NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:58:35 GMT <![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/paint-it-up Date: June 27, 2017

Create a still-life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans and Containers
June: Recycle Painted Rocks-painted nature on rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/bryant-park-storytime Date: June 27, 2017

Bring the kids to Bryant Park Corp.'s StoryTime for tails, meowsic, and arts and crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4e88c320af.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 27, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590ce046bc4d3.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/bryant-park-knitting-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/bryant-park-knitting-class Date: June 27, 2017

Join free beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

To register, please call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896 , or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace Gravel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75369163600300000, -73.98303353786500000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting Nature with the Art Student's League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/painting-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/painting-nature Date: June 27, 2017

Bring your child for a fun afternoon of painting the scenery around them, with the help of Art Student's League's Pedro Rodriguez. It's a cool activity for a hot day.

Supplies will be provided!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.90010070800800000, -73.87220001220700000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/gallery-tour Date: June 27, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow leads a tour of current exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. The group show, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, explores how women have been treated and portrayed as outcasts in history, myth and biblical legend. In the Sunroom Project Space, Sonya Blesofsky’s sculptural installation is inspired by the history of Glyndor House, while Sindy Butz's life-sized replicaof a fireplace in one of Wave Hill’s buildings includes enlarged photographs and videos of her performing with Wave Hill fireplaces.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590cde5f811f3.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/kids-le-petit-art Date: June 27, 2017

Make your own miniature, personalized art for gift or to keep. This class is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Kids Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Painting Small Cans Upcycle Art
June: Create A Mini Book

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: June 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic with BALSA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/basketball-clinic Date: June 27, 2017

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic youth basketball clinics on Pier 2. Each program will include yoga to enhance flexibility, or flag football for agility training. Recommended for ages 8 to 17 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing and Sign: Sign Language Class with Baby Fingers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/sing-and-sign-sign-language-class-with-baby-fingers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/sing-and-sign-sign-language-class-with-baby-fingers Date: June 27, 2017

Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age. Go home each week with new vocabulary and new tunes to enhance communication between you and your child! Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during this pre-verbal/developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language. See the research come to life, as music and sign language both aid in the development of language and literacy. Baby Fingers programs incorporate the research supporting the benefits of sign language at all ages and stages, for children with and without special needs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5944219cf25cc.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango the Night Away!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-the-night-away http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-the-night-away Date: June 27, 2017

Spend Tuesday evenings in June experiencing the not-to-be-missed “authentic Buenos Aires Tango”. Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes! All are welcome!

This event is presented in partnership with Strictly Tango NYC. Entertainment generously funded by Whole Foods Market.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591222845d61a.JPG Fri, 12 May 2017 16:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Attracting Pollinators and Pest-Managing Predator Insects with Native Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/attracting-pollinators-and-pestmanaging-predator-insects-with-native-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/attracting-pollinators-and-pestmanaging-predator-insects-with-native-plants Date: June 27, 2017

Learn about the importance of our local pollinators and how to create gardens to attract them. As part of the workshop we will spend time identifying the native plants that host them at New Roots Community Farm. We will also observe and discuss design elements of the pollinator gardens and spend some time caring for the plants.

Facilitated by Bronx Green-Up/New York Botanical Garden, Dina Garcia of New Roots Community Farm, and GreenThumb.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2017-06-27 2017-06-27 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.82122039794922000, -73.92516326904297000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll Date: June 27, 2017

Join us after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park's East Side. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the Park to Bethesda Terrace.

Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the Lake on this tour designed for New York summer evenings.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a44b9537e5.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: How are Parks Built? The NYC Parks Capital Process]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/learn-how-nyc-parks-are-built-the-nyc-parks-capital-process http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/learn-how-nyc-parks-are-built-the-nyc-parks-capital-process Date: June 27, 2017

Have you ever wondered how the playground, dog run, or sports field in your park got there? Did you know that at this moment, there are over 500 projects like these in design or construction in parks throughout New York City?

Learn the basics on how NYC Parks funds, designs, and constructs the green spaces we go to for relaxation, exercise, and enjoyment.

Speakers

Le'alani S. Boykin, AICP | Community Visioning & Planning Manager | Partnerships for Parks

Le'alani is dedicated to collaborative, participatory public processes. Through her service with Partnerships for Parks and the National Park Service, Le'alani has provided planning & training support to urban & rural communities since 2008, helping them to work with government to plan & construct public parks, trails, and greenways. She currently manages the People Make Parks program, training volunteer park stewards to lead community visioning initiatives in New York City parks. She received her Master of Urban and Regional Planning and Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado.

Diane Jackier | Chief of Capital Strategic Initiatives | NYC Parks

Diane is the Chief of Capital Strategic Initiatives at NYC Parks. In this role, she oversees division-wide initiatives to improve the quality and efficiency of Parks’ capital process. She also supervises the staff in the quality assurance, data systems, and accessibility units in the Capital Division. Diane has a Master of City Planning, a Master of Science in Historic Preservation, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

For questions or more information, please email LWorrell@cityparksfoundation.org.

Please register here if you would like to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southbridge Towers

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2017-06-27 2017-06-27 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70918962946200000, -74.00344614152500000 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/evening-yoga Date: June 27, 2017

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow Bread and Yoga Facebook Page for the most up-to-date cancellations.

*No class on Tuesday, July 4.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594424cb151b3.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/learntorow-2 Date: June 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433.3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-27 2017-06-27 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c04c7b36592.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 27, 2017

Join Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a multi-level class that tones and balances your muscles, aligns your body, and strengthens your core!

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0689588178.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/yoga-in-the-park Date: June 27, 2017

Spend time breathing, stretching, and taking full advantage of the day at a Randall's Island yoga class. Bring your yoga mat and come tone your muscles while finding your inner peace. Ages 15 and older are welcome to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Near the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59ca84d70b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: June 27, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: June 27, 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. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-06-27 2017-06-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59357922a9d5a.jpg Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Gertrude Ederle Sings Out! Recruitment and Information Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/nyc-parks-presents-gertrude-ederle-sings-out-recruitment-and-information-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/nyc-parks-presents-gertrude-ederle-sings-out-recruitment-and-information-session Date: June 27, 2017

Join NYC Parks and AfterWork Theater, NYC’s one and only recreational theater for adults, to learn more about our upcoming ten-week program! In the program, professional directors, choreographers, and music directors will work with participants once a week from July 11 to September 12, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome!

For more information about the program, including how to sign up, visit afterworktheater.org/gertrude-ederle.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59248f3d847ea.jpg Tue, 23 May 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 27, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: June 27, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival: Tango and Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/washington-square-music-festival-tango-and-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/washington-square-music-festival-tango-and-jazz Date: June 27, 2017

Come to the park for a night of dancing and music under the stars! Join JP Jofre, bandoneon, and a nine-piece band at Garibaldi Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 525-3621

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593af65fa1995.png Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/the-fence Date: June 28, 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 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: June 28, 2017

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results.

No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/sunrise-tai-chi Date: June 28, 2017

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with certified Tai Chi Instructor Robert Martinez on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace.

These classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Please check the Fort Tryon Park's Facebook Page for weather/air advisory cancellations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.86169815063476600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a079bbdd43.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Competitive Rowing Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/competitive-rowing-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/competitive-rowing-camp Date: June 28, 2017

For experienced* high school rowers, ages 14 to 18, this summer-long competitive camp meets five days a week, Mondays through Fridays, from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., on the historic Harlem River.

Athletes train with experienced coaches from a variety of competitive collegiate rowing programs. Rowing is a great way to distinguish your child’s college resume, and our seasoned coaches are always available as a resource to discuss rowing at a higher level. We work on enhancing rowing skills and technique in both sweep and sculling boats.

Along with rigorous training, participants compete in select regattas throughout the summer season. For those who are considering rowing at the collegiate level, this camp is the perfect addition to develop their talent.

*Previous rowing experience is defined as at least 10 months of previous rowing experience and/or race experience in at least four high school-level regattas. All participants are selected for this program at our coaches discretion.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c056b59d2b3.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: June 28, 2017

Join us for free fitness walks in Mornngside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

Location: 123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Garibaldi Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/free-yoga-at-garibaldi-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/free-yoga-at-garibaldi-plaza Date: June 28, 2017

Get your yoga on in Washington Square Park this summer with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch with us Wednesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Free, courtesy of NYC Parks.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593971deb3c70.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: June 28, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: June 28, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: June 28, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Crew Camp: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/crew-camp-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/crew-camp-brooklyn Date: June 28, 2017

Since 2004, Row New York has taught summer rowing camps to 6th through 12th graders, beginners and competitors. Camps run out of the beautiful Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Manhattan and our newest rowing location, the Paerdegat Basin Launch in Brooklyn.

Campers join for many reasons—fitness, discovery of a new sport, a competitive college application—but ultimately find one common result, a team to call their own.

During our novice Crew Camp your child will have the totally unique experience of learning to row on the Paerdegat Basin in Brooklyn. The two-week camp focuses on fun, fitness, and teamwork while prioritizing safety on the water. Campers are lead by experienced coaches while learning basic rowing techniques and boat moving skills, on and off the water. No experience is necessary to join!

This camp is open to teens ages 14 to 18.

Maximum of 12 participants

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Paerdegat Basin Launch

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62821060000000000, -73.90516300000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c051d745185.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/le-petit-art Date: June 28, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: June 28, 2017

Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are!

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.73079546508700000, -73.99673581123400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593973976b9db.png Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime on Wednesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/summer-reading-storytime-on-wednesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/summer-reading-storytime-on-wednesdays Date: June 28, 2017

Join librarians from Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Laurelton West Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-laurelton-west-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-laurelton-west-playground Date: June 28, 2017

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


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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Laurelton West Playground (in Laurelton Parkway)

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Q027 Laurelton Parkway 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68527431275300000, -73.72724228137800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59400767a5c69.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 28, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/bryant-park-public-tours Date: June 28, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[School's Out Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/schools-out-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/schools-out-festival Date: June 28, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Donovan J. Richards for a fun day of music, games, inflatables, cotton candy, ices, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Almeda Playground

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Q443 Almeda Playground 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.59339904785156000, -73.79470062255860000 Thu, 04 May 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/recycle-to-art Date: June 28, 2017

Create flower art using old newspaper. This program is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Recycle to Art Program Schedule
May: News Paper Flower Art
June: Popsicle Stick Puppets

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/farm-open-hours Date: June 28, 2017

Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Homecrest Playground Visioning Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/homecrest-playground-visioning-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/homecrest-playground-visioning-session Date: June 28, 2017

NYC Parks will redesign Homecrest Playground with input from community members.

Want to learn more? Want to get involved? Can’t make the meeting? Email and send suggestions to BKspecialevents@parks.nyc.gov, or call (718) 965-8907.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Homecrest Playground

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B166B Homecrest Playground 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.58602714040000000, -73.95728306810000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59516b337f2cc.JPG Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/family-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/family-yoga Date: June 28, 2017

Come together in a lighthearted environment for family yoga fun! Age and developmentally appropriate yoga poses, animated breathing exercises, and soothing relaxation techniques awaken the inner-child of all age participants. Laughter and love fill each class and is sure to inspire the entire family.

Parents and kids of all ages welcome.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 5:30 pm 6:15 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942fc9909731.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Independence Day Fireworks Display and Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/independence-day-fireworks-display-concert-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/independence-day-fireworks-display-concert-event Date: June 28, 2017

Join us free outdoor music concert on the main Parade Grounds at Fort Totten Park. Musical performances will start at 6:00 p.m. and run until 9:00 p.m.

There will be food vending trucks with a variety of foods along Weaver Road.

The Grucci Fireworks Show, this year, is set to a musical soundtrack synchronized to the pyrotechnics. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. The Grucci’s Fireworks Barge will be stationed in the Douglaston Bay.

Designated Parking Areas

The designated parking areas outside the Fort will be:

1. Little Bay Parking Lot (directly outside the Fort)
2. Under the Throgs Neck Bridge
3. Clearview Golf Course
4. Along Bell Blvd
5. Along Utopia Parkway
6. Bay Terrace Shopping Center (behind Chase Bank)

Vallo Transportation yellow buses will be running between the Clearview Golf Course, Bay Terrace Shopping Center and Fort Totten gates. This service will start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 10:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.79159927368164000, -73.77600097656250000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/accordions-around-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/accordions-around-the-world Date: June 28, 2017

This weekly series features a total of more than 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Produced with Ariana’s List.

Accordionists located all around Bryant Park.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Keeping Chickens Part 1: Spring and Summer (Brooklyn)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/keeping-chickens-part-1-spring-and-summer-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/keeping-chickens-part-1-spring-and-summer-brooklyn Date: June 28, 2017

Learn the nuts and bolts of keeping chickens in the city. This workshop will be the first in a two-part series: this summer, we’ll cover maintenance for spring and summer. In the fall, we’ll discuss maintenance for fall and winter. Gardeners who attend both sessions will be eligible to receive a book on keeping chickens!

Facilitated by GreenThumb and Alex LaMond, GreenThumb community gardener at Tranquility Farm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Tranquility Garden

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69459915161100000, -73.94319915771500000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: June 28, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Free African Dance Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/free-african-dance-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/free-african-dance-workout Date: June 28, 2017

Shake the stress away each Wednesday evening with our free fitness dance class, featuring moves from across the continent. No dance experience required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Garden

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69206619262700000, -73.95530700683600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593816fe3d909.jpg Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wellness Wednesdays: SIN Crawl with SIN Workouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/wellness-wednesdays-sin-crawl-with-sin-workouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/wellness-wednesdays-sin-crawl-with-sin-workouts Date: June 28, 2017

The BID, with Athleta, presents a series of free fitness classes on eight consecutive Wednesdays this summer. The classes are taught by instructors from local neighborhood businesses at 6:30 p.m. on the Flatiron South Public Plaza.

Classes are free and open to the public but are subject to changes due to weather. Rain location is at Athleta Flatiron's studio, located at 126 Fifth Avenue at 18th Street. Location change announcements are made by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the day of the class.

ABOUT THE FLATIRON/23RD STREET PARTNERSHIP

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID), formed in 2006, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the area's reputation as one of New York's most vital and exciting neighborhoods. This is accomplished by maintaining a clean and safe environment for the district's businesses, residents, and visitors; by spearheading area improvement projects; and by marketing the diverse businesses and retail options in this vibrant and historic neighborhood.

ABOUT ATHLETA

Athleta has been the premier fitness apparel brand exclusively for women since 1998. With female athletes as its designers, Athleta creates versatile and fashionable performance and lifestyle apparel for the fitness-minded woman who lives life on the go. Offering products that move with her throughout the day, Athleta strives to help her look as amazing as she feels. Athleta offers apparel and gear for a range of activities from yoga and spin to strength training and run as well as seasonal sports, including ski and tennis.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Flatiron Public Plaza

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.74095099108400000, -73.98943620118900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594add8708ee6.jpg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/learntorow-2 Date: June 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433.3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c04c7b36592.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: June 28, 2017

Enjoy Hatha Yoga with Hollis and a beautiful sunset. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06970c97a6.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: June 28, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing work out! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/yoga-in-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/yoga-in-the-battery Date: June 28, 2017

Join Tejal Yoga and The Battery Conservancy for weekly yoga practice on The Battery Woodland lawn, newly reopened after two years of rejuvenation. With views of the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty, it might be the most beautiful place to practice in the city!

RSVP is required. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Woodland Lawn (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70219198352000000, -74.01546913523500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929990d4621d.jpg Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/free-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/free-zumba Date: June 28, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us for free Zumba in the garden with Sweet Water Dance and Yoga.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81219863891601600, -73.92019653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592711f71e636.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/zumba Date: June 28, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join us in the park for Zumba, a cardio dance session that combines high-energy, motivating international music with unique moves.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/sunset-yoga Date: June 28, 2017

Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while overlooking the beautiful Hudson River and basking in the glow of the setting sun.

Arrive early. Bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels the event.

Please check the Fort Tryon Park Facebook Page for weather/air advisory cancellations.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a0610ef55d.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 18:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga In The Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/yoga-in-the-garden Date: June 28, 2017

Join free yoga classes in the garden every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., from May 17 through September 6, 2017.

The classes are taught by a certified yoga instructor.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 453-9490 ext. 302

Location: Kosciuszko Garden Learning Center

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69220359545200000, -73.93924607605700000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Mary Courtney & Morning Star]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-mary-courtney-morning-star http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-mary-courtney-morning-star Date: June 28, 2017

Mary Courtney hails from a large musical family in Castlegregory, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Now residing in the Bronx, she is the lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bodhrán (Irish hand-held drum) player with her trio Mary Courtney & Morning Star, guitar and vocals; Patrick Madden, fiddle; Donal Ryan, tenor banjo. She uses her voice to spread Irish culture, educate her audience about the struggles of her people, and capture her experience in the United States.

From rock ‘n’ roll to the ethereal strains of an ancient Celtic band, she can sing anything and make every song unforgettable. Courtney has three recordings to her credit, has collaborated with Larry Kirwan and the Black 47s and appeared on stage at the BB King Blues Club for the opening night party for the Tony Award-winning play “The Lieutenant of Inismore.”

At Wave Hill, she offers traditional Irish folk songs, so many of which draw their inspiration from the wild flowers of the Irish countryside, and her own unique tunes.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910888f5045c.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Double Dutch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/double-dutch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/double-dutch Date: June 28, 2017

Learn to double dutch in a block party environment with experienced Brooklyn-based Double Dutch Empire instructors. Open for all abilities and recommended for ages 15 and older.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[PIYO with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/piyo-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/piyo-with-dodge-ymca Date: June 28, 2017

Build power and increase speed and leg strength. This class increases muscular endurance and stamina for competitive sports events and uses power agility training to transform muscle fiber and produce a lean, athletic shape.

A few notes:
- Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. before each class.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: June 28, 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. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Firecracker Twilight 2 Mile Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/firecracker-twilight-2-mile-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/firecracker-twilight-2-mile-run Date: June 28, 2017

The Firecracker Twilight 2 Mile Run is an out and back course every Wednesday beginning June 14th until August 30th. Race start is at 8:00pm. The start and finish is at Freedom Circle, (Father Capodanno Blvd. & Seaview Avenue). For more information, contact Vincent.stasi@parks.nyc.gov. Same day race entry only, no pre-registration required.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 17 May 2017 15:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/movie-under-the-stars-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/movie-under-the-stars-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story Date: June 28, 2017

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

A band of rebels plot to steal the Death Star's blueprints in this "Star Wars" spin-off.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e68a40ee705.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Mr. Holland's Opus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-mr-hollands-opus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-mr-hollands-opus Date: June 28, 2017

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

June 2017 is New York Music Month (NYMM) – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s diverse music ecosystem, across all five boroughs. The month is an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music.

A frustrated composer finds his calling in teaching while raising a hearing-impaired son.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.61980056762695000, -74.13449859619140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59286172bace0.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 13:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger than Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-notorious-big-bigger-than-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-notorious-big-bigger-than-life Date: June 28, 2017

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

The closest friends and some of the biggest names in hip-hop tell stories about rapper Notorious B.I.G.'s life and music.

This event is presented in observance of June's New York Music Month – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s diverse music ecosystem, across all five boroughs. The month is an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music. For more information, visit nymusicmonth.nyc.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wright Brothers Playground

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.83159055983600000, -73.94161830010800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59248d1d4a45d.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: August Rush]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-august-rush http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-august-rush Date: June 28, 2017

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

June 2017 is New York Music Month (NYMM) – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s diverse music ecosystem, across all five boroughs. The month is an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music.

A 12-year-old prodigy heads to New York City to find and reunite with his musician parents, who abandoned him as a baby.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5931aea13c4f4.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: 101 Dalmations (1996)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-101-dalmations-1996 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-101-dalmations-1996 Date: June 28, 2017

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

In this delightful 1996 live-action remake of the animated Disney classic, Glenn Close slays as Cruella DeVil, a ruthless fashion maven, who kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur. But, the canines revolt against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion. This terrific film also features Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson and Joan Plowright.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Kelly Park

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B051 Kelly Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.60415213010000000, -73.95766476390000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59407ee343628.jpg Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/the-fence Date: June 29, 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 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Citi Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/citi-summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/citi-summer-in-the-square Date: June 29, 2017

Join us for an incredible line-up of over 135 FREE events including fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances all in Union Square Park.

Every Thursday find morning and evening yoga and cardio classes, live dueling performances, lunchtime jazz music in the West Side seating area, and a full day of kids activities in the South Plaza including sing-a-long story time, animals with Art Farm, princess appearances, kids yoga and live shows.

Highlights for Thursday, June 29 include:

  • Pop Up Yoga and Pon De Flo Caribbean Dance exercise at 7 + 8 AM on the South Plaza
  • Josh & the Jamtones as the kids’ 11 AM performance on the Main Stage
  • Dueling guitarists John Schmitt and Bryan Dunn on the dueling performance stage at 5 PM
  • Paragon Sports Run Club 6:30 PM on the North Plaza

See citisummerinthesquare.nyc for the full line-up + more!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59483db46b515.jpg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Competitive Rowing Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/competitive-rowing-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/competitive-rowing-camp Date: June 29, 2017

For experienced* high school rowers, ages 14 to 18, this summer-long competitive camp meets five days a week, Mondays through Fridays, from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., on the historic Harlem River.

Athletes train with experienced coaches from a variety of competitive collegiate rowing programs. Rowing is a great way to distinguish your child’s college resume, and our seasoned coaches are always available as a resource to discuss rowing at a higher level. We work on enhancing rowing skills and technique in both sweep and sculling boats.

Along with rigorous training, participants compete in select regattas throughout the summer season. For those who are considering rowing at the collegiate level, this camp is the perfect addition to develop their talent.

*Previous rowing experience is defined as at least 10 months of previous rowing experience and/or race experience in at least four high school-level regattas. All participants are selected for this program at our coaches discretion.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-06-29 2017-06-29 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c056b59d2b3.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 29, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Garibaldi Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/free-yoga-at-garibaldi-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/free-yoga-at-garibaldi-plaza Date: June 29, 2017

Get your yoga on in Washington Square Park this summer with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch with us Wednesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Free, courtesy of NYC Parks.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593971deb3c70.jpg Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Crew Camp: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/crew-camp-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/crew-camp-brooklyn Date: June 29, 2017

Since 2004, Row New York has taught summer rowing camps to 6th through 12th graders, beginners and competitors. Camps run out of the beautiful Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Manhattan and our newest rowing location, the Paerdegat Basin Launch in Brooklyn.

Campers join for many reasons—fitness, discovery of a new sport, a competitive college application—but ultimately find one common result, a team to call their own.

During our novice Crew Camp your child will have the totally unique experience of learning to row on the Paerdegat Basin in Brooklyn. The two-week camp focuses on fun, fitness, and teamwork while prioritizing safety on the water. Campers are lead by experienced coaches while learning basic rowing techniques and boat moving skills, on and off the water. No experience is necessary to join!

This camp is open to teens ages 14 to 18.

Maximum of 12 participants

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Paerdegat Basin Launch

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2017-06-29 2017-06-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62821060000000000, -73.90516300000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c051d745185.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: June 29, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/fitness-walk Date: June 29, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: June 29, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/free-kids-yoga-at-washington-square-park Date: June 29, 2017

Kids can join in the yoga fun as they stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are!

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.73079546508700000, -73.99673581123400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593973976b9db.png Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/popup-pool-free-swim Date: June 29, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/biweekly-gardening-club Date: June 29, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 29, 2017

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on our comfy turf lawn. Great for kids ages 5 and younger.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c062903c856.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Ferry Point Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-ferry-point-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-ferry-point-park Date: June 29, 2017

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


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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dawson Playground

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X164 Dawson Playground 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81949996948242000, -73.89820098876953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940051e970c8.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 29, 2017

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review 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) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[School's Out Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/schools-out-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/schools-out-festival Date: June 29, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council District 29 for a fun day of music, games, inflatables, a photo booth, cotton candy, ices, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Police Officer Edward Byrne Park

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Q092 Police Officer Edward Byrne Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66730117797851600, -73.80740356445312000 Thu, 04 May 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/tour-the-battery Date: June 29, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/creative-3d-arts Date: June 29, 2017

Create a 3D gift for mom! This program is suitable for ages six to 12 years old.

Creative 3D Arts Schedule
May: Make 3D gift for Mom & Nature Art
June: Make a Father's Day Key Chain Charm

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic with BALSA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/basketball-clinic Date: June 29, 2017

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic youth basketball clinics on Pier 2. Each program will include yoga to enhance flexibility, or flag football for agility training. Recommended for ages 8 to 17 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/kayaking Date: June 29, 2017

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

photo by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.69950103759765600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594c3bdf1f3ca.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/nyc-parks-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/nyc-parks-wheelchair-softball Date: June 29, 2017

We’re looking forward to another successful and exciting season of wheelchair softball! Come out and learn the game—all you have to do is show up! Just bring your sports chair, or we can provide one for you if you're looking to play!

Volunteers are welcome to join and assist with the game activities.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593089678b5ab.jpg Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Exhibition Opening: Leonard Ursachi - What a Wonderful World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/public-art-exhibition-opening-leonard-ursachi-what-a-wonderful-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/public-art-exhibition-opening-leonard-ursachi-what-a-wonderful-world Date: June 29, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Leonard Ursachi for the opening of hispublic art exhibition What a Wonderful World.

What a Wonderful World is an eight-feet-high egg-shaped sculpture woven from branches, on which the artist sketched a world map with pigmented cement. The form and woven branches may evoke nests, birth, history, and nature, while the map may be read as humanity’s trace. The title may be interpreted as ironic, cautionary, or celebratory, depending on the viewer’s perspective. In addition to examining the impact of borders on individuals and societies, Ursachi’s art often addresses the impact of people and their governments on the earth. The artist will be present to speak about his work.

Image Credit: Rendering courtesy of the artist

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Tribeca Park

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M006 Tribeca Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72019958496094000, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5939793cc18fa.jpg Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: June 29, 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. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593e9fe86de25.jpg Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Composting 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/outdoor-composting-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/outdoor-composting-101 Date: June 29, 2017

Join us at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden to learn how garden trimmings and food scraps can become garden gold through composting. This class explains the outdoor composting process, how to use finished compost, and how to troubleshoot common composting problems.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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<![CDATA[Madagascar - Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/madagascar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/madagascar Date: June 29, 2017

Enjoy a live performance from Plaza Theatrical Productions of this popular comedy adventure. Please bring a blanket or a low chair.

Sponsored by Council Member Eric A. Ulrich

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Sobelsohn Playground (in Forest Park)

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<![CDATA[Public Art Opening: Musa Hixson at Von King Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/public-art-opening-musa-hixson-at-von-king-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/public-art-opening-musa-hixson-at-von-king-park Date: June 29, 2017

Join NYC Parks for the opening of The Conversation Sculpture by Musa Hixson in Von King Park. Musa Hixson’s steel sculpture will include several stools enclosed within a flower-shaped frame, which will provide a space for intimate conversation in the public park. The sculpture’s horticultural form will reference the park’s mature landscape and new conservatory garden.

This exhibition is 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Greene Avenue and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.68893015775100000, -73.94748973846500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594c0ea355756.JPG Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/free-yoga-morris-jumel-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/free-yoga-morris-jumel-mansion Date: June 29, 2017

Calm your mind and refresh your senses in the serene gardens of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, on Thursday evenings starting in June. Practitioners of all levels welcome to join this free flow and let go class.

An open-level vinyasa practice to pick up the pace and get you through the rest of your week with clear mind, open heart, and pep in your step. Shake off that mid-week slump and apply alignment principles adopted in Sunday's class to this rhythmic release flo

Instructor: Jacob Lacopo

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270d2732d78.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:14:59 EDT