NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:48:09 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:00 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 8, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:36 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 8, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Rose Garden Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/rose-garden-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/rose-garden-festival Date: June 8, 2014

Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden's overlooks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Volunteer Day at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/community-volunteer-day-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/community-volunteer-day-at-qbg Date: June 8, 2014

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in volunteering to keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, groups will participate in a variety of garden activities. Registration required by Monday, June 2 - email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 8, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:15 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: June 8, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Pug Fun Day at Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/annual-pug-fun-day-at-alice-austen-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/annual-pug-fun-day-at-alice-austen-house Date: June 8, 2014

Celebrated in honor of Alice and her pug, Punch. Join us for a fun day of canine-filled activities on the lawn of the Alice Austen House. Presented by Pug Dog Club of Greater New York, Inc. BYOP. (Bring your own pug [or pup]).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53909aff49a0a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Rose Walk at LaGuardia Corner Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/rose-walk-at-laguardia-corner-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/rose-walk-at-laguardia-corner-gardens Date: June 8, 2014

Please enjoy a self-guided tour of more than fifty different rose plants nestled among its lovingly tended varieties of annuals and perennials.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7273, -73.9993 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 8, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/forest-crew Date: June 8, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/basic-canoeing Date: June 8, 2014

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. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8859, -73.8967 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/smorgasburg Date: June 8, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 8, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:20 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-games Date: June 8, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 8, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 8, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse Date: June 8, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted, and changed over the past 230 years.
Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation.
For adults and teenagers. Only 10 people per tour. Reservations required by phone.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-4732

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d563fbd023.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 8, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[History Play Date: Drawing at Dyckman Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/history-play-date-drawing-at-dyckman-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/history-play-date-drawing-at-dyckman-farmhouse Date: June 8, 2014

Did you know that over 100 years ago Northern Manhattan was a rural place?

Artists visited to capture the views, including scenes of the Dyckman Farmhouse. Come visit anytime between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to see how artists have been inspired by the little farmhouse and sketch your own interpretation.

Drawing materials provided, while supplies last. Recommended for children age 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[New York Path Through History Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/new-york-path-through-history-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/new-york-path-through-history-weekends Date: June 8, 2014

Take free guided tours by costumed docents on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Tours start at quarter past the hour.

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 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 8, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:59 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Andrew Haswell Green Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/its-my-park-day-at-andrew-haswell-green-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/its-my-park-day-at-andrew-haswell-green-park Date: June 8, 2014

Join the Green Park Gardener(s) NYC as they continue to advocate for greener and greater flora at Andrew Haswell Green Park.

Support their beautification projects and enjoy access to our waterfront properties.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Haswell Green Park

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M108Q1 Andrew Haswell Green Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7597, -73.9576 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The General Slocum Disaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/historic-new-york-the-general-slocum-disaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/historic-new-york-the-general-slocum-disaster Date: June 8, 2014

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

This historic walking tour will focus on the General Slocum disaster. On the morning of June 15, 1904, the steamboat General Slocum caught fire in the East River with approximately 1,300 people on board, including many children. In the course of 20 minutes an estimated 1,021 people died. It was the deadliest disaster at that time. Hear the full story about the General Slocum and learn the outcomes it had for the future of boating safety. Astoria Park also allows visitors to experience a unique view of the East River.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: 19th Avenue & Hoyt Avenue (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9238 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature FunFind]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/nature-funfind http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/nature-funfind Date: June 8, 2014

Celebrate the 10th birthday of the Greenbelt Nature Center by embarking upon a quest in search of knowledge and fun. Along the way, complete various stations and activities related to the Greenbelt, and earn stamps and other prizes. From games and crafts to trivia and demonstrations, there is sure to be something for everyone. This quest is best completed in groups of two or more. Families, friends, and scout groups welcome. Upon completion of your quest, return to the Greenbelt Nature Center for a birthday celebration, complete with cake, surprise guests, and a special present for each of you.

This celebration is sponsored, in part, by Time Warner Cable. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/house-tours Date: June 8, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[7th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/7th-annual-red-hook-jazz-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/7th-annual-red-hook-jazz-festival Date: June 8, 2014

Please join Brooklyn's Urban Meadow Community Garden for the 7th annual Red Hook Jazz Festival!

As part of its continuing grassroots tradition, the RHJF is a 100% volunteer-run event that remains committed to being uniquely artist and community focused. It is dedicated to the support of the great music of jazz, the musicians who perform it and to bringing new individuals to the singular community-run resource that is the Urban Meadow Community Garden.

This dedication is clearly shared by those audiences who have come from around the world over the last six years to the Waterfront District of Red Hook, Brooklyn to hear exceptional artistry performed in a comfortable, unpretentious and beautiful urban ecological education center and botanical oasis near the docks along the East River.

2014 promises to be the most exciting year yet for the Red Hook Jazz Festival, featuring ten remarkable ensembles, all representing the incredible variety and history of this great American music.

June 8 Lineup:

Azares: Jean Carla Rodea - vocals, Ryan Ferreira - guitar, Joe Morris - guitar, Pascal Niggenkemper - bass, Gerald Cleaver - drums

Ralph Alessi Trio: Ralph Alessi - trumpet, Drew Gress - bass, Mark Ferber - drums

Amanda Monaco's Deathblow: Amanda Monaco - guitar, Michael Attias - alto saxophone, Sean Conly - bass, Satoshi Takeishi - drums

Harris Eisenstadt Aberikula: Vincent Chancey - french horn, Sara Serpa - voice, Chris Washburne - bass trombone, Nate Wooley - trumpet, Harris Eisenstadt - drums, arrangements

International Brass & Membrane Corps: Ted Daniel - trumpet, cornet, Jospeh Daley - tuba, Charles Burnham - viloin, Newman Taylor Baker - drums

June 15 Lineup

The Museum Band of Teeth and Respect: Josh Rutner - tenor saxophone, Red Wierenga - keyboard, Dan Loomis - bass, Jared Schonig - drums

Welf Dorr Unit: Welf Dorr - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, Dave Ross - guitar, Dmitry Ishenko - bass, Joe Hertenstein - drums

George Coleman and The Rivington Project: George Coleman - drums, Brian Charette - organ, Mike DiRubbo - alto saxophone

Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction: Gene Ess - guitar, Thana Alexa - voice, Gabriel Guerrero - keyboard, Thomson Kneeland - bass, Chris Beck - drums

DECAY: Tim Berne - alto saxophone, Ryan Ferreira - guitar, Michael Formanek - bass, Ches Smith - drums

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Meadow Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: June 8, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: June 8, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:59 EST
<![CDATA[Genealogy Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/genology-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/genology-workshop Date: June 8, 2014

Queens Historical Society is happy to welcome back Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelley and the Daughters of the American Revolution for another genealogy discussion and workshop.

The Queens chapter of D.A.R. is one of the first in the organization’s history that was started by a black woman: Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53273383920ea.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures Installation Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/wayfinding-100-nyc-public-sculptures-installation-tour-with-architectural-historian-john-kriskiewics-will-offer-a-walk-through-the-public-sculptures1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/wayfinding-100-nyc-public-sculptures-installation-tour-with-architectural-historian-john-kriskiewics-will-offer-a-walk-through-the-public-sculptures1 Date: June 8, 2014

Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures is a site-specific project that invites the public to embark on guided journeys through NYC to find public sculptures. Phunsombatlert researched all existing public sculptures in New York City and identified 100 sites to be incorporated in his final work. He then created small drawings of each sculpture and developed directional signs and maps that resemble standard U.S. National Park Service signage. The artwork is made up of signage for 100 public sculptures that contain distances drawn from GPS coordinates between each sculpture and the group of wooden posts outside of the Queens Museum at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

The audience experiences their own journey to each original sculpture. However, whether visitors view the original sculptures or their drawn representational counterparts, this project calls attention to the very specific, transformative space between object and audience. The exhibition questions how the audience’s journey from the sign to original artwork can be a work of art in itself. Visitors are invited to see the online map at www.wayfindingNYC.com. Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures is an exciting and rare instance where NYC Parks’ temporary public art program will merge with and inform the permanent sculptures in New York City’s collection.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Queens Museum of Art (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7459, -73.8468 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5374ec4ff0f57.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:44 EST
<![CDATA[Concert in the Park: Sessions The Music of Motown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/concert-in-the-park-sessions-the-music-of-motown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/concert-in-the-park-sessions-the-music-of-motown Date: June 8, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music and activities for the whole family!

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Council Member I. Daneek Miller

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park)

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6931, -73.7788 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 8, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:57 EST
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 8, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:02 EDT