NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:47:17 GMT <![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/checkmate-101 Date: July 24, 2016

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630c10a6326.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/youth-volleyball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/youth-volleyball-clinics Date: July 24, 2016

Learn how to play volleyball at our open clinics for kids! Recommended for ages four to 10.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5764461bd0d85.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics Date: July 24, 2016

This three-hour, on-bike class is for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan and signal, and navigate around common road hazards. Bicycling Basics is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

]]>
Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5768104e66244.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/bike-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/bike-new-york Date: July 24, 2016

Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of five to eight miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and league-certified cycling Instructors. This is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

]]>
M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57681bd6bcab1.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/learn-to-ridekids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/learn-to-ridekids Date: July 24, 2016

Learn to Ride: Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.

Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. Register here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

]]>
X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88610076904297000, -73.89749908447266000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/meditation Date: July 24, 2016

Take a moment to connect with your inner self while practicing peace and mindfulness. Classic sessions include instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of guided meditation led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss. All levels are welcome. Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors periodically, weather permitting.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5772aa1f9ff43.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: July 24, 2016

In celebration of the centennial of the formal garden, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum invited artists to paint the gardens en plein air on June 9, in conjunction with the annual summer luncheon on the theme of French classical gardens.

Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.

These paintings will be on view at Bartow-Pell from July 1 through September 23.

Featured artists: Michele Basora, Mary Colby, Sofya Dudnik, Elise Fechtmann, C'naan Hamburger, Thomas Legaspi, Sarah Olson, Julie Ortiz, Kim Power, Linda Sacewicz, Greg Thielker, Melanie Vote, and Alice Elisabeth Waite.

There will be an opening reception on July 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with live music from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Image: Mary Colby, The Artist in the Garden, 2016, oil on wood panel, oil sketch, 12 x 14 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

]]>
X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/basketball-clinics Date: July 24, 2016

Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8 to 17.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643d5da9d19.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Canoe Excursion (Intermediate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/orchard-beach-lagood-birding-excursion-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/orchard-beach-lagood-birding-excursion-intermediate Date: July 24, 2016

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

Prior canoe experience is preferred; for ages 8 years and older only. Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery please visit our Event Registration page July 7 through July 14.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-319-0912

Location: Pelham Bay Park

]]>
X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: July 24, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

]]>
X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Arm of the Sea Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/family-performance-festival Date: July 24, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!

Prepare to be enchanted by the larger-than-life puppetry, poetry, and evocative music of Arm of the Sea Puppet Theater. Gain insight into the history of New York City's ingenious system of aqueducts and reservoirs that provide clear mountain water from the Catskills to nine million residents downstate. You can expect plenty of visual punch and timely wit as the Hudson Valley's premier eco-logic theater traces life's quintessential liquid from mountain top to city tap.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete listing of performances, visit Central Park Conservancy's Family Performance Festival page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture, and Fun: Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert Date: July 24, 2016

This summer, join us in the park for free jazz concerts, featuring talented young musicians from the world-renowned New School for Jazz. With notable alumni including Robert Glasper, Brad Mehldau, Bilal, and Becca Stevens, New School Jazz has been recognized as an innovative leader in musical higher education for nearly thirty years.

The School of Jazz at The New School, founded in 1986, is one of the most influential institutions of its kind. The quality and uniqueness of the school lie in its artist-as-mentor approach to learning, its progressive curriculum, small ensemble-based performance, a stellar faculty composed of artist-practitioners, and our access to unique musical opportunities throughout New York City.

Rain or shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

]]>
R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57112f4228dfb.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Self Defense Class for Women by Warrior Sisters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/self-defense-class-for-women-by-warrior-sisters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/self-defense-class-for-women-by-warrior-sisters Date: July 24, 2016

This is a self defense class that is instructed by Warrior Sisters. The class is open to only females of all ages. There will be verbal and physical techniques taught. There will also be conversation about how to protect yourself. Please come dressed in comfortable clothes and sneakers.

Warrior Sisters is an agency that believe that free, empowerment-based, woman-centered self defense education should be available to every woman. Learn more abou them http://warrior-sisters.org/

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

]]>
X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Reptiles and Amphibians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/discovery-hike-reptiles-and-amphibians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/discovery-hike-reptiles-and-amphibians Date: July 24, 2016

The summer forest is a great place to look for water snakes, basking turtles, leaping bullfrogs, and more. This happy herpetological walk follows the Yellow and Blue Trails past several ponds.

This hike is suitable for ages 7 and older.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

]]>
R088 High Rock Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/community-rowing Date: July 24, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

]]>
X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: July 24, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which 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.

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.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

]]>
Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1fcf8a3a1.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: July 24, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

]]>
M037 Highbridge Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 24, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Laughter in the Park 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/laughter-in-the-park-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/laughter-in-the-park-2016 Date: July 24, 2016

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of four weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday starting July 3, you can catch up to two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.

This political year, New York politicians are taking the stage to support the laughs! Laughter crosses party lines! Jimmy "The Rent Too Damn High" McMillan kicks off the series by telling jokes at the premiere July 3. More political hijinx follow weekly! Check out Laughter in Park's website for information on scheduled performers.

NYLaughs, Inc. 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 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.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Mineral Springs (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77289962768555000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5776b10685f4f.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: July 24, 2016

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

]]>
M010 Central Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 24, 2016

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773e8a19de51.jpg Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: July 24, 2016

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

As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, next to The Queens Zoo. 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)

]]>
Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57461b3d86e40.png Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Reactionary: An Exploration of Poetry and Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/reactionary-an-exploration-of-poetry-and-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/reactionary-an-exploration-of-poetry-and-place Date: July 24, 2016

Newtown Literary editors Stephanie Davis and Jackie Sherbow will facilitate a workshop and reading that explores history, motion, and place. Using the Lewis Latimer House Museum as inspiration, poetry prompts will be provided in several spaces inside the house and its garden, asking participants to respond to their surroundings. We will draw from Lewis Latimer’s life and career as well as from articles inside his home, the home’s architecture, and the encompassing neighborhood. Participants will have the opportunity to share their work, and readings by three Newtown contributors will take place as we move through the museum’s landscape, from its history to the present.

The tour starts at 2:30 p.m.; the workshop and reading starts at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

]]>
Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5772ae6628b30.png Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artists: Caroline Larsen and Rachael Wren]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/meet-the-artists-caroline-larsen-and-rachael-wren http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/meet-the-artists-caroline-larsen-and-rachael-wren Date: July 24, 2016

Both artists, exhibiting in Wave Hill House, discuss their sources, techniques, and how they approach nature through painting. Specific moments observed in nature are catalysts for Rachael Wren’s abstract oil paintings, which incorporate dense mark-making and a rich palette. The Edge of Place traces her exploration of the ephemeral qualities of atmospheric space, where painted gestures conjure fragments of light streaming through trees, reflections in water or a flickering mirage, inviting viewers to enter into the illusionistic space of painting. On view in the Tea Room, Caroline Larsen’s Fruit and Foliageseries depicts still life images of fruit and other flora that evoke an exuberant tropical frenzy. The imagery draws on the artist’s recollections of her upbringing in Sarasota, Florida, of time spent in Panama as an adult, as well as her love of textiles and patterning.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773e8f4747dc.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: High and Mighty Brass Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/music-in-the-garden-high-and-mighty-brass-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/music-in-the-garden-high-and-mighty-brass-band Date: July 24, 2016

Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-beat and hip hop influences. Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member.

Sponsored by Kupferberg Center for the Arts. View the entire program's schedule

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2016-07-24 2016-07-24 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/the-magic-of-rogue-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: July 24, 2016

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

As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, next to The Queens Zoo. 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)

]]>
Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57461b33552a2.png Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[GRIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/grit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/grit Date: July 24, 2016

GRIT is an explosive, high-impact body weight-based workout which provides the double whammy of maximizing calorie burn during this workout and burning fat for hours afterwards.

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758834ebc0ef.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/zumba Date: July 24, 2016

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

  • Registration begins at 4 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: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586c5f8c415.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Katz Concert Series: Alive N' Kickin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/katz-concert-series-alive-n-kickin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/katz-concert-series-alive-n-kickin Date: July 24, 2016

Cover Band Alive N' Kickin will be performing hits from the 1960's 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, NYC Parks and Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7272

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

]]>
Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Tango Nights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/learn-to-tango-nights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/learn-to-tango-nights Date: July 24, 2016

Learn to tango while listening to a live DJ mixing music at Stuyvesant Park. Dance lessons will be led by certified instructor Esmeralda from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

After a 15 minute interval, watch and/or join professionals as they dance to live music from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. The event will continue with dancing and music until 9:00 p.m. Whether you choose to dance or watch, you'll be sure to have a wonderful time.

Check out the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association's Facebook page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Fountain (in Stuyvesant Square)

]]>
M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071300000, -73.98439788818400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575798c4b1c67.jpg Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Marine Park, Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/family-camping-brooklyn Date: July 24, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery please visit our Event Registration page from July 5 through July 12.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

]]>
B057 Marine Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Michael Arenella & Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-amplifed-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-amplifed-sundays Date: July 24, 2016

Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by a spectacular sunset over the Hudson River! Join us every Sunday in July!

July 24
Michael Arenella & Quintet - Steeped in the hot-dance band tradition of the 1920s and the early 1930s, Michael Arenella and his Quintet distill the essential magic of the era. Spontaneous, joyous and alluring, the band allows you to bask in the warmth of the Jazz Age and a truly American phenomenon

July 31
JoJo Abot - experimental blend of electronica, afrobeat, jazz, neo-soul, house and reggae. Hypnotic, sultry, vulnerable, empowering, Jojo found sonic inspiration in the music of Thandiswa Mazwai, Savage Rose, Seeed, Lucky Dube, and Simphiwe Dana.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

]]>
M353 Riverside Park South 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f060773be43.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-macbeth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-macbeth Date: July 24, 2016

See a free performance of this classic Shakespeare play presented by Classical Theatre of Harlem.

Performances will take place on Tuesdays through Sundays. Friday's performances will begin at 8:30 p.m. No performance on Mondays.

In Association with SummerStage By William Shakespeare, Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

]]>
M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578e5c8d5e82f.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Wizard of Oz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/movies-under-the-stars-the-wizard-of-oz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/24/movies-under-the-stars-the-wizard-of-oz Date: July 24, 2016

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

Kansas girl Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, are whisked by a tornado into the magical land of Oz in this much loved musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel. Dorothy joins the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion on an adventure down the Yellow Brick Road to persuade the Wizard to help her find her way home.

Know Before You Go
Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Athens Square

]]>
Q436 Athens Square 2016-07-24 2016-07-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5751c8ce95677.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise: Abhaya Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/sunrise-abhaya-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/sunrise-abhaya-yoga Date: July 25, 2016

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

  • Registration begins at 7 a.m. before each class.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a 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)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586fe99be0d.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Will Take You to Funkytown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/rush-will-take-you-to-funkytown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/rush-will-take-you-to-funkytown Date: July 25, 2016

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. Titled Rush Will Take You to Funkytown!, the murals are inspired by the vibrant energy of Brooklyn Bridge Park and the artwork of Xenobia Bailey. Bailey, a New York-based and long-standing Rush Teaching Artist, is known for her eye-catching, abstract works, many of which can be seen in the city’s public spaces.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5796647108123.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: July 25, 2016

Every year millions of New Yorkers beat the heat in NYC Parks’ 55 outdoor pools and 14 miles of beaches. The Arsenal Gallery celebrates the 2016 summer season with the exhibition SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, which highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.

Exhibited artists include Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Tobias Hutzler, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles.

Please note: the Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconveinience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: July 25, 2016

Tots Program (2-5 Years old) M-F 9:15am-10:00am

Tots Program (8 months - 3 Years old) M-F 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm M-F.

Other activities for ages 6-14 will be offered M-F 9:15am- 4:45pm. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Goalball, Softball and Group Games.

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Sunset Park, kids will learn basketball, soccer and football! To find out more, please call the Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park),Sunset Park

]]>
B087 Sunset Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Gateway Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle Date: July 25, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with League Education & Treatment Center to help care for Gateway Triangle through weeding, litter removal, and leaf raking. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gateway Triangle

]]>
B388 Gateway Triangle 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.96829986572266000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at J Hood Wright Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: July 25, 2016

Summer Sports Experience every M-F at J Hood Wright Recreation Center from 10:00am-6:00pm welcomes children ages 6-14 to learn different sports such as soccer, softball, flag football and others on a drop in basis.

Free, No registration needed.


351 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10033
For questions, Please call (212) 927-1514

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

]]>
M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: July 25, 2016

Join NYC Parks at the Playground for all Children in Queens (field adjacent to playground) Mondays- Fridays this summer from 3:00pm-5:00pm to learn sports such as Wiffleball, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football and Softball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

]]>
Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/landmark Date: July 25, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

]]>
Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: July 25, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park is pleased to commemorate Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 40th anniversary as Staten Island's only open space advocacy organization with a photographic exhibition. Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island. The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2016.

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

]]>
R006 Conference House Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: July 25, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/am-stretch Date: July 25, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

]]>
M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Walking Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/free-walking-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/free-walking-club Date: July 25, 2016

Get Healthy on The Hudson with Shape Up NYC for a summer of exercise and well-being. The Hudson River Park and Shape Up NYC will offer a weekly walking club at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84 Fountain

]]>
2016-07-25 2016-07-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76340440180300000, -74.00081181526200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575aeffa81ff1.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harlem River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/its-my-park-at-harlem-river-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/its-my-park-at-harlem-river-park1 Date: July 25, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer weekly with Trash Hero New York to remove litter from the Harlem River Park's coastal edges and access ramps. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (816)365-3809

Location: 135th Street and Madison Avenue

]]>
2016-07-25 2016-07-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81205680000000000, -73.93598240000000000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: July 25, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: July 25, 2016

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese 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.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 25, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/bryant-park-piano Date: July 25, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 25, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 25, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Three Days of the Condor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: July 25, 2016

Sydney Pollack directs Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway in this paranoid thriller of political intrigue, conspiracy, and cover-ups. Redford is a reader/researcher for the CIA whose co-workers are assassinated while he is, literally, out to lunch. Is it just another day at a government office? Now on the run for his life, can our hero trust anyone? Though initially a victim of kidnapping, Faye eventually provides Redford a safe haven (and more). Dave Grusin’s jazzy score was Grammy-nominated. (1975) 117 MIN. (R) (PARAMOUNT)

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before the feature film.

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

Visit bryantpark.org for more information.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Reel Harlem Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival 2016: Mavis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/reel-harlem-historic-harlem-parks-film-festival-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/reel-harlem-historic-harlem-parks-film-festival-2016 Date: July 25, 2016

NOTE: This feature will be shown at the rain location: The Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church, 16-20 Mount Morris Park West (Southwest corner of West 122nd Street)

Mavis! is the first feature-length documentary, presented in collaboration with HBO Documentary Films, about gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. Director Jessica Edwards entwines archival material, newly-filmed interviews, and live performances to create a cinematic portrait quite capable of converting the uninitiated into acolytes.

Join us at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for a live music tribute to Mavis Staples, the Staples Singers and Stax Records, with performances by DJ Stormin’ Norman and the Lumen Bridge Project. The film, Mavis!, will begin at 8:15 p.m. with an introduction by director Jessica Edwards.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 582-6050

Location: The Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church

]]>
2016-07-25 2016-07-25 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80495596647100000, -73.94562383561700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5762f9089b02b.png Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: July 25, 2016

Join us for this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. You can also bring your own drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teachers.

African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

]]>
M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a11191dbbd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Ballet Barre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/ballet-barre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/ballet-barre Date: July 25, 2016

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

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Photo by Julienne Schaer.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758825182c62.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[BK Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/bk-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/bk-boot-camp Date: July 25, 2016

Come to a BK Boot Camp class for a full body workout appropriate for adults of all ages and fitness levels.

Participants can arrive as early at 6:30 p.m. WOODstack representatives will be on-site as early as 6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by WOODstack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Paerdegat Park

]]>
B218 Paerdegat Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.63809967041015600, -73.93810272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47b2a3e49f.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: The Incredibles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/movies-under-the-stars-presents-the-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/movies-under-the-stars-presents-the-incredibles Date: July 25, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Come see Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and friends save lives and battle evil.

Bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

]]>
Q020 Highland Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.88569641113281000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-big-hero-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-big-hero-6 Date: July 25, 2016

A special bond develops between plus-size inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. A captivating adventure story for the entire family.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

]]>
Q004 Astoria Park 2016-07-25 2016-07-25 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5734bfd81a4d4.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: The Incredibles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/movies-under-the-stars-the-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/25/movies-under-the-stars-the-incredibles Date: July 25, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

The Incredibles revolves around former high-profile superhero Bob Parr (aka Mr. Incredible), who has not-so-successfully settled into suburban life along with his wife and kids under the watchful eye of the Superhero Protection Program. A far cry from the "glory days" during which "supers" were a welcome addition to society, the Parrs' living situation was brought on after a series of superhero-related lawsuits forced them into hiding. When not trying to fight small-time crime undercover with fellow former superhero Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), Parr (voice by Craig T. Nelson) is muddling through the corporate world as a paunchy, emotionally unsatisfied insurance claims adjuster. His family is like any other with some notable exceptions -- his daughter has the uncanny ability to become invisible and create impenetrable force fields at will; his son, Dash, can run at incredible speeds; his wife, Helen (Holly Hunter), is known in super circles as Elastigirl, one of the most respected (and pliable) superwomen of her time. Just when it looks as if things can't get any worse for Bob, he gets a summons to show up at a remote island to receive instructions for a highly classified assignment, which he promptly accepts. Thrust back into the world of fighting crime, the Incredible family is back in familiar territory -- saving the world from Syndrome, a jilted former fan of Mr. Incredible.

Know Before You Go
Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Highland Park

]]>
2016-07-25 2016-07-25 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.68539810180664000, -73.88220214843750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57769f82d0b61.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 26, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

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 Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 26, 2016

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)

]]>
M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at The High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/meditation Date: July 26, 2016

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.

RSVP today!

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

About our partners

Integral Yoga Institute of New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the practice and teachings of Integral Yoga, as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda. These teachings facilitate an easeful body, a peaceful mind, a useful life and, ultimately, the realization of one's true Self. Integral Yoga encourages interfaith harmony by respecting all the world's faiths with the goal to promote peace in the individual and in the world.

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization named after Swami Sivananda, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century and founded by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda. Their mission is to spread peace, health and joy through yoga.

On the last Tuesday of every month, join our special guest meditation leaders:

  • June 28 – Emily Fletcher, Ziva Meditation
  • July 26 – John McIlwain, Garrison Institute
  • August 30 – Ben Turshen
  • September 27 – Jeff Kober

Support
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 22nd Street Seating Steps (in The High Line)

]]>
M360 The High Line 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74670028686500000, -74.00569915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575073560e5ec.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/faces-of-cuba-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/faces-of-cuba-exhibition Date: July 26, 2016

This photo exhibit is the result of a "people to people" cultural exchange in which the artist participated last October. The artist and group visited Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Music and art were everywhere and the crumbling Spanish architecture made for some interesting images. The various images convey his impressions of Cuba and the Cuban people in an apolitical manner. The recent presidential visit and talk of lifting the embargo lend context to the images.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

]]>
X040 Poe Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/fitness-walk Date: July 26, 2016

Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles).

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

]]>
Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tai-chi-class Date: July 26, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

]]>
M098 Washington Square Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: July 26, 2016

Every year millions of New Yorkers beat the heat in NYC Parks’ 55 outdoor pools and 14 miles of beaches. The Arsenal Gallery celebrates the 2016 summer season with the exhibition SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, which highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.

Exhibited artists include Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Tobias Hutzler, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles.

Please note: the Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconveinience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: July 26, 2016

Tots Program (2-5 Years old) M-F 9:15am-10:00am

Tots Program (8 months - 3 Years old) M-F 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm M-F.

Other activities for ages 6-14 will be offered M-F 9:15am- 4:45pm. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Goalball, Softball and Group Games.

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Sunset Park, kids will learn basketball, soccer and football! To find out more, please call the Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park),Sunset Park

]]>
B087 Sunset Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi at The High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tai-chi Date: July 26, 2016

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.

RSVP here!

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

About Taoist Tai Chi Society
The Taoist Tai Chi Society is the largest non-profit Tai Chi organization in the world, practicing in 26 countries. Taoist Tai Chi is an exercise for health and relaxation, and can be practiced by people of any age or fitness level. Developed by the Taoist Society's founder, Master Moy Lin Shin, a 108 move "set" is specifically designed to improve health. Stretching, full range of motion, and the continuous turning of the spine distinguish this art at the physical level. Join us and learn the first few moves.

Partners
In partnership with Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Support
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Under the Standard (in The High Line)

]]>
M360 The High Line 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74078269849600000, -74.00861740112300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57507524dd165.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/storytime-at-the-battery Date: July 26, 2016

Storytime takes place on the Labyrinth Farm every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from July 5 through August 18. Stories are geared towards children ages five years old to 8 years old, but all are welcome, so bring the whole family!

Story Schedule:

  • July 5 - Wangari’s Trees of Peace
  • July 7 - The Empty Pot
  • July 12 - Sophie’s Fish
  • July 14 - Blueberries For Sal
  • July 19 - Where the River Begins
  • July 21 Rainbow Crow
  • July 26 – Plants Feed Me
  • July 28 - Weeds Find a Way
  • August 2 - The Curious Garden
  • August 4 - The Honeybee Man
  • August 9 – Yoko
  • August 11 - The Imaginary Garden
  • August 16 - Make Way for Ducklings
  • August 18 – Green Eggs and Ham

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Labyrinth Farm (in The Battery)

]]>
M005 The Battery 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70411962625300000, -74.01668685812700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575d775dd6860.JPG Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Gateway Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle Date: July 26, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with League Education & Treatment Center to help care for Gateway Triangle through weeding, litter removal, and leaf raking. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gateway Triangle

]]>
B388 Gateway Triangle 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.96829986572266000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Grandview, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-staten-island Date: July 26, 2016

Join NYC Parks to play Flag Football at Grandview Park on Staten Island. All levels appropiate, ages 7-17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: Benny Adorno

Location: Grandview Playground

]]>
R068 Grandview Playground 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63087011813500000, -74.16449878780800000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: July 26, 2016

Join NYC Parks at the Playground for all Children in Queens (field adjacent to playground) Mondays- Fridays this summer from 3:00pm-5:00pm to learn sports such as Wiffleball, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football and Softball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

]]>
Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at J Hood Wright Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: July 26, 2016

Summer Sports Experience every M-F at J Hood Wright Recreation Center from 10:00am-6:00pm welcomes children ages 6-14 to learn different sports such as soccer, softball, flag football and others on a drop in basis.

Free, No registration needed.


351 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10033
For questions, Please call (212) 927-1514

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

]]>
M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children’s Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: July 26, 2016

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages six to 11. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Company members of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will lead these free public classes underwritten by the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Consistent participants will be invited to perform as part of the dance performance on August 20.

Please note: There is no class on Saturday, August 13 or Tuesday, August 16.

Rain or wet ground cancels. Check the Fort Tryon Park Trust Facebook Page for updates.

Registration is now open! Please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to enroll your child today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

]]>
M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86339950561523400, -73.93009948730469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730fd505b399.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 26, 2016

Bryant Park Yoga is returning for its 13th season! Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning or Thursday evening class in this flagship series presented by Athleta, with instructors curated by Yoga Journal.

Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats—no need to bring your own.

RSVP now at Eventbrite! Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/landmark Date: July 26, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

]]>
Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval Date: July 26, 2016

Learn to play sports at Williamsbridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others at this drop in, FREE program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

]]>
X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/garden-crew Date: July 26, 2016

Help care for our vegetable beds at Friends’ Compost and Garden Site. Grown produce will be donated to local food pantries.

Bring water and sunscreen.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

]]>
X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90449905395508000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575977812bcf2.JPG Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: July 26, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park is pleased to commemorate Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 40th anniversary as Staten Island's only open space advocacy organization with a photographic exhibition. Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island. The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2016.

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

]]>
R006 Conference House Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/am-stretch Date: July 26, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

]]>
M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-reading-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-reading-storytime Date: July 26, 2016

Listen to Brooklyn Heights librarians read stories from the Brooklyn Public Library’s reading list.

Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!

Brooklyn Heights children’s librarian will read stories from the library’s summer reading list, plus a whole lot more! The only thing more fun than a good storytime is one with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

]]>
B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/bryant-park-storytime Date: July 26, 2016

Enjoy tails, meowsic, and arts and crafts, hosted by Cali Co Cat.

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy & Me: Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/mommy-me-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/mommy-me-music-together Date: July 26, 2016

Join us for music and movement for young children and the adults that want to sing and dance along.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Avenue (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

]]>
Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74330139160200000, -73.85140228271500000 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 26, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners : Walk, Jog, Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/new-york-road-runners-walk-jog-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/new-york-road-runners-walk-jog-run Date: July 26, 2016

Learn how to properly walk, jog, or run with an instructor from New York Road Runners. Each week, the instructor will show you proper form. If you are just beginning and want to learn how to run, he can give you the steps on how to get there. If you are already jogging and running, he can make sure you have good form to stay safe.

Please be sure to bring water. The group will meet inside the recreation center lobby and then walk out to the track together.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

]]>
X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Walk, Jog, or Run with NYRR]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/shape-up-nyc-walk-jog-or-run-with-nyrr http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/shape-up-nyc-walk-jog-or-run-with-nyrr Date: July 26, 2016

Walk, Jog, or Run with the New York Road Runners. The scenic and early morning setting paints the perfect picture to train your cardiovascular strength and endurance. This class is in partnership with the New York Road Runners.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

]]>
X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: July 26, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

]]>
M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 26, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/bryant-park-piano Date: July 26, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/bryant-park-knits Date: July 26, 2016

Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park Date: July 26, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Clove Lakes Park, kids will learn all about basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

]]>
R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: July 26, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

]]>
M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Stewards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/forest-stewards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/forest-stewards Date: July 26, 2016

Lend a hand and care for the forest during the growing season. Learn skills including cutting back overgrown plants, identifying and weeding invasive plants, spreading wood chips on the trails, and more.

Bring water and a snack. This event is recommended for adults and teens comfortable with strenuous outdoor activities. Volunteer and community service credit available. Suitable for ages 13 and older.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

]]>
R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/painting-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/painting-nature Date: July 26, 2016

Bring your child for a fun afternoon of painting the scenery around them, with artists Pedro Ramirez and Amy Digi. It's a cool activity for a hot day.

Supplies will be provided!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

]]>
X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.90010070800800000, -73.87220001220700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575987aa9afe2.JPG Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/gallery-tour Date: July 26, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of Glyndor Gallery exhibitions. Nature Pops! brings together 11 artists who interpret nature and the environment through a populist lens. In the Sunroom Project Space, Amie Cunat and Joiri Minaya transform each room to create dynamic experiences.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured above: JoAnne Carson, The Volunteer, 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 65” x 48”.Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773e939e346e.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: July 26, 2016

Create miniature Zen works of art (4"x6" or less) using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, and ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

]]>
X040 Poe Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hunts Point Summer Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/hunts-point-summer-experience-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/hunts-point-summer-experience-program Date: July 26, 2016

Girls and boys ages 6-13 are invited to join our experienced staff for organized play in Ultimate Frisbee, softball and flag football!

For more information, pleae contact Fernando Rosa at (718) 860-5544 or fernando.rosa@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

]]>
2016-07-26 2016-07-26 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Unlimited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/sports-unlimited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/sports-unlimited Date: July 26, 2016

Girls and boys ages 6-17 are invited to join our experienced staff for organized play in Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, dodgeball, flag football and handball!

For more information, pleae contact Sheroly Jones at (718) 367-3657 or sheroly.jones@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

]]>
X044 St. James Park 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:30 EDT