NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:16:03 GMT <![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Ray]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/movies-under-the-stars-ray http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/movies-under-the-stars-ray Date: June 3, 2016

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

Directed by Taylor Hackford, this biopic profiles the life of legendary musician Ray Charles. Despite humble beginnings and the loss of his eyesight due to glaucoma at the age of six, Charles, depicted by Jamie Foxx, would nonetheless become an icon in both the music industry and the civil rights era. While the film delves into his problems with drugs and women, the bulk of the story details his career. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel Free to bring a blanket to sit on, 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: (212) 408-0243

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park),Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-06-03 2016-06-03 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000; 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573a1c32edda3.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/the-oyster-project Date: June 4, 2016

Inspired by Brooklyn's native oyster reefs, this show will feature photos of Colleen Flanigan's underwater sculptural installations which are designed to restore reefs by raising the pH of seawater.

Judith Pleva's multimedia scrapbook uses interwoven photos and articles to chronicle recent oyster reef restoration work.

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! Data Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/treescount-data-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/treescount-data-jam Date: June 4, 2016

NYC Parks will unveil NYC’s latest urban forest dataset. This is the most spatially accurate map of New York City’s street trees. Join NYC Parks, BetaNYC, TreesCount! partners, tree care volunteers, and other civic hackers to improve our understanding of, and plan for the future of our City’s urban forest!

To spark and sustain public engagement, NYC Parks launched the TreesCount! 2015 campaign. To date, more than 2,300 New Yorkers have voluntreered helping complete the first comprehensive map of our city’s street trees. Now, we are looking for data scientists, statisticians, developers, designers, visualizers, cartographers, and quants to help us transform the data gathered thus far into actionable insights. Bring your skills, questions, and creativity to this data jam!

You can find out more about our challenges on this blog post.

We have a limited amount of scholarship tickets for students, unemployed, or underemployed. You can apply for a scholarship ticket or volunteer to work the event via this form. If selected, we will inform you two weeks prior to the event.

At the event, we will have professional sitters from Sitters Studio providing care for our youngest participants. We can accommodate, newborns, infants, toddlers, and up. Our venue will be a child-friendly environment. If you are interested in bringing a child and have them jam with you, you can do that too.

Support for this event is provided by the Mayor's Office of Technology + Innovation, NYC Open Data, our host Civic Hall, Microsoft Civic, and CartoDB.

This data jam is part of a national day for civic action. For more information, check out the National Day of Civic Hacking.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Civic Hall

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73994430000000000, -73.99105490000000000 Fri, 27 May 2016 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 4, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Athens Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-athens-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-athens-square Date: June 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Athens Square Park to care for Athens Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 514-4626

Location: Northeast corner (in Athens Square)

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Q436 Athens Square 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:30 am 12:30 pm 40.76794802646200000, -73.92180323600800000 Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Travers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-travers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-travers-park Date: June 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Jackson Heights Beautification Group to spruce up the 34th Ave medians at Travers Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Travers Park

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Q303 Travers Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:30 am 12:00 pm 40.75400161743164000, -73.88929748535156000 Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-morningside-park Date: June 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Partnerships for Parks to clean up at Morningside Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Field House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80992515040400000, -73.95546806690400000 Tue, 31 May 2016 23:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Organization Meeting: Free Weekly Runs in Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/free-weekly-runs-in-crotona-park-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/free-weekly-runs-in-crotona-park-meeting Date: June 4, 2016

Help get an New York Road Runner open run going in Crotona Park. Learn about this free community program and how you can get involved as a run director, volunteer, and participant.

Join us as the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning for a short gathering about the initiative, followed by a walkthrough of the course. Breakfast will be served.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.83897635119400000, -73.89565467834500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5739c6e249077.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhoods: Soundview]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/0604-green-neighborhoods-soundview-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/0604-green-neighborhoods-soundview-bronx Date: June 4, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in caring for our street trees in the Soundview area of the Bronx. Volunteers will assist in planting Dewberries and caring for our street trees. No experience is necessary; training will be provided the day of the event. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 9212) 360-1463

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhoods: North Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/green-neighborhoods-north-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/green-neighborhoods-north-shore Date: June 4, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in restoring precious woodland in Clove Lakes Park. Volunteers will spruce up the surrounding restoration site in an effort to support the natural woodlands. No experience is necessary; training will be provided on the day of the event. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Utter Avenue and Slosson Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61849975585937500, -74.11820220947266000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 9:00 am 3:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 4, 2016

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: June 4, 2016

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up-close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem and East Rivers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: June 4, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/club-fit-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/club-fit-east-harlem Date: June 4, 2016

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

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027af0b4ff8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/club-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/club-fit Date: June 4, 2016

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

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027c944a67d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/club-fit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/club-fit1 Date: June 4, 2016

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

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027ee3e774d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:45 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Summer Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/summer-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/summer-supply-giveaway Date: June 4, 2016

Pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for your registered GreenThumb garden. Please make note of the changes to our traditional summer supply giveaway.

• You must RSVP online here or by calling our main line at (212) 602-5300 by May 31. Pick up supplies by RSVP from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• On-site pick-up will be available only at the locations below

• One pick-up per garden group

• Let us know if another garden group is picking up on behalf of your group

• You can carpool with other garden groups that may not have access to transportation

Walk-ins for supplies will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

Please note: Outreach Coordinators will email or call garden groups who RSVP and assign the location for pickup.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: New Vision Garden,La Finca del Sur

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66600036621094000, -73.88719940185547000; 40.81290054321289000, -73.93029785156250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/landmark Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop: From Wood Pallets to Plant Palettes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/gardening-workshop-from-wood-pallets-to-plant-palettes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/gardening-workshop-from-wood-pallets-to-plant-palettes Date: June 4, 2016

This summer, once again, the Pergola will feature several gorgeously-planted wood pallets. With guidance from Wave Hill Gardener Jennifer Cimino, prepare your own easily-transported wood pallet and plant it with a selection of lovely annual plants. Re-use your vertical garden with a different planting scheme next year, too. Cimino is pictured here preparing the palettes she is planting for display this summer.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b609286b6d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Soil Searching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-art-project-soil-searching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-art-project-soil-searching Date: June 4, 2016

What makes soil healthy and rich? Outdoor explorations and indoor group experiments, plus drawing and staining with actual soil, watercolors and other mixed media, help us get in touch with the natural world around us.

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

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 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b62177614d.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-conservation-day Date: June 4, 2016

Come and get your hands dirty at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum while helping us beautify our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57432a4a2982c.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/compost-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/compost-event Date: June 4, 2016

Join West Brighton Community Garden to learn about how to compost and seperate your non-compostable goods from your "Black Gold" compost.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Brighton Community Garden

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63660049438476600, -74.12069702148438000 Tue, 24 May 2016 13:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/free-community-tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/free-community-tai-chi-chuan Date: June 4, 2016

This summer, come out and enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi, a gentle exercise that focuses on deep breathing and movements based on images found in nature. In this multi-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its health benefits.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5734c947026c2.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-union-square-park Date: June 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Union Square Partnership to help clean up and plant flowers at Union Square Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Moore Homestead Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground Date: June 4, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Elmhurst Supporters for Parks to clean up Moore Homestead Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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Q361 Moore Homestead Playground 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74232127019800000, -73.88208949565900000 Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/moves-with-limon-dance Date: June 4, 2016

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally-renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance.

Open to all levels and ages.

Visit bryantpark.org for updates and more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Hatha Yoga Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/kids-hatha-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/kids-hatha-yoga-meditation Date: June 4, 2016

Enjoy yoga and meditation time designed to help children focus their minds and stretch their bodies, while having fun. Various poses improve posture, strength, concentration, coordination, and poise, creating a special place in their world where they feel peace, happiness, and compassion.

