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 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:11:49 GMT <![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/introduction-to-meditation Date: August 18, 2017

Known benefits of a regular meditation practice include stress reduction. improved concentration, increased self-awareness and sense of happiness, improved cardiovascular and immune health, and more. This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat of blanket to sit on.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59442755cc0f0.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Taiwan: A World of Orchids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids Date: August 18, 2017

Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a day filled with art and culture, in partnership with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECONY).

Please Note: free hours are suspended on this day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-18 2017-08-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59303aa64c69e.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 18, 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 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: August 18, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Time Travelers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/discovery-walks-for-families-time-travelers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/discovery-walks-for-families-time-travelers Date: August 18, 2017

Journey through time – from the Ice Age, through Colonial times, to today – and discover how Manhattan’s geography shaped the design (and use) of the Harlem Meer landscape.

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 2123106600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597bb245bde0d.jpg Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 18, 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 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 18, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946b75f3791.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 18, 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 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at St. James Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-st-james-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-st-james-park Date: August 18, 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: St. James Park

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X044 St. James Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940104178fe6.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 18, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 18, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Discovery Pack, noon - 3:00 p.m.: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Bird Nerd Game Hour ,1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!

Nature on the Go!, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: August 18, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Cottage

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946cab8fe6e.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/painting-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/painting-demonstration Date: August 18, 2017

Watch the current Art in the Garden artist, Che Min Hsiao, as he creates site-specific watercolor paintings based on the orchid exhibit Taiwan: A World of Orchids. Find Che Min Hsiao set up within the exhibiting spaces Friday through Sunday, on August 18, 19, and 20, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Note: This is a demonstration not a workshop.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-18 2017-08-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5980e95b324b8.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/adult-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/adult-imaginative-arts Date: August 18, 2017

Get your imagination going. Create intriguing art to delight family and friends. For adults of all ages. Requires fine concentration.

July: Decorative Wine Bottles

August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore

September: Silhouettes Ablaze

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d640a27d67.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 18, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: August 18, 2017

Kids have fun creating art inspired by the summer and holiday season. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Younger children are welcome with a parent or adult.

Schedule

  • July: Patriotic Red/White/Blue Hand
  • August: Sand Craft Project
  • September: Watercolor Circle Art

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 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Studio 351 Summer Dance-A-Thon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/studio-351-summer-danceathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/studio-351-summer-danceathon Date: August 18, 2017

Join us for an evening of dance, fitness, and fun. Participants will enjoy the sounds and songs from the 80s and 90s. A prize will be given to the last person standing.

To RSVP for this event, please visit studio351dance.eventbrite.com

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by August 15.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5980e01d9f5c5.png Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx Date: August 18, 2017

Cancelled due to rain.

Join Village Community Boathouse's special new public rowing program on Van Cortlandt Park Lake in the Bronx!

Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary. Sessions run every Friday from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. starting June 23 until September 1st. Boat rides last about 30 minutes. We have a mixture of small and large boats. The smaller boats are good for an adult and a child, while the larger boats can fit a whole family. Boats are launched from the south end of the lake.

Who Can Participate
Community rowing is open to all, although some physical dexterity is required to get in and out of the boats. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver; kids and teens younger than 18 must be escorted by a parent. Life jackets are provided—and must be worn!

What You'll Row
We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats, built by volunteers and similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing.

How the Villiage Community Boathouse is Funded
We are a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers. While no commitment is required from those who row with us, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. The park is surrounded by a large and diverse population that needs more access to on-water recreation.Your donations make our program possible. If you're looking to volunteer, please email volunteers@vcb.nyc.

Contact
For more information about the Village Community Boathouse and its programs, please email info@vcb.nyc. Please check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.88915215898600000, -73.89286369085300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593cc52b52532.JPG Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: August 18, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Emerging Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/bryant-park-presents-emerging-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/bryant-park-presents-emerging-music-festival Date: August 18, 2017

Returning for its third year, Emerging Music Festival features two evenings of New York's best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, and more.

Schedule

  • Friday, August 18, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 19, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, and beer and wine also available for purchase.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Sounds: Lady and the Vamps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/summer-sounds-lady-and-the-vamps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/summer-sounds-lady-and-the-vamps Date: August 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled. This event has been Re-scheduled for August 25.

Join the Kupferberg Center for the Arts and NYC Parks for a rock and pop performance by Lady and the Vamps!

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79280090332031000, -73.85119628906250000 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Night and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/game-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/game-night-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: August 18, 2017

Enjoy a game night in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park.

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599353eaf151d.JPG Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun presents Tonight We Dance: Tango at Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/arts-culture-and-fun-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-at-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/arts-culture-and-fun-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-at-union-square-park Date: August 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join NYC Parks for an evening of the not-to-be-missed “authentic Buenos Aires Tango”. Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and an instructional class. All are welcome!

This event is part of the Arts, Culture & Fun series and is presented in partnership with Strictly Tango NYC.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597614f9647a2.JPG Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 Date: August 18, 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 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 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[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: August 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join various local companies for dance performances and lessons of different movement styles.

Harlem Dances events take place on the third Friday of each month from May through August.

Schedule

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c081f582b24.JPG Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: La La Land]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/arts-culture-fun-la-la-land http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/arts-culture-fun-la-la-land Date: August 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to rain. It has been rescheduled for Friday, September 1st.

La La Land (2016)

Sebastian and Mia are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. (PG13)

You can bring your chairs to enjoy the movies!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590892277fe57.jpg Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Fences]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-fences http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-fences Date: August 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Please see the Parks website for upcoming events.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59809442e8038.jpg Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Kung Fu Panda 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-kung-fu-panda-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-kung-fu-panda-3 Date: August 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Please see the Parks website for upcoming events.

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

When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly re-appears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossibleÑlearn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Wild Avenue and Pearson Street (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.59049572275200000, -74.18835282325800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598095b813579.jpg Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: A Dog's Purpose]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-a-dogs-purpose http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-a-dogs-purpose Date: August 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Please see NYC Parks website for upcoming events.

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

A dog is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners and eventually re-encounters the man who once rescued him as a young boy in 1962.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will be attending this event to share information about adoptable animals at their nearby adoption center as well as information about pet care and opportunities to volunteer.

About ASPCA
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend their anti-cruelty mission across the country, they are recognized as a national animal welfare organization.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 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: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Basketball Court (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77389026280100000, -73.94416666030900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595fee71c3c52.gif Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast Date: August 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

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

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72150039672851600, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594a7ed8bd0e8.jpg Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Hidden Figures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-hidden-figures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-hidden-figures Date: August 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been rescheduled. Please see the Parks website for upcoming events.

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

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Ferry Point Park

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X126 Ferry Point Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.82109714276600000, -73.82713903058600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596003f85cc48.jpg Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Outdoor Movie: Finding Dory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/outdoor-movie-finding-dory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/outdoor-movie-finding-dory Date: August 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Cinema LIC Presents Finding Dory!

Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and come enjoy a free movie night at Long Island City's beautiful waterfront.

Finding Dory
Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin. She eventually heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

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

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5936cea56062f.jpg Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: August 18, 2017

Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.

The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m.

For the best view, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593b19357d31e.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/the-fence Date: August 19, 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 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 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[Summer Streets 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/city-summer-streets-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/city-summer-streets-2017 Date: August 19, 2017

On Saturday August 5, 12, and 19 nearly seven miles of New York City's streets will be opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully. You can water slide, soar through the air on a zip line, dance, get fit, immerse yourself in a public art and architecture tours or just stroll along and experience the city's streets in a new way—all for free.

Please visit nyc.gov/summerstreets to find out more and check out all of the three activities.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -74.00279998779297000 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 19, 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 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat Date: August 19, 2017

Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs. This tour will focus on how pollinators, migratory birds, and other wildlife use the habitat and forage provided by the High Line's gardens.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:15 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 am 9:15 am 40.74670028686523400, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f13685591a.jpg Fri, 19 May 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/socrates-farmers-market Date: August 19, 2017

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also enjoy fresh-brewed coffee from vendor Henley Coffee and buy organic condiments from Hellgate Farm.

Cash transactions preferred
WIC & FMNP Checks accepted at individual farm stands

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by The NYC Compost Project with BIG Reuse – Seven days a week drop-off in the green bin next to the bathroom facilities.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 19, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach: Beginner Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 19, 2017

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School at this beginner Hatha Yoga Class.

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9299c8de8e.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 19, 2017

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.

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.

Exercising with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestow health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors 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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/learntorow-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/learntorow-1 Date: August 19, 2017

Unlike most other sports, rowing can be learned at any age and fitness level! Taking an introductory class with Row New York is a great way to get fit, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of the river against the backdrop of the city. It’s a truly unique experience! Learn to Row classes take place in the spring, summer, and fall at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River in Northern Manhattan.

All classes take place on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • One day program
  • Learn basics of sweep rowing
  • Develop working knowledge of the sport including vocabulary and equipment
  • Learn proper rowing technique on land and on the water
  • Advance to water on a stable rowing barge to develop on-water technique

This session prepares participants for Row New York's Level 2 course, in which advanced rowing skills are acquired on the water.

Ready to register or learn more? Visit Row New York's Learn-to-Row page.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 1 classes? Contact Row New York's Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach Claudia Loeber at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03c4423098.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 19, 2017

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat.

Please note: The ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Saturday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market Date: August 19, 2017

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is opening for its ninth season of healthy food, activities, education and food justice programming. The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market has engaged hundreds of local youths, distributed over 10 tons of fresh food ,recycled 24 tons of organic waste via its market compost dropoff operation, hosted 240 community market sessions, delivered 550 cooking demonstrations, 16 bread baking workshops and more in its eight seasons of operation.

2017 brings several new initiatives to the Market. This season, our newly formed food justice collective will introduce food justice activities around the newly constructed food justice mural. The market continues to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. Through strategic partnerships with local partners, the markets have introduced bus stop and subway advertisements, author readings in our children's garden, and weekly deliveries to Head Start and hospital outpatient centers. Our Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains takes place in the cooking island area in September. The markets will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, local eggs and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs: The Mixed Basket Weekly and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: August 19, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: August 19, 2017

This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify the park. We look forward to cleaning up Northerleigh Park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 816-3235

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Taiwan: A World of Orchids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids Date: August 19, 2017

Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a day filled with art and culture, in partnership with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECONY).

Please Note: free hours are suspended on this day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59303aa64c69e.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: August 19, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: August 19, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: August 19, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: August 19, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: August 19, 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 three miles long.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: August 19, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: August 19, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: August 19, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/green-team Date: August 19, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite 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. No experience necessary.

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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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-yoga-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-yoga-brooklyn Date: August 19, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! On Saturdays, join our free yoga classes in the garden!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270718b4bed.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-yoga-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-yoga-brooklyn1 Date: August 19, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us in the garden on Saturdays for a free yoga class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270a3428d90.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-yoga-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-yoga-east-harlem Date: August 19, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us in the garden for a free yoga class!

Free yoga mats available for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270f7b85227.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/kayaking Date: August 19, 2017

Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.

photo by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69950103759765600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594c3c3d775a9.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 19, 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 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walk for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/discovery-walk-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/discovery-walk-for-families-living-laboratory Date: August 19, 2017

Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory. Discover what plants and animals call this secluded Park woodland their home!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597bab49d2f60.jpg Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project Date: August 19, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring a water bottle, sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

First Wednesday of the month: Meet at Heritage Farm
Third Saturday of the month: Meet at Compost Demonstration Garden (next to Heritage Farm)

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983ab09b99d5.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Battle of Brooklyn Colonial Day and Cookout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/battle-of-brooklyn-colonial-day-cookout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/battle-of-brooklyn-colonial-day-cookout Date: August 19, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Story Time with Selene Castrovilla will still occur.

Join us for a day of colonial cooking and activities! Stop by the Fort Putnam Redoubt beside the Visitor Center for cooking demonstrations from the colonial times: bread-making, spit cooking, and Dutch oven cooking. Play colonial games, take a picture by a wagon, visit a Revolutionary War Colonel's tent, and write a letter to your loved one with a feather quill and ink.

Stop by the Fort Greene Park Conservancy tent in front of the Visitor Center between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to read Selene Castrovilla's children's books about the Battle of Brooklyn and the American Revolution. Scheduled storytime readings of her books will take place on the half-hour (11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5988793f41058.JPG Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Be a Bee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/family-art-project-be-a-bee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/family-art-project-be-a-bee Date: August 19, 2017

Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup, and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive.

The parade starts at 12:30 p.m., weather permitting.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596536e6ee58a.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[In The Shop: Honey Tasting with HoneyGramz and Bushwick Kitchen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/in-the-shop-honey-tasting-with-honeygramz-and-bushwick-kitchen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/in-the-shop-honey-tasting-with-honeygramz-and-bushwick-kitchen Date: August 19, 2017

Meet family honey farmers HoneyGramz and taste the Bees Knees honey of Bushwick Kitchen. You’ll be amazed at the complex flavors of different varieties of honey! Sample a few, then purchase your favorite to take home. Honey Weekend event.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5965386be30d6.jpg Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/saturday-woodland-corps Date: August 19, 2017

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to on site, ongoing care of the park’s 250 acres of forest.

Please note: volunteers must be able to lift and carry 10 pounds in order to participate in these activities.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids: Create Your Gardenscape with Artist Jenae Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/fort-tryon-kids-create-your-gardenscape-with-artist-jenae-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/fort-tryon-kids-create-your-gardenscape-with-artist-jenae-schwartz Date: August 19, 2017

Join local Artist Jenae Schwartz to carefully examine the flowers and butterflies of the Heather Garden. Move beyond the traditional watercolor painting by adding decorative papers, pastels, fabrics, and other media to create your ideal gardenscape! The result will be a unique and personal work of art for you to take home!

Designed for children ages four to 11. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org

Please register by August 15.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86009979248047000, -73.93370056152344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59711db607ddb.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sandy Memorial Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/its-my-park-at-sandy-memorial-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/its-my-park-at-sandy-memorial-garden Date: August 19, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park to help clean and beautify the Sandy Memorial Garden. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

Location: Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.56221980309400000, -74.09961903095200000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: August 19, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to tend to the gardens at Owl's Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road Entrance (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249000000, -74.03029632568400000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: August 19, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy to help with a general clean up at Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 204-9514

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: August 19, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a6a7555ff.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/back-to-school http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/back-to-school Date: August 19, 2017

School supplies giveaways!

Come get some supplies, while they last. We will also have presentations from the library, a cooking demo, and fitness demos!

In partnership with Tiga Pediatrics and Metro Plus.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5974f58558efe.png Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wallabout Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/wallabout-historic-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/wallabout-historic-walking-tour Date: August 19, 2017

On the third Saturday of each month in 2017, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, in collaboration with FGPC hosts a FREE guided walking tour through the historic Wallabout neighborhood north of Myrtle Avenue.

The neighborhood, most of which is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, has a beautiful mix of pre-Civil War homes and late 19th century industrial buildings. The walk will discuss how the neighborhood has developed since the Dutch first arrived in the early 1600s and highlight notable residents and landmarks.

The 90 minute guided tour begins in Fort Greene Park, includes a 1.3 mile walk, and concludes at 99 Ryerson Street.

FREE, registration required. Please register on eventbrite.

Special thank you to tour collaborators American Opera Projects and The Walt Whitman Project.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59761f00f28bd.jpg Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 19, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596520b0e506d.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bees and Beekeeping Information Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/bees-and-beekeeping-information-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/bees-and-beekeeping-information-station Date: August 19, 2017

Chat with beekeepers, try on beekeeping gear, peek inside a hive and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59762d322e42a.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Candle-Making Drop-in Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/candlemaking-dropin-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/candlemaking-dropin-workshop Date: August 19, 2017

Try your hand at creating an assortment of beeswax candles to take home and enjoy.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59762e07e3edb.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmers Market and Medicinal Herbs Demo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/farmers-market-and-medicinal-herbs-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/farmers-market-and-medicinal-herbs-demo Date: August 19, 2017

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

At noon, join Karen Rose of Sacred Vibes Apothecary for a demo in herbal medicine making, focusing on creating a home first aid kit for summer maladies.

Free demo or $5 to make your own medicinal to take home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Caribbean Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rockaway-caribbean-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rockaway-caribbean-carnival Date: August 19, 2017

Join a celebration of various cultures, arts, and history of Rockaway and traditions through a display of festivities and grand carnival. There will be entertainment.

The parade will start on Mott Avenue and Beach 20th Street and continue to Seagirt Blvd ending at Beach 17th Street performance stage in O'Donohue Park.

Sponsored by Senator James Sanders Jr, Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, West Indian American Day Carnival Association and NYC Department of Parks

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 327-7017

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk),Beach 20th Street and Mott Avenue

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000; 40.60425099887000000, -73.75282561423400000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 19, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Schedule of Activities

Discovery Pack, 10 a..m. – noon: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Blooming Naturalist, 10 a.m.: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.

Nature’s Helpers, 11 a.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: August 19, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946dc93d24c.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: August 19, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: August 19, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Sharing our Farm Traditions: Willie Morgan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/sharing-our-farm-traditions-willie-morgan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/sharing-our-farm-traditions-willie-morgan Date: August 19, 2017

Harlem Farmer Willie Morgan will share crop stories, histories, and growing tips with us at Our Little Green Acre in Harlem. Mr. Morgan is well known for planting and tending to cotton and peanuts at the Harriet Tubman Memorial statue around the corner from his garden, where he teaches visitors about the legacies of slavery. He also farms dozens of varieties of heirloom vegetables and herbs.

Photo by Andrew Buncombe

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Our Little Green Acre

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2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80823950000000000, -73.95204340000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593028ea62f37.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[WormShop for Educators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/wormshop-for-educators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/wormshop-for-educators Date: August 19, 2017

Learn how worms work their magic, converting kitchen scraps into a rich organic fertilizer, and reducing our carbon footprints. The NYC Compost Project will introduce composting, demonstrate how to build an indoor worm bin, and go over basic care and maintenance. Discussion will focus on engaging students and enriching curriculum with these easy classroom pets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593047874da4d.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: August 19, 2017

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 60 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listened to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

Marc Young will share the Palestinian story "The Camel Husband" and Judith Heineman will share the Afghan story "The Wooden Sword."

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: August 19, 2017

Enjoy free yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain, which opens June 20. Bring a yoga mat, water, and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome!

This weekly class will take place on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 3 to October 14 (except July 1 and September 2).

This free event is sponsored by lushretreats.com for Circadia!

Meet at the flag pole between the monument and Visitor's Center. This yoga class will take place on the lawn in front of the Ft. Greene Park Visitor Center. Circadia is an interactive luminescent sculpture and seating system made from concrete and glow sand, which acts as a guide to the park entrance. Resembling a historic building foundation, Circadia also mimics the park's rolling hills and the natural rhythms found in nature.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 19, 2017

Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Midland Beach Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-midland-beach-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-midland-beach-park Date: August 19, 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: Midland Playground (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57490921020508000, -74.09857940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940108f17d8a.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 19, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc Date: August 19, 2017

Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages! Celebrate simple fun with live music and free kite-making for children (kites while supplies last).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c057ee86ed9.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[District 28 Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/district-28-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/district-28-family-day Date: August 19, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council District 28 for an afternoon of inflatables, games, music, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67278289794922000, -73.78794097900390000 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/back-to-school1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/back-to-school1 Date: August 19, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Donovan Richards for an afternoon of games, inflatables, music, crafts, popcorn, cotton candy, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk With A NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Neurosurgeon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/walk-with-a-nyc-health-hospitalselmhurst-neurosurgeon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/walk-with-a-nyc-health-hospitalselmhurst-neurosurgeon Date: August 19, 2017

Walking was recently recognized by the Surgeon General of the United States of America as one of the single most important things we can do for our health. Come to Al Oerter Recreation Center's Indoor Running Track for a light 30-minute walk at your own pace with NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst neurosurgeons Zachary Hickman, MD and Konstantinos Margetis, MD. The doctors, who specialize in treating disorders and injuries of the brain, will give a brief presentation on the dangers and long-term effects of sports-related concussions.

Participants will then get an opportunity to walk with the docs and ask questions.

For more information, please call (718) 334-1259.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 334-1259

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Extraction Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/honey-extraction-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/honey-extraction-demonstration Date: August 19, 2017

Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59762c6e41994.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/family-day Date: August 19, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council Member I.Daneek Miller for an afternoon of games, face paitning, crafts, health screenings, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wayanda Park

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Q082 Wayanda Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71080017089844000, -73.73899841308594000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures1 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures2 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/nature-center-adventures3 Date: August 19, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT