NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:51:17 GMT <![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: August 13, 2017

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

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

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/yoga-in-the-battery Date: August 13, 2017

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

Classes take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 11:30 am 0:30 am 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59299c431592c.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/basketball-clinic Date: August 13, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69931908735900000, -73.99871540069600000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: August 13, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

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

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/forest-crew Date: August 13, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: August 13, 2017

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

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

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach Date: August 13, 2017

Come on out and enjoy some Salsa, Freestyle, Bachata, Merengue R& B, and Pop eveny Sunday through September 3. Zumba will also be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 590-3567

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86619949340820000, -73.79479980468750000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Fit Back to School and Community Visioning Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/get-fit-back-to-school-and-community-visioning-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/get-fit-back-to-school-and-community-visioning-event Date: August 13, 2017

The Friends of Beach 59th Street Playground Association will be hosting their "Back to School and Visioning Event", partnering with the Dream Team Leaders in the playground. There will be jump rope and dance contest, along with other fun activities and giveaways.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58909988403320000, -73.78890228271484000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: August 13, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 13, 2017

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 family, ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers.

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 August 7. 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 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/activity-table Date: August 13, 2017

Every weekend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please stop by our activity table to create something new. Activities are appropriate for all ages!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-13 2017-08-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 13, 2017

Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 13, 2017

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59710fef185a7.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Salsa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 Date: August 13, 2017

The 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent in music and dance to Central Park! Enjoy jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

Chico Alvarez & The Palomonte Orchestra
Salsa
Ernest “Chico” Alvarez Peraza is a Cuban-American vocalist and bandleader. Chico has actively been performing Afro-Cuban and Latin American music for the past 50 years, and has been awarded for his contributions to the musical art-form known as Latin Jazz. Get Details

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival takes place on Sundays from June 18 through September 3. For the full lineup, please visit Central Park Conservancy's Harlem Meer Performance Festival page.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1374

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942e2aad016a.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip to Hip Theatre Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/hip-to-hip-theatre-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/hip-to-hip-theatre-company Date: August 13, 2017

From the taverns of London to the palaces of Vienna, Shakespeare invites us into the personal trials and triumphs of the common people and their all-too-human leaders. Hip to Hip’s 11th season of “Free Shakespeare in the Parks” features madcap capers and epic battles, mistaken identity, and unexpected marriages, and a vibrant cast of unforgettable characters, including the iconic Falstaff.

Kids & the Classics is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of “Free Shakespeare in the Parks.” This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, and creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and close reading of text.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594816301f9ac.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/nature-walk Date: August 13, 2017

Learn about the greenery and wildlife of Stuyvesant Square on a tour with neighbors and friends. In addition to various flora and fauna, our park is frequented by squirrels, pigeons, and the occasional falcon or hawk.

Photo taken by Andrew Aves Garn

Link to Event Facebook Page

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peter Stuyvesant Statue (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.73378618350900000, -73.98422622680600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5927a84d6ddab.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/zumba-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/zumba-with-dodge-ymca Date: August 13, 2017

Dodge YMCA fitness instructor Alma Bonilla’s Zumba classes are so much fun you’ll forget that you’re burning calories!

ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. before each class.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 4:30 pm 5:30 am 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Katz Concert Series: Lady and the Vamps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/katz-concert-series-lady-and-the-vamps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/katz-concert-series-lady-and-the-vamps Date: August 13, 2017

Cover Lady and the Vamps will be performing rock and pop hits!

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz in Partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts and NYC Parks

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends Date: August 13, 2017

Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.

This event will take place in four sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: August 13, 20, 27, and September 10. When selecting tickets, please choose the option with the desired date.

About Alex Nguyen
Since arriving in NYC, trumpeter Alex Nguyen has been establishing himself for his distinctive lyrical and melodic style. The Savannah, GA native has garnered praise for his independent projects, including the Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, for which he arranges much of the material. Alex has appeared with such groups as the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, the Curtis Fuller Quintet, and Celebration of Lionel Hampton; and one of his compositions “The First Year” was featured on NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron’s album The Traveler.

Alex is winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, placed second at the National Trumpet Competition, and was awarded residencies at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center, and the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival. A graduate of the University of North Florida’s Jazz Studies program where he worked with legendary alto saxophonist Bunky Green, Alex also holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase, where he worked with trumpeters Jon Faddis and Jim Rotondi. Alex is Music Director of St. George’s Church on Stuyvesant Park, and curates its Jazz in the Cave series.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5928e767d540d.jpeg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 Date: August 13, 2017

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

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

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

For more information, see hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59541567aa297.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Fences]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/movies-under-the-stars-fences http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/movies-under-the-stars-fences Date: August 13, 2017

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

This movie adapts the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58909988403320000, -73.78890228271484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59381cf218795.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie nights in the Rockways: Fences]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/movie-nights-in-the-rockways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/13/movie-nights-in-the-rockways Date: August 13, 2017

We're hosting free movie nights for the entire family to enjoy. Refreshments will be served! Bring a chair or blanket.

Fences
Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was seemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity. Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 59th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-13 2017-08-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58860015869140600, -73.78829956054688000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/the-fence Date: August 14, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 14, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway Dance with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/broadway-dance-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/broadway-dance-with-dodge-ymca Date: August 14, 2017

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.

Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective, and fun workout. Sneakers are a must.

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. before each class.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Theatre Fun in the Sun! Diversion debajo del Sol! - Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol Date: August 14, 2017

People's Theatre Project presents Theatre Fun in the Sun!

We love our parks and playgrounds - just like you! This summer, People’s Theatre Project is offering free theatre activities in Payson Playground for kids ages four to 10 and their adult family members. You and your child (or grandchild!) will play fun games and work together with a professional PTP teaching artist to make theatre inspired by our parks. Join us for one or more drop-in classes on Tuesdays from July 18 to August 8, and sign up for the mini camp!

3-Day Mini Camp (Registration Required)*
This mini camp will culminate with a short theatre piece created by the participants that will be presented for the community!
Dates: August 14 - 16: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

*Register for FREE at Payson playground during our drop-in classes or at PTP.nyc.

In case of rain, activities will be held indoors at the Payson Park House.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks and is made possible by the generous support of the Hispanic Federation and the Miranda Family Fund.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (646) 398-9062

Location: Payson Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86694466333700000, -73.92874717712400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5963f9d52aae7.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: August 14, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rose Garden

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2017-08-14 2017-08-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: August 14, 2017

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

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/bryant-park-language-classes Date: August 14, 2017

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and French with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Please note: Pre-registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot. 20 student capacity per class. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. We are able to accept drop-ins on the day of class if it is not full.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: North by Northwest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 14, 2017

Enjoy classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.). All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. are subject to inspection. Food items for sale curated by Hester Street Fair on the Fountain Terrace.

North by Northwest
Alfred Hitchcock was at the top of his game when he directed Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in this sophisticated cross-country thriller. Bachelor Grant is a dapper, Madison Avenue ad executive who becomes a victim of mistaken identity and is soon on the run for his life. Saint’s a mysterious, blonde seductress who seems more than eager to help out the handsome fugitive. Classic set pieces play out at the U.N. headquarters and in an Indiana cornfield. The breathless climax finds Grant and Saint dangling from a presidential profile on Mt. Rushmore. (1959) 136 MIN. (NR) (WARNER BROS.)

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Art Tour: Mutations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/art-tour-mutations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/art-tour-mutations Date: August 14, 2017

From sculptures and murals to performances and videos, the High Line is filled with public art. Join High Line Art Assistant Curator Melanie Kress for an insider's view on High Line Art's current Mutations exhibition.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.74670028686523400, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5924a8d480898.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Drum Circle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/drum-circle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/drum-circle Date: August 14, 2017

Bring your own hand drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teacher. Djembes, ashikos, congas, bongos, frame drums, doumbeks, tamborines or any hand drum you might have around.

The teacher will also bring some extra drums for folks that would like to try the class but don’t have a drum.

All ages welcome — kids to adults.

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 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943036710119.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[West African Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/west-african-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/west-african-dance Date: August 14, 2017

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. Get fit while having tons of fun!

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 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594305f136f0d.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: The Lego Batman Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/flicks-on-the-beach-the-lego-batman-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/flicks-on-the-beach-the-lego-batman-movie Date: August 14, 2017

As our Flicks on the Beach 8-week series winds down, join us for a free screening of "The Lego Batman Movie"

"There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin and loyal butler Alfred can show him a thing or two."

