NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 28 May 2017 08:31:52 GMT <![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/seasonal-arts-andcrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/seasonal-arts-andcrafts Date: June 23, 2017

This month, we're creating Q-Tip painted hand print trees! This program is offered to kids ages six to 12 years old.

Seasonal Arts and Crafts Program Schedule
May: Q-Tip Painted Hand Print Tree
June: Colorful Rainbow Mobile

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/art-in-action Date: June 23, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/basketball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/basketball-training-camp Date: June 23, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2aa4c1cc8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Quiet Clubbing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/quiet-clubbing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/quiet-clubbing Date: June 23, 2017

This family-friendly headphone party has something for everyone. Three live DJs will play the hottest beats from Top 40, Latin, Caribbean, and Hip Hop.

You must RSVP for free tickets.

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L.Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.68371324794000000, -73.88562953472100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f8dc891792a.JPG Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-swing Date: June 23, 2017

Join us to celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre — The Lindy Hop! We will be swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem Jazz greats and more to spice it up.

Hosted in partnership with The Harlem Swing Dance Society, you’ll learn a few swing dance steps and then get the chance to practice those moves to live DJ music. Enjoy demonstrations, mingle, and have fun! All are welcome!

Schedule of Activities

  • Dance Lesson: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Open Dance: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by June 20.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591de80360199.jpg Tue, 23 May 2017 17:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: June 23, 2017

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/table-toppers Date: June 23, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/family-camping Date: June 23, 2017

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.

Please note: Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 14.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e2f45e5b3.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/arts-culture-fun-the-new-school-for-jazz-and-contemporary-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/arts-culture-fun-the-new-school-for-jazz-and-contemporary-music Date: June 23, 2017

Join us for a special concert led by the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Ditmars Park

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Q385 Ditmars Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.77160587815700000, -73.90713321277400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5919bc2b27f67.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 09:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango at Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-at-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-at-union-square-park Date: June 23, 2017

Spend evenings this June experiencing the not-to-be-missed “authentic Buenos Aires Tango”. Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes—featuring a live band on June 30! All are welcome!

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59247e76ad598.JPG Tue, 23 May 2017 17:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Feral Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/summer-on-the-hudson-feral-love http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/summer-on-the-hudson-feral-love Date: June 23, 2017

Join us for a special screening of Feral Love (Hancock Productions), a local tale of a musician, a feral cat colony, true love, and Riverside Park.

A special guest quartet performance of live music greets you at 7:30 p.m. and a bonus short about the Riverside Clay Tennis Association cat kicks off the special evening.

Bring a blanket and join us on the grass (lawn chairs are ok around the periphery only).

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.78228759765625000, -73.98698425292969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5915f54c8fe8d.JPG Fri, 12 May 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Richard III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/richard-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/richard-iii Date: June 23, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare!

Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story of a country in turmoil and a madman lusting for power. As the ruthless and charismatic Richard claws his way to the throne, a nation is forced to the breaking point in this chilling tale of a tyrant, his enablers, and those who attempt to resist.

Know Before You Go:

Theatre-goers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain time. The stage will be set at the east end of Brooklyn's beautiful Carroll Park, along Smith Street. Ground seating is open to the public, as well as a limited number of chairs.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b7f1d90e5e.jpg Wed, 24 May 2017 17:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Lion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/movies-under-the-stars-lion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/movies-under-the-stars-lion Date: June 23, 2017

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

An Indian man who was adopted as a child by an Australian couple searches for his birth family.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Ferry Point Park

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X126 Ferry Point Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81929467941900000, -73.82686008084800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b77b0855f3.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: Monsters Inc.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets Date: June 23, 2017

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

A girl befriends two monsters. Voices include Billy Crystal and John Goodman. Directed by Pete Docter.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Colden Playground

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Q347 Colden Playground 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77024320140000000, -73.82721862120000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fe547abe219.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun presents MOCA Cinema: Pushing Hands (1991)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-pushing-hands-1991 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-pushing-hands-1991 Date: June 23, 2017

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

A Chinese tai-chi master moves to America to live with his son's family. This film is Not Rated.

This event is done in partnership with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA).

About MOCA
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a non-profit institution that preserves, presents and explores the diverse history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs. Visit mocanyc.org to find out more and check out their calendar of upcoming events!

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.71519851684570000, -74.00000000000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5912056867b58.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bird-walks Date: June 24, 2017

Head to the park to join bird walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon! Bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 01 May 2017 11:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach: Beginner Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 24, 2017

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

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9299c8de8e.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 24, 2017

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Eco Volunteer Day and Free Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/eco-volunteer-day-and-free-commuity-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/eco-volunteer-day-and-free-commuity-paddle Date: June 24, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance in a day of service and fun as we recruit volunteers to help us restore the Bronx River Forest with our Conservation Crew, followed by a free community paddle!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Burke Bridge (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.87158584594726600, -73.87255096435547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee455d7bd04.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[DogSpeak]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/dogspeak http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/dogspeak Date: June 24, 2017

Learn how to communicate better with your pet. Each person must be accompanied by a dog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89839935302734400, -73.89579772949219000 Tue, 09 May 2017 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 24, 2017

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Equipment will be provided.

Class spaces are first-come, first-served. To register, visit orvis.com/newyorkcity and click the blue and gold "Join Us" banner.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orvis

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75311208147800000, -73.98086478220900000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: June 24, 2017

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally-renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance.

Open to all levels and ages.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 26 May 2017 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: June 24, 2017

Join us for an exhibit at Conference House Park, Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds, on display through July 23.

Wilner’s paintings explore the realms of imagination evoked by today’s new ecological and trans-species consciousness. Far from naturalistic, they present symbolic relationships, especially those between human beings, our histories, tools, and environments, and the natural world.

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Closed holidays / Free admission

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Image: Lucy Wilner, Aperture (detail), 72” x 60” inches, acrylic on canvas 2016

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lawrence Virgilio Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-lawrence-virgilio-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-lawrence-virgilio-playground Date: June 24, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Assemblymember Barnwell's Office to do general cleanup at Lawrence Virgilio Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 651-3185

Location: Lawrence Virgilio Playground

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Q031 Lawrence Virgilio Playground 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74750137329100000, -73.91069793701200000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground Date: June 24, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to clean up the world one piece of trash at a time, and do so while staying active at Raymond Bush Playground. Good for your body and your good for your home! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Raymond Bush Playground

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68650054931640600, -73.94159698486328000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Time Travelers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/discovery-walks-for-families-time-travelers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/discovery-walks-for-families-time-travelers Date: June 24, 2017

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

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f92966396.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/green-team Date: June 24, 2017

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

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: June 24, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park. We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay.

Boots will be provided.

Please note: There will be no program on Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.78960037231445000, -73.78700256347656000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration Date: June 24, 2017

Summer on the Hudson and the Urban Park Rangers connect you to the life living within the Hudson River with catch-and-release fishing, The Fuzzy Lemons, Music with Patrick, and river-related arts and crafts.

Fishing equipment will be provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bf5d3596d.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/learn-to-ride Date: June 24, 2017

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages five and older, how to ride a two- wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids.

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before event at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Bowne Playground

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Q308 Bowne Playground 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75820159912109400, -73.82479858398438000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 24, 2017

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: June 24, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 972-1721

Location: Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/basic-canoeing Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e3376b417.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/saltwater-fishing Date: June 24, 2017

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

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81906574643900000, -73.96124034186400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e3b5b3437.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Olympic Day: Countries Around The World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/olympic-daycountries-around-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/olympic-daycountries-around-the-world Date: June 24, 2017

All are welcome to participate in our official Olympic Day!

Visitors will be competing in unique sports and activities that are found throughout different countries across the world. Get ready to run, jump, sweat, and learn as we host an event that is perfect for the whole family!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 17 May 2017 15:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Some experience is preferred; first-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 1:30 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.59740066528320000, -73.76799774169922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e40fc24f9.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 11:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark Graphic Novel Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-graphic-novel-workshop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-graphic-novel-workshop-series Date: June 24, 2017

In this workshop series for 4 Saturdays in June, you will learn the foundations of what makes up a graphic novel or comic. Participating artists should already have fleshed out characters and environments along with an understanding of perspective. We will cover composition, image and text relationships as well as lighting. Please bring a sketchbook and ruler. All other supplies will be provided.

Maurice Buckley is an Illustrator, sculptor, storyteller and educator. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Alfred University in 2013. Since then he's been teaching art all around New York City, through organizations such as The Art Student's League of New York, and Doing art together. In addition to teaching he works from home as a comic book artist. He currently resides in Brooklyn New York and is working on launching a comic book company with his colleagues and mentors.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot to letitia.guillory@parks.nyc.gov

In partnership with the Art Students League Seeds of the League

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.965.8942

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park Center (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b088ee87ff.jpg Wed, 17 May 2017 15:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hydrangea Hurrah at Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/hydrangea-hurrah-at-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/hydrangea-hurrah-at-madison-square-park Date: June 24, 2017

Madison Square Park Conservancy is excited to present the second annual Madison Square Hort Day: Hydrangea Hurrah celebrating our beautiful hydrangea collection. Hydrangea Hurrah is a family-friendly event for our favorite summer blooms with a host of free, fun activities including guest speakers, park tours, floral demos, a kids zone with games, and musical entertainment.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74129867553711000, -73.98840332031250000 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:14:52 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Camping Gear and How to Use It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rangers-choice-camping-gear-and-how-to-use-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rangers-choice-camping-gear-and-how-to-use-it Date: June 24, 2017

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Ranges are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

This hands on workshop will give you a list of essentials to bring on your next camping trip. You will learn proper use of cutting tools and wood processing, and how to take your camping skills to the next level.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 14.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Garden (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69210052490234400, -73.97740173339844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e478a8697.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 24, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: June 24, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 11
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 12:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-day Date: June 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of games, crafts, an animal show, inflatables, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Pomonok Playground

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Q329 Pomonok Playground 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.81390380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7d3e0a2472.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Building a BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/building-a-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/building-a-bbq Date: June 24, 2017

You can't beat the taste of barbecued food cooked on a grill. Forget rushing to the garden centre to buy an expensive barbecue - set aside one day and you can have your own stylish brick barbecue. Learn the basics of keeping it safe and what is allowed in your community garden.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.82389831542969000, -73.91500091552734000 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Edible Container Garden Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/edible-container-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/edible-container-garden-workshop Date: June 24, 2017

Plant herbs in a container that you may take with you and grow for seasoning your homemade dishes!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592722567a18b.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: June 24, 2017

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

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6facc56553.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/queens-botanical-garden-childrens-book-reading-and-craft-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/queens-botanical-garden-childrens-book-reading-and-craft-day Date: June 24, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon with a reading of Oh Say Can You Seed by Bonnie Worth, followed by a seed maracas craft.

This event is recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cfd622a2438.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: June 24, 2017

Crochet an adorable Amigurumi Cup-O'-Joy tea cup and tea bag.

Materials needed: #4 bright color of your choice yarn for the tea cup and a color for your favorite tea (cherry, mint, lemon, etc) and string, size F crochet hook, tapestry needle,stitch marker, and poly-fill. (Adults)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: June 24, 2017

Make fun things with paper arts and crafts.

Themes
May: Paper Bouquet for Mother's Day
June: Tie Card for Father's Day

This program is suitable for kids ages 6 to 12 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 24, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/arts-culture-fun-taikoza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/arts-culture-fun-taikoza Date: June 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums, and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

About Taikoza
Taikoza was formed in New York City by members of Ondekoza (the group that started the renaissance of taiko in Japan in the '60s and introduced Taiko worldwide).

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f6199a22d58.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping and Deer Exploration Hike: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-camping-and-deer-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/family-camping-and-deer-exploration-hike Date: June 24, 2017

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.

Please note: Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on June 14.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e7fbe6012.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Richard III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/richard-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/richard-iii Date: June 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare!

Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story of a country in turmoil and a madman lusting for power. As the ruthless and charismatic Richard claws his way to the throne, a nation is forced to the breaking point in this chilling tale of a tyrant, his enablers, and those who attempt to resist.

Know Before You Go:

Theatre-goers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain time. The stage will be set at the east end of Brooklyn's beautiful Carroll Park, along Smith Street. Ground seating is open to the public, as well as a limited number of chairs.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b7f1d90e5e.jpg Wed, 24 May 2017 17:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-sing Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.89626136359400000, -73.87854027748100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590a465d719f2.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movie-under-the-stars-storks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movie-under-the-stars-storks Date: June 24, 2017

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

The Turtles team up with April O'Neil and vigilante Casey Jones to save New York City from the evil Shredder, fearsome new mutants Bebop and Rocksteady and an extraterrestrial invasion led by Krang.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.76309967041015600, -73.89219665527344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fe550d11859.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jason Bourne]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-jason-bourne http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/movies-under-the-stars-jason-bourne Date: June 24, 2017

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

Jason Bourne probes his father's death while evading government forces. Rated PG-13.

This event is sponsored by Council Member Ben Kallos.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.76919937133789000, -73.94950103759766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900f35be7f30.JPG Fri, 12 May 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: June 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 25, 2017

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: June 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: June 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: June 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Mountain Bike Ocean Breeze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/mountain-bike-ob http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/mountain-bike-ob Date: June 25, 2017

Come mountain bike the trails of Ocean Breeze Park! This is a mountain bike race suitable for all skill levels.

Bring your bike and a helmet.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day Date: June 25, 2017

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust at its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by June 11.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a4c2c966626.jpg Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/waterfront-walks Date: June 25, 2017

Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology on the last Sunday of each month at 10:00 p.m. from April through October. Wear comfortable shoes—these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape!

Please RSVP here.

Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 25, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: SunGaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-sungaze Date: June 25, 2017

Gaze at the central star of our solar system using special safe scopes with the Amateur Astronomers Association!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/freshwater-fishing Date: June 25, 2017

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

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you chose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 08 May 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: June 25, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-25 2017-06-25 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Buzz on Bees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/buzz-on-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/buzz-on-bees Date: June 25, 2017

Celebrate nature’s winged aviators at this family-friendly workshop! Visit Queens Botanical Garden's Bee Garden, learn about these amazing insects, sample local honey, and make a beeswax candle to take home.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-25 2017-06-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59273419435ef.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: June 25, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.

There will be no program on Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) or Sunday, June 18 (Father's Day Weekend).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 16 May 2017 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: June 25, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Fantasy Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest Date: June 25, 2017

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

About The Amazing Captain Faust
A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59149a6c3adcc.JPG Thu, 18 May 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/volunteer-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/volunteer-orientation Date: June 25, 2017

Want to get more involved at Brooklyn Bridge Park this year? Learn about our volunteer positions and their schedules!

Directions to find the group will be sent by email to registered volunteers only on the day before orientation.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for orientation on the calendar.

For more information, please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Rainbow Tango]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-rainbow-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-rainbow-tango Date: June 25, 2017

Enjoy an Argentine Tango Pride with dance lessons, performances, games, and social dance time led by Strictly Tango NYC.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1d7e600b8f.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Fantasy Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-fantasy-forest1 Date: June 25, 2017

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

About The Amazing Captain Faust
A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59149a6c3adcc.JPG Thu, 18 May 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let’s Dance!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 25, 2017

Learn to dance Salsa, Zouk, and Bachata with lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05d2316466.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Richard III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/richard-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/richard-iii Date: June 25, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare!

Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story of a country in turmoil and a madman lusting for power. As the ruthless and charismatic Richard claws his way to the throne, a nation is forced to the breaking point in this chilling tale of a tyrant, his enablers, and those who attempt to resist.

Know Before You Go:

Theatre-goers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain time. The stage will be set at the east end of Brooklyn's beautiful Carroll Park, along Smith Street. Ground seating is open to the public, as well as a limited number of chairs.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b7f1d90e5e.jpg Wed, 24 May 2017 17:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/26/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/26/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: June 26, 2017

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-26 2017-06-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Cinderella Samba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/26/puppets-in-the-park-presents-cinderella-samba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/26/puppets-in-the-park-presents-cinderella-samba Date: June 26, 2017

Enjoy a modernized version of the classic tale set in the lush landscape of Brazil. This timeless fairy tale finds Cinderella and her Prince in a Samba contest at the Carnival Ball.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-06-26 2017-06-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70249938964844000, -73.86769866943360000 Mon, 01 May 2017 13:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/26/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/26/bryant-park-language-classes Date: June 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-26 2017-06-26 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/26/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/26/learntorow-2 Date: June 26, 2017

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

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

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

To learn more about Row New York's 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes, please contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433.3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-26 2017-06-26 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c04c7b36592.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 27, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/fitness-walk Date: June 27, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 27, 2017

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

Class held on the upper terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST