NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:39 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 7, 2013

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: July 7, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/12x12-project Date: July 7, 2013

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers’ book “12x12” which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 7, 2013

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/flow13 Date: July 7, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/catch-release-fishing Date: July 7, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: July 7, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-petanque-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-petanque-tournament Date: July 7, 2013

Local, national, and international tournaments organized by La Boule New Yorkaise. Visit LBNY's website for more information and registration details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Pineapple Welcome Wishes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/wave-hill-family-art-projectpineapple-welcome-wishes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/wave-hill-family-art-projectpineapple-welcome-wishes Date: July 7, 2013

The Family Art Project returns to its newly renovated space in the Kerlin Learning Center! Help us inaugurate our new home by making a fancy, welcoming pineapple hat, and decorate it as you like.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d1d621d0bb7.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Welcome Home Weekend at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/welcome-home-weekend-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/welcome-home-weekend-at-wave-hill Date: July 7, 2013

Wave Hill House reopens to visitors this festive weekend, after a two-year renovation of this historic mansion. Built as a country home, Wave Hill House has a distinguished history that aligns closely with the garden’s mission of helping people connect with the world of nature. Join us in celebrating the occasion with free activities for all ages, all weekend. Enjoy house tours, plein-air wellness, music, a collaborative quilting project and an especially welcoming Family Art Project as it returns to Wave Hill House’s Kerlin Learning Center. Naturally, you’ll want to include the stunningly restored Café in your visit. In honor of the occasion, admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 10:00 am 4:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb5703bceb7.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 7, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 7, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-chess Date: July 7, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/food-truck-rally1 Date: July 7, 2013

The food trucks are back! Head to Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday to sample treats from New York’s best food trucks. Exceptions: May 19 and September 1; Food Truck Rally will take place on May 26 and September 8 instead.

All trucks are members of the New York City Food Truck Association.

Participating trucks (varies at each rally):

Andy's Italian ices

Mexicue

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Big D's Grub Truck

Miami Food Machine

Rickshaw

Chinese Mirch

Mike n willies

Souvlaki Gr

COOLHAUS

Milk Truck

TAIM MOBILE

Eddies pizza

Morris Grilled Cheese

The Treats Truck

gorilla cheese nyc

Mud Truck

Toum

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Nuchas

Valduccis Pizza

Kelvin Slush

palenque

Van Leeuwen

Kimchi Taco Truck

Phil's Steaks

Wafels & Dinges

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d9deb0b09.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 7, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-games Date: July 7, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 7, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: July 7, 2013

Practice Chinese Chess outdoors in the park, where it is traditionally played in cities throughout China. Unlock the secrets of Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) at our weekly free clinic in the Bryant Park Games Area, or challenge an international Xiang Qi champion visiting from the United East Athletics Association.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-reading-room Date: July 7, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/kids-create Date: July 7, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brookly Bridge Park playgrounds!

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Lost Ladybugs at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/lost-ladybugs-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/lost-ladybugs-at-high-rock-park Date: July 7, 2013

Some species of ladybugs, including the official insect of New York State seem to be vanishing. Learn how to identify ladybugs and become part of a citizen science program to help Cornell University scientists track ladybugs. Bring your digital camera. Suitable for children age 7 and up.

Registration is required. Call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org to register.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5839, -74.1254 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: July 7, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 7, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 7, 2013

This popular program offers kids ages 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information.

1 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/north-woods Date: July 7, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Space is limited; advance registration required. Includes use of tour audio equipment; arrive early for check-in.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/saltwater-fishing Date: July 7, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: World's Fair Marina, Pier 1 (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 1:00 pm 40.7606, -73.8468 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/intermediate-canoeing Date: July 7, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

This is an intermediate canoeing event, and some experience is preferred.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: July 7, 2013

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: July 7, 2013

The masters are back with tricks up their sleeves and more amazing feats of magic to boot.

Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: July 7, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: July 7, 2013

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 20th year, presents a summer full of latin, jazz, gospel, blues and world music performed by talented artists both new and old. Bring a blanket and kick back and relax every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

Performance Schedule:

June 23 - Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King (Mambo)

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

July 7 - Michela Marino Lerman & Friends (Rhytham Tap)

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

July 21 - Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

August 4 - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

August 18 - Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)

August 25 - Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)

September 1 - Ballet Hispanico's BHdos Company (Dance)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs' Laughter in the Park 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/nylaughs-laughter-in-the-park-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/nylaughs-laughter-in-the-park-2013 Date: July 7, 2013

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of six weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday, you can catch two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists. It's all for New Yorkers, and it's all free.

These shows have been covered by the NY Times, listed in the NY Post as a "Hot Weekend Pick," and named "Best Weekend Entertainment Bet" by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check www.nylaughs.org for details on this week's headliners.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows. We want to make New York a better place through laughter.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 419-5515

Location: Mineral Springs (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7729, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb73d9c3e68.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Storytelling with Tammy Hall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/history-in-your-hands-storytelling-with-tammy-hall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/history-in-your-hands-storytelling-with-tammy-hall Date: July 7, 2013

Storyteller Tammy Hall brings the age-old art of storytelling to Prospect Park. Enjoy enchanting tales from the Lefferts family and around the world.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad06f2d6eb1.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island OutLOUD: Whitman’s Wonders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/staten-island-outloud-whitmans-wonders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/staten-island-outloud-whitmans-wonders Date: July 7, 2013

Celebrate Independence Weekend with a distinctly American tradition. We'll take a brief stroll through the woods as we read Whitman's thoroughly American poetry, such as "Song of the Open Road." If it rains, we'll be comfy inside the Nature Center as we gaze at the woodland.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/belvederes-kingdom Date: July 7, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs and lasts 60 minutes.

For directions, please call (212) 772-0288.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Global Family Day Featuring: The Carpetbag Brigade & Nemcatacoa Teatro / Elizabeth Mitchell / Natural Expression Rhythm Band / ASE Dance Theater Collective / Ifetayo Youth Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/global-family-day-the-carpetbag-brigade-nemcatacoa-teatro-elizabeth-mitchell-natural-expression-rhythm-band-ase-dance-theater-collective-ifetayo-youth-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/global-family-day-the-carpetbag-brigade-nemcatacoa-teatro-elizabeth-mitchell-natural-expression-rhythm-band-ase-dance-theater-collective-ifetayo-youth-ensemble Date: July 7, 2013

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Global Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging children and their families through engaging performances! This family affair will awaken the kid in all of us through interactive performances from around the world and around the corner. Contemporary circus performers, musicians, dancers, and super cool activity stations make for a great afternoon in the park!

The Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theater Company is joining forces with the Colombian performing arts company, Nemcatacoa Teatro to present a cross cultural collaboration built and rehearsed in both countries over the last three years. Specializing in acrobatic stilt walking and street theater spectacle, both companies will be performing works from their diverse repertoires as well as “Dios de la Adrenalina” a groundbreaking, genre bending cross-cultural collaboration between the two international street theater companies that was designed to be shared in open air spaces outside of traditional theatrical venues. Featuring a synthesis of two distinct musical groups, Hojarasca Andina from Colombia playing contemporary music on traditional Andean instruments and Verbo•Bala from Arizona mixing spoken word and electronic music alongside of acrobatic stilts, butoh dance, contact improvisation and physical theater, this will be a visual feast for the eyes.

Elizabeth Mitchell, a GRAMMY nominated recording artist has been recording and performing music for children and families since 1998 when, during her time as an assistant teacher, she found that music was a common language that all her students could share. You Are My Flower, her first album, was recorded in one magical afternoon. Her next album, You Are My Sunshine was released following the birth of her daughter, Storey. In 2006 came You Are My Little Bird which was voted Best Children’s Album that year by the critics of Amazon.com and garnered generous critical praise. Her most recent release is an album called Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie, released as part of the celebration of the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie in 2012. She records and performs with her extended family band You Are My Flower, which includes her husband Daniel Littleton and their eleven year old daughter, Storey.

Natural Expression Rhythm Band is known as one of the best “Engine Rooms” in the English speaking Caribbean community. The “Engine Room” is the backbone of percussion that sweetens all Steelband and Calypso music and incorporates tire irons, graters, cowbells, triangles, and much more to give it a unique sound. Natural Expression Rhythm Band is comprised of 15 to 25 veteran Caribbean percussionists, who have been playing together since 2007 and have won a myriad awards.

The professional, neo-folklore ASE Dance Theater Collective is a performance group that specializes in dance theater from the African Diaspora which works to conceptualize ideas in the human experience. The Brooklyn based group is comprised of dancers, vocalists, freestyle dancers, spoken word artists and musicians, and dedicates itself to preserving the past, present, and future of the African presence in the “New World.” ASE successfully strives to link modern dance, original vernacular movement, and traditional dance theater.

Since its inception in 1989, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy has been dedicated to supporting the creative, educational, and vocational development of youth of African descent in Brooklyn and surrounding communities. The organization’s name comes from the West African Yoruba word “ifetayo" meaning “love is enough for joy" and captures Ifetayo’s approach to empowering youth, studying culture through the arts, and redefining community. The Ifetayo Youth Ensemble (IYE) is an award-winning performance group, recognized for their combination of artistic excellence and exploration of social issues. IYE creates high-caliber original, socially relevant, and interdisciplinary performance works.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51769d343d70f.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Presents Bella's Bartok]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays Date: July 7, 2013

Vibrantly danceable live music in Riverside Park accompanied by spectacular sunsets along the Hudson River every Sunday in July at 7pm for free. All ages welcome.

July 7: Bella’s Bartok - bohemian dance punk.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51547395e82e7.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:39 EDT