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, 10 Dec 2016 12:57:45 GMT <![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 27, 2016

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

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707f1381b9f1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 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/2016/08/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/faces-of-cuba-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/faces-of-cuba-exhibition Date: August 27, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: August 27, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acebdf3366.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhoods: Canarsie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/green-neighborhoods-canarsie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/green-neighborhoods-canarsie Date: August 27, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in Canarsie, Brooklyn, to help clean up Fresh Creek! Volunteers will help protect and maintain the wetlands of Fresh Creek by removing floatable debris, as well as assist in removing invasive plants in the surrounding woodlands.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1433

Location: Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve)

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63905334472656000, -73.88152313232422000 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Boogie Up the Bronx River Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/boogie-up-the-bronx-river-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/boogie-up-the-bronx-river-bike-ride Date: August 27, 2016

Join the Bronx River Alliance Greenway Team for a friendly, 23-mile ride or a round trip, 46-mile ride along the Bronx River Greenway. Ride from the Estuaryof the Bronx River to its source at the Kensico Dam in Westchester County. The round trip ride will return to the starting point at Soundview Park in the Bronx.

The ride will start at Sounview Park Field House (located almost in the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Colgate Avenue).

Registration is required for all participants. To register and for more information, please visit the Boogie Up the Bronx River Eventbrite listing.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Soundview Field House

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.81906534842400000, -73.87830406400100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a89c4355ee3.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 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/2016/08/27/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 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[11th Annual Great Harlem Community Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/11th-annual-great-harlem-community-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/11th-annual-great-harlem-community-garden-tour Date: August 27, 2016

Harlem community gardeners invite the public to tour Harlem's amazing grassroots green oases.

Visit opulent gardens and urban farms, growing unique vegetables, fields of pollen-rich wild flowers, and native plants, herbs, fruit, peanuts, and cotton. There are gazebos, hoop houses, hydroponic growing systems, grape arbors, ponds, highly-developed composting systems and more in this sampling of Harlem's Community Gardens.

The event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with breakfast with a sumptuous breakfast at the J.D. Wilson Garden on 122nd Street, and end at 5:00 p.m. with a traditional Harlem cook out at the William A. Harris Garden at 153rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. The tour will cover more than fifteen of Harlem's incredible green gems.

Some gardens began over 30 years ago, transforming sun-parched and rubble-strewn abandoned city lots into lush gardens. Newer gardens abound where neighbors have recently come together to reclaim wasting lots.

Attendees are encouraged to bicycle or walk the tour; however, thanks to Greenthumb and NYC Parks, buses will transport folks who cannot walk or use alternative transportation. In addition to buses provided by Greenthumb and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Philipp Rassman, a gardener at the Morris-Jumel Garden on West 162nd Street, will head up the Bicycle Brigade of tourists. Eren Gibson of the Truce/McCracken Garden on 118th Street and St Nicholas will lead the brave-soled walkers.

Sponsors for the event include Greenthumb and NYC Parks, Harlem Gardens, Partnership for Parks, The William A. Harris Garden, NYCCGC (The NYC Community Garden Coalition), and Project Harmony, Inc.

Rain date: Sunday, August 28.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joseph Daniel Wilson Garden

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.80770111083984400, -73.95059967041016000 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 27, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 27, 2016

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

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 9:00 am 3:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 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/2016/08/27/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 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[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/garden-conservation-day Date: August 27, 2016

Come get your hands dirty while helping us beautify our grounds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to School Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/back-to-school-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/back-to-school-carnival Date: August 27, 2016

Join us as we celebrate the end of summer with a carnival-inspired afternoon of family fun and games, with school-themed prizes and giveaways!

This event is free and open to all.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: August 27, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group for a general cleanup and horticulure 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249023400, -74.03029632568360000 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Slithering Sensations from East to West]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/family-art-project-slithering-sensations-from-east-to-west http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/family-art-project-slithering-sensations-from-east-to-west Date: August 27, 2016

Join visiting artist Jenae Shwartz to learn about diverse snake habitats and the unique character of snake skin. Use pebbles, rocks, branches, and grass to create a picturesque, green scene of New York or, alternatively, a desert territory. Use paint and fast-drying clay to make a small snake that can slither, wriggle, and glide in its new, preferred home.

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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa3f071af94.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/tai-chi-chuan Date: August 27, 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.

Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa3fb49d66e.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Unveiling The Justice Tree Mural Project: Cultivating Agency Through Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/unveiling-the-justice-tree-mural-project-cultivating-agency-through-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/unveiling-the-justice-tree-mural-project-cultivating-agency-through-art Date: August 27, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Market is unveiling the Justice Tree Mural, a collaborative communal project between four New York City food producers and three visual artists, that envisions food justice as a tool for planetary transformation.

The 8.5' wide by 12' high mural will stand at the head of the community market, the site of the weekly Saturday farmers market. The art piece is intended to stimulate more than superficial conversations about food, justice, and equity needed to address deeper systemic issues which promote the injustice and inequities within our food system. The vision of the mural is to cultivate a deeper communal awareness around the layers of oppression and inequity in the United States food system and inspire communities to exercise their sovereign human right to participate in a just food system.

The Hattie Carthan Community market is a community revitalization project that grew out of an abandoned, trash strewn lot put into the use of the commons by Food Justice farmer/multi-disciplinary artist Yonnette Fleming, 13 elderly Hattie Carthan gardeners, and hundreds of community volunteers. The market opened for its eighth season this year providing Bedford Stuyvesant youths and community with cultural programs food justice educational programming and increased access to local food.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[108th Annual Memorial Tribute to the Prison Ship Martyrs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/108th-annual-memorial-tribute-to-the-prison-ship-martyrs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/108th-annual-memorial-tribute-to-the-prison-ship-martyrs Date: August 27, 2016

Join the Society of Old Brooklynites for their 108th annual memorial tribute to the American Revolution's Prison Ship Martyrs on the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 925-2564

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bcb8334c76c.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/club-fit-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/club-fit-east-harlem Date: August 27, 2016

Enjoy free, outdoor yoga classes. Yoga is a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027af0b4ff8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/club-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/club-fit Date: August 27, 2016

Enjoy free, outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027c944a67d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/club-fit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/club-fit1 Date: August 27, 2016

Enjoy free, outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027ee3e774d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/moves-with-limon-dance Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[DogSpeak]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/dogspeak http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/dogspeak Date: August 27, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89839935302734400, -73.89579772949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57596cb420e34.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/free-yoga-at-alice-austen-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/free-yoga-at-alice-austen-house Date: August 27, 2016

Join us for a free gentle yoga session on the lawn of Clear Comfort.

This session is presented by Be Yoga & Dance of Rosebank, Staten Island, in partnership with Shape Up NYC.

Free yoga is offered on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, and August.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575061d59c38c.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/welcome-program Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Escape]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/the-great-escape http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/the-great-escape Date: August 27, 2016

Come to the park for a boat race and living history program to honor the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630e859f188.jpg Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/kayaking Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 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/2016/08/27/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/green-team Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 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[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/landmark Date: August 27, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt Date: August 27, 2016

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

At Greenbelt, on the outdoor playing fields behind the recreation center, kids will learn all about street hockey and basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride: Pedaling Through The Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/ride-pedaling-through-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/ride-pedaling-through-the-past Date: August 27, 2016

Join Bike New York and the Alice Austen House on a voyage to Staten Island! We’ll enjoy inspiring Harbor views, beaches, sea breezes, and stop at two historical sites. First up: Fort Wadsworth, a former military fort with gorgeous views of the Verrazano Bridge. Next, we’ll travel to the Alice Austen House for a catered picnic and private tour.

Alice Austen (1866 – 1952) was one of America’s earliest and most prolific photographers and an early advocate for and photographer of women bicyclists. The tour will discuss Alice’s life and work, as well as late 19th-century cycling. Among the highlights of the house: two period rooms and her original darkroom. Shutterbugs, it doesn’t get any better than this!

Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Staten Island Borough Hall

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64256473650900000, -74.07608774232800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574499173c2cc.jpg Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/tai-chi Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park Date: August 27, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

At Chelsea Park, kids will take part in a softball program! They'll learn everything there is to know about softball and how to play. To find out more, please call (212) 408-0243.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Activity Day: Make Colonial Toys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/family-activity-day-make-colonial-toys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/family-activity-day-make-colonial-toys Date: August 27, 2016

Summer is almost coming to an end, but there's still time for some colonial family fun! Enjoy colonial games in the park and make toys children enjoyed 250 years ago, such as a whirligig.

Free with museum admission! Advanced registration is recommended. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/community-paddle Date: August 27, 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: Starlight Park South Entrance,Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park)

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X147A Starlight Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82957960000000000, -73.88494560000000000; 40.83045634420300000, -73.88438770052500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d08fb7cbf29.JPG Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: August 27, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden1 Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 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[Community Improvement Garden Community Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/community-improvement-garden-community-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/community-improvement-garden-community-day Date: August 27, 2016

Join us at Community Improvement Garden for an day of food, refreshments, activities for kids, prizes, live entertainment, and face painting!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Community Improvement Garden

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.83103981438400000, -73.89497671163900000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Chess Lecture and Simul Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-conservancy-chess-lecture-and-simul-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-conservancy-chess-lecture-and-simul-series Date: August 27, 2016

Learn techniques from some of the best names in chess, and then put your new skills to the test in a simul with fellow players at our special chess lecture and simul series.

The event begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp. You must be present the entire program to play in simul. This event is suitable for ages 6 and older, prior experience required.

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.

Schedule

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5759b798d1b07.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Seed Saving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/greenthumb-workshop-seed-saving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/greenthumb-workshop-seed-saving Date: August 27, 2016

As we approach the end of the growing season, learn how to save seeds in preparation for next year. The practice of seed saving has allowed gardeners to create new varieties, save money, preserve genetic diversity, and retain a plant’s pest resistance. Join us in learning about this vital tradition.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Maggies Magic Garden

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78879928588867000, -73.94920349121094000 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: August 27, 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.

Peninnah Schram will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Snow Queen" and Judith Heineman will share the H.C. Andersen story "Seven Brothers".

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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/plein-air-paintings-of-the-bartowpell-gardens Date: August 27, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae92989b0d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/back-to-school http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/back-to-school Date: August 27, 2016

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Donovan Richards for attractions such as inflatables, sports and fitness, live DJ, popcorn, cotton candy and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

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

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Q008 Brookville Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Sand Castle Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/sandcastle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/sandcastle Date: August 27, 2016

Participants will build sandcastles at this 18th annual contest. The event includes activities with the Urban Park Rangers, refreshments, and prizes for several age categories. Bring buckets and tools. No experience necessary.

Please note: Registration begins at 11:00a.m and ends at noon.

Sponsored by Council Eric Ulrich

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-318-4000

Location: Beach 116 (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.57759857177734400, -73.83599853515625000 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Celebration at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/omars-summer-celebration-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/omars-summer-celebration-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 27, 2016

Come celebrate summer with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

About Forest Park Carousel
Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57966c038191a.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/adaptive-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/adaptive-flag-football Date: August 27, 2016

NYC Parks is committed to serving athletes of all abilities.The Citywide Flag Football League takes place across the city in the fall. The league
welcomes girls and boys of all ages to take part in instructional drills, strategy, and game play. All equipment will be provided.

How to Join
Registration is available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis. Teams will be formed on the first day of the league. If you sign up after the first day, you will be added to an existing team.

For more information about Adaptive Flag Football and other adaptive programs, call Chris Noel at (646) 632-7344 or Rodolfo Guevara at (212) 360-3319.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70196512533900000, -73.85458660309100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4de0d954fa.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba Exhibition Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/faces-of-cuba-exhibition-closing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/faces-of-cuba-exhibition-closing-reception Date: August 27, 2016

Please join us for the closing reception of the Faces of Cuba exhibiton. This is the final chance to see this fabulous show. This photo exhibit is the result of a "people to people" exchange in which the artist participated last October.

It is not intended to be a travelogue or to express his political opinion. The various images convey his impressions of Cuba and the Cuban people.

The recent presidential visit and talk of lifting the embargo lend interesting context. The artist and group visited Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Music and art were everywhere and the crumbling Spanish architecture made for many great images.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[AFROPUNK Festival Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/afropunk-festival-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/afropunk-festival-brooklyn Date: August 27, 2016

Each summer, AFROPUNK brings a weekend of ive music to Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park. This year's performers include:

  • Ice Cube
  • Tyler, the Creater
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • Janelle Monae
  • Ceelo Green
  • Kelela
  • Saul Williams
  • George Clinton
  • Angel Haze

For more information and to purchase tickets, pleae visit afropunkfest.com/brooklyn.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 1:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.69729995727539000, -73.97889709472656000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/community-rowing Date: August 27, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 27, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/goalball Date: August 27, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played wih a ball with bells inside and two teams of three who are blindfolded.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. A recreation center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 27, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts and crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Kids will make paper cup penguins. December, make an adorable caterpillar from paper.

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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Bike New York: Learn to Ride Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-kids Date: August 27, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ac4feb41ac.jpg Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/bike-new-york-learn-to-ride-kids1 Date: August 27, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Bradhurst Avenue at 152nd Street (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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B294 Jackie Robinson Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68019866943400000, -73.92769622802700000 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Canoe Adventure (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/hudson-river-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/hudson-river-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: August 27, 2016

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

Prior canoeing or kayaking experience is required. Canoe programs are limited to ages 8 years old and older. Participants will be selected by a lottery. To register, visit our Program Registration page on August 10 through August 17.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579788c47101c.jpg Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: August 27, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to Anthony.traverso@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: August 27, 2016

Every Saturday, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views right on the beach path, this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions, and fun games.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967a9e7b35d.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: August 27, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/bike-new-york-learn-to-ridekids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/bike-new-york-learn-to-ridekids Date: August 27, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b51136a01.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Communal Spaces: A Garden Play Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/communal-spaces-a-garden-play-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/communal-spaces-a-garden-play-festival Date: August 27, 2016

Now in it's sixth year, Communal Spaces is a series of site-responsive, free plays written for and performed in specific community gardens. Each garden hosts a 20 to 30 minute play using the space as inspiration.

First Quincy Street Garden will feature two plays: "The Wedding Party" an "An Invitation to a Panicking". Audience members can walk to other gardens to see other the plays over the course of the day or weekend. The hope is this festival will help build and strengthen the greater New York City community.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Quincy Street Community Garden

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.68790054321300000, -73.94429779052700000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 Date: August 27, 2016

Every Saturday, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views right on the beach path, this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions, and fun games.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967a9e7b35d.png Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/instructional-flag-football-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/instructional-flag-football-manhattan Date: August 27, 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 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 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[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 27, 2016

Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts.

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. This one-hour performance includes a Q & A session with the musicians.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available. Visit bargemusic.org for more!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bargemusic (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57605f18d1ebb.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-silent-disco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-silent-disco Date: August 27, 2016

Don headphones and party on the pier with Summer on the Hudson and hundreds of all-ages revelers at this Quiet Clubbing event featuring two live DJs of different genres. Shift DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends or to your own tune.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f062219c7f5.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Kiddie Drive-In: "Cars"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-cars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-cars Date: August 27, 2016

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

Work together with your little ones to design cool cardboard cars! Afterwards, place your child's car in front of the screen as we watch "Cars". In this Pixar animated feature, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), a rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life isn’t all about the finish line, but about the journey. McQueen realizes this with the help of the town zany characters, Sally, (Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson, (Paul Newman), and Mater, (Larry the Cable Guy). Bring the kids early and have them design their own car.

Kids are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal to come along for the ride. Take your car creation home to continue the fun! Boxes and decorations will be provided. But, you are welcome to bring your own and join in the fun!

Know Before You Go:
Car decorating activitiy begins at 5:30 p.m. You should come before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Betsy Head Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 5:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.66453177960000000, -73.91188335418700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a1fe8850f99.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/family-camping-alley-pond-park-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/family-camping-alley-pond-park-queens Date: August 27, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Program Registration page between August 10 and August 17.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Ladies of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/ladies-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/ladies-of-the-bronx Date: August 27, 2016

Women in hip hop are something to celebrate! This summer Rhodebeck Community Garden is hosting three unique events celebrating the music, visual art, and dance that make hip-hop culture so rich! The last Saturday of June, July, and August we will celebrate one of the pillars of this great culture!

Our final event for the summer is a breakdancing battle! Curated by veteran b-girl, Rockefella, this night is sure to delight as dancers break out their best moves.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Mildred T. Rhodebeck Garden (Garden of Eden)

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2016-08-27 2016-08-27 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.82148478095400000, -73.88943451653300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5702b2eba2374.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Stuart Little]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-conservancy-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/central-park-conservancy-film-festival Date: August 27, 2016

Take a tour of New York City's neighborhoods through movies at the 2016 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, which will be hosted in Central Park and Marcus Garvey Park as part of the Conservancy's ongoing commitment to support parks throughout the City. Central Park Conservancy is also supporting a film festival at Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways.

The film festival is free. Tickets are not required. Please let us know you're coming! Gates open at 6:30 p.m. A DJ will perform live from 6:30 p.m. until the movie starts at 8:00 p.m. Cool Haus Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches and Andy's Italian Ices available for purchase. All movies are open captioned.

Please note: All seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early; we will do our best to accommodate everyone in attendance. To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras, and tape recorders. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather.

About Stuart Little
E.B. White's classic children's story is brought to the screen in this fantasy, which combines computer-animated characters with a cast of live actors. Mrs. Little, Mr. Little, and their son George live in a brownstone near New York's Central Park. They have decided to adopt a younger brother for George, but at the orphanage they are greeted by a mouse named Stuart, who talks, walks upright, and wears clothes. The Littles are so taken with Stuart that they decide to adopt him, much to the dismay of Snowbell their house cat.

Rated PG, 85 mins. Directed by Rob Minkoff. Starring Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Michael J. Fox, Jonathan Lipnicki, Estelle Getty, Brian Doyle-Murray.

QUIZ: Where in Central Park were these movie scenes filmed?

While you're waiting for August 27 to come, see how well you really know Central Park – out of over 300 movies filmed here, we picked out a few of our favorite scenes. Tell us where in the Park those scenes were filmed and you could win VIP seating for the Film Festival and a free picnic!

Take the quiz!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.77341545378500000, -73.97354519367200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57adf7ae797f4.jpg Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Sessions Dance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/beach-sessions-dance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/beach-sessions-dance-series Date: August 27, 2016

This free, outdoor dance performance series presents professional dance companies to the Rockaway Community. Come to the beach and enjoy the show!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 523-2786

Location: Beach 90th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.58432388305664000, -73.81228637695312000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party Date: August 27, 2016

Roller skate under the stars with Lola Star.

Lola Star and her crew of fabulous burlesque dancers, roller derby stars, dance skaters, and colorful performers will host pop-up roller disco party at the newly renovated Roller Rink at Beach 108th Street. Skate to incredible retro 70s, 80s, and 90s skate classics as the sun sets, the wave of the ocean crash beside you, and the salty sea air drifts through the rink.

Adult skates are available for rent at $8, or you can bring your own. Kids are welcome if they bring their own skates!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (844) 765-5758

Location: Beach 108th Street Roller Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761943908b6d.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out Date: August 27, 2016

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

Inside Out is a Pixar Studios film that introduces us to Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl. But, her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions—led by Joy (Amy Poehler)—try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:45 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: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: The Lawn at Myrtle Avenue and North Portland Avenue (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 7:45 pm 9:45 pm 40.69288789980500000, -73.97549664974200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577a90fbd5618.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: King Kong (1933)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-king-kong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-king-kong Date: August 27, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outdoors.

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: St. Vartan Park

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M076 St. Vartan Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.74509811401367000, -73.97370147705078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579bb081c0716.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Star Wars - The Force Awakens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-avengers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-avengers Date: August 27, 2016

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

In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, as well as new villains such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order, a fascist regime that has emerged from the ashes of the old Empire. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels return to reprise their roles as, respectively, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and C-3PO. Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie co-star. J.J. Abrams directed from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt.

Know Before You Go:
You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58909988403320000, -73.78890228271484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5776b4f18b955.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/conjunction-of-venus-and-jupiter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/conjunction-of-venus-and-jupiter Date: August 27, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.52209854125976600, -74.19010162353516000 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights in the Rockaways: Star Wars: The Force Awakens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movie-nights-in-the-rockaways-star-wars-the-force-awakens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movie-nights-in-the-rockaways-star-wars-the-force-awakens Date: August 27, 2016

Enjoy a movie night for the whole family. Bring a chair of blanket. Popcorn will be served.

In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 59th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58860015869140600, -73.78829956054688000 Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Game Plan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-game-plan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-game-plan Date: August 27, 2016

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

Gridiron Gang star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson picks up the pigskin once again for this sports-themed family comedy concerning a football superstar who abandons the gridiron to answer the call of fatherhood. Joe Kingman (Johnson) was a star quarterback destined for greatness; not only is the Boston-based team he plays for well on their way to the championships, but he's got all the money and fame that a man could want out of life. A perpetual bachelor whose one brief marriage ended many moons ago, Kingman is stunned to learn that a long-forgotten youthful fling had more permanent consequences than he ever anticipated. Now, just as his career is set to blow up bigger than ever, this perpetual bachelor learns that he has a seven-year-old daughter named Peyton (Madison Pettis). So how does a lifelong jock who's used to partying all night and dropping 20-yard bombs all day adjust to a life of ballet classes, Barbie dolls, and afternoon play dates? Whatever road he chooses to take, it certainly won't be easy, especially since his ruthless, goal-oriented agent, Stella (Kyra Sedgwick), would rather see her client scoring touchdowns than cementing familial bonds.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Father Macris Park

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R075A Father Macris Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61679840087890600, -74.16169738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579371dc75af6.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs Date: August 27, 2016

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

It is a tribute to the genius of the Disney formula that the dramatic and comic elements were strong enough to please both demographic groups. Like any showman, Disney knew the value of genuine horror in maintaining audience interest: accordingly, the Wicked Queen, whose jealousy of Snow White's beauty motivates the story, is a thoroughly fearsome creature even before she transforms herself into an ancient crone. Best of all, Snow White clicks in the three areas in which Disney had always proven superiority over his rivals: Solid story values (any sequence that threatened to slow down the plotline was ruthlessly jettisoned, no matter how much time and money had been spent), vivid etched characterizations (it would have been easier to have all the Dwarfs walk, talk and act alike: thank heaven that Disney never opted for "easy"), and instantly memorable songs (Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith and the entire studio music department was Oscar-nominated for such standards-to-be as "Whistle While You Work" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come").

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.58990097045898400, -74.18769836425781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579372a69ac6e.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Lorax]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-lorax http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-lorax Date: August 27, 2016

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

This animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57962ff71a88d.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: The Lorax]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movie-night-the-lorax http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movie-night-the-lorax Date: August 27, 2016

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams—a real tree. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579913d67b2cd.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: August 28, 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: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: August 28, 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: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: August 28, 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: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: August 28, 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: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: August 28, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000; 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 28, 2016

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

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1ed580fb7.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/landmark Date: August 28, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/yoga Date: August 28, 2016

These yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: August 28, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to do weeding, general cleanup, and beautification at Lt. Lia Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Lt Lia Playground (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64360046386719000, -74.07980346679688000 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/yoga1 Date: August 28, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy, and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps.

Classes are led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss. All levels are welcome; participants should bring their own mats. Please arrive on-time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins.

Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57aa3f4981f01.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day Date: August 28, 2016

Join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579f01474d38.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics Date: August 28, 2016

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

This is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program where you can earn a free bike by taking five free classes!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ac6fe8a420.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Medicinal Plants Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/medicinal-plants-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/medicinal-plants-light Date: August 28, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks, and teach you about medicinal plants in the area.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-08-28 2016-08-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66555303613600000, -73.97154068946800000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: End of Summer Trail Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/trail-of-the-month-end-of-summer-trail-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/trail-of-the-month-end-of-summer-trail-cleanup Date: August 28, 2016

Show the trails of the central Greenbelt some love as we prepare for the fall hiking season.

Water and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring something to share.

This volunteer program is recommended for adults and teens confortable with strenuous outdoor activities. Community service credit is available. Suitable for ages 13 and older.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 28, 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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