NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:36:32 GMT <![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/green-team Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 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[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: September 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Healthy and Livable Mott Haven Partnership to help sustain St. Mary's Park's Second Saturdays! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1815

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81229371880000000, -73.91405409574500000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 9, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ikebana Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-demonstration Date: September 9, 2017

Attend a live demonstration by Sogetsu instructors, as part of our celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana at Wave Hill. Ikebana is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging, and Sogetsu, founded in 1927, is an avant garde style, with study groups all over the world. A famous saying by founder Sofu Teshigahara—and the credo of the Sogetsu school—is that Sogetsu can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime with any kind of material. Stop by The Shop at Wave Hill for a special promotion on Ikebana-related titles. Registration not required.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e06e4c5346.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: September 9, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946dc93d24c.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wormshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/wormshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/wormshop Date: September 9, 2017

Let worms convert your food scraps into compost for your plants. Learn how to set-up, care for, harvest, and use vermicompost from a worm bin.

Facilitated by the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor.

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: September 9, 2017

Join us for a landscape painting workshop. Andrea Cuckier will introduce the participants to the notion of frame, composition elements, atmosphere, and graphic aspects of painting. After giving basic guidelines and a brief demo, Andrea will guide the group to a spot where you will each create your own work.

No previous experience is necessary.

All art supplies will be provided but please bring a few household supplies: 2-3 large yogurt containers (or other recycled plastic containers) 2-3 flat plastic surfaces such as plastic lid/covers from yogurt or humus containers, plastic trays or Tupperware tops, and a blanket to sit on.

About the artist
Andrea Cukier is a New York-based visual artist from Argentina whose work focuses on nature, and her love for its conservation. Ms. Cukier holds a degree of Profesora Superior de Pintura from Argentina and her paintings have been part of several juried and invitational group as well as solo shows at prestigious venues . Throughout her career she has taught studio art and art history and has participated in several projects with developmentally challenged children. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Godwin Ternbach Museum, The Argentine Consulate in New York City, and The Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

RSVP
Space is limited. Please RSVP to hold your spot at manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595e9f61a7044.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Caring for Staten Island Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/workshop-for-new-volunteers-how-to-get-involved-with-your-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/workshop-for-new-volunteers-how-to-get-involved-with-your-park1 Date: September 9, 2017

Partnerships Academy Workshops

Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: Staten Island Parks Connections

Do you want to find new ways to improve your Staten Island neighborhood by caring for parks?

Join us at our next Staten Island Parks Connections networking workshop to meet staff members and other Staten Island volunteers who support parks. Hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders and learn about resources that will help you reach your goals.

Topics will include:

  • Working with NYC Parks officials
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • How to get 501(c)3 status and acquire funding
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your parks

Please register here if you would like to attend.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/learn-to-ride Date: September 9, 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 September 6 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70100021362305000, -73.84259796142578000 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Wormshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/wormshop-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/wormshop-nyc-compost-project Date: September 9, 2017

Worms will convert your food scraps into compost for your plants. Learn how to set up, care for, harvest, and use vermicompost from a worm bin.

Free Admission | Registration is 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598392542cf69.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 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[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 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[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 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[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 9, 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.

Liz Weir will share Irish tales and Angela Halvorson Borg will share the Iraqi story "The Golden Lamb."

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Clay Sculpture with The Noguchi Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/saturday-sculpture-workshop-clay-sculpture-with-the-noguchi-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/saturday-sculpture-workshop-clay-sculpture-with-the-noguchi-museum Date: September 9, 2017

Isamu Noguchi once wrote about working with clay as “my close embrace with the earth, as seeking after identity with some primal matter beyond personalities and possessions.” Join Noguchi Museum educator Harumi Ori for a clay workshop and consider the possibilities and limitations of sculpting with clay. Find natural materials at Socrates and embrace the earth while creating a entirely organic sculpture.

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Williamsbridge Oval Park 80th Birthday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/williamsbridge-oval-park-80th-birthday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/williamsbridge-oval-park-80th-birthday Date: September 9, 2017

Come celebrate the 80th anniversary of Williamsbridge Oval Park with us! This commemorative event will feature plenty of family-friendly events, including arts and crafts, games from the 1930s, tap dance lessons, and more! Join us while we sing happy birthday and commemorate the park, and enjoy the free cake!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59af13d305189.JPG Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa Panel Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-bronx-meets-east-africa-panel-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-bronx-meets-east-africa-panel-discussion Date: September 9, 2017

Join our panel discussion with an artist from The Bronx Meets East Africa exhibition. The public is invited to participate in the exchange.

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: 1:00 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Medicine Plant Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/medicine-plant-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/medicine-plant-workshop Date: September 9, 2017

Join us at Concrete Plant Park to learn about how to identify, extract, and use the medicinal properties of plants while practicing your Spanish, as this workshop is conducted in Spanish.

Taller de Plantas Medicinales
Acompáñanos y aprende como las plantas se pueden usar como medicina. Este taller se impartirá en español.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: The Foodway (in Concrete Plant Park)

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.82603992793900000, -73.88488960266100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b2a1e4caacd.JPG Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/capoeira-for-beginners Date: September 9, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab1e8bfc8b.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: September 9, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093info@cityparksfoundation.org

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946e824e8cd.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Scavenger Hunt at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/family-nature-scavenger-hunt-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/family-nature-scavenger-hunt-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 9, 2017

Explore Fort Tryon Park's flora and fauna during a family scavenger hunt. Families will work together on a quest to identify the unique wildlife that is native to New York City and unlock clues to the park's history along the way.

Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

This program is made possible by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599deecf35b44.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[InGardens Free Jazz Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ingardens-free-jazz-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ingardens-free-jazz-concerts Date: September 9, 2017

Children's Magical Gardens hosts three afternoons of free jazz concerts in partnership with presenter Arts for Art, September 9, 10, & 16.

The schedule includes artists who have shaped the Lower Manhattan creative music scene over the past four decades, along with exciting emerging musicians. Children are welcomed and encouraged to participate with the bands, so make sure to bring instruments!

Schedule

  • 2:00 p.m. - William Parker / Cooper-Moore duo
  • 3:00 p.m. - Dave Sewelson / Dave Hofstra w/ special guest Bobby Kapp
  • 4:00 p.m. - Steve Swell / William Parker / TA Thompson

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 702-4171

Location: Childrens Magical Garden

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 5:00 am 40.72069931030273400, -73.98619842529297000 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 9, 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 The Magic of Rogue
As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faf086da81.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-skills-fire-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-skills-fire-building Date: September 9, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: September 9, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: September 9, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 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[8th Annual Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/8th-annual-fort-greene-park-jazz-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/8th-annual-fort-greene-park-jazz-festival Date: September 9, 2017

Come to the free jazz festival in the park! This is the second round of the jazz festival, following the July event. It's fun for the whole family!

The festival is produced by Eric Frazier, whose musical expertise spans the world of Jazz, Swing, BeBop, Salsa, R&B, and more. Come hear a variety of jazz musicians near the Visitor Center, including five different vocalists.

For more information, visit fortgreeneparkjazzfestival.com/about

Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59887b09bf8c6.png Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost 101 (Chinese-Language Workshop)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/101compost-101-in-chinese http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/101compost-101-in-chinese Date: September 9, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and Master Composter Joanne Hung to learn how to reduce your waste and create “black gold” for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds. This Chinese-language workshop covers the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting. Weather permitting, we will visit our Compost Demonstration Site.

Presented by NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599c98363253f.jpg Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 9, 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 The Magic of Rogue
As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from the 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faf086da81.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fordham Film Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/fordham-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/fordham-film-festival Date: September 9, 2017

As part of our 2017 Fordham Road FIlm Festival, we are showing The Goonies on Saturday, September 9. There will be activities before the movie starts; the film starts at 8:30pm.

Stay tuned for other upcoming events from the Fordham Road BID,

The Goonies (PG)
Kids find a treasure map and go searching for pirate's booty in a subterranean cavern, but they run into a band of outlaws and their ringleader, whose soft-hearted son comes to the kids' rescue.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 562-2104

Location: Bryan Park

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X005 Bryan Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.86220169067383000, -73.89420318603516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59af039c61a58.jpg Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Silent Disco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/arts-culture-fun-silent-disco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/arts-culture-fun-silent-disco Date: September 9, 2017

Come join us for an evening of dancing with yourself and everyone else! Choose your DJ: Top 40’s Pop, 80’s, Hip-Hop/R&B.

Please note: It’s silent because you’re wearing headphones. You can bring your own music and headphones. Arrive before 7:00 p.m. to ensure you get your headphones

Concession stands will be available.

Please RSVP via EventBrite. This event is sponsored by Pelham Bay Park Administration.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.86299896240234400, -73.79429626464844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0642dd82ac.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Harlem Parks & Manhattan Recreation Film Festival: The Fits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival Date: September 9, 2017

The Fits, directed by Anna Rose Holmer, 72 minutes, USA.

A dreamy exploration of girlhood, The Fits follows an 11-year-old tomboy as she tries to fit in with her peers after joining an all-girl dance team.

Music
Curated by Injoy Enterprises, this energetic to Black women will feature one of NYC's hottest she-J's, the Uptown Dance Academy, live music by an all-female band led by drummer extraordinaire Camille Gainer Jones with performances from independent artists Abby Dobson, Claudia Hayden, Toni Ann Semple, Vivian Sessoms and more.

Please visit ImageNation's website for rain location 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59419172f308f.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare Date: September 9, 2017

Join us on the lawn for a full production of The Tempest. Produced by the Drilling Company.

Friday performances are part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, and beer and wine also available for purchase.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Starfest in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-starfest-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-starfest-in-central-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

The Urban Park Rangers and the Amateur Astronomers Association invite you to enjoy the wonders of the universe at this annual event. New York City parks are the perfect places within the city to stargaze and learn more about the night sky.

Please note: this event was previously listed for September 30.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Sheep Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77230072021484400, -73.97499847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59933806bcfab.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-moana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-moana Date: September 9, 2017

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

This computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure shares the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian tribe, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of saving her people. This wonderful film features the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and music composed by Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 7:15 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 7:15 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Cooper Park

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B025 Cooper Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:15 pm 8:45 pm 40.71590042114300000, -73.93730163574200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a618955dce.jpg Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-sing Date: September 9, 2017

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

This animated musical comedy tell the story of Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine. This wonderful film features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Hudson and Tori Kelly.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 7:15 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 7:15 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Raymond Bush Playground

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:15 pm 8:45 pm 40.68634190595800000, -73.93980526924100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a66412d8f3.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito1 Date: September 9, 2017

More Art premieres NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about the horrors of the unknown and the inspiring search for liberty.

Resetting Friedrich W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu in contemporary New York City, Mastrovito and his team of 12 artists have created over 35,000 original drawings to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The re-imagined storyline and title cards of NYsferatu were made in collaboration with recent immigrants and English-as-new -anguage learners.

Featuring the original soundtrack by Simone Giuliani. Family-friendly art activities start at 6:00 p.m.

The movie starts at dusk, generally around 7:30 p.m. Film runs 65 mins.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 416.6940

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d519ecab0b.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The City After Climate Change]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-city-after-climate-change http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-city-after-climate-change Date: September 9, 2017

Vanessa Keith, a New York-based architect from Jamaica and principal of StudioTEKA will discuss her book "2100: A Dystopian Utopia, The City After Climate Change." The book visualizes possible design solutions to suggest the profound adaptability and possibilities of the design field to meet environmental challenges in the future.

RSVP is required due to limited space; please email brooke@lacasitaverde.nyc.

Raid Date: September 10.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Casita Verde

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.70768737792969000, -73.96421051025390000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2 Date: September 9, 2017

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

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Glendale Playground

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.70440930000000000, -73.88200300000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5b38d34a24.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Storks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-storks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-storks Date: September 9, 2017

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

A stork and his human pal must team up to transport a baby girl to her expectant family, despite the fact that storks now work as couriers for an Internet merchant after getting out of the baby-delivery business.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, 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: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.63807227694900000, -74.11781501770000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a7062b13641.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hidden Figures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-hidden-figures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-hidden-figures Date: September 9, 2017

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

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Crotona Park

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.83900070190430000, -73.88629913330078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b058685e9bb.jpg Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-fence Date: September 10, 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 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[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: September 10, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: September 10, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: September 10, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: September 10, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/hattie-carthan-community-sunday-farmers-market Date: September 10, 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.

Sunday market reopens for a fifth season July 30, 2017 on the farm, with a series of healing events which highlight the value of herbs and non-invasive healing modalities for humans. This year, the farm has embarked on a 3 year scale up campaign in order to create the infrastructure needed to educate our community and operate an herbal distribution program which supplies local herbs and herbal products to the natural healing community.

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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/farmers-market Date: September 10, 2017

Through the efforts of Friends of Cunningham Park, Inc. and the Jamaica Estates Civic Association we are happy to announce a weekly farmers market. The market will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday. At the market you will be able to meet the farmers and purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/fall-birding Date: September 10, 2017

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River provides the perfect habitat for resident and migrating birds. Birders of all levels welcome. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e079a41212.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Borderless Plants and Kavad Boxes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/family-art-project-borderless-plants-and-kavad-boxes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/family-art-project-borderless-plants-and-kavad-boxes Date: September 10, 2017

On select Saturdays, artists participating in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, will be presenting talks, readings, live music, performance art and workshops in and around the gallery. Welcome back artist Tammy Nguyen, exhibiting in Call & Response. She will share her storytelling and bookmaking techniques. Hear her stories about plants as global citizens from her own Kavad Box, a brightly colored folding box used in traditional Indian culture to house stories. Collage and paint your plant story onto a neatly folding box that travels.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e0560caa3e.jpg Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/free-yoga-in-the-hudson-boulevard-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/free-yoga-in-the-hudson-boulevard-park Date: September 10, 2017

Join HY/HK Alliance for free yoga at Hudson Park every Sunday! Bring a mat.

Please note: there will not be class on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Sunday September 3.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5993427b30dc0.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/tai-chi-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/tai-chi-fort-greene Date: September 10, 2017

Movement, meditation, and deep breathing for better health, strength, concentration, and self-awareness!

Wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers.

Your instructors will be Leon Qi Ying and Marilyn Fleming. Leon Qi Ying is native Chinese speaker and Brooklyn resident who has studied and practiced Tai Chi for over 30 years. Marilyn Fleming ‘M’ grew up in the UK and is longtime resident of Fort Greene. M studied with Leon Qi Ying and is a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader.

To learn more, visit taichibklyn.com

Important note: if you practice Tai Chi for health purposes, it is important that you seek advice from your main health care providers, such as your family doctors. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.

No class if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: On the lawn between the Visitor Center and Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.69211135514100000, -73.97502458095600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595165ff33210.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/prospect-park-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/prospect-park-walking-tours Date: September 10, 2017

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn. The tour will examine the park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the landscape design to architectural eras visible in the built environment, to stories about how people have enjoyed the park over time.

Presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 10, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP),Friendship Garden

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2017-09-10 2017-09-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000; 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cedar Grove Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/its-my-park-at-cedar-grove-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/its-my-park-at-cedar-grove-beach Date: September 10, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park to clean and beautify the 9/11 Memorial Garden at the Cedar Grove Beach parking lot. We look forward to cleaning up the garden with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

Location: Cedar Grove Beach Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.55989837646500000, -74.10179901123000000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: September 10, 2017

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov

Groups must RSVP by August 28.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cff0c98d14c.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck Date: September 10, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946dc93d24c.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Red Trail from High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/trail-of-the-month-red-trail-from-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/trail-of-the-month-red-trail-from-high-rock-park Date: September 10, 2017

Hike the Red Trail to Historic Richmond Town on this long-distanced, fact-paced hike. The duration of hike is dependent on the size and pace of the group. Bring snacks and water. Sunscreen and insect repellent recommended.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct Date: September 10, 2017

During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water we needed to combat the cholera epidemic of the 1830s.

Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City’s oldest standing bridge (completed in 1848) brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan, and allowed our city to grow into the Twentieth Century.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: West 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.84209823608400000, -73.92630004882800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989dfee68bd1.jpg Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seining1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seining1 Date: September 10, 2017

Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ecology of our waterways on every seining program. Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bayview Avenue and Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.51328923519100000, -74.20030832167400000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Thomas Jefferson Park to Randall's Island Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/thomas-jefferson-park-to-randalls-island-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/thomas-jefferson-park-to-randalls-island-moderate Date: September 10, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Enjoy the urban wildlife and landscaping of Thomas Jefferson Park. Then journey along the greenway to Randall's Island to explore the salt marshes and waterside views of the city.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 112th Street and First Avenue (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79342974627500000, -73.93723106384300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989e3391f1a9.JPG Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 10, 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 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[Healing Drum Circle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/healing-drum-circle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/healing-drum-circle Date: September 10, 2017

Join us in the park for healing through drumming, poetry and journaling. Drums provided, no experience necessary.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: The Foodway (in Concrete Plant Park)

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.82603992793900000, -73.88488960266100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b2a3c0dcced.JPG Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: September 10, 2017

This tour has been cancelled. Join us again on October 8.

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[POSTPONED: It's My Park at Maria Hernandez Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/its-my-park-at-maria-hernandez-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/its-my-park-at-maria-hernandez-park Date: September 10, 2017

NOTE: this event has been rescheduled for September 24th.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Keep Bushwick Beautiful to beautify Maria Hernandez Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/family-nature-walk Date: September 10, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. No registration is required.

Children ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e08b61b3b4.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: September 10, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

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

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-09-10 2017-09-10 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/forest-crew Date: September 10, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: September 10, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park!

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-princess-the-emperor-and-the-duck1 Date: September 10, 2017

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members experience each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today.

About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-988-9093info@cityparksfoundation.org

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59946e824e8cd.png Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Wildlife Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seaside-wildlife-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seaside-wildlife-exploration Date: September 10, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots for seaside creatures.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Canarsie Park House (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62894289677700000, -73.89599752426100000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nature-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nature-scavenger-hunt Date: September 10, 2017

Captain George H. Tilly Park is named for a local son of a prominent Jamaica family. The Tilly family once owned the land on which this park sits. At the turn of the last century, the bulk of the wooded land which comprise Captain George H. Tilly Park was owned by the Highland Park Society, a group of Jamaica landowners. In 1908, the landowners deeded the property to New York City for one dollar, insisting only that it always be used as a park.

Join the Rangers as they introduce you to this hidden nine-acre neighborhood green space.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.71079601552100000, -73.79861783981300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59930fffd0b81.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Washington Square Park Folk Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-7th-annual-washington-square-park-folk-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-7th-annual-washington-square-park-folk-festival Date: September 10, 2017

The Seventh Annual Washington Square Park Folk Festival celebrates the long tradition of folk music performance and culture—a tradition that can trace its roots to the birth of the genre in New York City in the 1940s. The Festival will close, per tradition, with a community square dance.

There is limited bleacher seating, attendees are encouraged to bring additional seating or blankets.

Performance Lineup

  • 1:00 pm – The Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen
  • 1:45 pm – Zeke Schein
  • 2:30 pm – Seyyah
  • 3:15 pm – Bill & the Belles
  • 4:00 pm – Square Dance

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b16ad7ce96c.jpg Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 10, 2017

Enjoy a BIG day of county fair magic in Manhattan. There will be carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!

(rain date: September 17)

See House of Yes aerialists and sideshow performers' beautiful and facinating acts!

Laugh with host Ambrose Martos!

Hear live music from Mariti Garrett and Bette Smith, and more.

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! At the Stop & Swap w/GrowNYC! You don’t have to bring something to take something. (Please do NOT bring: furniture, large items, tube televisions, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects.)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05886cb65d.JPG Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: September 10, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 10, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598dfb2eab0fe.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Exhibition Opening: "Call & Response"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/fall-exhibitions-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/fall-exhibitions-opening Date: September 10, 2017

The entire Glyndor Gallery will be given over to new site-responsive projects honoring the tenth anniversary of Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space. Call & Response showcases the work of more than 50 artists who have exhibited in this unique venue, in projects ranging from art objects created from natural materials gathered onsite, to sound pieces, outdoor installations and performance works. Opening in Wave Hill House are Mona Kamal’s paintings on birch bark. Paintings and prints by Beth Ganz are also on view.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured: Amie Cunat, Hideout, 2016, latex paint on wall, cardboard, acrylic, washi paper, newsprint, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Stefan Hagen.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e09b79a17e.jpg Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 10, 2017

Every Sunday and holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Bonkerz the Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f841e869e9.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CITIMUSIC at RED SHED COMMUNITY GARDEN]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/citimusic-at-red-shed-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/citimusic-at-red-shed-community-garden Date: September 10, 2017

Join CITIMUSIC and Red Shed Community Garden for live music featuring the "Red Shed" Duo.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 374-9332

Location: Red Shed Garden

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2017-09-10 2017-09-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71609878540039000, -73.94029998779297000 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Talking to the Bones: Poems on African American Burial Ground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/talking-to-the-bones-poems-on-african-american-burial-ground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/talking-to-the-bones-poems-on-african-american-burial-ground Date: September 10, 2017

Poet David Mills will lead a poetry reading and workshop in commemoration of Lewis H. Latimer's birthday. Lewis H. Latimer was the son of fugitive slaves, a poet, and a self-taught inventor.

David Mills will read poems on New York's African American Burial Ground—America's oldest and largest slave cemetary, and engage the audience in creating poems and exploring Latimer's legacy.

Seats are limited; please RSVP.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59821e9179e38.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 10, 2017

Every Sunday and holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Bonkerz the Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f841e869e9.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends Date: September 10, 2017

Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.

This event will take place in four sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: August 13, 20, 27, and September 10. When selecting tickets, please choose the option with the desired date.

About Alex Nguyen
Since arriving in NYC, trumpeter Alex Nguyen has been establishing himself for his distinctive lyrical and melodic style. The Savannah, GA native has garnered praise for his independent projects, including the Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, for which he arranges much of the material. Alex has appeared with such groups as the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, the Curtis Fuller Quintet, and Celebration of Lionel Hampton; and one of his compositions “The First Year” was featured on NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron’s album The Traveler.

Alex is winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, placed second at the National Trumpet Competition, and was awarded residencies at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center, and the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival. A graduate of the University of North Florida’s Jazz Studies program where he worked with legendary alto saxophonist Bunky Green, Alex also holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase, where he worked with trumpeters Jon Faddis and Jim Rotondi. Alex is Music Director of St. George’s Church on Stuyvesant Park, and curates its Jazz in the Cave series.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5928e7f353455.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Secret Life of Pets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/movies-under-the-stars-the-secret-life-of-pets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/movies-under-the-stars-the-secret-life-of-pets Date: September 10, 2017

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In this delightful animated feature, the quiet life of Max (Louis C.K.), a spoiled terrier, is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a an unruly stray whom Max ( Eric Stonestreet) instantly dislikes. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and end up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, Snowball (Kevin Hart), a rebellious bunny, swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 7:15 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:15 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Col David Marcus Playground (in Colonel David Marcus Playground)

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B128 Colonel David Marcus Playground 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 7:15 pm 8:45 pm 40.60969924926758000, -73.96959686279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59123859f2f83.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Mahogany]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/movies-under-the-stars-mahogany http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/movies-under-the-stars-mahogany Date: September 10, 2017

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

The legendary Diana Ross stars in the title role of this classic 1975 romantic drama film. Directed by Berry Gordy and produced by Motown Productions, the film follows a struggling young designer from Chicago’s south side as she becomes an internationally acclaimed fashion idol. This wonderful film also stars Billy Dee Wiliams (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi), Anthony Perkins (Pyscho), Beah Richards (Beloved), and Jean-Pierre Aumont (Jefferson in Paris).

Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:15 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 7:15 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Jackie Robinson Park (in Jackie Robinson Playground)

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B357 Jackie Robinson Playground 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 7:15 pm 9:00 pm 40.66579818725600000, -73.95919799804700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599c5bce0e455.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:44:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours Date: September 11, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-11 2017-09-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: September 11, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rose Garden

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2017-09-11 2017-09-11 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/its-my-park-at-michael-j-leonard-memorial-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/its-my-park-at-michael-j-leonard-memorial-plaza Date: September 11, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Staten Island Royal Lions Club as they beautify Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza. We look forward to cleaning up the plaza with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 763-3819

Location: Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza

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2017-09-11 2017-09-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.59871750662700000, -74.08152264781600000 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/conference-house-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/conference-house-inside-out Date: September 11, 2017

Explore the Conference House in a unique way – inside out. View the “bones” through blueprint drawings and photographs highlighting the architecture of this National and New York City landmark.

An opening reception will take place on September 16 at 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Presented by the Conference House Association and NYC Parks.

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. We're closed on Sundays. Admission is free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-11 2017-09-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a99b414c942.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/women-with-wings-art-exhibit1 Date: September 11, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friendship Garden

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2017-09-11 2017-09-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.82879890000000000, -73.94564400000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-11 2017-09-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Women With Wings Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/women-with-wings-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/women-with-wings-art-exhibit Date: September 11, 2017

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo will be on view at Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden in Harlem, through October 31, 2017.

“Women with Wings” will feature a series of artworks inspired by the women of New York, including the historical and contemporary women who make Uptown Manhattan a diverse and vibrant community. Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each garden. “Women with Wings” creates a multi-level conversation bridging local culture, nature and history that connects the past and the present.

Artworks include “Maggie’s Pearls of Wisdom”, a piece executed in acrylic, repurposed materials and beads, integrated with a Magnolia tree and inspired by the legacy of Maggie Burnett, beloved Harlem resident and founder of Maggie’s Garden, and “Women in Movement” a piece featuring multiple women silhouettes on multiple wheels hanging from light posts inside the garden.

Exhibition Hours

This exhibit is on view at Maggie's Garden (564 West 149th Stree, Manhattant) on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to sundown; Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit is on view at Friendship Garden (499 W. 150th Street, Manhattan) on Monays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 50:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP)

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2017-09-11 2017-09-11 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.82849884033200000, -73.94809722900400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d35aaf276.jpg Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Art Tour: Mutations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/art-tour-mutations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/art-tour-mutations Date: September 11, 2017

From sculptures and murals to performances and videos, the High Line is filled with public art. Join High Line Art Assistant Curator Melanie Kress for an insider's view on High Line Art's current Mutations exhibition.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-09-11 2017-09-11 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.74670028686523400, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5924a8d480898.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT