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 Sun, 24 Jun 2018 07:28:19 GMT <![CDATA[Survival Series: Navigation and Signaling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/survival-series-navigation-and-signaling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/survival-series-navigation-and-signaling Date: July 21, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a survival program is perfect for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:44:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Northern Harrier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/animal-of-the-month-club-northern-harrier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/animal-of-the-month-club-northern-harrier Date: July 21, 2018

The Northern Harrier, formerly known as the marsh hawk, hunts primarily on the wing and may cover up to 100 miles per day. Its prey, consisting of mostly rodents and small birds, is detected using extremely keen hearing. This raptor is considered one of the most agile and acrobatic in North America.

In fall through spring, look for harriers in wide-open grasslands, marshes, or fields.

Join the Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for this distinctive raptor. To enhance your experinece bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrwow a pair.

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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:44:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 21, 2018

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

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d6cc1c691b.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Stop and Prune the Roses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/stop-and-prune-the-roses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/stop-and-prune-the-roses Date: July 21, 2018

Let your roses be the star of the show through proper pruning and caretaking. Join community gardeners at Jenny’s Garden and GreenThumb staff to find out how.

RSVP HERE. Throughout the month of July we will be highlighting community gardens that focus on ornamental plants as part of Botanical Month.

Facilitated by Jenny Benitez, GreenThumb community gardener at Jenny’s Garden; and GreenThumb

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

Location: Jenny's Garden

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2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82308880000000000, -73.95639890000000000 Sat, 19 May 2018 22:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/yoga1 Date: July 21, 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: 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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:29:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 21, 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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 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[Solar Energy Family Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/solar-energy-family-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/solar-energy-family-workshop Date: July 21, 2018

Solar Energy is part of our regular educational programs, presented by Con Edison, that traces the history of power from colonial times to present. The advent of electricity in the late 19th century has paved the way for the age of technology. Students are introduced to various aspects in the scientific field including: The Industrial Revolution, Hydro Power, Solar Power, Wind Power, Electric Energy, and Satellite/GPS Systems.

Solar Energy Family Workshop
Queens Historical Society will be offering a workshop for children to assemble a Solar Rover Kit. This activity teaches children how to harness the light of the sun to power everyday object. They will transform a recycled soda can into a solar rover.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5accf0e60cc8c.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/free-community-rowing-on-prospect-park-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/free-community-rowing-on-prospect-park-lake Date: July 21, 2018

Become a Volunteer
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Volunteers need to be physically fit and able to lift boats on and off dollies, and willing to stand in shallow water to help load and unload boats. Some experience paddling (and, especially, rowing) small boats is desirable. The program runs summer Saturdays from noon to 4:00 p.m. with setup beginning at 11:30 a.m. and cleanup concluding at 4:30 p.m..

Email the Village Community Boathouse at info@vcb.nyc for more info or to sign up.

The Village Community Boathouse offers free public rowing in traditional wooden rowboats every summer Saturday in Prospect Park. Rowing is on a first-come, first-served basis. Boats launch from the ramp on Well House Drive at the northwetcorner of the lake. All rowers must sign waivers and don life vests; minors must be accompanied by a parent.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-7285

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:30 am 4:30 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b23af19190eb.JPG Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 21, 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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Body in Between – Body Casting with Liene Bosquê]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/saturday-sculpture-workshop-body-in-between-body-casting-with-liene-bosqu http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/saturday-sculpture-workshop-body-in-between-body-casting-with-liene-bosqu Date: July 21, 2018

Participants will investigate the process of creating a three-dimensional copy of a living human body. Participants will use their own or a parent / friend’s body parts as a model to make casts with plaster bandage. This method of life-casting allows creation of exact portraits and body reproduction, through the use of mold-making techniques.

Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact Socrates Sculpture Park the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/learn-to-ride1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/learn-to-ride1 Date: July 21, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event!

Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first" method.

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org or call 311.

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before the event at 718-393-7370.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

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

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.72150039672851600, -73.87650299072266000 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods1 Date: July 21, 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.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
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 and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29d5675251b.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/nature-exploration-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/nature-exploration-hike-light Date: July 21, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city's urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate to vigorous. Our light hike is a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29252b2ad8c.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Natures Workshop: Gardening 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/natures-workshop-gardening-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/natures-workshop-gardening-101 Date: July 21, 2018

Nature's Workshop is a series of programs that explore its topic in depth and allow you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Join the Ranger's for an afternoon of gardening. Discover gardening made easy. Whether you are a new gardener or an experienced one, we can help you learn new things and grow your garden.

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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/living-with-urban-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/living-with-urban-wildlife Date: July 21, 2018

The kinds of wildlife that thrives in suburban environments are among the most adaptable and interesting animals. Inevitably there are occasions when wild animals can be as intrusive as we must seem to them. The Urban Park Rangers can help you learn how to co-exist with wildlife when conflicts arise.

Join the Rangers to learn about our interesting neighbors, such as birds, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, snakes, and many more.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:44:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/le-carrousel-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/le-carrousel-storytime Date: July 21, 2018

Cali Co Cat and her carousel pals get you jumpin’ and leapin’ with fun, games, and stories to boot.

Le Carrousel programs are subject to change.

Weather permitting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/wave-hill-history-walk Date: July 21, 2018

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean, and Arturo Toscanini.

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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d74ccab959.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farm-compost-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farm-compost-tour Date: July 21, 2018

Discover what’s behind the scenes at QBG Farm & Compost. In this one hour tour you will get a crash course on how we produce nutrient-rich compost from food scraps and horticultural waste. We will introduce the fundamentals of ecological farming. This tour is recommended for first-time visitors to QBG Farm & Compost.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 17188863800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-21 2018-07-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ee1cf76360.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids: Nature in Disguise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/fort-tryon-kids-nature-in-disguise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/fort-tryon-kids-nature-in-disguise Date: July 21, 2018

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust and experts from the Alley Pond Environmental Center for this FREE nature program! Together we will learn about nature in disguise. From everyday objects to invisible animals we will find all the ways that nature hides in plain sight in NYC. Come join us as we meet and touch live animals, and learn about what makes them unique. Be prepared to go on an adventure, hunting for nature tidbits along the paths of Fort Tryon Park!

  • Ages 6 and up. Maximum 30 participants.
  • Please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register. Crafts are included for the first 30 children with confirmed registration.
  • Bug spray, sunscreen, and close-toed shoes are recommended.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 190th Street Subway Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85889760259200000, -73.93417525196500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1ff360b7d68.JPG Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/presto-pete-incredulous-chris http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/presto-pete-incredulous-chris Date: July 21, 2018

Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's ONLY Two-Man Kids Magic Show! They'll give an ULTRA, high-energy performance that capture's kids' attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past five years, making kids not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!

This event is FREE. For ride and game pricing at the Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village, please visit 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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70050468126300000, -73.85659235715900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b043f504b205.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/gallery-tour Date: July 21, 2018

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

Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator continues Wave Hill’s efforts to examine the ways that artists engage in ecological projects that present a call to action. The exhibition documents environmental art that explores persistent problems throughout New York City.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall’s installation uses traditional landscape architecture, such as a conventional English garden maze, to expose the instability of identity in the United States. Working collaboratively since 2015, Dasgupta and Marshall’s work explores the dichotomy of the sanctuary—its ability to protect as well as restrict.

In the Sun Porch, Katie Westmoreland’s presentation of kinetic tapestries responds to the space’s architecture, evoking the patterns cast by sunlight through trees and plants. Her immersive installation utilizes the passing light and shadow patterns of the day as active mediums in her work, calling attention to the sun’s enduring, inspirational qualities.

Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d6d0d27e63.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/arts-culture-fun-queensboro-dance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/arts-culture-fun-queensboro-dance-festival Date: July 21, 2018

Join us for the Queensboro Dance Festival, an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens. For the full Queens tour schedule, visit www.queensborodancefestival.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

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

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.72150039672851600, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abd0d2b23bd5.jpg Tue, 01 May 2018 10:28:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art on the Farm at Randall's Island Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/art-on-the-farm-at-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/art-on-the-farm-at-randalls-island-park Date: July 21, 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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 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[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/presto-pete-incredulous-chris1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/presto-pete-incredulous-chris1 Date: July 21, 2018

Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's ONLY Two-Man Kids Magic Show! They'll give an ULTRA, high-energy performance that capture's kids' attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past five years, making kids not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!

This event is FREE. For ride and game pricing at the Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village, please visit 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 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70050468126300000, -73.85659235715900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b043fdca9119.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire Date: July 21, 2018

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

Join us arouond a campfire for an evening of games, songs, and fun activities.

Please note: Ranger's Choice programs require registration. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, August 9.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72140121459961000, -73.95050048828125000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Brave]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/movies-under-the-stars-brave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/movies-under-the-stars-brave Date: July 21, 2018

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

Princess Merida uses her bravery and archery skills to battle a curse and restore peace to the Scottish Highlands after she makes a wish that puts her entire kingdom in jeopardy.

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: Paul Raimonda Playground

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Q298 Paul Raimonda Playground 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77271881966700000, -73.89761407539500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1ff9230f02d.jpg Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 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[Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Excursion (Intermediate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/orchard-beach-lagoon-birding-excursion-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/orchard-beach-lagoon-birding-excursion-intermediate Date: July 22, 2018

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Explore the Orchard Beach Lagoon, including Bartow Creek as we look for birds that live in this estaurine habitat of the Long Island Sound.

Prior canoe experience is preferred; for ages 8 years and older only.

Please note: Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers Event Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, July 11.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b292632393f8.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Permaculture Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/introduction-to-permaculture-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/introduction-to-permaculture-design Date: July 22, 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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2018-07-22 2018-07-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82954650000000000, -73.90459820000000000 Thu, 31 May 2018 13:59:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1198245b874.png Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:14:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 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/2018/07/22/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 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[The New York City Naturalist Club: Raptors of Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-raptors-of-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-raptors-of-inwood-hill-park Date: July 22, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29267e0c6aa.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[E-Waste Recycling Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/ewaste-recycling-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/ewaste-recycling-event Date: July 22, 2018

Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 17188863800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden

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2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75189971923800000, -73.83029937744100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ee4536c5bb.png Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays3 Date: July 22, 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.

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery. Registration opens on the Monday before the program date. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/yoga-in-the-garden Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d750385010.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/family-art-project-spray-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/family-art-project-spray-a-garden Date: July 22, 2018

Add the colors of summer to a garden painting, inspired by all the flowering plants in the garden. Work with mists of watercolor, combining them with color-soaked paper flowers to create your own blooming vision.

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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d7567b8390.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/yoga Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:59:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/sunday-tai-chi Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:59:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 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[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: July 22, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-972-1721

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

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63013715730000000, -74.01150739193000000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:29:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 22, 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/smorgasburg-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/smorgasburg-prospect-park Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.65892477964400000, -73.96616744995100000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:59:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: July 22, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous.

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

This moderate hike is longer, faster-paced on rugged terrain. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, bring water and pack a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2926cdafda9.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/rangers-choice-archery Date: July 22, 2018

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

This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Please note: Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' Event Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, July 11.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2928364d8a9.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/yoga-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/yoga-at-the-battery Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc4ee501e93.JPG Fri, 18 May 2018 14:59:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harlem Art Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park Date: July 22, 2018

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harlem Art Park

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M166 Harlem Art Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.80099868774414000, -73.93879699707031000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:29:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Free West African Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/free-west-african-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/free-west-african-dance-class Date: July 22, 2018

Come alone, with a friend, or with the whole family and take a West African Dance Class led by World Renowned Master Drummer/Teacher Yahyah Kamate!

Yahyah began his training in his native Cote D'Ivoire and has choreographed and danced for such renowned companies as Fotemoban Dance Company, Djensia Group, Camodgen of N’guatta Dolikro Dance Company of Cote d’Ivoire, and Affoubenou Sakassou Dance Company of Senegal. For the past 15 years, he has worked as lead dancer and choreographer for several companies in the United States, including Kulu Mele Dance Company and The Seventh Principle; and he has taught dance with organizations such as Djoniba Dance & Drum Center, Mark Morris Dance Group, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the Harlem School of the Arts.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2aa4a0a5a47.jpg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: July 22, 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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2018-07-22 2018-07-22 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking and Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/kayaking-canoeing Date: July 22, 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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2018-07-22 2018-07-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76925380000000000, -73.93555550000000000 Fri, 04 May 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 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/2018/07/22/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays2 Date: July 22, 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.

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery. Registration opens on the Monday before the program date. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Magical Matt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/magical-matt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/magical-matt Date: July 22, 2018

Magical Matt’s show is magical mayhem! As a fast-talking, wise-cracking magician, his act if full of guesses and surprises! With over 20 years of Clowning and Comedy Magic under his belt, he is sure to keep family members of all ages entertained. Hold on to your hats and get ready to laugh!

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

There is no admission fee. Live entertainment is free to guests. For ride and game pricing at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, please visit fantasyforestnyc.com.

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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b06dfb608581.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d62fac264b.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artist: Katie Westmoreland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/meet-the-artist-katie-westmoreland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/meet-the-artist-katie-westmoreland Date: July 22, 2018

Join us at this artist talk in the Sun Porch. Artist Katie Westmoreland will discuss her installation with Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch. Westmoreland’s presentation of kinetic tapestries responds to the space’s architecture, evoking the patterns cast by sunlight through trees and plants. Her immersive installation utilizes the passing light and shadow patterns of the day as active mediums in her work, calling attention to the sun’s enduring, inspirational qualities.

Pictured: Katie M. Westmoreland, Sunroom Project Model, 2017, cotton fabric, liquid emulsion, clay, thread, acrylic paint, glass, and illustration board, 16 x 16 x 11 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d75b8c9a09.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs.org Presents: Laughter in the Park 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp Date: July 22, 2018

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor weekly comedy series, presented by NYLaughs.org, that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer.

Every Sunday starting June 24, you can catch up to two hours of stand-up comedy performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.

Please bring a blanket and a picnic basket!

For more information, please visit Laughter in the Park's website.

(Bookings are subject to change)

Laughter in the Park Schedule
Our shows are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 24 - Wolfe's Pond Park in Staten Island, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 1 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 8 - Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 22 - Old Bandshell Lawn at Tompkins Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About NYLaughs
NYLaughs.org is a unique performing arts non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public, live comedy shows. We want to celebrate and deepen an appreciation of the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the city a happier and healthier place through laughter.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the men and women of NYC Parks!

"Laughter in the Park" is a passion project run solely by volunteers. Funding for Laughter in the Park 2018 is also 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 the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at LMCC.net. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. Additionally, NYLaughs is the recipient of Community Arts Grant from the Washington Square Park Conservatory. NYLaughs would like to acknowledge our sponsor Manhattan Mini-Storage, a NY business that is focused on the health and wellness of New Yorkers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72579956054687500, -73.98210144042969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1a34cea37dc.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Brown Rice Family (World Afro-Beat)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/harlem-meer-performance-festival-brown-rice-family-world-afrobeat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/harlem-meer-performance-festival-brown-rice-family-world-afrobeat Date: July 22, 2018

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.

Brown Rice Family is today's freshest world roots band jamming toward global solidarity and organic happiness. With band members from Japan, Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States of America, Brown Rice Family provides the masses with music that encompasses reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, afro-beat, jazz stylings, rock, Brazilian, Latin, and funk. The Brown Rice Family sound is in the truest sense of the words, world roots music.

All ages are welcome.

Check out the full performance lineup!

In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's Alerts & Closures page or @centralparknyc on Twitter.

Sponsored by Time Warner

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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b20a82f5091a.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/le-carrousel-magique Date: July 22, 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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Floral Design Workshop: Recycled Containers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/floral-design-workshop-recycled-containers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/floral-design-workshop-recycled-containers Date: July 22, 2018

Learn how to adapt containers that had a previous use to become your next table centerpiece. Then create an arrangement of colorful summer blooms.
Bring your own container from home or choose from a variety provided. All floral materials will be provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 17188863800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ee2a89fedc.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastic Soul]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/plastic-soul http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/plastic-soul Date: July 22, 2018

Enjoy an afternoon of 60’s & 70’s rock favorites!

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 7182354100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Wed, 30 May 2018 14:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Art-Making Workshop with Cecile Chong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/free-artmaking-workshop-with-cecile-chong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/free-artmaking-workshop-with-cecile-chong Date: July 22, 2018

As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), artist Cecile Chong will lead a free public art-making workshop to celebrate participants' own cultural identities. All ages and families are welcome to join.

RSVP at makeartlatimer.eventbrite.com

El Dorado (meaning “The Golden” in English) is an art installation that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua (infant)” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold to reflect the 49% New Yorkers, presented as a contemporary archeological site. It also pays tribute to Lewis H. Latimer’s contribution to electrical light by adding a glowing-in-the-dark element in the guaguas.

The installation will be on view till October 14, 2018.

This program and exhibition is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afb1075c344e.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 15:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Magical Matt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/magical-matt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/magical-matt1 Date: July 22, 2018

Magical Matt’s show is magical mayhem! As a fast-talking, wise-cracking magician, his act if full of guesses and surprises! With over 20 years of Clowning and Comedy Magic under his belt, he is sure to keep family members of all ages entertained. Hold on to your hats and get ready to laugh!

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

There is no admission fee. Live entertainment is free to guests. For ride and game pricing at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, please visit fantasyforestnyc.com.

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 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b06e15aec239.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tango in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/tango-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/tango-in-the-park Date: July 22, 2018

Enjoy a wonderful evening of music, dance, and song in the beautiful historic Stuyvesant Square. Professional tango instruction will be provided. This event is perfect for families and perfect for date night. Come with your children and dogs, and dance around the fountain flower bed into the sunset.

This event will take place in six sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. The dates are: June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. When selecting tickets, please choose your desired date.

Get your tickets!

Facebook Event Link

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Fountain (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071300000, -73.98439788818400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0244ff17da4.png Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/family-camping-brooklyn Date: July 22, 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: To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, July 11.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2928bebd999.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays Date: July 22, 2018

Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

Amplified Sundays take place each Sunday in July. Music begins at 7:00 p.m..

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da9badb6ac.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Edward Scissorhands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/movies-under-the-stars-edward-scissorhands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/movies-under-the-stars-edward-scissorhands Date: July 22, 2018

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

A fantastic modern day suburban fairy tale. Edward's unconventional charm is soon discovered as he styles hair, gardens and grooms dogs with the shears of metal where his fingers should have been.

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: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b200fe15d6cc.JPG Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night at Randall's Island Park - The LEGO Batman Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/outdoor-movie-night-at-randalls-island-park-the-lego-batman-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/outdoor-movie-night-at-randalls-island-park-the-lego-batman-movie Date: July 22, 2018

Within the Lego Universe, Batman (Will Arnett) must save Gotham City from his arch-enemy The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) who has vowed the ultimate revenge. Will Batman team up with fellow heroes: Bat Girl (Rosario Dawson), Robin (Michael Cera) and Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) to save the day? Join us as we watch this animated film to find out!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:10 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Field 42 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 8:30 pm 10:10 pm 40.79611941968500000, -73.91541862487800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9f14dcae6e9.jpg Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/introduction-to-meditation Date: July 23, 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 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/2018/07/23/bryant-park-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/bryant-park-pilates Date: July 23, 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eb9da2bb35.jpg Wed, 30 May 2018 14:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 23, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Tennis Summer Youth Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program Date: July 23, 2018

Kids can hit the courts in Brooklyn’s Backyard all summer long! From June through August, children ages 6-16 are invited to Prospect Park Alliance’s Summer Youth Program at the Prospect Park Tennis Center. Youth of all skill levels will enjoy personal instruction that will help their game and improve their confidence on the court.

Act fast! Registration for this popular program is now open and a limited number of slots are available! Register today.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 436-2500 x 305

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.65119934082031000, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: July 23, 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/lucia-rappa-au-naturel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/lucia-rappa-au-naturel Date: July 23, 2018

Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition Au Naturel explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature. The “Armonia” series culminates in an intertwining of these natural forms - the nude female and the bare tree - in an attempt to bridge the connection between the two perceptions.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: “Armonia 4, Atlas Tree” acrylic on canvas 4” x 4”

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2ab328b084f.jpg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:14:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 23, 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 23, 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 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[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: July 23, 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: July 23, 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 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/2018/07/23/west-african-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/west-african-dance Date: July 23, 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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 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[Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/sunset-tai-chi-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/sunset-tai-chi-at-conference-house-park Date: July 23, 2018

Have you always longed to spend your summer at a house on the water? This summer, let the 300-yea- old Conference House on the southernmost tip of New York State be that house!

Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio of the Conference House. Learn this 400-year-old moving meditation. Tai Chi moves your body, relaxes your spirit, and clears your mind of everything else. Each 75-min class begins with warm-ups and standing Tai Chi exercises; then you’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.

Weather permitting.

All ages and levels welcome.

Wear comfortable clothing.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 7:30 pm 8:45 pm 40.50307446669900000, -74.25323104858400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2a6a595eab4.jpg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-presents-grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-presents-grease Date: July 23, 2018

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this popular classic!

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Mon, 21 May 2018 15:29:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Movie Nights: The Princess Bride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/bryant-park-movie-nights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/bryant-park-movie-nights Date: July 23, 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 Princess Bride (1987)
This movie is based on William Goldman's novel "The Princess Bride", a fairy tale about a young woman and her true love.

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 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75381979201100000, -73.98373445868500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eb8664bf4e.jpg Thu, 31 May 2018 11:44:23 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Movies on the Waterfront Series: Bambi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/2018-movies-on-the-waterfront-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/2018-movies-on-the-waterfront-series Date: July 23, 2018

Central Astoria LDC is pleased to kick off the 2018 Movies on the Waterfront Series with a showing of Bambi.

This free movie presentation is open to the public, and no RSVP or tickets are required. Just show up!

See you there!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1157d3bfc5a.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 24, 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 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 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[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: July 24, 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 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 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[Free Tai Chi Classes at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/free-tai-chi-classes-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/free-tai-chi-classes-at-washington-square-park Date: July 24, 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 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 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
<![CDATA[Capturing the Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/capturing-the-bronx-exhibition Date: July 24, 2018

The Bronx is both a place and a collection of metaphors, a peninsula attached to the mainland in a city of islands. In many ways, it is defined by its diversities—social, demographic, geographic and temporal. Hospitals, museums, universities, formal gardens, beaches, parks, and historical sites are prominent features of the landscape. Massive public housing developments, neighborhoods of six-story apartment buildings and private homes, and bucolic landscapes surrounding long-standing estates can be found within the borders of the Bronx.

The photographers represented in this exhibit are connected to the Bronx by birth, residency, work, or affinity. Each has a unique history, a particular point of view, and an evolving personal story. Who we are as individuals and as a group is represented in this exhibit. We are creating a photographic archive of the Bronx. The Bronx Photographers Collaborative hopes these images speak to, inform, provoke, and inspire you to join us in documenting, celebrating, and advocating for the borough that means so much to us and has contributed so much to who we are.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b047af1957ce.jpg Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: July 24, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/fitness-walk Date: July 24, 2018

Join us for a free self-guided fitness walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Tennis Summer Youth Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program Date: July 24, 2018

Kids can hit the courts in Brooklyn’s Backyard all summer long! From June through August, children ages 6-16 are invited to Prospect Park Alliance’s Summer Youth Program at the Prospect Park Tennis Center. Youth of all skill levels will enjoy personal instruction that will help their game and improve their confidence on the court.

Act fast! Registration for this popular program is now open and a limited number of slots are available! Register today.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 436-2500 x 305

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.65119934082031000, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movement Classes for Adults and Seniors at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park Date: July 24, 2018

Get your body moving this summer with fun, unique dance classes that promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. Classes are led by Dances founder, dancer/choreographer/teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aff3c339cbe4.png Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/lucia-rappa-au-naturel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/lucia-rappa-au-naturel Date: July 24, 2018

Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition Au Naturel explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature. The “Armonia” series culminates in an intertwining of these natural forms - the nude female and the bare tree - in an attempt to bridge the connection between the two perceptions.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: “Armonia 4, Atlas Tree” acrylic on canvas 4” x 4”

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2ab328b084f.jpg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:14:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 24, 2018

Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning class in this flagship series presented by Kevita. Gaiam provides a colorful selection of mats for the first 1,200 participants. If you would like to secure one of our mats, please arrive at least 30 minutes before class begins. Otherwise, feel free to bring your own!

Walk-ins are also welcome.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eb68bae662.jpg Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/storytime Date: July 24, 2018

Stories, meowsic, arts and crafts, and fun make up this hour made special by Bryant Park's own Cali Co Cat (for ages 3-9).

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75411674857600000, -73.98336881399200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2bf6aba81b1.jpg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 24, 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. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.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 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 24, 2018

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

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d648cda9c2.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/communication-and-soacialization Date: July 24, 2018

An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.

Staff and family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities are welcome, as well as college students interested in a career in the field

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: July 24, 2018

Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts.

Call (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4eb1dd2b2c.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/24/gallery-tour Date: July 24, 2018

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

Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator continues Wave Hill’s efforts to examine the ways that artists engage in ecological projects that present a call to action. The exhibition documents environmental art that explores persistent problems throughout New York City.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall’sinstallation uses traditional landscape architecture, such as a conventional English garden maze, to expose the instability of identity in the United States. Working collaboratively since 2015, Dasgupta and Marshall’s work explores the dichotomy of the sanctuary—its ability to protect as well as restrict.

In the Sun Porch, Katie Westmoreland’s presentation of kinetic tapestries responds to the space’s architecture, evoking the patterns cast by sunlight through trees and plants. Her immersive installation utilizes the passing light and shadow patterns of the day as active mediums in her work, calling attention to the sun’s enduring, inspirational qualities.

Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2018-07-24 2018-07-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d650c72708.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:29:56 EDT