Schedule
7:00 p.m. - Music
7:45 p.m. - Performances
8:30 p.m. - Film

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 946-1350

Location: On the Beach at West 12th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 7:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.57318946409200000, -73.97837710380600000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Books Beneath the Bridge: Books Are Magic - Jenny Zhang and Alissa Nutting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/books-beneath-the-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/books-beneath-the-bridge Date: August 14, 2017

Jenny Zhang and Alissa Nutting are two of the most rollicking and subversive writers in contemporary American letters.

Jenny Zhang, already well-loved as a poet, is poised to astound with her first story collection, Sour Heart, the inaugural publication of Lena Dunham’s Lenny imprint at Penguin Random House.

Alissa Nutting’s second novel, Made for Love, is a tale of sex dolls and technology, and Nutting’s humor is a mirror to our current American insanity.

Together, Zhang and Nutting’s singular voices will make six-foot waves across the East River.

Sponsored by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70193862915039000, -73.99747467041016000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:30:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ballet Barre with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/ballet-barre-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/ballet-barre-with-dodge-ymca Date: August 14, 2017

Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/movies-under-the-stars-featuring-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/movies-under-the-stars-featuring-zootopia Date: August 14, 2017

Bring a blanket or low chair to watch a free screening of the Oscar-winning animated movie Zootopia!

Zootopia takes place in a city where predators and prey live together in harmony. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: 1776]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/movies-under-the-stars-1776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/movies-under-the-stars-1776 Date: August 14, 2017

A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

All movies begin at 8:00 p.m.. Come early to enjoy the park and have some popcorn.

Rain date: August 15th.

Sponsored by Friends of Cunningham Park with funds provided by Councilman Barry Grodenchik.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[2017 Movies On The Waterfront Series: Toy Story 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/2017-movies-on-the-waterfront-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/2017-movies-on-the-waterfront-series Date: August 14, 2017

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition invites everyone to come out this summer to enjoy the 2017 Movies On The Waterfront Series, Monday evenings at sunset (approximately 8:15 p.m.). These free movies are open to the public, and no RSVP or tickets are required. Just show up!

Toy Story 3 (2010) G | 1h 43min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 18 June 2010 (USA)
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

Director: Lee Unkrich
Writers: John Lasseter (story by), Andrew Stanton (story by)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-08-14 2017-08-14 8:15 pm 10:15 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5955064d110cc.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/14/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito Date: August 14, 2017

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

Resetting Friedrich W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu in contemporary New York City, Mastrovito and his team of 12 artists have created over 35,000 original drawings to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The re-imagined storyline and title cards of NYsferatu were made in collaboration with recent immigrants and English-as-new-language learners. The film is accompanied by musical improvisations by The Dick Valentine Vampyre Jamboree, featuring Dick Valentine of Electric Six and James Wells and Quinn English of The Gay Blades.

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

Free popcorn. Beverages and snacks available for purchase.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 416-6940

Location: Pier 63

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2017-08-14 2017-08-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74909973144531000, -74.00920104980469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d519ecab0b.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/the-fence Date: August 15, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 15, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 15, 2017

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/meditation Date: August 15, 2017

Start your Tuesdays off right. Rise above the city streets and begin your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and other guests for guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels.

Meditation is subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 22nd St. (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74711794880300000, -74.00518564608800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f438fbae5b.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/fitness-walk Date: August 15, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: August 15, 2017

Fun is had with cute and funny stories and songs for tiny tots to enjoy. Session ends with fun arts activity inspired by the stories and songs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/storytime-at-the-battery Date: August 15, 2017

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

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

Free and open to the public.

Story Schedule

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595d52f043c03.JPG Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/tai-chi Date: August 15, 2017

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in our beautiful park! Join our neighbors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society for an introductory practice of the different moves included in the basic Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is learned by doing: the instructor will demonstrate, then perform the moves with the class, and finally watch the students as they repeat them. Movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system.

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

In the event of rain, Tai Chi will be moved into the 14th Street passage, on the High Line at 14th Street.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 13th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74072892169700000, -74.00806097415200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f4dbd68d6f.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 15, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 15, 2017

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

Class held on the upper terrace.

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 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 15, 2017

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.

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 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art/Vintage and Steam Punk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/upcycletoartvintage-and-steam-punk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/upcycletoartvintage-and-steam-punk Date: August 15, 2017

Adults decorate and up-cycle your clean, empty cans and bottles with beautiful napkins, wrapping paper, and vintage images from home.

