NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:04:02 GMT <![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-finding-dory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-finding-dory Date: August 11, 2017

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

Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin. She eventually heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

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; 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: Maine Avenue and Willard Avenue

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2017-08-11 2017-08-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.62032105599100000, -74.13371443748500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5978ba2a27242.jpg Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-power-rangers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-power-rangers Date: August 11, 2017

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

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Slattery Playground

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X085 Slattery Playground 2017-08-11 2017-08-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.85729980468800000, -73.89849853515600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a5a70920d7.jpg Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/11/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/11/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: August 11, 2017

Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.

The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m.

For the best view, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-08-11 2017-08-11 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593b19357d31e.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/the-fence Date: August 12, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Streets 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/city-summer-streets-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/city-summer-streets-2017 Date: August 12, 2017

On Saturday August 5, 12, and 19 nearly seven miles of New York City's streets will be opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully. You can water slide, soar through the air on a zip line, dance, get fit, immerse yourself in a public art and architecture tours or just stroll along and experience the city's streets in a new way—all for free.

Please visit nyc.gov/summerstreets to find out more and check out all of the three activities.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -74.00279998779297000 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 12, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/socrates-farmers-market Date: August 12, 2017

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also enjoy fresh-brewed coffee from vendor Henley Coffee and buy organic condiments from Hellgate Farm.

Cash transactions preferred
WIC & FMNP Checks accepted at individual farm stands

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by The NYC Compost Project with BIG Reuse – Seven days a week drop-off in the green bin next to the bathroom facilities.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach: Beginner Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 12, 2017

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

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9299c8de8e.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 12, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Saturday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/hattie-carthan-community-saturday-farmers-market Date: August 12, 2017

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is opening for its ninth season of healthy food, activities, education and food justice programming. The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market has engaged hundreds of local youths, distributed over 10 tons of fresh food ,recycled 24 tons of organic waste via its market compost dropoff operation, hosted 240 community market sessions, delivered 550 cooking demonstrations, 16 bread baking workshops and more in its eight seasons of operation.

2017 brings several new initiatives to the Market. This season, our newly formed food justice collective will introduce food justice activities around the newly constructed food justice mural. The market continues to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. Through strategic partnerships with local partners, the markets have introduced bus stop and subway advertisements, author readings in our children's garden, and weekly deliveries to Head Start and hospital outpatient centers. Our Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains takes place in the cooking island area in September. The markets will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, local eggs and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs: The Mixed Basket Weekly and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

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

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: August 12, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: August 12, 2017

This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify the park. We look forward to cleaning up Northerleigh Park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 816-3235

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Intro to Rowing Classes in Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/get-on-the-water-intro-to-rowing-classes-in-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/get-on-the-water-intro-to-rowing-classes-in-inwood Date: August 12, 2017

Enjoy free "introduction to rowing" classes with Harlem River Community Rowing. Join us at the Columbia Boatouse Dock in Inwood Hill Park.

Classes run for an hour at the following times:

  • *9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

*9:00 a.m. classes are for advanced beginners

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-forest-park Date: August 12, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Forest Park to beautify Forest Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-0754

Location: Wallenburg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70790100097700000, -73.83740234375000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: August 12, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: August 12, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/green-team Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/kayaking Date: August 12, 2017

Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.

photo by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69950103759765600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594c3c3d775a9.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 12, 2017

Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/free-yoga-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/free-yoga-brooklyn Date: August 12, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! On Saturdays, join our free yoga classes in the garden!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270718b4bed.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/free-yoga-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/free-yoga-brooklyn1 Date: August 12, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us in the garden on Saturdays for a free yoga class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270a3428d90.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/free-yoga-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/free-yoga-east-harlem Date: August 12, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us in the garden for a free yoga class!

Free yoga mats available 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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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270f7b85227.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Gentle Flow Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/gentle-flow-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/gentle-flow-yoga Date: August 12, 2017

Join us on the lawn of Clear Comfort for yoga every other Saturday this summer. Led by Be Yoga & Dance in partnership with Shape Up NYC.

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 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942cadd67434.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: August 12, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Estuary Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/estuary-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/estuary-paddle Date: August 12, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River! The event will begin at Starlight Park and end at Concrete Plant Park, or back at Starlight Park depending on safety conditions.

Register here!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park)

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X147A Starlight Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83045634420300000, -73.88438770052500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee4c62d9612.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/saturday-woodland-corps Date: August 12, 2017

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to on site, ongoing care of the park’s 250 acres of forest.

Please note: volunteers must be able to lift and carry 10 pounds in order to participate in these activities.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga and Public Art in Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/free-yoga-and-public-art-in-morningside-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/free-yoga-and-public-art-in-morningside-park1 Date: August 12, 2017

Three and a Half Acres Yoga will offer free community yoga classes at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month during the exhibition Reflections by Aya Rodriguez-Izumi. Bring your own mat and water.

FLUX Public Art Projects is an Art In FLUX initiative that supports greater accessibility to the arts and creates opportunities for artists by reclaiming underutilized and unique spaces for art.

Reflections is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 866-5263

Location: Lawn at 117th Street (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.80619812011719000, -73.95809936523438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59305f752534c.JPG Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: August 12, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to tend to the gardens at Owl's Head Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

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

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249000000, -74.03029632568400000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Nathan Weidenbaum Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-nathan-weidenbaum-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-nathan-weidenbaum-park Date: August 12, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Assemblymember Barnwell to pick up natural debris and do a general cleanup at Nathan Weidenbaum (Little Bush) Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 651-3185

Location: Nathan Weidenbaum Park

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Q205B Nathan Weidenbaum Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73808993748800000, -73.90225502986400000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Drew Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-drew-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-drew-playground Date: August 12, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bringing the Peace to clean up Drew Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 697-0879

Location: Drew Playground

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X021 Drew Playground 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83309936523437500, -73.90329742431640000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 12, 2017

Please note: this project has been rescheduled from Friday, August 11.

Volunteer with Friends of Williamsbridge Oval to help clean up and amplify this beautiful green space at Williamsbridge Oval. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fishy Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/family-art-project-fishy-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/family-art-project-fishy-fun Date: August 12, 2017

Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you.

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 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59653adc0768b.jpg Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/27th-annual-hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival-in-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/27th-annual-hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival-in-new-york Date: August 12, 2017

This annual festival features two exciting days of dragon boat races, live music, dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts, a food court, and more for the entire family.

There will be an opening day parade at noon on Saturday, and the US Dragon Boat Open Championship will take place on Sunday. Dragon boat racing will take place on both days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For the full festival lineup, please visit the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival's website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 767-1776

Location: Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:30 am 4:00 pm 40.74399948120117000, -73.84300231933594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597913c8249dd.jpg Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: August 12, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9a6a7555ff.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/learn-to-ride-adults2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/learn-to-ride-adults2 Date: August 12, 2017

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Near the baseball field (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81052146771000000, -73.91097760200500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f540960d93.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/learn-to-ride-kids Date: August 12, 2017

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: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Laurelton Playground

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Q108 Laurelton Playground 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67056043292600000, -73.73606634140000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597f5aa2d5787.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 12, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Schedule of Activities

Discovery Pack, 10 a..m. – noon: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Blooming Naturalist, 10 a.m.: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.

Nature’s Helpers, 11 a.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: August 12, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Healthy and Livable Mott Haven Partnership to plant geraniums at St. Mary's Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81229371880000000, -73.91405409574500000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 12, 2017

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

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596520b0e506d.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/basic-canoeing Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels.

Because of high demand, the line to the canoeoing program may close prior to 2:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59600761174fd.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/learn-to-ride Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James by July 19 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Laurelton Playground

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Q108 Laurelton Playground 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67056043292600000, -73.73606634140000000 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Walt Whitman Walking Tour of Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/walt-whitman-walking-tour-of-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/walt-whitman-walking-tour-of-fort-greene-park Date: August 12, 2017

Every second Saturday of the month from May through August, the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, in collaboration with the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, present a free walking tour of Fort Greene Park. Take a walk and learn more about history of Fort Greene Park from its Revolutionary War roots to becoming an official park with the urging of local resident Walt Whitman.

This tour is 90 minutes long and begins at the Visitor Center.

Free, registration is required. Please register on eventbrite.

Special thank you to tour collaborators American Opera Projects and The Walt Whitman Project.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595164fd5364d.JPG Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Living Soil: Supporting Diverse Soil Ecology (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/living-soil-supporting-diverse-soil-ecology-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/living-soil-supporting-diverse-soil-ecology-nyc-compost-project Date: August 12, 2017

More creatures live in the soil than any other environment on Earth! We’ll go on a soil organism safari and gain a better understanding of what the soil ecosystem looks like and how soil biodiversity is crucial for health. This workshop will introduce you to fascinating facts and traditional techniques that will help you support soil life in your own garden or farm.

Registration requested.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598334e0b717c.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:30:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: August 12, 2017

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

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 12, 2017

Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, 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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: August 12, 2017

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.

Ellen Shapiro will share the Japanese story "The Magic Teapot" and Arif Choudhury and Jean Hale will share the Arabian and Lenape stories "The Well of Sweetness" and "Rainbow Crow."

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 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriters Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/screen-writers-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/screen-writers-workshop Date: August 12, 2017

Join Juan Ramirez Jr. at our free Screenwriters Workshops in Poe Park! Bring the story idea you wish to develop into a screen play or series.

For adults.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Living Soil: Supporting Diverse Soil Ecology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/living-soil-supporting-diverse-soil-ecology http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/living-soil-supporting-diverse-soil-ecology Date: August 12, 2017

We'll go on a soil organism safari to understand how soil biodiversity sustains ecosystems & human health. Learn how to support soil life in the garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3558

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: August 12, 2017

Enjoy free yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain, which opens June 20. Bring a yoga mat, water, and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome!

This weekly class will take place on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 3 to October 14 (except July 1 and September 2).

This free event is sponsored by lushretreats.com for Circadia!

Meet at the flag pole between the monument and Visitor's Center. This yoga class will take place on the lawn in front of the Ft. Greene Park Visitor Center. Circadia is an interactive luminescent sculpture and seating system made from concrete and glow sand, which acts as a guide to the park entrance. Resembling a historic building foundation, Circadia also mimics the park's rolling hills and the natural rhythms found in nature.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Welcome Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/farm-compost-welcome-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/farm-compost-welcome-tours Date: August 12, 2017

Discover what’s behind the scenes at Queens Botanical Farm & Compost. In this one-hour tour, you will get a crash course on how we produce nutrient-rich compost from food scraps and horticultural waste. We will introduce the fundamentals of ecological farming as you visit the Farm. This tour is recommended for first-time visitors to Queens Botanical Garden Farm & Compost.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592702bf2e0ba.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: August 12, 2017

The Village Community Boathouse is offering free public rowing on Prospect Park Lake this summer.

Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary. Sessions run from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays from June 10 to August 26. Boats are launched from the ramp on Well House Drive in the southwest corner of the lake. The temporary boathouse–two shipping containers–is located just across from the ramp.

Who Can Participate
Community rowing is open to all, although some physical dexterity is required to get in and out of the boats. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver; kids and teens younger than 18 must be escorted by a parent. Life jackets are provided—and must be worn!

What You'll Row
We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats, built by volunteers and similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing.

How the Villiage Community Boathouse is Funded
We are a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers. While no commitment is required from those who row with us, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. The park is surrounded by a large and diverse population that needs more access to on-water recreation.Your donations make our program possible. If you're looking to volunteer, please email volunteers@vcb.nyc.

Contact
For more information about the Village Community Boathouse and its programs, please email info@vcb.nyc. Please check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures1 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures2 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures3 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures4 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures5 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Spat! Pow! Tie-Dyeing Super Heroes with Chakaia Booker]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/saturday-sculpture-workshop-spat-pow-tiedyeing-super-heroes-with-chakaia-booker http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/saturday-sculpture-workshop-spat-pow-tiedyeing-super-heroes-with-chakaia-booker Date: August 12, 2017