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 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 21:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[DeWitt Clinton Community Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/dewitt-clinton-community-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/dewitt-clinton-community-workday Date: June 4, 2016

Join us as we lay the foundation for a new community garden, located on the grounds of the historic DeWitt Clinton High School. We’ll be building raised beds, planting, and laying down pathways.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: DeWitt Clinton High School

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87999343872070000, -73.88715362548828000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 21:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 4, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park is pleased to commemorate Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 40th anniversary as Staten Island's only open space advocacy organization with a photographic exhibition. Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island. The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2016.

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/kayaking Date: June 4, 2016

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Additional Rules for Kayaking

  • Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at least 14 years old.
  • Doubles are for one adult and no more than one child under 14 or paddler that needs assistance.
  • Please show up at least 1 hour before closing, as that is when the line closes and the last boats go out.

For more information about kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge Park, please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse website.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576442dc134ba.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Community Farm Drop-In Volunteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/red-hook-community-farm-dropin-volunteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/red-hook-community-farm-dropin-volunteering Date: June 4, 2016

Red Hook Community Farm welcomes drop-in volunteers to help with compost and farm work. Come dressed for the weather and ready to get dirty. No RSVP required, just show up and Red Hook Community Farm will put you to work!

Children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Farm work goes on hiatus during the winter months, but compost continues year-round.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Community Farm

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.67206192016601600, -74.00937652587890000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Painting Showcase]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/plein-air-painting-showcase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/plein-air-painting-showcase Date: June 4, 2016

Come experience the majestic landscape of Fort Tryon Park from the vantage point of Plein Air Artists.

As part of Garden Days at Fort Tryon Park, landscape painters have been invited to demonstrate their painting techniques on the Cloisters Lawn.

Meet local artists Elissa Gore, Michael Johnson, Tony Serio, Katherine Arnoldi, Jaye Fox, Diane Drescher, and Thor Wickstrom, who draw their inspiration from the natural environment.

Then visit The Met Cloisters and take advantage of their special exhibits and tours.

Saturday, June 4
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Elissa Gore, Michael Johnson
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Tony Serio, Katherine Arnaldi

Sunday, June 5
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Elissa Gore, Jaye Fox
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Thor Wickstrom, Diane Drescher

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cloisters Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.86349868774414000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5720c40cf1a3d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children Date: June 4, 2016

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

At Playground for All Children, kids will learn basketball, soccer, track & field and street hockey! To find out more, please call (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: June 4, 2016

Learn more about New York Restoration Project's weekly volunteer opportunities! Whether you are interested in getting your hands dirty with traditional ornamental gardening, removing the vines threatening our native NYC trees, or just want to meet an awesome group of people just as excited about getting into nature as you, our weekly Garden and Forest Crews could be for you! Attend an orientation to learn how to get involved. Come prepared to work!

Please register by calling 917-291-6436 or emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/learn-to-rideadults2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/learn-to-rideadults2 Date: June 4, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc43b9ee136.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: June 4, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/birding-hawk-watch Date: June 4, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Registration is required. Please register here on Wednesday, May 25.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/basic-canoeing Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

This Basic Canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may close prior to 2:00 pm, due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.60412216186523400, -74.16136169433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ec791ce7c7e.jpg Thu, 02 Jun 2016 20:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Puppet-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/cityparks-puppetmobile-puppetmaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/cityparks-puppetmobile-puppetmaking-workshop Date: June 4, 2016

Make your own puppet with the CityParks PuppetMobile!

CityParks PuppetMobile, one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country, brings Swedish Cottage productions and puppet making workshops to all corners of the city, free of charge.

This project is funded by the New York City Council’s Parks Equity Initiative, Council Member Ritchie Torres.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Waring Playground

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85887070000000000, -73.86952460000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573e0726ddc6a.jpg Thu, 19 May 2016 15:01:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/learn-to-play-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/learn-to-play-softball Date: June 4, 2016

Learn the basics of softball.

Open to ages 5 to 18 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f788c3b85d.jpg Fri, 20 May 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: June 4, 2016

Please note: This project was rescheduled from May 7th.

This It's My Park season, volunteers from Island Voice, the Tompkinsville Restoration Project, and Everything Goes will be starting the It's My Park season with a cleanup in the park.

The volunteers will be raking leaves, planting, and doing overall park beautification. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Victory Avenue and Bay Street (in Tompkinsville Park)

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63771910003400000, -74.07611107826200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 4, 2016

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

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b62d77e1d7.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/tai-chi Date: June 4, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Introduction to the Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/discovery-hike-introduction-to-the-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/discovery-hike-introduction-to-the-forest Date: June 4, 2016

Join us for a leafy green stroll to introduce the sights, scents, and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for children ages 3 - 7 years old, accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen: 60th Anniversary Opening Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: June 4, 2016

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 60 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listened to Andersen's tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On June 4, Danish Consul General, A.D. Riggelsen, will lead the 60th Anniversay Opening Celebration. Therese Plair will share the H.C. Andersen story "Princess and the Pea", accompanied by a violinist, and Rolf Stand and Mary Ann Schmidt will share the stories "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "Storm Child".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and older. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 4, 2016

The one-acre Urban Farm at Randall’s Island Park offers a wide variety of organically grown fruits and vegetables.

With over 80 raised beds, two greenhouses, a milk-crate container garden, a trellis tunnel for gourds and climbing vines, and even rice paddies, the Farm presents a wide array of crops and growing methods to visitors of all ages.

Drop by to see the beautiful variety of the farm and learn about Randall's Island Park Alliance’s efforts to promote healthy, informed, and conscientious eating habits.

The Urban Farm is open for public Exploration Days every Saturday, June to September, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 02:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 4, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Nautilus Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-nautilus-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-nautilus-playground Date: June 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Queens Young Dems and the Caribbean American Society of New York to paint and clean up at Nautilus Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Merrick Boulevard and Baisley Boulevard (in Nautilus Playground)

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Q210 Nautilus Playground 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68389892578100000, -73.76999664306600000 Tue, 31 May 2016 23:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: June 4, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/nature-exploration Date: June 4, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 4, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Aloha To Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/aloha-to-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/aloha-to-summer Date: June 4, 2016

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Ruben Wills for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, music, and more!

All ages welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Smokey Oval Playground

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69380950927734400, -73.82209777832031000 Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: June 4, 2016

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are designed for kids (ages 5 to 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/learn-to-ride-kids Date: June 4, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Dyker Playground (in Dyker Beach Park)

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B028 Dyker Beach Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.61280059814453000, -74.01270294189453000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/heather-garden-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/heather-garden-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands Date: June 4, 2016

As part of Garden Days at Fort Tryon Park, join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden with its 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs.

Brands and colleague Lynden Miller have served as garden consultants to the Fort Tryon Park Trust since 2009. Learn how they worked with the park's gardeners and the Olmsted Brother's original 1935 plant list to strengthen and rejuvenate the Heather Garden to make it a destination with horticultural interest in every season. Their Framework Plan also equipped the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks gardeners with information on how to best sustain the garden for future generations.

Photo by Josh Coceano

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572cc2809f9f8.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-day Date: June 4, 2016

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Lancman for a day of crafts, games, popcorn, a reptile exhibition, inflatables, music, and more!

All ages welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Playground 75

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72623983302200000, -73.80827738584400000 Fri, 20 May 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/little-red-lighthouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/little-red-lighthouse-open-house Date: June 4, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse."

A Ranger will be on hand to provide information about the history of this unique landmark while you tour the inside.

This event is first come, first served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5747543e2e10b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/community-rowing Date: June 4, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Go Green! Greenpoint!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/go-green-greenpoing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/go-green-greenpoing Date: June 4, 2016

Beginning in 2008, Go Green! Greenpoint! was the first Earth Day Festival to take place in North Brooklyn. Since then, this event has become an annual staple of community life.

Each year, Go Green! Greenpoint! has grown in participating organizations and businesses, and in attendance. Our event includes education with schools, community groups, and companies displaying research, science, and art projects that enhance our appreciation and understanding of our environment.

Go Green! offers Greencycle Swap to recycle and reuse clothing, shoes, books, toys, and more. The event hosts a green school contest, yoga, zumba, and other classes, vendors with enviro-friendly merchandise, and live music and dance performances.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 987-2765

Location: 900 Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72150039672900000, -73.95269775390600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ef6ce26a7f6.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Exploring the Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/science-in-the-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/science-in-the-park2 Date: June 4, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for free, fun hands-on science programming. We will grab a seining net and learn about creatures that live in the bay. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone.

Sessions will be held on May 7 and 29 and June 4 and 26.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Bay Area (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79083504895700000, -73.78331184387200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Crocheting & Knitting In The Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/crocheting-knitting-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/crocheting-knitting-in-the-garden Date: June 4, 2016

Come to Chenchita's Community Garden to join gardeners and community members for a day of crocheting and knitting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chenchitas Community Garden

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.79719924926758000, -73.94660186767578000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Fort Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/historic-new-york-the-fort-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/historic-new-york-the-fort-totten-tunnel-tour Date: June 4, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Explore this historic fort in Queens with our Urban Park Rangers.

Due to limited space, registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 25.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745c4bc74b11.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 12:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/goalball Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/learn-to-rideadults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/learn-to-rideadults1 Date: June 4, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc410083c0f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: New York City Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/new-york-city-fish-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/new-york-city-fish-count Date: June 4, 2016

Summer on the Hudson joins in as part of the annual World Science Festival!

We will wade into the Hudson River to collect and count species of fish. How will our site differ from others? Join us for this fun waterside event!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 172nd Beach (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.84538650512695000, -73.94603729248047000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 4, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Girl Be Heard presents 'Girl Power: Survival of the Fittest']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/girl-be-heard-presents-girl-power-survival-of-the-fittest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/girl-be-heard-presents-girl-power-survival-of-the-fittest Date: June 4, 2016

Words are the currency and the power of the theatre troupe Girl Be Heard, whose cutting-edge original performance addresses personal identity, self-esteem, gender, and women’s empowerment. Q & A to follow.

The performance will cover various issues pertaining to women's empowerment, women in the arts, and identity, with: Me’Khai Lewis, Jesse Krebs, Monica Furman, Dinae Anderson Ruano, Noura Boustany Jost, Aimee Buchanan, and Jamie Saunders.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council. Special thanks to Councilmember Debi Rose.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57448edc33968.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[World Science Festival: Great Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/great-fish-count-world-science-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/great-fish-count-world-science-fair Date: June 4, 2016

The Great Fish Count is a one-day event each summer where naturalists at multiple sites along the rivers in the Lower Hudson River watershed and New York Harbors catch fish to show visitors the variety of slippery, wriggly, and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the river's surface.

Join us to learn about different water quality parameters and to discover what aquatic species call the Bronx River home!

If you would like to join, please wear rain boots or other sturdy close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. This is a family-friendly event, but please no pets.

For more information, please contact our Ecology Director Michelle Luebke at (718) 430-4690 or by email at Michelle.Luebke@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4690

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5750966f5bf77.jpg Thu, 02 Jun 2016 20:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Binx the Clown Show at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/binx-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/binx-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: June 4, 2016

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

About Binx The Clown
A local Staten Islander, Binx has been performing since 1999. Creating some of the funniest and most entertaining shows in New York City, Binx is excited to bring his show to Fantasy Shore.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57477d784b759.png Tue, 31 May 2016 23:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: June 4, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Reading with SI OutLOUD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/green-reading-with-si-outloud http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/green-reading-with-si-outloud Date: June 4, 2016

This program is part of the Greening the Globe Begins at Home series, which highlights environmental education, “green collar” career paths, and initiatives towards creating sustainable communities. Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation: CM Joseph Borelli, CM Debi Rose, and CM Steven Matteo.

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 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571135d64d0da.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: June 4, 2016

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-fun-day Date: June 4, 2016

There will be bounce houses, an obstacle course, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, snow cones, a playmobile, and carnival games.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.57970046997070000, -73.82969665527344000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue by Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/the-magic-of-rogue-by-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/the-magic-of-rogue-by-forest-park-carousel1 Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

About The Magic of Rogue: As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b964b148d9.png Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/gallery-tour Date: June 4, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe,Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, art collectiveDark Matters (Aimée Burg, Frank De León-Jones and Anna Ritsch) create an interactive site for contemplating the invisible energy that fills the universe. Visitors may concoct their own wishes using materials available at stations throughout the space.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b636e064d4.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Fourth Season Celebration: Community Potluck and BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/fourth-season-celebration-community-potluck-and-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/fourth-season-celebration-community-potluck-and-bbq Date: June 4, 2016

Join the Elizabeth Street Garden for a community potluck and barbecue in the garden. This celebration is dedicated to garden volunteers and saving the garden.

For more information about the celebration or to learn more about the Elizabeth Street Garden, please visit elizabethstreetgarden.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Elizabeth Street Garden

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72214508056600000, -73.99466705322300000 Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue by Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/the-magic-of-rogue-by-forest-park-carousel2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/the-magic-of-rogue-by-forest-park-carousel2 Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

About The Magic of Rogue: As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b964b148d9.png Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Binx the Clown Show at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/binx-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/binx-the-clown-show-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park1 Date: June 4, 2016

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

About Binx The Clown
A local Staten Islander, Binx has been performing since 1999. Creating some of the funniest and most entertaining shows in New York City, Binx is excited to bring his show to Fantasy Shore.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57477d8686191.png Tue, 31 May 2016 23:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/bargemusic-family-concert Date: June 4, 2016

Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bargemusic (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57605f18d1ebb.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-camping-brooklyn Date: June 4, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery.

To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 25. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 6:00 pm 8:00 am 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03846b6c0c.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Night Lights: Stargazing with the World Science Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/stargazing-with-the-world-science-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/stargazing-with-the-world-science-festival Date: June 4, 2016

Step up to a world-class telescope for an outdoor party with the World Science Festival at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Under the twinkling canvas of the night sky, meet an astronaut, kick it with a soccer-playing robot, join an interactive light show with MoMath, and explore the universe with some of the world’s best scientists and astronomers. Other highlights include:

  • a skateboard demonstration that puts gravity to the test with Bill Robertson, a.k.a. Dr. Skateboard
  • a “star chat” conversation with leading NASA engineer Erick Ordoñez
  • a digital adventure with Professor Astro Cat and his sidekick Astro Mouse

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574dc4d67d6d6.jpg Tue, 31 May 2016 23:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Art of Brooklyn Film Festival Outdoor Screening and Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-art-of-brooklyn-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-art-of-brooklyn-film-festival Date: June 4, 2016

Join NYC Parks as we celebrate independent film in Brooklyn at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival! The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is the only independent, international film festival in the world dedicated to Brooklyn’s indie film scene.

NYC Parks is pleased to partner with the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival to throw an old school block party, followed by an exciting series of music and short films! The block party starts at 7:00 p.m., with food and drinks and music from DJ SugarfreeBK until 8:30 p.m. Following the party will screenings of these short films:

"Rhythm of the City" - Animation, 2 min. Directed by Julie Grat; Animated by Julie Gratz and Ivo Stoop at KALEIDA.

