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 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:50:38 GMT <![CDATA[Tai Chi Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/tai-chi-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/tai-chi-fort-greene Date: July 9, 2017

Movement, meditation, and deep breathing for better health, strength, concentration, and self-awareness!

Wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers.

Your instructors will be Leon Qi Ying and Marilyn Fleming. Leon Qi Ying is native Chinese speaker and Brooklyn resident who has studied and practiced Tai Chi for over 30 years. Marilyn Fleming ‘M’ grew up in the UK and is longtime resident of Fort Greene. M studied with Leon Qi Ying and is a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader.

To learn more, visit taichibklyn.com

Important note: if you practice Tai Chi for health purposes, it is important that you seek advice from your main health care providers, such as your family doctors. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.

No class if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: On the lawn between the Visitor Center and Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.69211135514100000, -73.97502458095600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595165ff33210.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/free-yoga-at-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/free-yoga-at-hudson-park Date: July 9, 2017

Join HY/HK Alliance for morning yoga with Malorie Bryant! Bring a mat.

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: July 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Cook Your Culture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/kids-cook-your-culture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/kids-cook-your-culture Date: July 9, 2017

#KIDSCOOK Your Culture! Cook up a healthy family summertime recipe with vegetables from our local farmers market and fresh herbs from the 6&B herb garden. We'll taste test, and everyone will get a recipe card.

Ages 5 and older, accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 443-7361

Location: 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden

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2017-07-09 2017-07-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72430038452100000, -73.98210144043000000 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: July 9, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/basic-canoeing Date: July 9, 2017

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This Basic Canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may close prior to 12:30 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60412216186523400, -74.16136169433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593719a24a563.jpg Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Canoeing Willow Lake (Intermediate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/canoeing-willow-lake-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/canoeing-willow-lake-intermediate Date: July 9, 2017

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Prior canoeing experience is preferred for this program.

For ages 8 years and older only. First-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Meadow Lake Drive and Jewel Avenue

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2017-07-09 2017-07-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74929809570300000, -73.85459899902300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405acc9dbde.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Hester Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/the-uni-project-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street Date: July 9, 2017

Come read, draw, and explore with the Uni every Sunday in front of the Hester Street Playground in Sara D Roosevelt Park.

Programming made possible with funding from The Ong Family Foundation and Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts.

Presented by NYC Parks

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hester Street Crossing (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594413b51dd32.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/sunday-tai-chi Date: July 9, 2017

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Yellow Trail (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/trail-of-the-month-yellow-trail-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/trail-of-the-month-yellow-trail-north Date: July 9, 2017

Discover Reed's Basket Willow Swamp and Chapin Woods on this long-distance, fast-paced hike beginning at High Rock Park.

Duration depends on size and pace of group. Bring snacks and water. Sunscreen and insect repellent recommended.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/kayak-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/kayak-staten-island Date: July 9, 2017

Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore at a new location on Page Avenue in Tottenville.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Page Avenue Beach

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2017-07-09 2017-07-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50236193262400000, -74.22824013233200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5956e76f20236.JPG Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 9, 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 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 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[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/yoga-in-the-battery Date: July 9, 2017

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

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

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 11:30 am 0:30 am 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59299c431592c.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: July 9, 2017

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

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-07-09 2017-07-09 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures14 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures14 Date: July 9, 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 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 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/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures18 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures18 Date: July 9, 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 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 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/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures22 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures22 Date: July 9, 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 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 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/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures20 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures20 Date: July 9, 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 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures10 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures10 Date: July 9, 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: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures17 Date: July 9, 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) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/family-nature-walk Date: July 9, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. No registration required. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593701c42696c.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/basketball-clinic Date: July 9, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69931908735900000, -73.99871540069600000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[INSITU Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/insitu-dance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/insitu-dance-festival Date: July 9, 2017

INSITU is a unique two-day, site-specific dance festival taking place at Socrates Sculpture Park and three other Long Island City waterfront parks.

Through free public outdoor dance performances and community workshops, INSITU encourages residents and audiences to discover their neighborhood and strengthen the relationship to their community.

Twenty-five dance companies will present original dance work created in response to a specific site, setting up a chain of performances that lead the audience up and down the LIC waterfront, from Socrates to Hunters Point South.