Using traditional tie-dyeing techniques and letter and number stencils, participants will create their own super hero t-shirt! With unique symbols, words, and abstract colorful designs, participants can wrap, tie, twist, and compost a super hero message emblem on helping their community and uniting the world.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59482eb428a2c.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 12, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park Date: August 12, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with TRASH project to clean and beautify St. Nicholas Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 353-6559

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/learn-to-ride-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/learn-to-ride-adults Date: August 12, 2017

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Gershwin School (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66010320900800000, -73.88643515110100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a68e3d9e9c.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:30:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project1 Date: August 12, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month,from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second and third Saturdays of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Astoria Park Highlights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/new-york-history-astoria-park-highlights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/new-york-history-astoria-park-highlights Date: August 12, 2017

Astoria Park, on the west shore of Queens, extends from south of the Triborough Bridge to north of the Hell Gate Bridge. With a panoramic view of the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan in the south to the Hell Gate channel in the north, the scenery presents the diverse landscape of New York City. The Hell Gate channel, formed by faults deep underground, contains some of the deepest water in New York Harbor. Its treacherous reefs bear picturesque names such as “Hen and Chickens,” “Pot Rock,” “Bread & Cheese,” and “Bald Headed Billy.”

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Hoyt Avenue North and 19th Street

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77220153808600000, -73.92739868164100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596007b4ed161.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Free Sailing

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Seed Balls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/wildflower-seed-balls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/wildflower-seed-balls Date: August 12, 2017

Use our locally-produced compost to create native wildflower seed balls. Take home your seed ball to introduce native wildflowers to your neighborhood!

QBG Farm & Compost staff will be on site to discuss the importance of native species and the role of compost in encouraging healthy plant growth.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592971fad2649.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: August 12, 2017

Enjoy monthly outdoor parties featuring children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Play Dates take place on the second Saturday of each month from May through August.

Schedule

May 13 - Dave Jay / making kids laugh
June 10 - Magic at Coney!!! / magical variety show
July 8 - Charlini / a magic pirate journey for children of all ages
August 12 - WonderSpark Puppets / The Lion & The Mouse though whimsical puppetry

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1beeac315f.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 12, 2017

Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures6 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures7 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures8 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures8 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures9 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures9 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures10 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures10 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/nature-center-adventures11 Date: August 12, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Phineas The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/phineas-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/phineas-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 12, 2017

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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.

About Phineas The Clown
Phineas is an award-winning clown and juggler. He has been trained by members of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, world juggling champion Tony Duncan, and the NY Goofs under the direction of former dean of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Dick Monday. He worked at the Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics teaching juggling and slapstick for multiple summer seasons. He currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick. Come see his show to see what he'll juggle next!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faba8b37f9.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/gallery-tour Date: August 12, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the summer exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. An exuberant counterpoint to Wave Hill’s lush summer gardens, Flora Fantastica! shows the work of four artists who share an interest in using pattern derived from cultural and botanical sources to create fantastic hybrid forms. Nancy Blum, Amy Cheng and Elisabeth Condon each have an entire room for their paintings. Jill Parisi creates an installation for the entry foyer. In the Sunroom Project Space, Jan Mun combines digital and living media to explore the movement of plant species and the immigrant experience, while a window installation by David Rios Ferreira contains drawings and collages with cartoon-inspired characters, along with historical, cultural and contemporary pop references.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59652fe614e8b.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/activity-table Date: August 12, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/storytime-craft Date: August 12, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation. While supplies last.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592d6b5934e8d.JPG Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: August 12, 2017

Make beautiful, fun things out of paper to give as a gift or keep for yourself

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

  • July: Paper Beads Bracelet
  • August: Paper Picture Frame
  • September: Cardboard Collage Art

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: August 12, 2017

Learn the basics of crochet: how to select your materials, gauge, yardage, tension, chain, single crochet, double crochet, and treble and slip stitch. Make accessories for beginners level.

Materials needed-Mercerized cotton thread #10 in three colors, steel crochet hook #6, 1/2" buttons (3)

Monthly Crochet Projects

  • August: Delicate Crochet Bracelet - White or ecru mercerized cotton thread #10 #6 steel crochet hook. Learn double crochet and treble
  • September: Two Color Scarf - Two colors #4 acrylic yarn #H crochet hook

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 12, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library Date: August 12, 2017

Bring your blanket to the lawns by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and listen to librarians from the Walt Whitman branch of the Brooklyn Public Library read aloud to your favorite books!

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 935-0244 x62116

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 2:45 pm 3:30 pm 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5968e23507334.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at SummerStage in Central Park as a part of Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-summerstage-in-central-park-as-a-part-of-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-summerstage-in-central-park-as-a-part-of-family-day Date: August 12, 2017

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.


The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77279663085937500, -73.97016906738281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594017f90cd43.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-shakespeare-workout Date: August 12, 2017

Hudson Warehouse covers the elements of Voice Production, Acting, and Stage Combat in this workshop open to ages 13 and older. Online registration necessary; please visit hudsonwarehouse.net to register.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59419377a4ae2.jpg Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/bargemusic-family-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/bargemusic-family-concerts Date: August 12, 2017

Bargemusic is New York City's floating concert hall, moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge. On Saturdays at 4:00 p.m., visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.

The doors open 15 minutes prior to concert, and there is no reserved seating. The music program will be announced at the performance.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Phineas The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/phineas-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/phineas-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 12, 2017

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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.

About Phineas The Clown
Phineas is an award-winning clown and juggler. He has been trained by members of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, world juggling champion Tony Duncan, and the NY Goofs under the direction of former dean of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Dick Monday. He worked at the Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics teaching juggling and slapstick for multiple summer seasons. He currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick. Come see his show to see what he'll juggle next!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faba8b37f9.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/dance-at-socrates Date: August 12, 2017

Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its fifth season, bringing dancemakers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront. Internationally recognized for its large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations, Socrates partners with Norte Maar, renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, to present this choreographic residency in the park dedicated to the creation and presentation of dance.

“Because dance is, in many ways human sculpture in motion, it’s very much at home in Socrates Sculpture Park.” – The New York Times

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594815274fc2e.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/family-camping-brooklyn Date: August 12, 2017

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and familes are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit our Urban Park Rangers' Program Registration page. Registration opens on August 2.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970dfb2b96fd.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture, & Fun: Silent Disco at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/arts-culture-fun-silent-disco-at-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/arts-culture-fun-silent-disco-at-orchard-beach Date: August 12, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to rain in the forecast. Please check back for rescheduled date. Thank you.

Come join us for an evening of dancing! Choose your DJ: Top '40s Pop, '80s, Hip-Hop/R&B.

Fun Facts about Dancing:

  • You can burn up to 445 calories dancing 30 minutes.
  • Dancing improves the condition of your heart and lungs.
  • It is a great way to meet new friends.
  • Better your coordination, agility, and flexibility.

Please Note:

  • It’s silent because you’re wearing headphones
  • You can bring your own music and headphones

RSVP via EventBrite.

Please note: Arrive before 7:00 p.m. to ensure you get your headphones.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.86299896240234400, -73.79429626464844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989d67deafe8.jpg Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Harlem Parks & Manhattan Recreation Film Festival: 13th Film Screening and Soul Train Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival Date: August 12, 2017

13th, directed by Ava DuVernay, 100 minutes., USA.

This 2017 Academy Award nominated documentary takes an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Music
The Soul Train Tribute -- arguably the hottest Jam in the park for six consecutive years -- celebrates the soundtrack of American social movements with a tribute to Freedom Songs from the Soul Train Era! With Music spun by DJ Stormin' Norman of Sundae Sermon, this tribute will feature music from Soul Train artists: James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and others interpreted by an all-star cast of independent artists including: Abiah, Asa Lovechild, Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne, Keith Anthony Fluitt, Petawayne, Lorinda Robinson, Shelly Nicole and others.

Please visit ImageNation's website for rain information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5941820f3f0a2.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Golden Hour Photography Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/inwood-golden-hour-photography-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/12/inwood-golden-hour-photography-hike-light Date: August 12, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce to you the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

Explore the beauty of Inwood Hill Park as it basks in the summer sun. Bring your own camera or smartphone.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-12 2017-08-12 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5970e3cba05d4.JPG Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:06 EDT