be hosting a great family music concert! Audra Rox Steady & Skalopy (from Jalopy) will be playing on Father's Day! Bring your friends and neighbors and come out to get your rock steady and ska on while supporting the garden.

Pizza and lemonade will be available for sale sponsored by House of Pizza and Calzone.

For more information about this event, please contact Mike Golub at (917) 751-9347 or at golub.mike@gmail.com.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 751-9347

Location: Urban Meadow Community Garden

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2018-06-17 2018-06-17 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.68423461914100000, -74.00508117675800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af9bcff91514.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Swingtime Big Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/swingtime-big-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/swingtime-big-band Date: June 17, 2018

Celebrate Father’s Day with this exciting 20-piece big band featuring hits by Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrews Sisters, Joe Williams, and Frank Sinatra.

Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Wed, 30 May 2018 14:14:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 17, 2018

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 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da6d8d4880.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-willie-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-1971 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-willie-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-1971 Date: June 17, 2018

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

Bring the entire family out to enjoy this classic musical. Based on the Roald Dahl's novel, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this 1971 adaptation. Charlie (Peter Ostrum) receives the last of five coveted "golden tickets" to the chocolate factory. He and his grandfather (Jack Alberton) then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world by the owner, Willie Wonka (Gene Wilder). Charlie soon discovers there's an adventure in everything.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Bill Brown Playground

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B109 Bill Brown Playground 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 8:30 pm 10:15 pm 40.59216679480000000, -73.94566271420000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0448c3394f9.jpg Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/introduction-to-meditation Date: June 18, 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 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 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/2018/06/18/bryant-park-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/bryant-park-pilates Date: June 18, 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 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 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[June Summer Rowing Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/june-summer-rowing-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/june-summer-rowing-camp Date: June 18, 2018

Our two-week camp is designed for beginners and novices. We focus on the fundamentals of the sport and build a foundation for rowing in the future. Rowing camps are a great way to spend time outdoors, discover an exciting new sport, make friends, all in the heart of New York City. This camp also prepares participants for continued improvement for the upcoming fall season.

By signing up for our camps your fee helps support our free rowing programs for youth and people with disabilities :)

June 2-Week Novice Camp

  • June 18 – 29
  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • $600 per week, register for one or both weeks
  • Register for week 1, June 18-22 *
  • Register for week 2, June 25-29 *

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2018-06-18 2018-06-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1ea747ae49c.jpg Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 18, 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 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 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/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 18, 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 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 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/2018/06/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 18, 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 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: June 18, 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 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park: Luiz Simas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/piano-in-bryant-park-luiz-simas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/piano-in-bryant-park-luiz-simas Date: June 18, 2018

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

This week's performer is Luiz Simas, Brazilian and American genres of jazz.

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 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 Wed, 23 May 2018 10:59:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 18, 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 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 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/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 18, 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 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 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[West African Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/west-african-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/west-african-dance Date: June 18, 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 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 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[Bryant Park Movie Nights: The Breakfast Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/bryant-park-movie-nights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/18/bryant-park-movie-nights Date: June 18, 2018

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a feature film at Bryant Park Movie Nights! The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m., and the film begins at sunset. There will be food items for sale, curated by Hester Street Fair, on the Fountain Terrace.

The Breakfast Club (1985)
Five high-school students from different cliques spend a day-long detention together, and discover that they have more in common then they ever expected. Rated R.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-18 2018-06-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75381979201100000, -73.98373445868500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eb8664bf4e.jpg Wed, 30 May 2018 16:29:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: June 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 19, 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 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 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
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi Classes at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/free-tai-chi-classes-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/free-tai-chi-classes-at-washington-square-park Date: June 19, 2018

Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination in this Taijiquan class open to beginner and experienced alike. This martial art, created in the 19th century in Beijing, China, is a gentle, non-impact exercise benefiting both body and mind. Practitioners Tina and Juan invite you to join them in their practice—northern Wu style—every Tuesday at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes brought to you by the Washington Square Park Conservancy and NYC Parks

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af9b0d862742.png Sat, 19 May 2018 21:59:42 EDT