For more information, visit insitudancefestival.com.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947fbbbaf83f.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: July 9, 2017

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:30:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/forest-crew Date: July 9, 2017

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

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

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

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: July 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking & Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/kayaking-canoeing Date: July 9, 2017

LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing in Hallets Cove (weather permitting). People of all ages are welcome to participate or volunteer. No prior boating experience is required and participants may sign up on a first come, first serve basis. Minors (under 18 yrs.) must have a parent or guardian present. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to accompany their owners! LICCB has life jackets available for your four-legged family members.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab4a4b4d4d.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/little-red-lighthouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/little-red-lighthouse-open-house Date: July 9, 2017

The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse."

Rediscover the history of this unique landmark. First-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Plaza Lafayette

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2017-07-09 2017-07-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85169982910156000, -73.94180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59371aa983133.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/freshwater-fishing Date: July 9, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5939bee93bad8.jpg Wed, 05 Jul 2017 09:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: July 9, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/orienteering Date: July 9, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our orienteering hikes, you will learn the skills needed to navigate using only a map and compass.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach Date: July 9, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 590-3567

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86619949340820000, -73.79479980468750000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: July 9, 2017

On Sundays, the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and family, ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers.

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery. Registration opens on July 3. We recommend that people who receive a response arrive a half-hour early before each program.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tending to a Growing Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/tending-to-a-growing-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/tending-to-a-growing-garden Date: July 9, 2017

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches at Lefferts Historic House by pulling weeds and helping to water the plants.

Bring a hat and a bottle of water, and we will provide the tools and gloves!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59494657ecd13.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: July 9, 2017

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

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

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Afro-Caribbean]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 Date: July 9, 2017

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

Something Positive
Afro-Caribbean
This ensemble of international dancers, singers, and musicians perform a mix of Afro-Caribbean traditional and dance music with a blend of poetry, storytelling, and theater. Get Details

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1374

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942e2aad016a.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Reception with Che Min Hsiao]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/artist-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/artist-reception Date: July 9, 2017

Meet the Artist • View the Show • Enjoy the Garden

Sitting with the Garden is a collection of site-specific watercolor paintings by Che Min Hsiao, a Taiwanese painter based in Queens. Viewers will experience the beauty of Queens Botanical Garden filtered through the artist’s memories of nature in Taiwan.

This project is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This reception is free with admission. Stay up to date by RSVP’ing to our Facebook event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595e49c166cb1.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures16 Date: July 9, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures15 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures15 Date: July 9, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures19 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures19 Date: July 9, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures21 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures21 Date: July 9, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures24 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures24 Date: July 9, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures23 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/nature-center-adventures23 Date: July 9, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Arts Ensemble Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/bronx-arts-ensemble-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/bronx-arts-ensemble-concert Date: July 9, 2017

The Bronx Arts Ensemble is a professional performance ensemble with a year-round schedule of chamber music and orchestral concerts, as well as special programs for families and a full arts-in-education program for schools.

Drawing on its Local 802 (A.F.M.) contract, the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s players are among the finest freelance musicians in New York. With the flexibility of performing as a small group or full symphony, the Bronx Arts Ensemble presents 100 concerts annually that reach an audience of over 50,000.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.90079879760742000, -73.89320373535156000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/activity-table Date: July 9, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Laughter in the Park 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/laughter-in-the-park-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/laughter-in-the-park-2017 Date: July 9, 2017

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

Every Sunday starting July 9, you can catch up to two hours of stand up comedy performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists. Please bring a blanket and a picnic basket!

Performers / July 9 (Bookings are subject to change):

Greer Barnes
Greer is well known in the New York comedy scene, performing regularly at top clubs such as the Comedy Cellar. Recently on an episode of "Louis," fellow comedian Dave Attell ranted to Louis C.K. about how he cannot follow Greer Barnes. His debut album, "See What I'm Saying", recently reached No. 13 on the iTunes Comedy Charts.

Alingon Mitra
Alingon is a NYC-based comedian who has written for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah", "Adam Ruins Everything," and "The Harvard Lampoon."

Mark Normand
Mark has done a Comedy Central half hour special, as well as released an album titled "Still Got It" with Comedy Central records. He regularly opens for Amy Schumer.

Gina Yashere (headliner)
Gina recently joined Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" as their British Correspondent and contributor. She is a well-known stand up and TV star in the UK and was named a top ten rising talent by the Hollywood Reporter. She broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on NBC's "Last Comic Standing." She is also known in the US for being the only British comedian to ever appear on the iconic "Def Comedy Jam," as well as for her hilarious appearances on "The Tonight Show" (NBC), "Crashing" (HBO), "@Midnight" on Comedy Central and her 1 hour stand up special, "Skinny B*tch" on Showtime. Her third stand up special taped in the UK called "Gina Yashere: Ticking Boxes," is currently being streamed in the US on NBC's Seeso.

Laughter in the Park Schedule
Our shows are as follows:

  • Sunday, July 9 - Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday July 16 - Granite Prospect at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 23 - Old Bandshell Lawn at Tompkins Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 30 - Mineral Spring in Central Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

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

"Laughter in the Park" is a passion project run solely by volunteers. NYLaughs would like to acknowledge our sponsors: Fairway Markets and Manhattan Mini-Storage, two NY businesses that are focused on the health and wellness of New Yorkers. Funding for Laughter in the Park 2017 is also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. Additionally, NYLaughs is the recipient of Community Arts Grant from the Washington Square Park Conservatory.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.73149871826172000, -73.99749755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595cab02dca63.jpg Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Fantasy Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-forest Date: July 9, 2017

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About The Great Miguelino
Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located next to the Queens Zoo in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, and other fun attractions and games.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59149c233611a.jpg Thu, 18 May 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken: Egg Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/city-chicken-egg-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/city-chicken-egg-workshop Date: July 9, 2017

It's all about the egg at this citywide workshop! Join us for a detailed discussion about how eggs are made and oddities that can occur. Through thse workshops, you can raise chickens in New York City! Visit our live chicken co-op and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2017-07-09 2017-07-09 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5927374357f40.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Fantasy Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-forest1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-forest1 Date: July 9, 2017

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About The Great Miguelino
Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located next to the Queens Zoo in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, and other fun attractions and games.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59149c233611a.jpg Thu, 18 May 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/zumba-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/zumba-with-dodge-ymca Date: July 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 4:30 pm 5:30 am 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Katz Concert Series: Alive N' Kickin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/katz-concert-series-alive-n-kickin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/katz-concert-series-alive-n-kickin Date: July 9, 2017

Cover Band Alive N' Kickin will be performing hits from the 1960s through today!

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.58319854736300000, -73.81539916992200000 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Tango in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/tango-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/tango-in-the-park Date: July 9, 2017

Let the tango begin! Take advantage of free professional instruction from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., accompanied by a live DJ. Then, enjoy a performance by Tangeristas and live music until 9:00 p.m. It will be beautiful. It is a wonderful evening of music, dance, and song in a beautiful environment. Dance around the fountain flower bed into the sunset.

Perfect for families and perfect for date night. Come with your children and dogs.

This event will take place in six sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. The dates are: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. When selecting tickets, please choose your desired date.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Fountain (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071300000, -73.98439788818400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5951884de10b7.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: The Three Musketeers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-three-musketeers1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-three-musketeers1 Date: July 9, 2017

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

The D'Artagnan Romances, Part 1: The Three Musketeers
By Suzanne Lee
Adapted from Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

The adventure begins! D’Artagnan arrives in Paris to pursue his dream of becoming a musketeer, but is denied by the renowned Captain Treville. Only when his anonymity and skill are called on to rescue the reputation of the Queen of France from the conspiracies of Cardinal Richelieu and his deadly agents, Rochefort and Milady, does he really shine and redeem the reputation of The Three Musketeers!

For more information, visit 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 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5952a7f5230ca.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays Date: July 9, 2017

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

Amplified Sundays take place each Sunday in July.

Schedule

  • July 2: Mr. Reed - NYC soul artist backed by horns
  • July 9: Lyla Canté - Jewish Cantor meets Flamenco guitarist and sparks fly
  • July 16: Innov Gnawa - venerable and hypnotic gnawa music is the "The Moroccan Blues"
  • July 23: Dahlia Dumont’s Blue Dahlia - international reggae, sewn with French chanson, ska, and tango
  • July 30:La Mecánica Popular - a unique blend of processed Peruvian-style guitar licks and experimental synths

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05bfbb678a.JPG Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents The Three Musketeers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-the-three-musketeers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-the-three-musketeers Date: July 9, 2017

It's all for one and one for all as D'Artagnan and the Musketeers fight to protect the ones they love from the revolting exploits of Cardinal Richelieu.

A story of double crossings, kidnappings, and carefully-guarded secrets, complete with lavish fights and sweeping romance, The Three Musketeers reminds us that through strength, courage and unity, you can always defend what you believe in.

Directed by Jenny Bennett, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Fight Director: Manny Brown

Friday evening performances begin at 8:30 p.m., immediately after JazzMobile.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594427843a333.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:30:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hands to the Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/movies-under-the-stars-hands-to-the-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/movies-under-the-stars-hands-to-the-sky Date: July 9, 2017

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

With a scorching original music score composed by noted writer/arranger Erik Talbert, Hands to the Sky documents the outdoor soulful house music scene and its origins. Over a two-year period, the directors, Jean-Paul Noel & Angelo Boyke, followed this music out of the clubs and house parties and into the parks and beaches where an estimated 100,000 house music fans gather to dance, commune and rejoice in the summer heat. From Coney Island to Fort Greene Park to various public spaces in and around New York City, Hands to the Sky interviews dancers, event promoters, deejays and performers who share personal, often poignant anecdotes and recollections of how house music in general, and these outdoor functions specifically, have shaped their worldviews, established lasting relationships and inspired dreams and aspirations.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Fort Greene Park

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.69150161743200000, -73.97550201416000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5956b47612bdf.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Doctor Strange]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/movie-under-the-stars-doctor-strange http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/movie-under-the-stars-doctor-strange Date: July 9, 2017

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

From Marvel comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident renders his hands useless. When traditional medicine fails him, he travels to remote Kamar-Taj in search of a cure, but instead discovers the mystical arts and becomes a powerful sorcerer battling dark forces bent on destroying our reality.

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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Maurice Park (in Frank Principe Park)

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Q131 Frank Principe Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72750091552734400, -73.90489959716797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593820e8b5318.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night: Sister Act]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/outdoor-movie-night-sister-act http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/outdoor-movie-night-sister-act Date: July 9, 2017

In celebration of our 25th anniversary, many of this summer's featured films will take us back to the year 1992! Whether a classic favorite or a recent blockbuster, Randall's Island Park is an amazing place to take in a flick.

Outdoor movie nights take place at sunset every Sunday from June through September. Outdoor movie nights are presented in partnership with the NYC Parks.

Sister Act (PG), Year: 1992, Run Time: 1 hr 40 min
A singer hides out in a convent to escape the mob. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, and Kathy Najimy. - Swank

Start time: 8:40 pm

End time: 10:20 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 8:40 pm 10:20 pm 40.78372985973800000, -73.93353271484400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a9c97e278.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/the-fence Date: July 10, 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 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bootcamp in the Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/bootcamp-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/bootcamp-in-the-park Date: July 10, 2017

Join HY/HK Alliance for a free Bootcamp fitness class with Ruel Davis!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Competitive Rowing Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/competitive-rowing-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/competitive-rowing-camp Date: July 10, 2017

For experienced* high school rowers, ages 14 to 18, this summer-long competitive camp meets five days a week, Mondays through Fridays, from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., on the historic Harlem River.

Athletes train with experienced coaches from a variety of competitive collegiate rowing programs. Rowing is a great way to distinguish your child’s college resume, and our seasoned coaches are always available as a resource to discuss rowing at a higher level. We work on enhancing rowing skills and technique in both sweep and sculling boats.

Along with rigorous training, participants compete in select regattas throughout the summer season. For those who are considering rowing at the collegiate level, this camp is the perfect addition to develop their talent.

*Previous rowing experience is defined as at least 10 months of previous rowing experience and/or race experience in at least four high school-level regattas. All participants are selected for this program at our coaches discretion.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-07-10 2017-07-10 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c056b59d2b3.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise: Abhaya Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/sunrise-abhaya-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/sunrise-abhaya-yoga Date: July 10, 2017

Escape the bustle of the city with sunrise yoga in the morning light.

Join Sunrise Abhaya Yoga for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. before each class.
- Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: July 10, 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 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Connective Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/the-connective-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/the-connective-project Date: July 10, 2017

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Brooklyn’s Backyard, Prospect Park Alliance is bringing together artists, Brooklyn notables, and the public to create a site-specific art installation, which celebrates the special meaning Prospect Park has in the lives of millions of community members from across the borough and beyond.

Funded in part by Bloomberg Philanthropies and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rose Garden

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2017-07-10 2017-07-10 9:00 am 8:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d19bfb6b95.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Crew Camp (Manhattan)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/crew-camp-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/crew-camp-manhattan Date: July 10, 2017

Since 2004, Row New York has taught summer rowing camps to 6th through 12th graders, beginners and competitors. Camps run out of the beautiful Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Manhattan and our newest rowing location, the Paerdegat Basin Launch in Brooklyn.

Campers join for many reasons – fitness, discovery of a new sport, a competitive college application – but ultimately find one common result, a team to call their own.

During our novice Crew Camp your child will have the totally unique experience of learning to row on the Harlem River in Manhattan. Our three-week camp focuses on fun, fitness, and teamwork while prioritizing safety on the water. Campers are lead by experienced coaches while learning basic rowing techniques and boat moving skills, on and off the water.

No experience is necessary to join!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-07-10 2017-07-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c054e82c2ba.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway Dance with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/broadway-dance-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/broadway-dance-with-dodge-ymca Date: July 10, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/its-my-park-at-michael-j-leonard-memorial-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/its-my-park-at-michael-j-leonard-memorial-plaza Date: July 10, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Staten Island Royal Lions Club as they beautify Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza. We look forward to cleaning up the plaza with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 763-3819

Location: Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza

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2017-07-10 2017-07-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.59871750662700000, -74.08152264781600000 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/popup-pool-free-swim Date: July 10, 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 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 10, 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 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/bryant-park-language-classes Date: July 10, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Sabrina]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: July 10, 2017

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

The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.). All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

Sabrina
Bosley Crowther of the New York Times called this Billy Wilder winner “the most delightful comedy-romance in years.” The contemporary fairy tale finds the poor chauffeur’s daughter (Audrey Hepburn) pursued by the two sons (Humphrey Bogart, William Holden) of her father’s rich Long Island employer. This is after she returns elegantly from a couple of years in Paris where she has learned to make an omelet and to wear gorgeous clothes. Edith Head won an Oscar for the costumes, though an unaccredited Givenchy designed Audrey’s chic outfits. (1954) 113 MIN. (NR) (PARAMOUNT)

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Art Tour: Mutations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/art-tour-mutations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/art-tour-mutations Date: July 10, 2017

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.74670028686523400, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5924a8d480898.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Drum Circle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/drum-circle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/drum-circle Date: July 10, 2017

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

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

All ages welcome — kids to adults.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943036710119.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Harlem Parks & Manhattan Recreation Film Festival: Get Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival Date: July 10, 2017

Directed by Jordan Peele, 103 min., USA.

A speculative thriller from the mind of Jordan Peele, a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, and becomes ensnared in the more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Music: hip hop, house, and soul by DJ Brittofie; V Ferg presents Creative Public Offering.

Please check ImageNation's website for rain information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59417bacba08a.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: July 10, 2017

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn area behind the track and field area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.84830093383800000, -73.82260131835900000 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[West African Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/west-african-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/west-african-dance Date: July 10, 2017

Join us for this fun dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while having tons of fun!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594305f136f0d.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/learntorow-2 Date: July 10, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible.

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-07-10 2017-07-10 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c04d320090f.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ballet Barre with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/ballet-barre-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/ballet-barre-with-dodge-ymca Date: July 10, 2017

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Books Beneath the Bridge with Freebird Bookstore: Erica Wagner, Author of Chief Engineer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/books-beneath-the-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/books-beneath-the-bridge Date: July 10, 2017

Our annual literature series returns to the Granite Prospect steps, featuring six evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. Each program will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing with the authors.

Erica Wagner, author of Chief Engineer, talks about Washington Roebling and the building of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Sponsored by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Freebird Bookstore

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70193862915039000, -73.99747467041016000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers Date: July 10, 2017

The City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do, join hands for a Virginia Reel and step right up and holler "yeehaw!"

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

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

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.58319854736300000, -73.81539916992200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a7b0433492.jpg Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/movies-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/movies-under-the-stars-sing Date: July 10, 2017

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

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

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Park House (in Yellowstone Park)

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Q425 Yellowstone Park 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72600705057200000, -73.84810126582300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594a7e5e1790f.jpg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hidden Figures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/movies-under-the-stars-hidden-figures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/movies-under-the-stars-hidden-figures Date: July 10, 2017

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

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA—Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Brevoort Playground

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B258 Brevoort Playground 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.68050003051758000, -73.92269897460938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59569ad8d06fd.png Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Lego Batman Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-batman-movie Date: July 10, 2017

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

From the creators of The Lego Movie, this 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film focuses on the DC Comics character Batman (Will Arnett) as he attempts to overcome his greatest fear to stop the Joker's ( Zach Galifianakis) latest plan. The film also features Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Field K (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 8:30 pm 10:15 pm 40.67192804696400000, -74.00326025486000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5956864041367.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/the-fence Date: July 11, 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 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Competitive Rowing Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/competitive-rowing-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/competitive-rowing-camp Date: July 11, 2017

For experienced* high school rowers, ages 14 to 18, this summer-long competitive camp meets five days a week, Mondays through Fridays, from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., on the historic Harlem River.

Athletes train with experienced coaches from a variety of competitive collegiate rowing programs. Rowing is a great way to distinguish your child’s college resume, and our seasoned coaches are always available as a resource to discuss rowing at a higher level. We work on enhancing rowing skills and technique in both sweep and sculling boats.

Along with rigorous training, participants compete in select regattas throughout the summer season. For those who are considering rowing at the collegiate level, this camp is the perfect addition to develop their talent.

*Previous rowing experience is defined as at least 10 months of previous rowing experience and/or race experience in at least four high school-level regattas. All participants are selected for this program at our coaches discretion.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-07-11 2017-07-11 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c056b59d2b3.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 11, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/meditation Date: July 11, 2017

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74711794880300000, -74.00518564608800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f438fbae5b.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: July 11, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

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 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/fitness-walk Date: July 11, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Connective Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/the-connective-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/the-connective-project Date: July 11, 2017

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Brooklyn’s Backyard, Prospect Park Alliance is bringing together artists, Brooklyn notables, and the public to create a site-specific art installation, which celebrates the special meaning Prospect Park has in the lives of millions of community members from across the borough and beyond.

Funded in part by Bloomberg Philanthropies and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rose Garden

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2017-07-11 2017-07-11 9:00 am 8:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d19bfb6b95.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: July 11, 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 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: July 11, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Crew Camp (Manhattan)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/crew-camp-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/crew-camp-manhattan Date: July 11, 2017

Since 2004, Row New York has taught summer rowing camps to 6th through 12th graders, beginners and competitors. Camps run out of the beautiful Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Manhattan and our newest rowing location, the Paerdegat Basin Launch in Brooklyn.

Campers join for many reasons – fitness, discovery of a new sport, a competitive college application – but ultimately find one common result, a team to call their own.

During our novice Crew Camp your child will have the totally unique experience of learning to row on the Harlem River in Manhattan. Our three-week camp focuses on fun, fitness, and teamwork while prioritizing safety on the water. Campers are lead by experienced coaches while learning basic rowing techniques and boat moving skills, on and off the water.

No experience is necessary to join!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-07-11 2017-07-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c054e82c2ba.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/tai-chi Date: July 11, 2017

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

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74072892169700000, -74.00806097415200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f4dbd68d6f.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/storytime-at-the-battery Date: July 11, 2017

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

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

Free and open to the public.

Story Schedule

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595d52f043c03.JPG Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 11, 2017

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

Class held on the upper terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 11, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/biweekly-gardening-club Date: July 11, 2017

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

All ages and experience are welcome.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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<![CDATA[It's My Park at McLaughlin Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park Date: July 11, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey to garden at McLaughlin Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 505-9232

Location: Park House (in McLaughlin Park)

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B061 McLaughlin Park 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69667172506400000, -73.98606705665600000 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:14:59 EDT