An invitation into the heart of New York City through the atmospheric art of BUA, and the extraterrestrial music of DJ Qbert and Dana Leong. Escape into moments in the streets that are filled with artistic expression from the hip hop culture of a vibrant metropolis.

"How You Doin’ Boy? Voicemails from Gran’pa"- Comedy/Animation, 4 min Directed by William D. Caballero

In this comedic character-driven hybrid short film, a miniature elderly Latino Gran’pa sits next a rustic rotary phone, leaving a quirky voicemail in broken English to his grandson Davy. Through a serious of a few voicemails, which range from birthday wishes to folksy advice about how to garner respect and get ahead in life, Gran’pa begins to express frustration at Davy’s lack of communication.

"Confluence" - Experimental, 5:33 min. Directed by Noah Shulman

There is always movement, even in stillness. Things around us are constantly changing in tiny ways that we don't notice, eventually building up to growth and death. In 'Confluence,' viewers look beyond what the human eye is capable of seeing to experience those moment in between the transformations that we perceive. Winner, Vanguard Award - 2015 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

"The Life and Times of Tommy Chaos and Stacy Danger" - Sci-Fi/Comedy, 10 min. Directed by Michael Lukk Litwak

"The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger" is a short film about true love and dinosaurs. Once described it as "a cross between Blue Valentine and Jurassic Park", this comedy is sure to entertain and delight.

"Lake Nowhere" - Horror, 50 min. Directed by Christopher Phelps and Maxim Van Scoy

From the vaults of the golden age of slasher films comes "Lake Nowhere", a raucous, bloody romp which resurrects the thrill of gory midnight movies for an hour-long plunge into the depths of horror. Inspired by the dusty days of VHS, LAKE NOWHERE is preceded by original trailers & commercials, replicating the experience of watching a long lost bootleg tape.

Know Before You Go:

The party begins at 7:00 p.m. Make sure you get your spot by 8:00 p.m. for the movies. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5735f2aa46192.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-session Date: June 4, 2016

Join us for roller skating under the stars with Lola Star. Bring your own skates or rent skates for a fee.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 731-7593

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57970046997070000, -73.82969665527344000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/bryant-park-shakespeare-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/bryant-park-shakespeare-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 4, 2016

Three of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies are produced by the irreverent, surprising, and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It with music by Natalie Smith, and Measure for Measure. The plays feature the greatest, funniest, and noblest women of the canon—Beatrice, Rosalind, and Isabella—remarkable characters who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment.

Visit bryantpark.org for the schedule and general infomation about the performances.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Toy Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-toy-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-toy-story Date: June 4, 2016

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

"Woody," a drawstring cowboy doll (Tom Hanks), is jealous of new-toy-in-town, spaceman action figure "Buzz Lightyear" (Tim Allen) in this computer-generated fantasy of an eclectic assortment of toys and their comical misadventures. Woody and Buzz must ban together to survive when they find themselves in the outside world in the first ever feature-length computer animated film.

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 water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 430-1825

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574468ce17845.jpg Tue, 24 May 2016 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Aladdin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-aladdin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-aladdin Date: June 4, 2016

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

Robin Williams's dizzying and hilarious voicing of the Genie is the main attraction of Aladdin, the third in the series of modern Disney animated movies. After a sultan (Douglas Seale) gives his daughter, Jasmine (Linda Larkin), three days to find a husband, she escapes the palace and encounters the street-savvy urchin Aladdin (Scott Weinger), who charms his way into her heart. While the sultan's Vizier, Jafar (Jonathan Freeman), weaves a spell so that he may marry Jasmine and become sultan himself, Aladdin discovers the Genie's lamp in a cave, rubs it, and sets the mystical entity free, leading the Genie to pledge his undying loyalty to the dazzled youth. Aladdin begins his quest to defeat Jafar and win the hand of the princess, with the Genie's help. Monsters, Disney's trademark talking animals, and a flying carpet all figure into the ensuing adventures, but the Genie, who can change into anything or anybody, steals the show as he launches into one crazed monologue after another, impersonating figures from Ed Sullivan to Elvis Presley.

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; 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: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Father Macris Park

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R075A Father Macris Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.61679840087890600, -74.16169738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574499ec756ac.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Casablanca]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-casablanca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-casablanca Date: June 4, 2016

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

One of the most memorable of all film experiences, Casablanca is a true Hollywood legend. All the elements of the production—story, cast, photography, direction, and music—are woven expertly together to create a motion picture monument. Wartime refugees gather in Morocco to obtain scarce exit visas to Lisbon. The final airport sequence is an event not to be forgotten.

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; 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 am

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:00 pm 10:00 am 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57449afe185a7.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Incredibles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-incredibles Date: June 4, 2016

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

Directed by Brad Bird, The Incredibles revolves around former high-profile superhero Bob Parr (aka Mr. Incredible), who has not-so-successfully settled into suburban life along with his wife and kids under the watchful eye of the Superhero Protection Program. A far cry from the "glory days" during which "supers" were a welcome addition to society, the Parrs' living situation was brought on after a series of superhero-related lawsuits forced them into hiding. When not trying to fight small-time crime undercover with fellow former superhero Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), Parr (voice by Craig T. Nelson) is muddling through the corporate world as a paunchy, emotionally unsatisfied insurance claims adjuster. His family is like any other with some notable exceptions -- his daughter has the uncanny ability to become invisible and create impenetrable force fields at will; his son, Dash, can run at incredible speeds; his wife, Helen (Holly Hunter), is known in super circles as Elastigirl, one of the most respected (and pliable) superwomen of her time. Just when it looks as if things can't get any worse for Bob, he gets a summons to show up at a remote island to receive instructions for a highly classified assignment, which he promptly accepts. Thrust back into the world of fighting crime, the Incredible family is back in familiar territory -- saving the world from Syndrome, a jilted former fan of Mr. Incredible.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Electric Playground

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Q342 Electric Playground 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.73590087890625000, -73.80539703369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f30f1e6d92.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Chinese Zodiac]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-chinese-zodiac http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-chinese-zodiac Date: June 4, 2016

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

A globe-trotting adventurer uses high-tech gadgets to seek out priceless relics in this action-packed thrill ride starring the one and only Jackie Chan. Centuries ago, a collection of zodiac busts were the pride of China. Flash forward to today, and the bronze heads of those busts are missing. When powerful entrepreneur Lawrence (Oliver Platt) offers a sizable reward for their recovery, the intrepid Asian Fox (Chan) races to find them, and ensure that China's history is preserved. Author: Jason Buchanan. Rated PG-13

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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.71480178833008000, -73.98919677734375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57460b1487524.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: The Good Earth (1937)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-earth-1937 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-earth-1937 Date: June 4, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Based on Donald Davis and Owen Davis' stage-adaptation of Pearl S. Buck's sprawling novel, Sidney Franklin's The Good Earth is the story of a Chinese farming couple whose lives are torn apart by poverty, greed, and nature. Paul Muni stars as Wang Lung a hardworking, but poor, farmer who weds freed-slave O-Lan (Luise Rainer). They struggle to build a life together, but after finally finding success, a plague of locusts descends upon their land, bringing a true test of the couple's perseverance.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel Free to bring a blanket to sit on, 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: (212) 408-0243

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.71480178833008000, -73.98919677734375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573a1d906dbbf.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/the-oyster-project Date: June 5, 2016

Inspired by Brooklyn's native oyster reefs, this show will feature photos of Colleen Flanigan's underwater sculptural installations which are designed to restore reefs by raising the pH of seawater.

Judith Pleva's multimedia scrapbook uses interwoven photos and articles to chronicle recent oyster reef restoration work.

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT