NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:09:25 GMT <![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 4, 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 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 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[Farmer's Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/farmers-market Date: August 4, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af3137e9f5b8.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 14:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 4, 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 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/free-community-rowing-on-prospect-park-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/free-community-rowing-on-prospect-park-lake Date: August 4, 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 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 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[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods1 Date: August 4, 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 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 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[Bryant Park Reading Room Kids: Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-kids-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-kids-arts-and-crafts Date: August 4, 2018

Enjoy arts and crafts classes with Private Picassos on Saturdays from 1:00pm-1:45pm, immediately following Reading Room Kids. These creative classes are perfect for little hands, ages 1-10. Materials provided, and are washable, but kids should wear clothes that can get messy.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.75411674857600000, -73.98336881399200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2d714e830f9.jpg Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:44:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tour: Farm & Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/seasonal-garden-tour-farm-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/seasonal-garden-tour-farm-compost Date: August 4, 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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2018-08-04 2018-08-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ef5d1047a7.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/le-carrousel-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/le-carrousel-storytime Date: August 4, 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 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Games Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/hands-on-history-games-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/hands-on-history-games-day Date: August 4, 2018

Join us at King Manor for fun and games on the grounds. We’ll be trying our hand at toys children would have played with over 200 years ago, and learning all the ways they kept themselves busy without modern technology. Then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7182060545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Fri, 25 May 2018 14:59:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Watercolor Workshop: On the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/watercolor-workshop-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/watercolor-workshop-on-the-farm Date: August 4, 2018

In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This workshop will take place on the QBG Farm and draw inspiration from the various vegetables grown like eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, and the pollinator garden that surrounds the farm’s perimeter.

Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by a participating adult).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-08-04 2018-08-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ef52c5e27d.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Art on the Farm at Randall's Island Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/art-on-the-farm-at-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/art-on-the-farm-at-randalls-island-park Date: August 4, 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 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/arts-culture-fun-queensboro-dance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/arts-culture-fun-queensboro-dance-festival Date: August 4, 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: 718-263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abd0d2b23bd5.jpg Tue, 01 May 2018 10:44:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival Date: August 4, 2018

Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts invite you to a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages. The Sweet Spot Festival features Reggae, Soulful House, Disco and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most-renowned sound architects.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers),125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000; 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dacb949bd8.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:29:19 EDT
<![CDATA[LIVE Music Garden Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/live-music-garden-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/live-music-garden-summer-series Date: August 4, 2018

Red Shed Community Garden invites composer, saxophonist, and curator Charles Waters for the second year with his CITIMUSIC Curations for our 2018 Garden Concert series.

  • Charles Waters premiers "Garden Forms IV"
  • Special Chicago Guest TBA

This event is FREE to the public!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Shed Garden

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2018-08-04 2018-08-04 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71609878540000000, -73.94029998779300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b195e0553129.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/movies-under-the-stars-valerian-and-the-city-of-a-thousand-planets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/movies-under-the-stars-valerian-and-the-city-of-a-thousand-planets Date: August 4, 2018

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

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Rated PG-13.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.87440109252930000, -73.92050170898438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b295be910234.jpg Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:44:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Stargaze Saturdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-stargaze-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-stargaze-saturdays Date: August 4, 2018

The Amateur Astronomers Association and stargazing return to Riverside Park South!

A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete with a great skyline and the stars, planets, and moon in full view. Manhattan provides a great backdrop as we peer heavenward to see celestial wonders.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96cad7bd67.JPG Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96b01e6f1e.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 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/2018/08/05/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 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/2018/08/05/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b11a24a2caac.png Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:59:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays3 Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: August 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cb441620f7.JPG Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/yoga Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 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/2018/08/05/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/smorgasburg-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/smorgasburg-prospect-park Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.65892477964400000, -73.96616744995100000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:59:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/sunday-tai-chi Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 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/2018/08/05/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 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[Yoga at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/yoga-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/yoga-at-the-battery Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 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[Free West African Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/free-west-african-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/free-west-african-dance-class Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 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/2018/08/05/community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: August 5, 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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2018-08-05 2018-08-05 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/2018/08/05/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/kayaking-canoeing Date: August 5, 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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2018-08-05 2018-08-05 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/2018/08/05/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 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[Seasonal Garden Tour: Dye Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/seasonal-garden-tour-dye-plant http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/seasonal-garden-tour-dye-plant Date: August 5, 2018

Visit the Herb Garden and QBG Farm, and learn about the plants we use to create botanical dyes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-08-05 2018-08-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ef7a19d620.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays2 Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Hapa-Zone Garden by Dyed in Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/hapazone-garden-by-dyed-in-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/hapazone-garden-by-dyed-in-queens Date: August 5, 2018

Learn the art of hapa-zome, imprinting natural dyes of plants into fabric with a hammer. Plant your own hapa-zome container garden with Jess Brey of Dyed in Queens, using plants like nasturtium, basil, marigold, and pansy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-08-05 2018-08-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ef659a49d1.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company (Mexican Folk Dance)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/harlem-meer-performance-festival-calpulli-mexican-dance-company-mexican-folk-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/harlem-meer-performance-festival-calpulli-mexican-dance-company-mexican-folk-dance Date: August 5, 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.

The Queens-based Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s returns to the Harlem Meer Performance Festival for a free performance featuring traditional Mexican music and dance. The company will perform excerpts from “Boda Mexicana” (Mexican Wedding), including dances from the Yucatán peninsula, the Andean-influenced music from Guerrero, and the Aztec suite “Mexican Tiawi,” pronounced meh-shee-kaw tee-aw-wee, which translates to Mexicans onward.

The event also features Alvin Ailey’s Revelations Celebration Community Workshop at 2:00 p.m.

Alvin Ailey’s Revelations is the world’s most popular work of modern dance. Learn excerpts from this American classic led by master teacher Nasha Thomas or other former Ailey company members, with live music by an Ailey percussionist and selected props. Join your friends and family – all ages are welcome! Dance for a moment, remember it for a lifetime.

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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b20aae89838f.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/le-carrousel-magique Date: August 5, 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 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night at Randall's Island Park - Coco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/outdoor-movie-night-at-randalls-island-park-coco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/outdoor-movie-night-at-randalls-island-park-coco Date: August 5, 2018

Coco is a Disney Pixar animated film that tells the story of 12 year-old Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead. His love of music along with the help of new friend Héctor takes him on a journey that reveals the true story behind the history of his family.

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 8:15 pm 10:00 pm 40.78372985973800000, -73.93353271484400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9f15bb9f8bb.jpg Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/introduction-to-meditation Date: August 6, 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 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/2018/08/06/bryant-park-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/bryant-park-pilates Date: August 6, 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 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/2018/08/06/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 6, 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 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[August Summer Rowing Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/august-summer-rowing-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/august-summer-rowing-camp Date: August 6, 2018

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

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

August 3-Week Novice Camp

  • August 6-23
  • Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • $1,200 for 3 weeks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2018-08-06 2018-08-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1ea752967cd.jpg Mon, 25 Jun 2018 02:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Tennis Summer Youth Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program Date: August 6, 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 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/2018/08/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 6, 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/lucia-rappa-au-naturel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/lucia-rappa-au-naturel Date: August 6, 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 6, 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 6, 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 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/2018/08/06/west-african-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/west-african-dance Date: August 6, 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 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/2018/08/06/sunset-tai-chi-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/sunset-tai-chi-at-conference-house-park Date: August 6, 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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 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[Bryant Park Movie Nights: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/bryant-park-movie-nights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/06/bryant-park-movie-nights Date: August 6, 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 Wiz (1978)
A young kindergarten teacher finds herself in the Land of Oz, where she is greeted by Munchkins. She journeys down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Wiz, and encounters a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion. Rated G.

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 2018-08-06 2018-08-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75381979201100000, -73.98373445868500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eb8664bf4e.jpg Thu, 31 May 2018 12:59:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 7, 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 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 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/2018/08/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: August 7, 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 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 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/2018/08/07/free-tai-chi-classes-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/free-tai-chi-classes-at-washington-square-park Date: August 7, 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 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 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[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 7, 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 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 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/2018/08/07/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/fitness-walk Date: August 7, 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 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 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/2018/08/07/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program Date: August 7, 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 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 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/2018/08/07/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/free-movement-classes-for-adults-and-seniors-at-washington-square-park Date: August 7, 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 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 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/2018/08/07/lucia-rappa-au-naturel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/lucia-rappa-au-naturel Date: August 7, 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 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 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/2018/08/07/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 7, 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 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 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[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 7, 2018

Calling all children 12 years old and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Games such as giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more will be waiting for your arrival.

Neighbors and small groups welcome; supplies are limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dabcd3bc1b.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:44:10 EDT
<![CDATA[StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/storytime Date: August 7, 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 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 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/2018/08/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 7, 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 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/communication-and-soacialization Date: August 7, 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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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[National Night Out Against Crime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/national-night-out-against-crime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/national-night-out-against-crime Date: August 7, 2018

BBQ and festivities celebrating community and police coming together for National Night Out Against Crime.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-868-3441

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:14:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: August 7, 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 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 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[Forest Stewards: Teen and Adult Volunteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/forest-stewards-a-volunteer-opportunity-for-adults-and-teens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/forest-stewards-a-volunteer-opportunity-for-adults-and-teens Date: August 7, 2018

Lend a hand and care for the land during the growing season. Activities may include cutting back overgrown and invasive vegetation, watering plants, spreading wood chips, and more. Community service credit available. Bring water and a snack; recommended for adults and teens comfortable with strenuous outdoor activities.

Meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center. Ages 13+. Registration required.

Tuesdays:July 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 21, 28.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3540

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:14:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Strictly Tango at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/strictly-tango-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/strictly-tango-at-washington-square-park Date: August 7, 2018

Join NYC Parks and the Washington Square Park Conservancy in a series of FREE dance classes. Every Tuesday from July 10 to September 11, 2018, put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. They bring you “the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner!

In case of rain the event will be cancelled. Check this website for updated information.

This event is sponsored by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.408.0243

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b05921211862.jpg Wed, 30 May 2018 13:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/family-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/family-music Date: August 7, 2018

In this highly entertaining and educational class, music is used as a vehicle for kids to learn about the world around them. Hank’s energetic approach and commitment to engage each and every child in class creates an atmosphere where singing and moving become essential elements of life. Hank’s intention is to help kids and parents embody the music learned in class so it can be easily translated to experiences out in the world.

For families with kids ages infant to 6 years old.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594423008c820.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/yoga Date: August 7, 2018

Join us in beautiful Inwood Hill Park for a free yoga class!

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow Bread and Yoga Facebook Page for the most up-to-date cancellations.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594424cb151b3.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: August 7, 2018

Veteran Donald Calliste leads exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive even after your workout is done.

Please bring a mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96a70a62df.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with VIVA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-bodyroll-workout-with-viva http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-bodyroll-workout-with-viva Date: August 7, 2018

Bodyroll is a 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body with slammin' moves and bangin' grooves that will getchu looking (and feeling) suppa duppa fly!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dac9674a8e.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:29:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/yoga-in-the-park Date: August 7, 2018

Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our evening yoga classes.

Bring a mat and join an instructor from Sweet Water Dance and Yoga to strengthen your muscles while taking in views of the sunset on water.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79469323427100000, -73.91434574127200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab40fc49c44a.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/stargazing Date: August 7, 2018

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 3, and Tuesday, October 30.

In the event of rain, Stargazing on the High Line will be cancelled. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3pm.

Partners
Stargazing at the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Support
High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: August 7, 2018

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with Latin-inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:14:20 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 7, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b11963a42b26.png Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:59:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Waterfront Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/free-waterfront-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/free-waterfront-yoga Date: August 7, 2018

Join us for free summer evening yoga classes at Hunter's Point South Park!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunter's Point South Park

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74190567639500000, -73.96069294535100000 Thu, 31 May 2018 15:44:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: August 7, 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. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-08-07 2018-08-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga by the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/sunset-yoga Date: August 7, 2018

Join Yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Ocean Bliss Yoga in this beginner Hatha yoga class.

Bring a mat or large towel.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4001

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

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.58343065130300000, -73.81506925821300000 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:14:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Boxtrolls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-boxtrolls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-boxtrolls Date: August 7, 2018

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

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Raoul Wallenberg Playground (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.85302418751300000, -73.92702932327900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b295c4fb1ee3.jpg Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:44:21 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/frogwatch-usa-in-the-greenbelt-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/frogwatch-usa-in-the-greenbelt-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: August 7, 2018

We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative. This program is suitable for ages 8+.

Please bring a headlamp or flashlight.

Please note: Registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: ((718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0183cbee85.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Flicks 2018: Movies on the Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/red-hook-flicks-2018-movies-on-the-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/07/red-hook-flicks-2018-movies-on-the-pier Date: August 7, 2018

At the Red Hook Flicks series, see movies on the water and under the watch of Lady Liberty. Presented by Pioneer Works and in association with Red Hook Community Justice Center.

The film schedule runs every Tuesday night from July 10 to August 28 on Valentino Pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Film schedule

  • July 10: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
  • July 17: Creed
  • July 24: Captain Underpants
  • July 31: Roadhouse
  • August 7: Hairspray (1988)
  • August 14: Silence of the Lambs
  • August 21: Coco
  • August 28: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2018-08-07 2018-08-07 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.67839813232422000, -74.01830291748047000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Days at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/community-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/community-days Date: August 8, 2018

Enjoy Conference House Park’s newest community space: the new patio garden at the Visitor Center.

Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture.

Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, tranquility, Tai Chi, meditation, exercise, and more in this lovely shade-dappled setting.

Start time: 0:00 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 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 0:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2ce4863d58b.jpeg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:14:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/free-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/free-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: August 8, 2018

Get your yoga on in Washington Square Park this summer and fall with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch with us mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Please bring your own yoga mat.

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 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af1e850dca31.png Fri, 11 May 2018 13:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 8, 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 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 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/2018/08/08/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/prospect-park-tennis-summer-youth-program Date: August 8, 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 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.65119934082031000, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: August 8, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-08-08 2018-08-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 8, 2018

Calling all children 12 years old and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Games such as giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more will be waiting for your arrival.

Neighbors and small groups welcome; supplies are limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dabcd3bc1b.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:44:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: August 8, 2018

Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are!

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Adults must be present throughout the class.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.73079546508700000, -73.99673581123400000 Fri, 11 May 2018 13:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Wonderful Wednesdays at the Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/wonderful-wednesdays-at-the-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/wonderful-wednesdays-at-the-carousel Date: August 8, 2018

Come meet our Early Childhood Educators at the Carousel, enjoy a nature activity, and learn about upcoming children's programming.

Wonderful Wednesdays at the Carousel is for children ages 3-5 with an adult chaperone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 02:14:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/lucia-rappa-au-naturel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/lucia-rappa-au-naturel Date: August 8, 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 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 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[American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/american-sign-language Date: August 8, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.

This program consists of 17 lessons that are repeated. Open to all adults.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/farm-open-hours Date: August 8, 2018

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-08-08 2018-08-08 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/family-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/family-yoga Date: August 8, 2018

Come together in a lighthearted environment for family yoga fun!

Age- and developmentally-appropriate yoga poses, animated breathing exercises, and soothing relaxation techniques awaken the inner-child of all age participants. Laughter and love fill each class and is sure to inspire the entire family.

Parents and kids of all ages are welcome.

*No class on Wednesday, July 4.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 5:30 pm 6:15 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942fc9909731.jpg Thu, 17 May 2018 10:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk This Way! Laying Bricks and Pavers for Garden Paths]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/walk-this-way-laying-bricks-and-pavers-for-garden-paths http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/walk-this-way-laying-bricks-and-pavers-for-garden-paths Date: August 8, 2018

Learn how to welcome guests and gardeners alike with a pleasing new walkway to your garden. This workshop will give you the tools and techniques that you need to make a quick and simple brick or paver walkway.

This workshop will take place at St. Mark's Block Association Garden (now called Tehuti Ma’at Community Garden) at 1400 St. Mark's Ave. in Brooklyn

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: St. Mark's Block Association Garden

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2018-08-08 2018-08-08 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.67346560000000000, -73.92179330000000000 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Picnics: Carnegie Hall Citywide Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/bryant-park-picnics-carnegie-hall-citywide-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/bryant-park-picnics-carnegie-hall-citywide-concert Date: August 8, 2018

Carnegie Hall offers five free concerts featuring outstanding classical, blues, Latin, gospel, and world music artists.

July 18: Brave Combo
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

July 25: Decoda
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

August 1: Locos por Juana
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

August 8: Sinkane
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

August 10: Carnegie Hall Citywide Night
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

This event is part of the Bryant Park Picnics series. Each Picnics evening is free to the public with no dress code, no tickets, and no lines. Over 200 blankets are free to borrow so audience members can spread out and relax while enjoying the performance. Beer and wine are available for purchase, along with food from Hester Street Fair.

Photo credit: Ryan Muir

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75387093023100000, -73.98393744230300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ec38fcd059.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Watercolors on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/watercolors-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/watercolors-on-the-waterfront Date: August 8, 2018

Unleash your inner artist this summer and join us for Watercolors on the Water. Enjoy stunning sunset views while painting the famous NYC skyline or whatever else your heart desires!

Donna Levinstone, an LIC based artist, will be on hand to provide tips and help you create your own masterpiece.

The event is free and all supplies are included!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2414cbee625.JPG Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Sherman Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/free-yoga-at-sherman-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/free-yoga-at-sherman-creek-park Date: August 8, 2018

Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Wednesday in June through September, these hour-long sessions are bilingual and led by certified yoga teachers from Bread & Yoga. Mats will be provided for temporary use. Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Mats will be provided for temporary use. Stay tuned to NYRP's Facebook page, Twitter feed (@nyrp), or check the NYRP Events page for up-to-date information about weather or other schedule changes!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.85740280151367000, -73.92161560058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b241fbc35b61.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Boot Camp with Ruel Davis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/fitness-boot-camp-with-ruel-davis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/fitness-boot-camp-with-ruel-davis Date: August 8, 2018

Ready to work hard and sweat with NYC's newest skyline behind you? Ruel Davis returns to Hudson Park for a new season of boot camp!

This one-hour, intense class will challenge you, and keep you coming back for more!

This series is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/yoga-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/yoga-at-the-battery Date: August 8, 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

Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours while supplies last, first come first served.

Photo credit: Rob Alcantar

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-08-08 2018-08-08 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc51bcc5cdb.JPG Sat, 19 May 2018 21:59:43 EDT