Participants should bring their own vintage party napkins, wrapping paper or magazine cut outs to apply to surfaces of the items they are up-cycling to art. Outside and inside of cans and bottles should be clean and free of labels and gummy residue.

Schedule

  • July: Decorative Cans/Vintage (bring your own clean cans from home)
  • August: Up-cycle Wine Bottles/Vintage (bring your own clean bottles from home)
  • September: Up-cycle Cardboard Books Steam Punk/Vintage. We will provide cardboard

Start time: 10:00 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 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/biweekly-gardening-club Date: August 15, 2017

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

All ages and experience are welcome.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Theatre Fun in the Sun! Diversion debajo del Sol! - Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol Date: August 15, 2017

People's Theatre Project presents Theatre Fun in the Sun!

We love our parks and playgrounds - just like you! This summer, People’s Theatre Project is offering free theatre activities in Payson Playground for kids ages four to 10 and their adult family members. You and your child (or grandchild!) will play fun games and work together with a professional PTP teaching artist to make theatre inspired by our parks. Join us for one or more drop-in classes on Tuesdays from July 18 to August 8, and sign up for the mini camp!

3-Day Mini Camp (Registration Required)*
This mini camp will culminate with a short theatre piece created by the participants that will be presented for the community!
Dates: August 14 - 16: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

*Register for FREE at Payson playground during our drop-in classes or at PTP.nyc.

In case of rain, activities will be held indoors at the Payson Park House.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks and is made possible by the generous support of the Hispanic Federation and the Miranda Family Fund.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (646) 398-9062

Location: Payson Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86694466333700000, -73.92874717712400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5963f9d52aae7.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 15, 2017

Calling children ages 10 and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Come play giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more in the park! Small groups and neighbors are welcome.

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 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/bryant-park-storytime Date: August 15, 2017

Bring the kids to Bryant Park for tails, meowsic, and arts and crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 438-5137

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4e90fd80a7.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:30:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 15, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 15, 2017

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596520b0e506d.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 15, 2017

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

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Francis Lewis Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-francis-lewis-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-francis-lewis-park Date: August 15, 2017

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


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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Francis Lewis Park

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Q126 Francis Lewis Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79650115966797000, -73.82489776611328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59400f6f41d91.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 15, 2017

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.

To RSVP for a 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 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Classics BookClub]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/bryant-park-classics-bookclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/bryant-park-classics-bookclub Date: August 15, 2017

Join fellow enthusiasts and expert literary facilitators to discuss books under the canopy of the park’s London Plane trees. Stop by the Reading Room and get your free book for the discussion, available while supplies last.

**No Program on July 4**

  • June 6: The Trial by Franz Kafka. Hosted by Bruce Bauman, Broken Sleep
  • June 20: House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, Hosted by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos, Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism
  • July 11: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Hosted by Irina Reyn, The Imperial Wife
  • July 25: The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe, Hosted by Johanna Luthman, Love, Madness, and Scandal: The Life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck
  • August 8: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, Hosted by Radha Vatsal, Murder Between The Lines
  • August 22: The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Hosted by Meg Lemke, Mutha Magazine

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59249e3b108cf.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: August 15, 2017

Join free beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

To register, please call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896 , or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace Gravel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75369163600300000, -73.98303353786500000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting Nature with the Art Student's League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/painting-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/painting-nature Date: August 15, 2017

Bring your child for a fun afternoon of painting the scenery around them, with the help of Art Student's League's Pedro Rodriguez. It's a cool activity for a hot day.

Supplies will be provided!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.90010070800800000, -73.87220001220700000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/gallery-tour Date: August 15, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the summer exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. An exuberant counterpoint to Wave Hill’s lush summer gardens, Flora Fantastica! shows the work of four artists who share an interest in using pattern derived from cultural and botanical sources to create fantastic hybrid forms. Nancy Blum, Amy Cheng and Elisabeth Condon each have an entire room for their paintings. Jill Parisi creates an installation for the entry foyer. In the Sunroom Project Space, Jan Mun combines digital and living media to explore the movement of plant species and the immigrant experience, while a window installation by David Rios Ferreira contains drawings and collages with cartoon-inspired characters, along with historical, cultural and contemporary pop references.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59652fe614e8b.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 15, 2017

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.

To RSVP for a 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/kids-le-petit-art Date: August 15, 2017

Kids create their own miniature art to take home. The piece is small enough to carry in your pocket or in your hand. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Parents or adults welcome with their younger child.

Schedule

  • July: Thumb Things - Little ones make watercolor work of art with their very own thumb print
  • August: Mini Greeting Cards-Make a mini greeting card to keep or give as a gift
  • September: Mini Books - Make a mini journal, or coloring book of your own

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: August 15, 2017

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.

To RSVP for a 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 15, 2017

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with Strictly Tango]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-strictly-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-strictly-tango Date: August 15, 2017

Spend Tuesday evenings in July and August experiencing the Taste of Tango! Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying tango music, stories, classes and open dance. Strictly Tango NYC Dance School, brings you the “authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Everyone will learn,to dance and have fun. Don’t miss it!

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 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590893e1a67d8.JPG Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 15, 2017

Join Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a multi-level class that tones and balances your muscles, aligns your body, and strengthens your core!

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0689588178.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: August 15, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Bring your own 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 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/yoga-in-the-park Date: August 15, 2017

Spend time breathing, stretching, and taking full advantage of the day at a Randall's Island yoga class. Bring your yoga mat and come tone your muscles while finding your inner peace. Ages 15 and older are welcome to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59ca84d70b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/evening-yoga Date: August 15, 2017

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.

*No class on Tuesday, July 4.

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 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594424cb151b3.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 15, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: August 15, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates with the Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru Date: August 15, 2017

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. before each class.
- Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.99240112304688000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: August 15, 2017

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-08-15 2017-08-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59357922a9d5a.jpg Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: August 15, 2017

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

Sponsored by Queens Public Library and Connect Care

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 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/movies-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/movies-under-the-stars-sing Date: August 15, 2017

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

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Elmhurst Park

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2017-08-15 2017-08-15 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72999954223633000, -73.88510131835938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7d8119d94d.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Finding Dory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/movie-night-finding-dory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/15/movie-night-finding-dory Date: August 15, 2017

The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

Join NYRP in one of Brooklyn's best gardens!

Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2017-08-15 2017-08-15 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f0e30bf118.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/the-fence Date: August 16, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/sunrise-tai-chi Date: August 16, 2017

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with certified Tai Chi Instructor Robert Martinez on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace.

These classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

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

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.86169815063476600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a079bbdd43.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: August 16, 2017

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results.

No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: August 16, 2017

Join us for free fitness walks in Mornngside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

Location: 123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 16, 2017

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Garibaldi Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/free-yoga-at-garibaldi-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/free-yoga-at-garibaldi-plaza Date: August 16, 2017

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

Free, courtesy of 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 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593971deb3c70.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 16, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: August 16, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-16 2017-08-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 16, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: August 16, 2017

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.

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 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.73079546508700000, -73.99673581123400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593973976b9db.png Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Theatre Fun in the Sun! Diversion debajo del Sol! - Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/theatre-fun-in-the-sun-diversion-debajo-del-sol Date: August 16, 2017

People's Theatre Project presents Theatre Fun in the Sun!

We love our parks and playgrounds - just like you! This summer, People’s Theatre Project is offering free theatre activities in Payson Playground for kids ages four to 10 and their adult family members. You and your child (or grandchild!) will play fun games and work together with a professional PTP teaching artist to make theatre inspired by our parks. Join us for one or more drop-in classes on Tuesdays from July 18 to August 8, and sign up for the mini camp!

3-Day Mini Camp (Registration Required)*
This mini camp will culminate with a short theatre piece created by the participants that will be presented for the community!
Dates: August 14 - 16: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

*Register for FREE at Payson playground during our drop-in classes or at PTP.nyc.

In case of rain, activities will be held indoors at the Payson Park House.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks and is made possible by the generous support of the Hispanic Federation and the Miranda Family Fund.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (646) 398-9062

Location: Payson Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86694466333700000, -73.92874717712400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5963f9d52aae7.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 16, 2017

Calling children ages 10 and younger! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Come play giant tic tac toe, hopscotch, jump rope, and more in the park! Small groups and neighbors are welcome.

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 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bfe137b2e.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/coastal-cleanup Date: August 16, 2017

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May through October.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver on site and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in our 2-hour long Coastal Cleanup sessions. Space is limited. Please fill out a Coastal Cleanup Group Form to request a date.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Thomas Jefferson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-thomas-jefferson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/16/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-thomas-jefferson Date: August 16, 2017

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


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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2017-08-16 2017-08-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.79312515258789000, -73.93525695800781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59400ffb0bbb9.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT