NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:48:41 GMT <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: August 3, 2017

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level.

Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz Series: 'Hot Lips' Joey Morant A Tribute to Louis Armstrong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/jazz-series-hot-lips-joey-morant-a-tribute-to-louis-armstrong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/jazz-series-hot-lips-joey-morant-a-tribute-to-louis-armstrong Date: August 3, 2017

One of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the scene, Joey Morant returns for an encore edition of his thrilling Armstrong tribute at Jazz at Socrates 2016. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Morant works in settings from duets to big bands and orchestras, including the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band. He has performed with jazz, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll greats, including Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, and James Brown. He electrifies audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing, and humorous asides.

Jazz for Kids pre-show activity at 5:30 p.m. with Art House Astoria Conservatory for Music and Art.

Presented in partnership with The Jazz Foundation of America.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5948087dca3a4.png Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/barefoot-dancing Date: August 3, 2017

Kick off your shoes and dance on the lush, green Van Cortlandt House Museum Lawn.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Citi Summer in the Square Throwback Thursday Movie Nights: The Karate Kid]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/movie-in-the-park-the-karate-kid http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/movie-in-the-park-the-karate-kid Date: August 3, 2017

Join us as we throw it back to the 1980s for our Citi Summer in the Square Throwback Thursday Movie Nights. Prepare to wax on and wax off with Mr. Miyagi as we watch The Karate Kid on Union Square Park’s North Plaza.

Bring a blanket or mat to the Plaza and join us when seating opens at 6:30 p.m. The movie begins at dusk. See citisummerinthesquare.nyc for a full lineup of events, info on movie nights, and more.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5949351aeb604.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 Date: August 3, 2017

Hudson Warehouse presents the Classics, on Thursdays through Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Henry V
By Wm. Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

The horrors of war throughout time have changed little and that is made even more apparent in this immediate and visceral production of
Henry V. Led by a war time correspondent, we follow King Henry as he politically positions himself and his subsequent military campaign across France in his quest to take what he believes is rightfully his.

For more information, see hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59541567aa297.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 3, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 3, 2017

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low and Coordinated by District Leader Lew Simon

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/shakespeares-measure-for-measure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/shakespeares-measure-for-measure Date: August 3, 2017

The Hip to Hip Theatre Company and NYC Parks present Shakespeare's play live in the park.

The Duke of Vienna's puritanical deputy Angelo, tasked with cleaning up a city out of control, revives ancient laws regarding sex and marriage. When he unjustly sentences the young gentleman Claudio to death, Claudio's sister Isabella pleads his case...and discovers that Angelo is not as virtuous as he seems. Shakespeare's dark comedy examines the danger of placing power in the wrong hands.

The main performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Kids and the Classics - 7:00 p.m.
This free interactive workshop is the companion piece to our program of Free Shakespeare in the Parks. It is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and it is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, and creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and close reading of text.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77134323120117000, -73.76530456542969000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarab: Journey Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/scarab-journey-tribute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/scarab-journey-tribute Date: August 3, 2017

Experience the ultimate Journey tribute!

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:30:08 EDT
<![CDATA[2017 Waterfront Concert Series: Fleur Seule]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/2017-waterfront-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/2017-waterfront-concert-series Date: August 3, 2017

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition invites everyone to come out this Summer to enjoy the 2017 Waterfront Concert Series on Thursday evenings. These free concerts are open to the public, and no RSVP or tickets are required. Just show up!

August 3rd's concert will feature the band Fleur Seule and the jazz and swing hits of the 1940s glam era. We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 7:30 pm 9:15 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59540cf2809f3.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies with a View: 9 to 5]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/movies-with-a-view-9-to-5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/movies-with-a-view-9-to-5 Date: August 3, 2017

Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him. Movie begins at sundown.

Pre-Show Party
The evening begins with DJ Ripley (Dutty Artz) and the short film Girl Boxer, directed by Emily Sheskin and curated by BAMcinématek. Park your bike for free with Transportation Alternatives when you arrive!

Beer Garden opens and music starts at 6:00 p.m.

About Movies with a View
Movies with a View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. In 2017, the eight-week series will draw an average of 7,000 film fans at each screening. There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.70294877799900000, -73.99473768472700000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Béla Fleck & the Flecktones + Nellie McKay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/bla-fleck-the-flecktones-nellie-mckay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/bla-fleck-the-flecktones-nellie-mckay Date: August 3, 2017

Béla Fleck & the Flecktones and Nellie McKay will perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance.

For the latest information, including weather updates, set times, seating configurations, and FAQs, please visit the BRIC website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 7:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.66336442715600000, -73.97654700279300000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Throwback Thursdays at Tony Dapolito Rooftop Movie Festival - Toy Story (1995)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/movies-under-the-stars-toy-story-1995 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/movies-under-the-stars-toy-story-1995 Date: August 3, 2017

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

Celebrate Throwback Thursdays with us this July and August with our '90s Edition of the Tony Dapolito Rooftop Movie Festival!

A cowboy doll becomes profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure joins the toy collection of a boy named Andy.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595fec12ef501.gif Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/03/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 3, 2017

Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. On Thursday nights in July and August, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up hi-powered telescopes for stargazing sessions that are free and open to the public. Weather permitting.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-03 2017-08-03 8:30 pm 10:30 am 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/the-fence Date: August 4, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/introduction-to-meditation Date: August 4, 2017

Known benefits of a regular meditation practice include stress reduction. improved concentration, increased self-awareness and sense of happiness, improved cardiovascular and immune health, and more. This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat of blanket to sit on.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59442755cc0f0.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 4, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: August 4, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 4, 2017

Register your child today for Garden Camp!

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction, and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park. Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardens, bugs, soil, colonial history, and everything in between!

Camp is for any student aged six to 11, and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Sibling groups are welcome.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by calling (212) 923-8008 or emailing education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5951a872c97b1.png Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 4, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 4, 2017

The Summer Sports Experience teaches an abundant array of sports activities to our NYC youth throughout the spring and summer seasons. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, track, kickball, and more! Every hour another sport is introduced.

This event is free for participants. Please check in at the recreation center to get a free membership card which will allow you to come into the building when the staff are on break between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, which means that your kids can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Groups are welcome! Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to arrange a date for your group.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 10:30 am 5:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 4, 2017

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

Discovery Pack, noon - 3:00 p.m.: 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.

Bird Nerd Game Hour ,1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!

Nature on the Go!, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

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 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Jennifer’s Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-jennifers-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-jennifers-playground Date: August 4, 2017

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


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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jennifer's Playground

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2017-08-04 2017-08-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.61954200000000000, -74.16254310000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940137ad8679.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/adult-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/adult-imaginative-arts Date: August 4, 2017

Get your imagination going. Create intriguing art to delight family and friends. For adults of all ages. Requires fine concentration.

July: Decorative Wine Bottles

August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore

September: Silhouettes Ablaze

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d640a27d67.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Singin' Stories with Caroline Cutroneo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/singin-stories-with-caroline-cutroneo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/singin-stories-with-caroline-cutroneo Date: August 4, 2017

Join Caroline Cutroneo, a librarian from the Richmontown Branch of the New York Public Library, for summer reading fun. Sing along with some favorite tunes on the guitar, listen to tales and rhymes, and read picture book stories.

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 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: August 4, 2017

Kids have fun creating art inspired by the summer and holiday season. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Younger children are welcome with a parent or adult.

Schedule

  • July: Patriotic Red/White/Blue Hand
  • August: Sand Craft Project
  • September: Watercolor Circle Art

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx Date: August 4, 2017

Join Village Community Boathouse's special new public rowing program on Van Cortlandt Park Lake in the Bronx!

This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing. Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, visit their website at VCB.NYC. Email mailinglist@vcb.nyc to join the mailing list for updates.

For specifics on the Van Cortlandt Park lake row, please email VCPark@vcb.nyc.

Volunteers
We always apprecite volunteers. Those kind enough to help with the setup, please go to the container in the parking lot south of the lake. Volunteers should meet at 4:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 4:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.88915215898600000, -73.89286369085300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593cc52b52532.JPG Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: August 4, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Fort Totten, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/family-camping-fort-totten-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/family-camping-fort-totten-queens Date: August 4, 2017

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. We'll bring tents!

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Program Registration page. Registration pens on July 26.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: #TotallyPublicKaraoke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-totallypublickaraoke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-totallypublickaraoke Date: August 4, 2017

Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0596873a4d.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: IN/TER\SECT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/bryant-park-presents-intersect http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/bryant-park-presents-intersect Date: August 4, 2017

IN/TER\SECT is a two-day festival of world-class jazz and classical music, featuring new works from incredible composers.

Schedule
Friday, August 4, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 5, 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.m

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/hudson-warehouse-presents-henry-v1 Date: August 4, 2017

Hudson Warehouse presents the Classics, on Thursdays through Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Henry V
By Wm. Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

The horrors of war throughout time have changed little and that is made even more apparent in this immediate and visceral production of
Henry V. Led by a war time correspondent, we follow King Henry as he politically positions himself and his subsequent military campaign across France in his quest to take what he believes is rightfully his.

For more information, see hudsonwarehouse.net.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59541567aa297.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:30:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Body Combat with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/body-combat-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/body-combat-with-dodge-ymca Date: August 4, 2017

Strike, punch, kick, and kata your way through calories to superior martial arts-inspired cardio fitness.

Your instructor will lead you through a workout which combines upper and lower body moves using power training, muay thai, and karate.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/hip-hop-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/hip-hop-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca Date: August 4, 2017

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with hip-hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

This class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night Across from Golden Pond: Space Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/movie-night-across-from-golden-pond-space-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/movie-night-across-from-golden-pond-space-jam Date: August 4, 2017

Enjoy a free movie night under the stars at Crocheron Park in Queens! The film will start 15 minutes after sunset. We will have activities for kids, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Space Jam
Michael Jordan tries to save Bugs Bunny from aliens plotting to kidnap him. Voices: Billy West, Danny DeVito, Kath Soucie. Directed by Joe Pytka.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 7:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.77134323120117000, -73.76530456542969000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Creed with live score by Wordless Music Orchestra + Frank Haye & the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/creed-with-live-score-by-wordless-music-orchestra-frank-haye-the-brooklyn-interdenominational-choir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/creed-with-live-score-by-wordless-music-orchestra-frank-haye-the-brooklyn-interdenominational-choir Date: August 4, 2017

The film Creed, with live score by Wordless Music Orchestra and Frank Haye & the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir will perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance. For the latest information, including weather updates, set times, seating configurations, and FAQs, please visit the BRIC website.

Brooklyn collective Wordless Music Orchestra, conducted onstage by the score's composer, Ludwig Goransson, provides the live score for Creed, a story of underdogs and redemption.

Gates open an hour before the performance unless otherwise noted, and all performances are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 7:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.66336442715600000, -73.97654700279300000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Fame]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/arts-culture-fun-fame http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/arts-culture-fun-fame Date: August 4, 2017

Fame (2009)

At New York's High School of Performing Arts, students from all walks of life get the chance to hone their skills as singers, actors, dancers and more. Over four years, these young men and women will see if they truly have the dedication and talent to achieve success, while still juggling regular schoolwork, feelings of self-doubt and budding romances. (PG)

You can bring your chairs to enjoy the movies!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59089184ddbbf.jpg Wed, 17 May 2017 15:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[13th Annual Free SummerStarz Movies: Kung Fu Panda 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/13th-annual-free-summerstarz-movies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/13th-annual-free-summerstarz-movies Date: August 4, 2017

Town Square's SummerSTARZ free family movie nights are back on Friday nights at Transmitter Park. Bring a picnic, blanket, friends, and family to Transmitter Park on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront. Come early and have an awesome time! Movie starts at sunset, around 8:00 p.m.

Kung Fu Panda 3
Living large and loving life, Po (Jack Black) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he's going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor (Dustin Hoffman).

Please join us in thanking our sponsors and supporters: BK Expo, Greenpoint Landing, NYS AM Joseph Lentol, NYC CM Stephen Levin, NYC CM Antonio Reynoso and NYC DYCD.

And please stay in touch!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 987-2765

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59531210a5317.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Big Night (1996)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/movies-under-the-stars-big-night-1996 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/movies-under-the-stars-big-night-1996 Date: August 4, 2017

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

Two Italian brothers struggle to keep a failing restaurant from closing. Rated R (Not suitable for younger audiences; viewer discretion is advised).

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vesuvio Playground

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M069 Vesuvio Playground 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.72529983520508000, -74.00260162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595fec249f8e8.gif Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie: The Graduate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/outdoor-movie-the-graduate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/outdoor-movie-the-graduate Date: August 4, 2017

Cinema LIC presents The Graduate!

Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and come enjoy a free movie night at Long Island City's beautiful waterfront.

The Graduate
Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has just finished college and, back at his parents' house, he's trying to avoid the one question everyone keeps asking: What does he want to do with his life?

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 2824123

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5936cd786e736.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/04/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: August 4, 2017

Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.

The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m.

For the best view, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-08-04 2017-08-04 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593b19357d31e.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-fence Date: August 5, 2017

Photo District News and United Photo Industries' THE FENCE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the sixth straight year. THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistenty attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the Greenway.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[City Summer Streets 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/city-summer-streets-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/city-summer-streets-2017 Date: August 5, 2017

On Saturday August 5, 12, and 19 nearly seven miles of New York City's streets will be opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully. You can water slide, soar through the air on a zip line, dance, get fit, immerse yourself in a public art and architecture tours or just stroll along and experience the city's streets in a new way—all for free.

Please visit nyc.gov/summerstreets to find out more and check out all of the three activities.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -74.00279998779297000 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach: Beginner Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 5, 2017

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School at this beginner Hatha Yoga Class.

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9299c8de8e.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 5, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/socrates-farmers-market Date: August 5, 2017

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also enjoy fresh-brewed coffee from vendor Henley Coffee and buy organic condiments from Hellgate Farm.

Cash transactions preferred
WIC & FMNP Checks accepted at individual farm stands

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by The NYC Compost Project with BIG Reuse – Seven days a week drop-off in the green bin next to the bathroom facilities.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Beach Sports Festival: Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/brooklyn-beach-sport-festival-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/brooklyn-beach-sport-festival-volleyball Date: August 5, 2017

NYC Parks is hosting a weekend of sports and fitness at Coney Island. Come watch and participate!

On August 5, join us for a beach volleyball competition. All levels of players, from beginners to experts, are welcome! Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners!

Join us for competitions including:

Adults 18 and older

  • men doubles
  • women doubles
  • coed doubles
  • coed quad

Teens 14 and older

  • Coed Quads

Please note: Registration is required to participate. Please register here. Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 3.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59690bd8108db.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session at 99 Plymouth Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: August 5, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:00 am 11:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 5, 2017

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.

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.

Exercising with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestow health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors 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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 5, 2017

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 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: August 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: August 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: August 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: August 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: August 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: August 5, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/free-yoga-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/free-yoga-brooklyn Date: August 5, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! On Saturdays, join our free yoga classes in the garden!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270718b4bed.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/free-yoga-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/free-yoga-brooklyn1 Date: August 5, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us in the garden on Saturdays for a free yoga class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270a3428d90.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/free-yoga-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/free-yoga-east-harlem Date: August 5, 2017

Free fitness classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Join us in the garden for a free yoga class!

Free yoga mats available 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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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270f7b85227.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/green-team Date: August 5, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: August 5, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: August 5, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/saturday-woodland-corps Date: August 5, 2017

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to on site, ongoing care of the park’s 250 acres of forest.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Water is Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-art-project-water-is-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-art-project-water-is-life Date: August 5, 2017

“Mni Wiconi,” a saying of the indigenous people of Lakota, South Dakota, means “Water is Life.” With visiting Caddo Native American storyteller Joe Cross, hear time-honored stories about the importance of water for all people. Follow his lead in group movement and dance resembling water and honoring this vital resource. Make a simple pinch or coil, air-dry clay pot inspired by the patterns of authentic Caddo pots, with designs showing the beautiful, directional flow of swirling water.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59653a05c3bdf.jpg Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: August 5, 2017

Get involved in your community! Help spruce up gardens, paint fences and benches, weed, spread mulch, and clean and maintain pathways. We can accommodate any group ranging from just a few people to up to 40 volunteers.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Third Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66804885864300000, -73.97380828857400000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/kayaking Date: August 5, 2017

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

photo by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69950103759765600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594c3c3d775a9.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/popup-pool-free-swim Date: August 5, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: August 5, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: August 5, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: August 5, 2017

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

Karen de Mauro will share the Indian story "Great Joy" and Ron Sopyla will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Most Amazing Thing."

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: August 5, 2017

Enjoy free yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain, which opens June 20. Bring a yoga mat, water, and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome!

This weekly class will take place on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 3 to October 14 (except July 1 and September 2).

This free event is sponsored by lushretreats.com for Circadia!

Meet at the flag pole between the monument and Visitor's Center. This yoga class will take place on the lawn in front of the Ft. Greene Park Visitor Center. Circadia is an interactive luminescent sculpture and seating system made from concrete and glow sand, which acts as a guide to the park entrance. Resembling a historic building foundation, Circadia also mimics the park's rolling hills and the natural rhythms found in nature.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 5, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 5, 2017

Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, 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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sharing our Food Traditions: Canning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/sharing-our-food-traditions-canning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/sharing-our-food-traditions-canning Date: August 5, 2017

Preserve the harvest! Learn how to safely can summer bounty to enjoy through the winter.

Facilitated by Brenda Thompson-Duchene, GreenThumb community gardener at Powell Street Garden, and GreenThumb.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Powell Street Livonia Garden

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2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66339874267600000, -73.90180206298800000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/weekend-nature-exploration Date: August 5, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Schedule of Activities

Discovery Pack, 10 a..m. – noon: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Blooming Naturalist, 10 a.m.: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.

Nature’s Helpers, 11 a.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: August 5, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 5, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-garden-walk Date: August 5, 2017

Visit favorite, family-friendly locations in the gardens on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Children ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f9c825b00b.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Constellation Poetry with Carolyn Ferrucci]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/saturday-sculpture-workshop-constellation-poetry-with-carolyn-ferrucci http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/saturday-sculpture-workshop-constellation-poetry-with-carolyn-ferrucci Date: August 5, 2017

Engage your senses and create your own galaxy at Socrates! Using simple writing and drawing prompts, participants will observe their surroundings and create constellations based on what they see, hear, and remember. Connecting our different constellations to each other using string, we will create our own mini-galaxy!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59480967178fb.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: August 5, 2017

The Village Community Boathouse is offering free public rowing on Prospect Park Lake this summer.

Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary. Sessions run from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays from June 10 to August 26. Boats are launched from the ramp on Well House Drive in the southwest corner of the lake. The temporary boathouse–two shipping containers–is located just across from the ramp.

Who Can Participate
Community rowing is open to all, although some physical dexterity is required to get in and out of the boats. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver; kids and teens younger than 18 must be escorted by a parent. Life jackets are provided—and must be worn!

What You'll Row
We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats, built by volunteers and similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing.

How the Villiage Community Boathouse is Funded
We are a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers. While no commitment is required from those who row with us, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. The park is surrounded by a large and diverse population that needs more access to on-water recreation.Your donations make our program possible. If you're looking to volunteer, please email volunteers@vcb.nyc.

Contact
For more information about the Village Community Boathouse and its programs, please email info@vcb.nyc. Please check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[9th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/9th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/9th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-jazz-concert Date: August 5, 2017

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust, NYC Parks, and the Michels family in honoring the late Council Member Stan Michels at the ninth annual Memorial Jazz Concert. Enjoy live jazz by local impresario Marjorie Eliot and her ensemble underneath the majestic elms on the promenade, alongside the beautiful Heather Garden and overlooking the Hudson River.

Stan Michels represented Northern Manhattan in the City Council for 24 years from 1978 through 2001. He was chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, and his legislative record was notable for his work fighting on behalf of tenants for the expansion of the city’s recycling program, for the protection of our water supply and cleaner air, and against childhood lead poisoning, smoking in public places, and unreasonable noise. He was also a steadfast advocate for parks, allocating over $50 million for park improvements in Washington Heights, Inwood, and Harlem, including virtually every playground in his district.

The promenade where this concert is being held was named in his honor shortly before he passed away on August 1, 2008.

We hope you can be with us to remember Stan on the ninth anniversary of his passing.

This program will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 12:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86009979248047000, -73.93370056152344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5954193e59de6.jpg Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/seining Date: August 5, 2017

Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:30:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 5, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-On-History: Green Thumb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/handsonhistory-green-thumb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/handsonhistory-green-thumb Date: August 5, 2017

Explore farming firsthand by planting your own crop in King Manor’s backyard. Families with children are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: August 5, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 10
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

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 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 5, 2017

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

About 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 Omar Olusion
With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f94d3f0978.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Paws to Read OutLOUD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/paws-to-read-outloud http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/paws-to-read-outloud Date: August 5, 2017

Kids are invited to hone their reading skills by reading aloud to JJ, a licensed therapy dog. Hosted by Doris Nielsen, therapy dog trainer and OutLOUD board member. Sponsored by an encore grant from Staten Island Arts.

Ages four to 10 are welcome with caregiver.

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 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a60e28341d.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 5, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: August 5, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: August 5, 2017

Make beautiful, fun things out of paper to give as a gift or keep for yourself

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

  • July: Paper Beads Bracelet
  • August: Paper Picture Frame
  • September: Cardboard Collage Art

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: August 5, 2017

Learn the basics of crochet: how to select your materials, gauge, yardage, tension, chain, single crochet, double crochet, and treble and slip stitch. Make accessories for beginners level.

Materials needed-Mercerized cotton thread #10 in three colors, steel crochet hook #6, 1/2" buttons (3)

Monthly Crochet Projects

  • July: Boho Bracelet
  • August: Delicate Crochet Bracelet - White or ecru mercerized cotton threa #10 #6 steel crochet hook
  • September: Two Color Scarf - Two colors #4 acrylic yarn #H crochet hook

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Handheld Games of the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/handheld-games-of-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/handheld-games-of-the-past Date: August 5, 2017

Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: IN/TER\SECT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/bryant-park-presents-intersect http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/bryant-park-presents-intersect Date: August 5, 2017

IN/TER\SECT is a two-day festival of world-class jazz and classical music, featuring new works from incredible composers.

Schedule
Friday, August 4, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 5, 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.m

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/storytime-with-the-walt-whitman-library Date: August 5, 2017

Bring your blanket to the lawns by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and listen to librarians from the Walt Whitman branch of the Brooklyn Public Library read aloud to your favorite books!

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 935-0244 x62116

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 2:45 pm 3:30 pm 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5968e23507334.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival Date: August 5, 2017

Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts create a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages. Vibe to sounds spun by a collection of North America’s renowned sound architects.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c70cb6d9100.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/the-magic-of-omar-olusion-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 5, 2017

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

About 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 Omar Olusion
With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f94d3f0978.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/dance-at-socrates Date: August 5, 2017

Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its fifth season, bringing dancemakers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront. Internationally recognized for its large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations, Socrates partners with Norte Maar, renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, to present this choreographic residency in the park dedicated to the creation and presentation of dance.

“Because dance is, in many ways human sculpture in motion, it’s very much at home in Socrates Sculpture Park.” – The New York Times

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594815274fc2e.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/bargemusic-family-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/bargemusic-family-concerts Date: August 5, 2017

Bargemusic is New York City's floating concert hall, moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge. On Saturdays at 4:00 p.m., visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.

The doors open 15 minutes prior to concert, and there is no reserved seating. The music program will be announced at the performance.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Hindu Lamp Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/hindu-lamp-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/hindu-lamp-ceremony Date: August 5, 2017

Decorate your own palm leaf lamp and release it in the East River as part of the traditional Aarti ceremony for peace and harmony.

Presented with Brooklyn Arts Council.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-camping-pelham-bay-park-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/05/family-camping-pelham-bay-park-bronx Date: August 5, 2017

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. T

he Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. We'll bring the tents!

Registration
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Event Registration page. Registration opens on Juy 26.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-05 2017-08-05 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT