NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:48:14 GMT <![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Brooklyn (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/instructional-flag-football-brooklyn-south Date: September 22, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Brooklyn. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Turf Field (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65659332275390600, -73.90232086181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4b6c552d.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/photoville Date: September 22, 2016

Head down to Brooklyn Bridge Plaza for UPI’s fifth annual Photoville at Brooklyn Bridge Park! Join us under the Brooklyn Bridge for five days of fascinating events, exhibitions, installations, presentations, panels, lectures, workshops, and interactive programs touching on all things photography.

55+ shipping containers will display unique, intriguing, striking, and challenging photography from all over the world covering a wide range of topics. Additionally, outdoor installations and displays in tents and cubes expand Photoville’s offerings to a staggering array of exhibitions to take in.

Photo by Julienne Schaer

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Plaza (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70358929110900000, -73.99366211891200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2e6262ba13.JPG Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 22, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/bryant-park-piano Date: September 22, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Lunch Hour Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/birding-lunch-hour-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/birding-lunch-hour-walk Date: September 22, 2016

What better way to spend your lunch break then on a guided bird walk with the Urban Park Rangers.

Come learn what's flying through Washington Square Park as fall migration starts to begin. Bring your own pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Waverly Place and MacDougal Street (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.73210144043000000, -73.99859619140600000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: September 22, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Bronx (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/instructional-flag-football-bronx-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/instructional-flag-football-bronx-north Date: September 22, 2016

Please apply if you're interested in the NYC Parks Citywide Flag Football League in the Bronx.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: Hunts Point

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2016-09-22 2016-09-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81549835205078000, -73.88909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a3ba69e6084.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Unlimited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/sports-unlimited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/sports-unlimited Date: September 22, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 22, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: September 22, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Manhattan. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/instructional-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/instructional-flag-football Date: September 22, 2016

The NYC Flag Football League takes place across the city every fall from September through November. The league welcomes both boys and girls ages 8-17 to take part in drills, strategy, and game play. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. To register or for more information, please call 718-351-7923 or email James.destefano@parks.nyc.gov. Flag football is a free program with rolling registration. The program takes place on Father Capodanno Blvd. Please contact James for more details about the program location.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[2016 Wheelchair Sports Federation Softball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/2016-wheelchair-sports-federation-softball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/2016-wheelchair-sports-federation-softball-clinics Date: September 22, 2016

The sport is very similar to traditional softball, but played by athletes using wheelchairs, with some differences in the rules. People of all ages are welcome to join us and learn the game. No experience is required and the program is free.

Volunteers are of course welcome to join us as well!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70196512533900000, -73.85458660309100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57755b6aaba5d.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/kayaking Date: September 22, 2016

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Additional Rules for Kayaking

  • Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at least 14 years old.
  • Doubles are for one adult and no more than one child under 14 or paddler that needs assistance.
  • Please show up at least 1 hour before closing, as that is when the line closes and the last boats go out.

For more information about kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge Park, please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse website.

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644381ae072.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 22, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f487e65b3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Inspire You Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/arts-culture-fun-inspire-you-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/arts-culture-fun-inspire-you-series Date: September 22, 2016

Angelica Popolano, entrepreneur, skate park owner, BMX enthusiast and social activist balances her life with love, philanthropy and skate parks! Angelica talks about her work life balance, and demonstrates designing skateboards into works of art. Skateboard and BMX riders will put on a thrilling show.... right in the heart of Faber Park's newly constructed outdoor skate park.

Come out and join us as she shares and skates her inspiring story with you!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 816-5558

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d9587912f52.JPG Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:30:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Run Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/open-run-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/open-run-night Date: September 22, 2016

This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize the world-class Icahn Stadium! Once a month, Open Run Nights will also feature a free introductory running form seminar.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ac81287e7eb.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: September 22, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-09-22 2016-09-22 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[BK Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/bk-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/bk-boot-camp Date: September 22, 2016

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

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

Sponsored by WOODstack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47b2a3e49f.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Cage Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/cage-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/cage-yoga Date: September 22, 2016

Cage Yoga is a wellness session that gets its name from the distinct and beautiful settings of our classes within the natural and energy-filled parks of NYC, enhanced by a sensory and auditory experience that only Sound Off™ can deliver. Cage Yoga presented by WOODstack is a wellness experience for the community unlike any other!

These guided yoga sessions use wireless Sound Off™ headphones to connect with practitioners. External distractions are eliminated as only the music and instructor’s voice are heard through the headphones.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Paerdegat Park

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B218 Paerdegat Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.63809967041015600, -73.93810272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47cb871216.jpg Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-minions Date: September 22, 2016

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

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm.

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, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d6dc3a6d8c0.jpg Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Ant Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-ant-man http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/movies-under-the-stars-ant-man Date: September 22, 2016

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

Forced out of his own company by former protégé Darren Cross, Dr. Hank Pym recruits the talents of Scott Lang, a master thief just released from prison. Lang becomes Ant-Man, trained by Pym and armed with a suit that allows him to shrink in size, possess superhuman strength and control an army of ants. The miniature hero must use his new skills to prevent Cross, also known as Yellowjacket, from perfecting the same technology and using it as a weapon for evil.

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: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d1d262cc549.jpg Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreams of Color Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/dreams-of-color-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/dreams-of-color-exhibition Date: September 23, 2016

Former danseur with Ballet de Puerto Rico, Ernesto Camacho will present his debut exhibition, “Dreams of Color,” throughout the month. "Dreams of Color" is an exhibition that celebrates dancers of color, in the world of ballet.

Ballet has been seen, for the most part, with dancers of one hue. Within the last few decades, a crop of new dancers has introduced the beauty of diversity in one of the world’s most beautiful and powerful art forms, ballet.

Ernesto has exhibited at various galleries in New York City and Connecticut. He has won awards throughout the years including, the 15th Annual Brio Award, from the Bronx Council on The Arts, and First Prize in Bohemia Beers Kahlo Challenge, in which his painting became part of Bohemia Beer’s permanent collection. His paintings have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Manhattan Arts International, Manhattan Times, the Advocate, and the Greenwich Times.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c8682d34e58.JPG Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: September 23, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the early fall! Free, Drop in Sports programming at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park Tues-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm for youths aged 7-14 years old.

Flag Football will be offered on Tues/Thurs 2:30pm-4:30pm. A variety of sports and programming will be offered at other times.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-09-23 2016-09-23 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me: Engaging Baby's Imagination]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/baby-me-engaging-babys-imagination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/baby-me-engaging-babys-imagination Date: September 23, 2016

Baby and Me features stories, songs. and activities to engage your baby's imagination.

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 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: September 23, 2016

Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States, from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books.

This art display, presented by the Tri State Cadillac Dealers, features larger-than-life sculptures crafted from natural materials and set amidst the Garden’s landscape.

Explore the detailed display during the day, discover its surprises after dark, and enjoy special experiences on select dates from Cadillac.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-23 2016-09-23 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: September 23, 2016

Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Celebrate the season by putting on a festive fall puppet show and having a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse. Guided activities feature making a sprout-a-seed necklace and exploring flowers, fruits, and seeds.

Weekends bring interactive demonstrations featuring bats, reptiles, and other creepy creatures.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-23 2016-09-23 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman Date: September 23, 2016

The Conference House Association presents "Franklin". In this exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) had already signed The Declaration of Independence when he visited the Bentley Manor (now The Conference House) with John Adams and Edward Rutledge in 1776. There, they met with King George III's representative Admiral Richard Lord Howe in the only Peace Conference held during the American Revolution.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d877567c33f.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/am-stretch Date: September 23, 2016

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 23, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/photoville Date: September 23, 2016

Head down to Brooklyn Bridge Plaza for UPI’s fifth annual Photoville at Brooklyn Bridge Park! Join us under the Brooklyn Bridge for five days of fascinating events, exhibitions, installations, presentations, panels, lectures, workshops, and interactive programs touching on all things photography.

55+ shipping containers will display unique, intriguing, striking, and challenging photography from all over the world covering a wide range of topics. Additionally, outdoor installations and displays in tents and cubes expand Photoville’s offerings to a staggering array of exhibitions to take in.

Photo by Julienne Schaer

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Plaza (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70358929110900000, -73.99366211891200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2e6262ba13.JPG Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 23, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Bronx (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/instructional-flag-football-bronx-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/instructional-flag-football-bronx-north Date: September 23, 2016

Please apply if you're interested in the NYC Parks Citywide Flag Football League in the Bronx.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a3c41021bcb.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/bryant-park-piano Date: September 23, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Health & Wellness Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/health-wellness-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/health-wellness-fair Date: September 23, 2016

Learn about the basics of healthy eating and physical fitness, get a free health screening, and visit food & wellness vendors and a farmer's market at this community festival.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Unlimited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/sports-unlimited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/sports-unlimited Date: September 23, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 23, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts & Crafts: Rock Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/seasonal-arts-craftsfork-painting-flower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/seasonal-arts-craftsfork-painting-flower-power Date: September 23, 2016

Kids and parents will create painted beautifully-painted rocks to take home. Feel free to bring a clean stone to paint.

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 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Queens (East)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/instructional-flag-football-queens-east http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/instructional-flag-football-queens-east Date: September 23, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Queens. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7366

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4c9d77a0.jpg Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: September 23, 2016

Please apply here if you're interested in the NYC Parks Flag Football League in Manhattan. Due to high demand, we can't guarantee placement in the program.

The day and times provided are for Instructional League play only. Your Instructional League Coordinator will provide you with Citywide League teams practice and game schedule prior to the start of the Citywide Flag Football season.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4a4bf91be5.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Tool Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/greenthumb-workshop-tool-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/greenthumb-workshop-tool-maintenance Date: September 23, 2016

Learn how to maintain your garden tools and extend their use to make them more effective. Learn how to sharpen your hand pruners and other tools.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United We Stand Community Garden

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2016-09-23 2016-09-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80530166626000000, -73.91529846191400000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/historical-tour-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/historical-tour-north Date: September 23, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique and varied history. RIPA’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about the man, the bridges, and the history of the Island and the park it became.

Meet at: Randall's Island Connector

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Cocktail Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/fall-cocktail-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/fall-cocktail-party Date: September 23, 2016

The Bartow-Pell Conservancy hosts a fall cocktail party at the mansion and marks the final celebrations of the centennial of the Delano & Aldrich designed formal garden. View the contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibition at twilight and enjoy conversation while sampling hors d’oeuvres and sipping cocktails.

This year’s signature cocktail is provided courtesy of the Garden Committee’s recipe with freshly picked herbs from the Mary Ludington Herb Garden.

Registration requested. To register, please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c48650b53a2.jpg Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Captain America Civil War]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-captian-america-civil-war http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-captian-america-civil-war Date: September 23, 2016

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

In this superhero epic, the denizens of the Marvel Universe are forced to pick sides when Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) come to blows over ideological differences. After a mission involving a new Avengers squad led by Cap ends with several civilian casualties in Lagos, the team are asked to sign an agreement that would force them to take orders from a United Nations panel. Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) pressures Cap to accept this new arrangement, in part because he feels deeply guilty about his own past recklessness; Captain America, however, fears that the Avengers will only be corrupted by bureaucracy. Their disagreement eventually escalates into all-out war when Cap's old friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), now a brainwashed assassin known as the Winter Soldier, reenters the picture. Captain America: Civil War brings back former Avengers characters such as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Vision (Paul Bettany); it also drags into the fray low-rent superhero Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and introduces both the powerful African prince Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and a new, younger incarnation of Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Author: Jack Rodgers

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Noonan Playground (in L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground)

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Q044 L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.74110031127930000, -73.92250061035156000 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book (2016)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-the-jungle-book-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-the-jungle-book-2016 Date: September 23, 2016

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

In this re-imagining of the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, director Jon Favreau uses visually stunning CGI to create the community of animals surrounding Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a human boy adopted by a pack of wolves. The appearance of a villainous tiger named Shere Khan (voiced byIdris Elba) forces Mowgli's guardian, the panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), to shepherd the child to safety in the "man village." Along the way, the boy meets an affable, lazy bear named Baloo (Bill Murray), as well as a snake with hypnotic powers (Scarlett Johansson) and an orangutan (Christopher Walken) who wants to harness the power of fire. Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, and Garry Shandling also lend their voices to this adventure tale.

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Wolfes Pond Park at Hylan Blvd (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.52169036865234400, -74.19256591796875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57beff8949a73.jpg Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Barbershop: The Next Cut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-barbershop-the-next-cut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-barbershop-the-next-cut Date: September 23, 2016

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

In this hilarious third turn of the comedy series, Calvin (Ice Cube) Calvin and Angie (Regina Hall) have merged the barbershop and beauty salon into one business. The days of male bonding are gone as Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer) and the crew must now contend with sassy female co-workers and spirited clientele. As the battle of the sexes rages on, a different kind of conflict has taken over Chicago. Crime and gangs are on the rise, leaving Calvin worried about the fate of his son. Together, the friends come up with a bold plan to take back their beloved neighborhood.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Brevoort Playground

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B258 Brevoort Playground 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.68050003051758000, -73.92269897460938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a209954eaa0.jpg Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Rent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-rent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-rent Date: September 23, 2016

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

Celebrate the “seasons of love” at this screening of the film version of the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning musical Rent. In this powerful musical, set at the dawn of the 1990s, a group of New Yorkers struggle with their careers, love lives, and the effects of the AIDS epidemic on their community. The film features six original Broadway cast member (Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Taye Diggs, Jesse L. Marti, and Wilson Jermaine Heredia) reprising their roles.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72016525268555000, -73.94971466064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744e031ed46d.jpg Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Happy Feet (2006)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-happy-feet-2006 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-happy-feet-2006 Date: September 23, 2016

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

In the world of the emperor penguin, a simple song can mean the difference between a lifetime of happiness and an eternity of loneliness. When a penguin named Mumble is born without the ability to sing the romantic song that will attract his soul mate, he'll have to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing his way into the heart of the one he loves. Directed by Babe mastermind George Miller, Happy Feet tells the tale of one penguin's quest for love.

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, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: James Weldon Johnson Playground

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M111 James Weldon Johnson Playground 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.79719924926758000, -73.94180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d6de2535b55.jpg Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-the-jungle-book http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-the-jungle-book Date: September 23, 2016

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

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther and a free-spirited bear, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

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: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Starlight Park

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X147A Starlight Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.83343302016400000, -73.88269567489600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d1d314b26f3.jpg Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Madonna vs Janet Jackson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-madonna-vs-janet-jackson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-madonna-vs-janet-jackson Date: September 23, 2016

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s glitter to 80s glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways, and more!

Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.65729904174805000, -73.96369934082031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575b4d4dd72cd.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/retro-basketball Date: September 23, 2016

Senior members ages 55 and older are invited to play basketball and compete.

A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/bird-walks Date: September 24, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

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 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: September 24, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

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 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: September 24, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to do general clean up at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Hunts Point Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/hunts-point-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/hunts-point-street-tree-care Date: September 24, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young trees in the South Bronx. Volunteers will be trained in tree care best practices and identification.

Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232 x122

Location: Oak Point Avenue and Longfellow Avenue

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2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81060028076200000, -73.88349914550800000 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience-Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/summer-sports-experienceasser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/summer-sports-experienceasser-levy-recreation-center Date: September 24, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the fall at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park. Free, Drop in sports programming for youths aged 7-17. Saturdays will be dedicated to Flag Football, and will take place outside unless inclement weather.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreams of Color Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/dreams-of-color-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/dreams-of-color-exhibition Date: September 24, 2016

Former danseur with Ballet de Puerto Rico, Ernesto Camacho will present his debut exhibition, “Dreams of Color,” throughout the month. "Dreams of Color" is an exhibition that celebrates dancers of color, in the world of ballet.

Ballet has been seen, for the most part, with dancers of one hue. Within the last few decades, a crop of new dancers has introduced the beauty of diversity in one of the world’s most beautiful and powerful art forms, ballet.

Ernesto has exhibited at various galleries in New York City and Connecticut. He has won awards throughout the years including, the 15th Annual Brio Award, from the Bronx Council on The Arts, and First Prize in Bohemia Beers Kahlo Challenge, in which his painting became part of Bohemia Beer’s permanent collection. His paintings have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Manhattan Arts International, Manhattan Times, the Advocate, and the Greenwich Times.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c8682d34e58.JPG Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: September 24, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Fall Fitness Fiesta]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/shape-up-nyc-fall-fitness-fiesta http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/shape-up-nyc-fall-fitness-fiesta Date: September 24, 2016

Join Shape Up NYC for a day of free outdoor fitness activities, led in English and Spanish!

Free fitness demos: bootcamp, dance fitness, Zumba, low impact aerobics, and many more!

Light refreshments, raffles, and giveaways!

Unese con Shape Up NYC por un dia de clases de ejercicio gratis al aire libre! Campo de entrenamiento, baile, y mas!

Refrescos, rifas, y regalos!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79312515258789000, -73.93525695800781000 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/birding-fall-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/birding-fall-migrants Date: September 24, 2016

The early bird catches the worm! Join the Urban Park Rangers on this morning birding tour as we look for fall migrants.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e54f0a90c71.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: September 24, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender, loving care to Conference House Park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the fall weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 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 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: September 24, 2016

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 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: September 24, 2016

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 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: September 24, 2016

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 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: September 24, 2016

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 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577556987c806.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/welcome-program Date: September 24, 2016

Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington Square Park Conservancy’s "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.

Tours will be available, free of charge. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and will depart from the Welcome Wagon. Tours are led by community volunteers. Tours are first-come, first-served.

You’ll find the Welcome! Wagon located near the Park House or Holley Plaza throughout the summer and early fall (but not on severely rainy days).

"Welcome!" is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/moves-with-limon-dance Date: September 24, 2016

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.

Visit bryantpark.org for updates and more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/kayaking Date: September 24, 2016

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Additional Rules for Kayaking

  • Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at least 14 years old.
  • Doubles are for one adult and no more than one child under 14 or paddler that needs assistance.
  • Please show up at least 1 hour before closing, as that is when the line closes and the last boats go out.

For more information about kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge Park, please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse website.

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576442dc134ba.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/green-team Date: September 24, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

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 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Birding Road Trip]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/rangers-choice-birding-road-trip http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/rangers-choice-birding-road-trip Date: September 24, 2016

Please note: Registration is now closed.

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

In honor of 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Urban Park Rangers will offer this expedition to a variety of Brooklyn Parks in search of early fall migrants.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' registration page from September 7 through September 14.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/historical-tour-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/historical-tour-south Date: September 24, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique, and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance's staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f10174ff2.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families: The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/birding-basics-for-families-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/birding-basics-for-families-the-north-woods Date: September 24, 2016

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars are available to borrow.

Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. This program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Families only: maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Arrive early to check in.

Please note: The paths features uneven terrain with hills and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.

In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's website or call (212) 860.1370 for updates.

For more information about birding in Central Park, please visit Centraal Park Conservancy's birding page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e17104b89d2.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/tai-chi-chuan Date: September 24, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature.

In this multi-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes an awareness of its health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or as more advanced students of Tai Chi.

Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting, with an indoor location in case of rain or humidity.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b6124cdd606.jpg Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Roald Dahl's 'James and The Giant Peach' Handmade Pop-Up Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/family-art-project-roald-dahls-james-and-the-giant-peach-handmade-popup-books http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/family-art-project-roald-dahls-james-and-the-giant-peach-handmade-popup-books Date: September 24, 2016

For the 100th anniversary of children’s book author Roald Dahl, we’ll look to the insects of James and the Giant Peach to celebrate! Make pop-out books about nature with a grasshopper, centipede, earthworm, spider, ladybug, silkworm, and glowworm. Then, join visiting artist Channie Waits in a lively, interactive performance with storytelling to bring your pop-up books and invertebrates to life.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b612b7a4647.jpg Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: September 24, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Silver Lake Park Conservancy for a general cleanup and to continue painting benches within Silver Lake Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-6831

Location: Silver Lake Park Entrance (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62981787951800000, -74.08958625793500000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: September 24, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group for a general cleanup and horticulture work at Owl's Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

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

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249023400, -74.03029632568360000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/discovery-club-for-families Date: September 24, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's View" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades one through 4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a field notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b2a54fba5.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[50/50 Qigong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/5050-qigong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/5050-qigong Date: September 24, 2016

Join us at the Poe Park Visitor Center for a free, fun workout—50 percent low-impact aerobics and 50 percent Qigong.

This is a free activity for adults.

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 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: September 24, 2016

Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States, from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books.

This art display, presented by the Tri State Cadillac Dealers, features larger-than-life sculptures crafted from natural materials and set amidst the Garden’s landscape.

Explore the detailed display during the day, discover its surprises after dark, and enjoy special experiences on select dates from Cadillac.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: September 24, 2016

Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Celebrate the season by putting on a festive fall puppet show and having a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse. Guided activities feature making a sprout-a-seed necklace and exploring flowers, fruits, and seeds.

Weekends bring interactive demonstrations featuring bats, reptiles, and other creepy creatures.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Meet Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/crochet-meet-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/crochet-meet-group Date: September 24, 2016

This is a friendly group of parents interested in learning crochet to teach their child.

Materials needed: 1 skein light colored #4 yarn, 1 pair short knitting needles #8, tapestry needle for weaving, and measuring tape.

This program is for parents of children with special needs.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:30 am 11:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hot Compost Build at Joe Holzka Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/hot-compost-build-at-joe-holzka-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/hot-compost-build-at-joe-holzka-community-garden Date: September 24, 2016

Come help build, learn, and participate in the Hot Compost build with our friends at the Great Snug Harbor Compost project.

Also, see what the GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council did building our new compost bin, and the mural in the back on the shed, which is awesome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Submerge! NYC Marine Science Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/submerge-nyc-marine-science-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/submerge-nyc-marine-science-festival Date: September 24, 2016

A splash of science in the city!

Hudson River Park, in partnership with the New York Hall of Science, presents Submerge, a free, day-long science extravaganza to celebrate local marine science and to raise awareness about our coastal waters. Enjoy hands-on science activities, catch-and-release fishing, science stage events, kayaking, and more! Interactive demonstrations will bring marine science and engineering topics to life, inspiring audiences of all ages.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Pier 26

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2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.72073364257812500, -74.01284027099610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c83eeac1051.jpg Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 24, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 24, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Hooked: Children's Wildlife Education]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/get-hooked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/get-hooked Date: September 24, 2016

At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island. Activities include: fishing (catch and release), games, arts and crafts and more. Come out to the Park to learn, explore and fish!

All equipment is provided. Suitable for ages 7+ and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southern waterfront just across the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78259059960400000, -73.93205368518800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6d670851b2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/community-paddle Date: September 24, 2016

Join the Bronx River Alliance on a canoe trip within estuary of the Bronx River.

Suitable for beginners and families.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d08fb7cbf29.JPG Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 24, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: September 24, 2016

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have a blast finding their way out of this three-acre corn maze! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it! This year's maze theme is "The Big Apple".

This event takes place on weekends through October 30. The event is weather permitting. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.*

*Maze by Moonlight
Navigate the maze by the starry night sky (or by flashlight) on two Saturdays only—October 15 and 22, 2016, when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m. Last ticket sold at 9:00 p.m.

About Group Rates
Group rates are available for 10 or more people. Reservations recommended for groups of 50 or more. To inquire, call the Queens County Farm Museum at (718) 347-3276 on Mondays through Fridays.

Please note: On Sunday, October 30, there is a $5 admission to enter farm grounds for the Children's Fall Festival, in addition to entrance fee for The Amazing Maize Maze.

Sponsored by Con Edison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fe6b5812b95.jpg Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/nature-photography-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/nature-photography-hike Date: September 24, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e54fab53f0f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Fall Forest Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/discovery-hike-fall-forest-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/discovery-hike-fall-forest-experience Date: September 24, 2016

Visit the forest and discover what makes fall so special. Learn about the layers of the forest, and observe seasonal changes from the canopy down to the forest floor.

Why do leaves change colors? What kinds of seeds are on the ground? How do animals prepare for winter? Seek out the answers to these questions.

This event is geared towards families with children ages three to seven. This program is approximately 1 hour.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 24, 2016

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

Rolf Stand (as H.C. Andersen) will share the story "The Ugly Duckling's Birthday Party", Laura Simms will share the Norwegian story "The Heart of the Giant", and Peter Stevenson will share the Welsh story "Duck Fairytale". Cookies will be served.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/tai-chi Date: September 24, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: September 24, 2016

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are designed for kids (ages 5 to 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/capoeira-for-beginners Date: September 24, 2016

Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queen, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/photoville Date: September 24, 2016

Head down to Brooklyn Bridge Plaza for UPI’s fifth annual Photoville at Brooklyn Bridge Park! Join us under the Brooklyn Bridge for five days of fascinating events, exhibitions, installations, presentations, panels, lectures, workshops, and interactive programs touching on all things photography.

55+ shipping containers will display unique, intriguing, striking, and challenging photography from all over the world covering a wide range of topics. Additionally, outdoor installations and displays in tents and cubes expand Photoville’s offerings to a staggering array of exhibitions to take in.

Photo by Julienne Schaer

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Plaza (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70358929110900000, -73.99366211891200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2e6262ba13.JPG Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: September 24, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.

Showcasing fifteen artists whose work draws on the site’s history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the exhibition encompasses artworks of steel, wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and recycled plastics, including augmented-reality interventions and kinetic art choreographed by elements of nature.

Featured artists include Markus Holtby, Fitzhugh Karol, Wendy Klemperer, William Logan, Shannon Novak, Sarah Olson, Sui Park, Camilla Quinn, Audrey Shachnow, Aaron Suggs, Naomi Teppich and Martin Springhetti, Gregory Thielker, Beatrice Wolert, and Christopher Yockey.

Image credit: Audrey Shachnow, The Golden Muse, 2016, marine plywood, threaded rods, acrylic paint, brass hardware. Photograph courtesy of Audrey Shachnow, July, 2016.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT